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How to change your age on TikTok

Just because you can fake your age online doesn't mean you should.
December 7, 2022

TikTok states that its content is intended for users aged 13 and over. Still, the unpredictability of what goes viral has proven inappropriate and dangerous for teenagers. For example, a trending “fire challenge” lead to one kid setting himself aflame, barely able to walk again. Another set of videos the following year containing the tag #passoutchallenge had over 233,000 views and encouraged one twelve-year-old to suffocate from a shoelace around his neck.

While TikTok hasn’t implemented any age verification for creating an account, you must prove your age when requesting to change it. Therefore, it is best to be honest about your age on TikTok and, even then, be critical of the related content. No amount of likes is worth risking your life.

Read more: How to delete a TikTok account


There is no way to change your age on TikTok manually. TikTok removed the ability to change your birthday to protect minors from harmful content. However, you can contact customer support to request to change your age on TikTok, but there is no guarantee they will.

How to change your age on TikTok

While you can change your username on TikTok, altering your age within the app is no longer possible. If you sign up with the wrong birth date, you will have to contact customer support to correct it. To do so, tap Profile in the bottom right, then tap the 3-line icon in the top right corner.

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Select Settings and Privacy from the bottom menu.

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Scroll down and tap Report a Problem under Support.

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Next, tap Account and profile under Topics.

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From there, open the Editing profile menu and tap Other.

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Select Need more help to send a message to the TikTok support team.

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From here, write a short message explaining that you wish to update your birthday on your account—tap Report when done.

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After that, you should receive an email response within a few days. The TikTok representative will ask for government ID proof to verify your birth date. Once you send it to them, they should change the age of your TikTok account to the correct date.

Read more: How to delete videos on TikTok


To create an account on TikTok, users must be 13 years or older.

TikTok does not use any age verification tools when new users sign up. However, you will have to prove your date of birth to change the age on your account.

Yes, TikTok has an aging filter to see how you’ll look in the year 2078. The new filter sparked the #agechalleng trend, which currently has nearly two billion views. To find the filter, go to the Effects gallery, and enter “2078” into the search bar.