How Many TikTok Accounts Can You Have on One Device?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How Many TikTok Accounts Can You Have on One Device?

TikTok allows you to have up to 3 simultaneous accounts on one device. If you want more accounts, you’ll have to use a different device.

TikTok is a bit more forgiving than Snapchat when it comes to simultaneous accounts but even they have a limit.

If you’d like to know how TikTok accomplishes this, what it means for you, and how to change between accounts, read my guide below!

A Different Email Address for Each Account

Let’s get the ugly out of the way first – you can’t have two TikTok accounts using the same email address or phone number. That’s just TikTok’s basic functionality.

Even if you want to create a TikTok account on the same device, you’ll still need a new email address or phone number.

That’s because the email address is the unique identifier that makes the new account new. It’s effectively seen as a new user, thanks to this.

If you don’t have another email address, then how about a new phone number? TikTok lets you replace your email address with your phone number, if you wish.

However, I wholeheartedly recommend using a new email address because it’s much easier to get than a new phone number.

Just saying…

One of Your Accounts May Be be a Business One

When you have multiple TikTok accounts on the same device, TikTok may change one to a business account.

However, this doesn’t affect your other accounts’ performance on the platform. You won’t be seen as a business account on all three accounts, so to speak.

Back then, having multiple accounts on the same device meant that you were flagged as a business, and you had to pay for visibility.

However, that’s no longer true. You’ll no longer be seen as a business when using multiple accounts on the same device.

So, you have nothing to lose, and your social stats won’t be affected in the least, which means you’re free to try this feature out!

How to Switch Between TikTok Accounts

Decided to create some more TikTok accounts, did you? Well, you should learn how to switch between them, and I have just the guide for you:

1. Select “Profile

TikTok homepage showing the "Profile" option highlighted in red
TikTok homepage showing the “Profile” option highlighted in red

Begin by opening TikTok from your app list. Then, select the “Profile” icon in the bottom-right corner – it will take you to your profile page.

Do that and see the next steps below:

2. Select the “Menu” icon

TikTok profile page showing the “Menu” icon highlighted in the top-right corner

Once you’re redirected to the profile page, tap the three-line icon (Hamburger icon) in the top-right corner to start the 2-step process of opening the TikTok settings.

3. Select “Settings and privacy

TikTok profile page showing a menu at the bottom of the screen where the "Settings and privacy" option is highlighted
The TikTok profile page shows a menu at the bottom of the screen where the “Settings and privacy” option is highlighted

Tapping on the Menu icon will open a menu at the bottom of the page where you’ll see three options:

  • Creator tools
  • My QR Code
  • Settings and privacy

The “Settings and privacy” option will take you to the settings page, so give it a subtle an unannounced tap to proceed.

4. Select “Switch account

TikTok "Settings and privacy" page where the "Switch account" option is highlighted in red
TikTok “Settings and privacy” page where the “Switch account” option is highlighted in red

Opened the settings yet? Then, scroll all the way down and select the “Switch account” option. Then, follow my instructions below:

5. Choose the account you want to switch to

TikTok settings page showing the "Switch account" menu where your accounts are highlighted in red
TikTok settings page showing the “Switch account” menu where your accounts are highlighted in red

Once you tap on “Switch account“, small menu will appear at the bottom of the page. This menu contains all the accounts currently available on your device.

Select one of them and enter your credentials, if necessary. This will switch your account and now you’re ready to begin another wild adventure on TikTok.

To switch back to your original account, follow the same steps!

Confused about something or dying to ask a question about TikTok? Leave it in the comments section and I’ll be sure to reply soon!

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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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