How to change your username on TikTok- 6 Easy Steps

It’s very common to dislike a username you picked when you first created your TikTok account. If you’re in this situation, you need to know how to change your username on TikTok.

Before I show you how to change your username on TikTok, I’ll need to share some rules around it;

1. The Username you choose has to be unique, this means if you pick a username currently used by another TikTok user, you won’t be able to use it.

2. You can only change your username once every 30 days. So, if you change it today, you’ll have to wait 30 days before you can change it again.

Now that we know the basic TikTok rules, I will show you how to change your username on TikTok. The process is as easy as doing a Duet or deleting your comment on TikTok. Just follow the steps below, please.

How to Change your Username on TikTok

1. Open the TikTok app on your mobile phone.

2. On the main dashboard, tap on the Me tab at the bottom right corner of the TikTok app screen.

3. Next, tap Edit profile.

How to Change your Username on TikTok

4. Next select Username to edit your Username.

How to change your username on TikTok

5. There’s a greyed-out message just below your Username box that tells you what your Username characters can contain; “Usernames can contain only letters, numbers, underscores, and periods. Changing your username will also change your profile link.”

5. Use the backspace on your phone’s keyboard to delete or edit your current Username.

6. When you are happy with your new Username tap Save, remember you can only change it once every 30 days, so be double sure before you tap Save at the top right corner of the app.

How to change your username on TikTok

If you’ve chosen a username that’s already being used by another TikTok user, you will get a notification at the top of the page that says it isn’t available. Simply try your next favourite username until you can save it.

How to Change your Username on TikTok Before 30 Days

If you desperately need to change your TikTok username before 30 days, there is a way around it, you will need to tinker with your phone’s Date and time settings. I will share the step-by-step guide for Android and iPhone users.

How to Change your TikTok Username Before 30 days Android Users

1. Go to your Android phone’s Settings, if you use a Samsung, it should be a gear icon at the top right corner when you swipe down.

2. Next, scroll down and click on General management, Date and time might be under Systems on your Android phone.

3. Tap on Date and Time and tap the Toggle switch for Automatic Date and Time to disable it.

4. Next, tap on Set Date, a calendar will pop up. Set the date to 30 days ahead of the current actual date.

5. Click on Done.

6. Now close your phone’s app history, open the TikTok app on your phone and follow the instructions on how to change your Username on TikTok.

How to Change your TikTok Username Before 30 days iPhone Users

Please follow these instructions if you use an iPhone and need to change your username on TikTok before 30 days.

1. Go to Settings on your iPhone.

2. Next, you need to find General and tap it.

3. Tap on Date and Time and Tap the Toggle switch for Automatically Adjust to disable it( this step is very important).

4. Next, you need to set a new date, the date should be at least 30 days ahead of the current actual date on your phone.

5. Click on done when you’ve set the new date.

6. Now close your phone’s app history, open the TikTok app on your phone and follow the instructions on how to change your Username on TikTok.

Remember to change the date back to the original setting when you’re done. Let me know if this worked for you as it did for me, 😊.

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