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You don’t need an account to browse TikTok, but having one lets you follow creators and provides analytics to the social network. Unfortunately, having an account also means handing over personal information like your birthday. If you’re no longer a fan of TikTok, here’s how to delete your account.

To delete your TikTok account, start by opening the app on your iPhone or Android device and logging in. From there, select the “Me” tab and then tap the three vertical dots in the top-right to access the Settings menu.

TikTok Me Screen

From the Settings menu, tap the “Manage My Account” button.

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Scroll down in the menu and select the “Delete Account” option.

TikTok Delete Button

If you previously set up SMS verification on your TikTok account, you’ll need to enter the code that you’ll receive via text message. Once you’ve entered the correct code, tap the “Delete Account” button.

TikTok Delete Account

Tap the following “Delete” button to confirm your decision one last time. You’ll see a notification that your login has expired because of your account deletion before you are taken to the TikTok Home page.

When you delete your account, you’ll no longer be able to manage any videos you’ve posted. As such, make sure to delete those videos before you delete your account if you want them removed from the social network. You’ll also lose access to anything you’ve purchased in the app, like coins.

Having a TikTok account can be nice for curating the content you want while blocking users you don’t like and reporting the content you hate. Whatever your reason for deleting your account, the decision is permanent. Fortunately, you can always create a new account in moments.

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