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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 change the phone number 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 it 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 of 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.

How To Add / Change TikTok Phone Number

The steps mentioned below will help you to change or add a phone number on TikTok.

Launch TikTok

To change or add a phone number on TikTok, you obviously need to login 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 log in, tap on the Me icon to open the login page and then login with your account’s username and password.

Go to the User Profile

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

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.

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.

Choose Phone Number
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As a result of tapping on 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.

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 on 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.

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

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

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.

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.

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 on the bottom right corner. Now, again, you will have to verify your new phone number.

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.

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 2020

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?


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 secured 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.


    • 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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