How to Switch to a Personal Account on TikTok?

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Written by: Alex Popa


How to Switch to a Personal Account on TikTok?

Switching between accounts on TikTok can become a hassle if you don’t know your way around the settings, especially considering there are three account types – Personal, Business, and Creator.

Fortunately, you can switch between them using the same method, so learn one to learn all 😀

Switching between accounts is done from the “Manage Accounts” menu in your TikTok settings. Go to Menu – Settings and Privacy – Manage Account – Switch to Personal Account. Once you select “Switch to Personal Account”, TikTok will make the change immediately.

Here are the steps, just in case:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Select “Manage Account”
  3. Tap on “Switch to Personal Account”
  4. Confirm your action

Like I said, if you don’t know your way around the settings, this might seem a tad complicated. So, read my guide below and follow the instructions and screenshots to do this the easy way!

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How to Switch to a Personal Account on TikTok?

1. Go to Settings

Go to Settings
Go to Settings

Start by opening TikTok and going to your profile page (in the screenshot above). Then, tap the Menu icon (three-lines icon) to reveal a few options at the bottom of the screen.

Select “Settings and privacy” and continue with the following steps

2. Select “Manage Account

Select “Manage Account”
Select “Manage Account”

Once you open the TikTok settings page, select the first option – “Manage account” (see the screenshot above).

After doing that, a page will open with all your account-related options. See what’s next below:

3. Tap on “Switch to Personal Account

Tap on “Switch to Personal Account”
Tap on “Switch to Personal Account”

In the “Manage Account” menu (look above), you only have a few options like “Phone Number,” “Email,” “Password,” “Switch account type,” and “Delete Account.”

Depending on which account type you’re using, you’ll see a different kind of account switch option.

For instance, if you’re using the Business account, you’ll see “Switch to Personal Account” in this menu.

If you’re using your Personal account, the option becomes “Switch to Business Account.”

Select “Switch to Personal Account” and then do one last thing…

4. Confirm your action

Confirm your action
Confirm your action

TikTok will want to make really sure this is what you want to do. Select “Switch anyway” (after reading through the notification) to switch to your personal account.


TikTok’s different account types appeal to a specific public interested in promoting their businesses on TikTok or creating content.

Regular users will use the Personal account, while business owners can switch to their business accounts for analytics.

Creators can use the Creator account to interact with their followers and promote their content ideas.

To switch between the TikTok accounts, go to Menu – Settings & Privacy – Manage Account – Switch to Personal Account.

That’s it! Got any questions or are you having trouble with any of the steps above? Let me know in the comments below!

Is there a restriction to switching accounts on TikTok?

No, you can switch between your accounts as often as you want. The app won’t stop you from switching between your accounts multiple times daily.

If you accidentally switch to your business account, you can immediately switch back to a personal account.

Many users accidentally switch between their accounts and have to switch back.

It’s not a problem since the switch happens instantly once you follow the steps in this guide.

It’s only a few buttons away!

Why can’t I log into my second TikTok account?

The problem could be your internet connection. If it’s too weak or if it was cut off unexpectedly, you won’t be able to log in to your TikTok account. Sometimes, the TikTok cache might become corrupted.

In this case, you should clear the cache by going to phone Settings – Apps – Manage Apps – TikTok – Clear Data – Clear Cache.

Alternatively, check your Wi-Fi or cellular data connections. If one is too weak, switch to the other.

Eventually, you’ll be able to connect to your second TikTok account without a problem.

TikTok has no reason to stop you from logging in to your account unless you’ve broken the community guidelines.

At that point, you may get banned or restricted from accessing your account.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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