Why is TikTok Forcing Me To Make an Account?

Signing up for a new account for every platform you want to use can get pretty annoying. Personally, I hate the sign-up process, no matter what I am signing up for. 

However, when you’re using platforms like Tiktok, the frustration is worth it to have the perks that come with making an account. With most apps of this nature, your activity will be extremely limited if you do not make an account. 

If it appears that TikTok is forcing you to make an account, it is because you will not be able to do anything other than watch videos on TikTok if you do not make an account. If you don’t make an account, you won’t be able to upload, like, or comment on videos. 

In the article below, I will thoroughly explain why you need a TikTok account and answer all the questions you may have about TikTok accounts. 

Why is TikTok Making Me Create an Account? 

On TikTok, you can watch videos without creating an account. However, there will be many features you will not be able to use if you do not create an account. 

You must have a TikTok account to:

  • Like videos
  • Comment on videos
  • See content that is tailored to you
  • Upload your own videos

Why Did TikTok Log Me Out of My Account?

If you are logged out of your TikTok account automatically, it could be a sign that your account has been hacked. If a hacker gains access to your account, the first thing they will do is attempt to remove your device, which will log you out. To keep your account safe, you should log back in and change your password to a more secure one immediately. 

Other things that could cause you to be logged out automatically are if your app is not up to date or if there is an issue with your internet connection. Additionally, you may be logged out if TikTok’s servers go down or your account is disabled.

If your account is disabled, it will let you know when you try to log back in. 

Why Can’t I Log Into My Old TikTok Account?

If you can’t log into your old TikTok account, it’s because you’re entering the wrong login information or your account has been hacked or deactivated.

If you have forgotten your password, you easily recover it by tapping Forgot Password on the login page. You will need access to the email or phone number on your account to reset your password. 

If you deactivated your account, enter your login information and tap login. After entering the correct login information, you can reactivate your account by following the prompts on your screen. 

If you cannot reset your login information or believe your account has been hacked, you should use the Report a Problem option to reach out to TikTok support. 

How to Login to TikTok Using Mobile Number

To log into your TikTok account with your phone number:

  1. Open the TikTok App.
  2. Select Login/Already Have an Account.
  3. Tap Use phone/email/username.
  4. If your phone number doesn’t pop up automatically, enter it into the box.
  5. Tap Send Code.
  6. Enter the verification code in the text message once you receive the message. 

How Do I Log into TikTok with Just a Username?

  1. Open the TikTok app and tap the Me/Profile tab. 
  2. Tap Login/Already Have an Account.
  3. Tap the Question Mark icon.
  4. Select Logging In.
  5. Tap TikTok username and enter your username.
  6. You will have to option to verify your identity using email. If you cannot use this option, tap Need Help.
  7. A message box will appear requesting your feedback. In this box, let them know that you’re not able to log in. You should include a current email and your username. 

Why Can’t I Sign In on TikTok?

If you cannot sign in on TikTok, it’s likely due to one of the following reasons:

How Do I Sign Up for TikTok/Create a TikTok Account?

  1. Install the TikTok app from the App Store or Google Play Store. 
  2. Open the app, and the login page should pop up first. 
  3. Tap Sign Up.
  4. Choose your sign-up method. Using your Apple ID, Google account, or Facebook account will make the process quicker and easier. You’ll need to manually enter your information if you do not use one of these options. 
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts to finish creating your account. 

How Do I Skip a TikTok Sign-Up?

To skip a TikTok sign-up, you can simply tap the home icon and start scrolling through the videos on the home tab

However, if you don’t sign up, the content will not tailor to your interests, and you will not be able to like or comment on videos. 

Why is TikTok Not Working?

If TikTok is not working, it is because your internet connection is bad or TikTok’s servers are down. To clear up any issues on your end, you should:

  • Reboot your router.
  • Reboot your device. 
  • Make sure your app is up to date. 
  • Clear the app’s cache. 

If none of these work, you may need to delete and reinstall the app. 

How Many Accounts Can You Have on TikTok?

You can have up to three TikTok accounts. However, you will need to use a different email or phone number for each one. 

If you want to have more than 3 TikTok accounts, you will need to have an extra device for the extra accounts. 

Contact Support 

If the information above has not helped resolve your issue, you may need to contact TikTok Support in order to receive more in-depth help that is tailored to your specific problem. 

To contact TikTok Support:

  1. Open your TikTok app.
  2. Tap the Me/Profile tab at the bottom of your screen. 
  3. Tap the menu icon. (Three stacked lines or three dots.)
  4. Tap Settings and Privacy.
  5. Tap Report a Problem.

You can also email the support team directly by sending an email to info@tiktok.com. You will want to provide the username associated with your account and an in-depth explanation of the issue you are experiencing. 

Additional Frequently Asked Questions

Can I watch TikTok without the app?

Yes, you can watch TikTok without downloading the app by visiting TikTok’s website on your favorite browser. Many TikTok users have found that the website is a bit more user-friendly than the app in several different ways. You can visit the website using the browser on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. 

Can I watch TikTok LIVE without an account?

Yes, you can watch live videos on TikTok without creating an account. To watch live videos without an account, you’ll need to use TikTok in a regular browser window rather than using the app. Live videos are not available in the app for users that are not logged into an account. 

Can you see who viewed your TikTok?

No, you are not able to see who has viewed your TikTok video. When you go to your video, you will be able to see how many times the video has been viewed, but you will not be able to see who the views came from. However, you can see the names of users that have liked your videos. 

Why is TikTok suddenly asking for my birthday?

TikTok is asking for your birthday to verify that you are old enough to be on TikTok due to a recent uproar regarding underage TikTok users. As a result, TikTok is now taking more precautions to ensure the content they show their users is age appropriate. 

If it is asking for your birthday frequently or every time you open the app, it is due to a glitch in the app. To fix the issue, you should check to see if there is an update for your TikTok app and clear the app’s cache. 

Who owns TikTok?

Zhang Yiming initially founded Tiktok, but it is currently owned by ByteDance. ByteDance is a Chinese company located in Beijing, China. 


By now, I hope I have provided you with a better understanding of why you need to make a TikTok account and how these accounts work. 

Making a TikTok account opens the door to many new features that you wouldn’t have while using the app without an account. If you want to be able to contribute to the community in any way, you have to have an account. 

Once you’ve created your TikTok account, you’ll be ready to upload videos and like and comment on others’ videos. You will also be able to see content that is tailored to things you’re interested in. 

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