How to Remove or Unlink a Phone Number from TikTok?

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How to Remove or Unlink a Phone Number from TikTok?

Do you want to remove your phone number from TikTok to maintain your privacy (as TikTok is a Chinese spyware)? This is how you do it:

  • Go to your profile page on TikTok
  • Tap the Menu icon
  • Select “Settings and privacy
  • Go to “Account
  • Select “Account information
  • Select your phone number
  • Tap on “Unlink phone

That’s all there is to it. Keep reading for a more thorough guide on how to unlink your phone number from TikTok!

1. Select your “Profile” icon

TikTok feed page where the "Profile" icon is highlighted in red
TikTok feed page where the “Profile” icon is highlighted in red

Once you open TikTok on your phone, you’ll get to your feed page. Find the “Profile” icon in the bottom-right corner and select it.

2. Tap the “Menu” icon

TikTok profile page where the "Menu" icon is highlighted in red
TikTok profile page where the “Menu” icon is highlighted in red

After you get to your profile page on TikTok, you’ll see the “Menu” icon in the top-right corner. You’ll recognize it by the three lines! Select it and continue with the guide.

3. Select “Settings and privacy

TikTok profile page showing the "Settings and privacy" option highlighted at the bottom of the page
TikTok profile page showing the “Settings and privacy” option highlighted at the bottom of the page.

Once you open the TikTok menu at the bottom of the page, you should immediately see the “Settings and privacy” option. Tap on it and proceed with the next steps!

4. Go to “Account

TikTok settings page where the "Account" option is highlighted in red
TikTok settings page where the “Account” option is highlighted in red

In the TikTok settings, select the first option – “Account“.

5. Select “Account information

TikTok "Account" settings page where the "Account information" option is highlighted in red
TikTok “Account” settings page where the “Account information” option is highlighted in red

Once you select “Account“, you’ll be redirected to another settings page. On this page, select “Account information“!

6. Tap on your phone number

TikTok "Account information" page where the "Phone number" option is highlighted
TikTok “Account information” page where the “Phone number” option is highlighted

On the “Account information” page, select the “Phone number” option. You should already see your phone number in the description.

7. Select “Unlink phone

TikTok "Account information" page where the "Unlink phone" option is highlighted
TikTok “Account information” page where the “Unlink phone” option is highlighted

Once you tap your phone number, this menu will appear in the center of the screen. You’ll see two options:

  • Change phone
  • Unlink phone

Select “Unlink phone” and confirm if needed. Your phone number will not be associated with your TikTok account anymore.

Why can’t I unlink my phone number from TikTok?

If you can’t unlink your phone number from TikTok, it means your account was created with your phone number.

There’s no other account access method other than your phone number. If you unlink it, there will be no way to access your account.

To solve this, add another account access method – your email address – to your TikTok account.

Or delete your TikTok account and create another one if this one is freshly created. Next time, use your email address to create the account.

What happens if I unlink my phone number from TikTok?

When you unlink your phone number from TikTok, you won’t be able to receive account verification codes on your phone.

You’ll have to confirm your identity through your email address. Moreover, your phone number will no longer appear in your account information on TikTok.

This type of information is not public in the first place, but once you unlink the phone number, it’ll disappear from your TikTok account for good.

Moreover, people won’t be able to find you on TikTok using your phone number. Normally, if you know someone’s phone number, you can find them on TikTok unless they opt out of this feature.

In a nutshell, you’ll have more privacy and more ease of mind once you unlink your phone number from TikTok.

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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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