The TikTok social media app places some restrictions on users based on their age. All users must be at least 13 years old to create an account on the video-sharing platform. Additionally, TikTokers must be 18+ to access private messaging, live streaming, and gifting features. Anybody that made an error when entering their date of birth during account creation will be locked out of certain features, but is there an easy fix? Here’s the latest on how to change your age on TikTok in 2021.
Can you change your date of birth on TikTok? (2021)
Several users claim to have received a ban on TikTok for lying about their age. Ideally, everyone would enter the correct birth date when making their account — naturally, however, mistakes can happen. After browsing the TikTok in-app settings, those looking to correct their birthday will no doubt be left wanting.
To change the age on a TikTok account, users must submit a privacy report requesting action about their account data. Users will need to show legal proof of age, along with a typed request to change the incorrect date of birth associated with the matching profile. There is no way to change age on TikTok via the setting in the iOS or Android applications.
How to change the age on a TikTok account
- Request a privacy report.
- Enter the relevant account information.
- Select “Request information or action about account data” under the “What is your request?” subheading.
- In the “Provide details” text field, explain that the date of birth is incorrect and proof of age can be provided.
- Provide proof of identification (driver’s license, passport, or government-issued ID) in further correspondence.
Do not make any false requests, as according to TikTok, “abuse of the Privacy Web Form may result in account suspension.”
If the request is unsuccessful, TikTokers will need to make a new profile and input the correct birth date during account creation.
For more on TikTok, check out how to use the Inverted Filter. Using it while posting at the best times each day and scoring the ideal ratio could lead to getting new followers and more interactions on videos.