How to Unlock TikTok Account


Follow these steps if you want to find out how to unlock your TikTok account.

How to Unlock TikTok Account

TikTok has quickly become the most popular short-term video-sharing app on the web. There are many Community Guidelines users need to follow to remain in good standing. If you’ve accidentally violated a rule, it’s possible to get your account locked, suspended, or banned. This guide will show you how to unlock a TikTok account so you can get it back.

How to Unlock TikTok Account

To unlock a TikTok account:

  1. Open TikTok on your mobile device.
  2. Create a brand new TikTok account.
  3. Tap on three lines in the top right corner.
  4. Tap on Settings and privacy.
  5. Scroll down and tap on Report a problem.
  6. Under Topics, select Account and profile.
  7. Tap on Login, and select Suspended Account.
  8. Under ‘Is your problem resolved?’, click on No and tap on the ‘Need more help?‘ button.
  9. Under ‘Tell us your feedback,’ explain that you would like to get your account unblocked. Be sure to include the blocked username.
  10. Click on Report.

When you get to the Report a problem section, you can write something like this: “My account @username has been suspended. I would like to get my account back. Can you please send me the details on how I can recover my account?” 

The important part here is that you tell TikTok the name of the account that was banned or locked and that you would like to get it back. TikTok support will respond to your message in one to three (or longer) business days.

There you have it; that’s how to unlock your TikTok account if it was banned or locked for any reason. Note that if you repeatedly violate the terms or have a severe violation of the TikTok Community Guidelines, you may not get your account back.


How do I take the lock off my TikTok?

If a TikTok account has a lock on it, it means your account is set to private. To remove the lock, open Privacy and Safety settings in TikTok, and toggle off the Private account option under Discoverability.

Why am I locked out of my TikTok account?

There are a few reasons why you might be locked out of your TikTok account. It could be that you violated one of TikTok’s community guidelines, or it could be that your account was reported for spam or abusive behavior. If your account is locked, you’ll need to contact TikTok’s support team to resolve the issue.

How can I get my TikTok account back?

If you have a TikTok account, you can get it back by going to the TikTok website and logging in. If you do not have a TikTok account, you can create one by going to the TikTok website and clicking on the “Sign Up” button.

How long is a TikTok account locked for?

A TikTok account can be locked for 24 hours or longer, depending on the violation.

How long does TikTok suspend your account?

The length of a TikTok suspension varies depending on the offense. Generally, suspensions range from 24 hours to 14 days.

What does the lock on TikTok mean?

A TikTok account with a lock on it means the account is set to private.

Can I get my banned TikTok account back?

There is no guarantee that you will be able to get your account back after it has been banned. However, you may be able to appeal the decision by contacting TikTok and providing them with a detailed explanation of why you believe your account should be reinstated. 

How do I contact TikTok directly?

To contact TikTok, go to their support page and select the appropriate category.

Why did TikTok ban me for no reason?

There could be a variety of reasons why TikTok banned you. It could be that you violated one of the app’s community guidelines, or you could have been reported by another user for inappropriate behavior. TikTok may also ban users who create spammy content or engage in other forms of malicious activity.

For more guides and walkthroughs, check out our TikTok Section.