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How To Change / Add A Phone Number On TikTok

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TikTok is one of the most popular social media platforms that allow you to share video content among your followers. If you haven’t created an account in TikTok, create one today. Previously, you had to link your phone number to create a TikTok account. And you were not allowed to change or unlink your phone number. But in recent updates, you can create an account using your email address. So, if you are looking forward to adding a phone number on TikTok or changing the phone number that is already there, then you are in the right place.

Today we are going to look into how to change or add a phone number on TikTok. Adding a phone number will not only help you verify your account but will help you in times when you don’t remember your password, i.e. when recovering the password of your TikTok Account.

Note: You need to have access to both your new and old phone numbers in order to change your phone number on TikTok. This is because when you change your current phone number you need to verify that you are changing your contact number. If your current phone number is lost then, the steps explained below won’t help you out.

Why Keep Your Phone Number In Tiktok

As you are trying to add or change the phone number in your Tiktok account, you might want to consider why it is necessary to add a phone number in Tiktok. You can get a verification code through your phone when creating a Tiktok account. Though keeping your phone number is not a mandatory step in creating a Tiktok account, it can be helpful to add it.

You can retrieve your account or change passwords or even log in using your phone number or your email address in Tiktok.  Someone who has your phone number can find you on Tiktok using it if you have linked your phone number and your account together.

So, overall, you can keep your phone number for benefits from the Tiktok account you have. However, having a phone number is not mandatory or using the features including signing up, sending direct messages, and engaging with other users on the app.

How To Add / Change TikTok Phone Number

Now that we have learned about phone numbers and their link to Tiktok accounts, we move further into the details of how to change and add a new phone number.  The steps mentioned below will help you to change or add a phone number on TikTok.

Step 1: Launch TikTok

To change or add a phone number on TikTok, you obviously need to log in to your TikTok account right? So, locate the application on your phone’s app drawer and tap on the TikTok app to launch TikTok. If you haven’t logged in, tap on the Me icon to open the login page and then log in with your account’s username and password.

Step 2: Go to the User Profile

After you logged in to your TikTok account, open up your profile page by tapping on the Me icon in the lower right corner of your feeds.

Step 3: Open Privacy and Settings Menu

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Opening your TikTok profile will open the screen shown below. This is where you access all your content, alter your settings, and lookup for your followers and people you follow.

After that, locate your Menu. The menu is represented by the three vertical dots that are on the upper right corner of your screen.

Step 4: Select Manage My Account Option
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Now, from the list of settings, tap on the Manage my account settings under the Account tab. This should be at the top of the list.

Step 5: Choose Phone Number
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As a result of tapping on the managing my account option, you will be redirected to the settings page as shown in the image below. Now, from Manage my account tap on Phone Number.

Step 6: Tap on Change

Once you tap on Phone Number, the following pop-up window will open containing your current phone number. Now, to change your phone number, tap on the Change button in the pop-up window.

If you haven’t verified your phone number before, this pop-up window won’t come up on your screen. After that, TikTok will redirect you to the next step.

Step 7: Add Your Phone Number
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If your account has not been verified with a phone number before, you will get to a page that says “What’s your Phone number?” If you had your account verified before “What’s your current number?” page will appear.

Now, enter the current phone number you are using, also select the country code (Then the phone number you used to verify your account).

If this is the first time you are adding your phone number, go to Enter the phone number step.

Step 8: Tap On Next Arrow

Check your phone number once again to verify and tap on the Arrow button at the bottom right corner of your screen. This will send you a code to the phone number you just entered.

Step 9: Verify Your Phone Number

Once you tap on the arrow button you will be redirected to a page where you will need to add the verification code that TikTok sends to your phone number.

Copy the four-digit code and paste it to the verification text field. If you didn’t receive the code, you can tap on the resend verification code.

Now, tap on the arrow button to verify the verification code.

Step 10: Enter The New Phone Number
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Now that you have verified your old phone number, you are now allowed to add a new phone number if you are trying to change your number.

Select your country code and add your new phone number to the text field. Re-check your phone number and tap on the arrow button in the bottom right corner. Now, again, you will have to verify your new phone number.

Step 11: Enter the Confirmation Code
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Once you click on the arrow button, you will receive a verification code on your new phone number. After that, to verify your phone number, first, add the 4-digit code that you got in the verification text field of your App. Then tap on the arrow button to verify.

Step 12: Finally, Done

Once you followed all the steps that are explained above, you will get a successful notification on your app.

Successful message if you added a phone number for the first time: “Phone number added successfully

Successful message if you changed your phone number: “Phone number changed successfully.

Unlink Your Phone Number From TikTok 2022

TikTok doesn’t allow you to Unlink or Remove your phone number without replacing the phone number on TikTok. But there are some techniques to unlink your phone number and remove email from Tiktok without any additional email or phone number. To do so, click on the link and follow the steps mentioned in the article: How To Remove Phone Number And Email From TikTok?

Can You Use Same Phone Number For Two Accounts

A lot of users have queries if they can use the same phone number for two accounts. If you already have an account that is associated with a phone number then that number cannot be used to create another account. Moreover, this is where the changing or adding a new phone number bit comes in as you may be looking to open a new account with your previous number.

Either way, if you have a new number and need to update it in Tiktok or if you are simply trying to open a new account with the same number, you can read further to change the number that is already there in your Tiktok.

How To Check The Phone Number Associated With Account

You can delete the already present account if you are trying to use the same number for another account. However, you might want to first check which phone number is registered with your account. To do this, you can follow the given steps.

Step 1: Go To Tiktok

First, open the Tiktok app in your device by tapping on it.

Step 2: Tap On Me

Next, go to your profile by tapping on the Me icon on the bottom right corner of the screen.

Step 3: Go To Manage Accounts

From the top right corner of the screen, tap on the three-lined hamburger icon. There, go to the Manage Accounts option.

Step 4: Check Phone Number

Under manage accounts, you can check your current phone number associated to your account from your Phone Number.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some frequently asked questions on how to add or change phone numbers in the Tiktok account are below.

How Do I Change My Old Phone Number In Tiktok

To change your old phone number in your Tiktoka account, just go to the manage account option from your profile page. There, you can remove your previous phone number and add a new number to change it.

How To Contact Tiktok

If you cannot find the solution to change your phone number in your account then you can always contact Tiktok support. Go to their support website by clicking on the link given here to contact Tiktok.

Can I Create Tiktok Account With Same Number

Two Tiktok accounts cannot be associated with the same phone number. So, if you are looking to create a Tiktok account with the same number then first remove that number from your previous account.


By following the steps mentioned above, you can easily change your phone number on TikTok. Now, with your new contact number, your account is much secure and you will receive information from TikTok on your new phone number. If you have any queries regarding TikTok you can leave us a comment in the comment section below. We will definitely look into your queries.

For more guidance on TikTok, you can go to the TikTok tips from our official website Online Help Guide.

Thank You.


    • Onlinehelpguide Reply

      Hello Anon,
      If you don’t have your phone number, you might have added your email address too. If not, you can contact TikTok customer support, they will definitely help you out.

  1. Halle norvell Reply

    I need to delete account and no longer have access to old phone that is associated with the account. I tried to delete using email, but it says the current number must be ‘verified’ and there is no way of doing this

    • Onlinehelpguide Reply

      You need to verify your previous phone number before you replace it with a new account. So, first, contact the customer support team, verify yourself and replace your phone number with your current phone number. Then, try deleting your account. You will be able to delete your account.

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