TikTok was first released in 2016, but its popularity began to increase in 2020. This may be attributable to the coronavirus pandemic, which has given many individuals unexpectedly extra time to watch funny videos, share them with friends, or even get involved in their creation.
TikTok implemented more advanced security measures like two-factor authentication. Fortunately, you can also add a verification number and modify a few important settings to make your TikTok account more secure.
How To Setup a TikTok Verification Code
Open the TikTok app on your iPhone or Android device, then tap the "Profile" option in the bottom right corner. After that, select "Account" from the Settings menu by tapping the three vertical lines.
Include your email and phone number here. After you enter this data, every time you attempt to log in using your phone number, TikTok will automatically email you a verification code.
You can still sign in using your username and password, but it might be simpler to use your phone number and verification code instead of having to remember a strong, secure password.
How To Turn Your Activity On and Off
Log in and select the "Profile" tab in the bottom right corner of the home screen to activate this setting. Tap the "Menu" button after selecting the three vertical lines in the top right corner. Select Settings and Privacy and then tap Privacy. From here, you can choose to turn on or off the Activity status.
How To Find Out Who Is Accessing Your TikTok Account
You may check whether computers, cellphones, or tablets have accessed your account if you believe someone else is using your TikTok account.
Tap Profile > the three vertical lines> Settings and Privacy > Security.
From here you can manage the devices that can access the TikTok account as well as the app permissions. To view all the devices your account has been used on, select "Manage devices."
Allow No Interactions
TikTok users can view or download your content, send you direct messages, and choose to take part in your videos, among other ways to connect with your account and your content.
You can alter the default setting for these interactions from On to Friends (meaning that only those you've permitted to follow your account can engage with your content) or Off. Visit the Security section of the Privacy page to set restrictions on how other users can interact with your videos.
Blocking interactions disables people from seeing your messages or videos you've liked and eliminates responses and comments.
Because messages allow users of TikTok to speak privately, blocking messages is particularly crucial because someone with malicious intent may easily exploit this capability.
Turn On Parental Control for TikTok
Parents who want to keep an eye on their kids' app usage must first download the most recent update to the TikTok app on their smartphone, create an account, and then follow these steps: Open the application, navigate to your user profile, and select "Family Pairing." From here you can set a limit on your child’s watch time, limit who can send messages to your child, manage their privacy and safety, and choose whether the account of your child can be private or public.
To access these features and prevent unwanted access, create a code.
By turning on the TikTok parental control feature, you may select to establish a maximum time that the kid can spend on the social network, up to a maximum of 90 minutes, after which the content will no longer be available, in addition to controlling the content that is viewed by your children. Additionally, as we've seen, it's easy to restrict the presentation of objectionable content.
TikTok's security is less stringent than that of apps that keep more sensitive data because it is designed for sharing. These settings can assist you in keeping track of anyone who attempts to access your account, even though this could change in the future.