Tiktok in 2021 changed their privacy settings and made all accounts below the appropriate age of 13 disappear. It also removed the ability to change birth date within the app. This was done in order to protect underaged kids from accessing harmful contents on TikTok.
Tiktok curates videos for users based on a number of factors, age inclusive. So it aims at protecting younger audiences from harmful contents, spam and stuff like that.
The appropriate age to sign up for TikTok is 13, if you are not up to that age TikTok automatically deletes your account. Kids are not permitted to share videos as it goes against Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. If you put in a fake birthday, you’ll be detected and account deleted. That been said let’s look into how to change birthday on TikTok.
How to Change Birthday on TikTok
It’s possible to change username on TikTok but it’s not possible to change your birthday within the app if you’ve put in the wrong one while opening an account. If such a thing has occurred, the only option left is to contact TikTok customer support to correct it.
- Login to TikTok, and Scroll to your profile which you’ll find in the bottom right.
- Tap the three line icon in the top right corner.
- Tapping the three dot icons leads to the menu that opens settings and privacy.
- Scroll down to support and click on report a problem. When it opens, scroll through the menu when you get to topics tap on account and profile.
Open the editing profile menu and tap on other. Select need more help which enables you send a message to TikTok support team.
Write a message explaining your needs on the feedback form provided, then tap report.
You will receive an email feedback from TikTok within few days. TikTok representatives will ask for a government identification proof to verify your birthday, once you send it TikTok changes your age to the appropriate one.
What to do if TikTok deleted your account
If TikTok deleted your account because of wrong age, you can report to them through mail or click the report a problem button on the TikTok app/website. Fill out the form and file a dispute with TikTok. Also you’ll need to provide a government identification proving you are above 13.
If you are under 13 years, TikTok will send you an email attaching your videos in your deleted account. You have to download the videos to your phone or computer. There are no words yet on whether your account will be restored. Deactivated accounts usually get delete after 30 days.
What is the age limit for TikTok?
13 years is the appropriate age. Any account below that age will be deleted by TikTok.
Does TikTok use age verification if users sign up?
While signing up for TikTok, you won’t be asked for any age verification.
But if your account is detected to be below the appropriate age, it can be deleted and you need to provide date of birth proof to change the age on your account.
What forms of verification does TikTok need?
TikTok usually requires a Government issued ID or Passport to verify your age.
Bottom line of the whole story is that you need to be of an appropriate age before you can use TikTok. If you want to change your birthday, you have to contact TikTok support and present a government issued ID indicating your right age.
Once this is done, TikTok effects the changes themselves. You have to sign up with the appropriate age to be able to access age appropriate content on TikTok.
This article was published on July 21, 2022 7:01 p.m. WAT
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