How to Change or Reset Your TikTok Password

Lukas Grigas
Cybersecurity Content Writer
How to Change or Reset Your TikTok Password

Forgetting your TikTok password can feel like a nightmare, especially if you've also forgotten your associated email address and phone number. It's like being locked out of your digital world, right? But don't worry – changing your TikTok password, resetting it, or even recovering your account without an email address or phone number is easier than you think.

Whether you've forgotten your TikTok password, need to reset your password for security purposes, or have to change it for some other reason, this comprehensive guide is here to help you navigate these processes.

We'll even tackle what to do if you're trying to figure out how to get back into your TikTok account without a password. Plus, we'll discuss some handy TikTok account security tips to ensure your content stays as safe as possible.

How to change your TikTok password

If you're looking to enhance your TikTok account's security or simply want a password change, these straightforward steps will show you how to change your password on TikTok:

  1. Open the TikTok app on your device.

  2. Tap on “Me” at the bottom right corner.

  3. Tap on the three-dot icon for more options.

  4. Select “Manage account.”

  5. Tap on “Password.”

  6. Enter your current password, then your new password.

  7. Confirm the new password and hit “Confirm.” Voila! Your TikTok password has been changed.

How to reset your TikTok password

Forgetfulness can be a hurdle, especially when you have multiple accounts and passwords to remember. Here's how to reset your TikTok password when the old one slips your mind:

  1. On the TikTok login page, tap on “Forgot password?”

  2. Choose the method to reset your password: via email address or phone number.

  3. Follow the instructions sent to your selected method.

  4. Create a new password and confirm it. Now, you're back on track with your TikTok account.

How to recover your TikTok account without email or phone number

If you've forgotten your TikTok password and also don't have access to your email or phone number, it can be a tricky situation.

But don't lose hope — there are still ways to recover your TikTok account:

  1. Tap on “Login.”

  2. Select “Use phone or email.”

  3. Choose “Email/Username.”

  4. Tap on “Forgot password?”

  5. Tap on “Need more help.”

  6. Follow the provided instructions to verify your identity and recover your account.

TikTok account safety tips

Securing your TikTok account is vital to protecting your content’s privacy. Here are a few enhanced tips to ensure that privacy:

  • Create a strong and unique password: Your password is your first line of defense, so it's crucial that it's robust and unique.

    Aim for 12 to 15 characters, mix uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols, and try to update your password every 30 days. Creating a password that complies with TikTok’s password requirements is critical to ensure your account's safety.

  • Enable 2-step verification: Adding an extra layer of security never hurts. By enabling 2-step verification, you're fortifying your account's security by ensuring that even if your password is compromised, unauthorized users will still need access to your phone or email to log in.

    To set this security measure up, simply go to the settings and privacy section in your profile, select “security,” then “2-step verification,” and choose at least two verification methods: SMS, email, an authenticator app, or password. The next time you log in, you'll be asked for a verification code, which will be sent to your chosen verification method, helping to confirm your identity.

These steps will significantly enhance the security of your TikTok account, keeping your content safe and secure. Remember, regular password updates and utilizing extra security measures like 2-step verification can be the difference between a secure account and a compromised one.

Keep your passwords safe with NordPass

Maintaining different passwords for multiple accounts can be daunting, but a password manager can take the load off. NordPass, an intuitive password manager, stores your login details for your favorite online accounts, credit card details, personal information, and notes in a secure vault.

NordPass features autosave and autofill, which save login information into an encrypted vault and automatically fill out online forms, credit card details, and passwords for you. With the Password Generator, you can generate strong and unique passwords to strengthen your online security.

Its Password Health feature helps detect weak, old, or reused passwords, and the Data Breach Scanner can discover if any of your personal information has been compromised in a data breach.

Having a password manager like NordPass is a must to keep your digital life secure, wherever you go online.

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