How To Delete TikTok Account Fast

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If you want to take a break from TikTok or leave it permanently, deleting your account is the way to go. However, the process is not as straightforward as you may think.

TikTok does not allow users to immediately delete their accounts. Instead, when you request account deletion, TikTok first deactivates the account for 30 days. During this time, all of your content remains visible to others, but you cannot log in or use TikTok services.

If you do not reactivate the account within 30 days, TikTok will permanently delete all your data. This includes videos, likes, comments, follower/following lists, messages, drafts – everything.

So if you want to delete your TikTok account fast, you need to go through the deactivation process. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to delete your TikTok account quickly from your phone, computer or without a phone number.

How to Permanently Delete TikTok Account from Your Phone

Deleting your account directly through the TikTok app on your iOS or Android device is easy. Just follow these steps:

1. Open the TikTok App

Launch the TikTok app on your phone and log into your account if prompted.

2. Go to Your Profile Page

Tap the "Me" tab on the bottom right to access your profile page.

3. Open Settings

Tap the three-dot menu icon in the top right corner of your profile page to open settings.

4. Select "Manage Account"

Scroll down and tap on "Manage Account" – it‘s usually the first option in settings.

5. Choose "Delete Account"

Scroll to the very bottom of the page and tap on "Delete Account".

6. Explain Why You‘re Deleting (Optional)

TikTok will now ask you why you want to delete your account. You can select one of the options or tap "Skip".

7. Download Your Videos (Optional)

On the next screen, TikTok recommends downloading your videos before deleting your account. You can skip this by tapping "Continue".

8. Review Account Deletion Details

Read through the notice explaining what happens when your TikTok account is deleted. Tap "Continue" when ready.

9. Enter SMS Code

TikTok will send a 6-digit SMS code to your phone number linked to the account. Enter it and tap "Continue".

10. Confirm Deletion

Lastly, tap the red "Delete Account" button to confirm. Your TikTok account is now deactivated.

And that‘s it! Within 30 days, your account will be permanently deleted by TikTok if you don‘t reactivate it.

How to Delete TikTok Without Phone Number

If your TikTok account is not linked to a phone number, you can still delete it through a connected social media account like Facebook, Twitter, Google or Apple. Follow these steps:

  1. Open TikTok app and go to account settings.

  2. When asked for phone number verification, tap "Verify with Facebook/Twitter/Google/Apple"

  3. Log into your connected social media account when prompted.

  4. Tap the big red "Delete Account" button.

  5. Confirm deletion on the next screen.

Your TikTok account will now begin the 30-day deactivation period before permanent deletion.

Deleting TikTok Account on Desktop

You can also easily delete your TikTok account from a desktop computer by:

  1. Go to and log into your account.

  2. Click on your profile icon at the top right and select "Settings".

  3. Choose "Delete account" under the "Privacy and safety" section.

  4. Click "Continue" on the pop-up warnings.

  5. Enter the confirmation code sent to your phone via SMS.

  6. Click "Delete Account" to confirm.

This will initiate the account deactivation process on desktop as well.

What Happens When You Delete TikTok Account?

Here‘s an overview of what happens when you delete your TikTok account:

  • You cannot log in or use TikTok: Your account will be deactivated and inaccessible to you for 30 days.

  • Your videos disappear: All videos, drafts, likes etc. will be removed after the 30-day grace period. Download anything you want to keep.

  • Your comments remain: Comments you‘ve made on other people‘s videos will not be deleted.

  • No refunds: You won‘t get any refunds for purchases made on TikTok like coins.

  • Accounts stay discoverable: Your @ handle can still be searched, but redirects to an unavailable page.

  • Chats are retained: Direct TikTok messages between you and other users will not be erased.

  • Followers/following are removed: Your follower and following lists will be wiped out.

  • Full deletion after 30 days: Your account will be permanently deleted after 30 days of deactivation. All account data will be erased.

So in summary, deleting your TikTok account is a two-step process – deactivation followed by permanent deletion after a 30-day waiting period.

FAQs About Deleting TikTok Account

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about deleting TikTok accounts:

How do I permanently delete my TikTok account right away?

TikTok does not allow users to instantly delete their accounts. You have to go through the 30-day deactivation period before permanent account removal.

Can I reactivate my TikTok account after deletion?

Yes, you can recover your TikTok account within 30 days of requesting deletion by simply logging back in. After 30 days it is gone forever.

Does deleting TikTok delete all my videos?

Your videos and other TikTok data will be permanently erased after 30 days of account deactivation. Download anything you want to keep before deleting.

What happens to my profile if I delete my TikTok account?

Your profile will show up as "User not found" if someone searches your @ handle after account deletion. The page will be blank.

Can I delete someone else‘s TikTok account?

No, only account owners can delete their own TikTok accounts after providing verification. You cannot delete someone else‘s TikTok account.

I can‘t log in to delete my account – what should I do?

If you can‘t access your account, try resetting your password first. If that doesn‘t work, contact TikTok support for help with account deletion.

Will my comments on other videos be deleted if I delete my account?

No, your comments made on other TikTok videos will remain visible even after you delete your TikTok account.

Can I recover my deleted TikTok account?

Unfortunately, once your TikTok account is permanently deleted after 30 days, there is no way to recover or reinstate it. The deletion is irreversible.

I deleted my TikTok but can still see it – what‘s wrong?

If your TikTok account is still visible after deletion, your request may be stuck in processing. Contact TikTok support to expedite account removal.


Deleting your TikTok account completely is a bit of a process, but knowing the steps will help you successfully deactivate and erase your presence on the platform.

Think twice before deleting your account if you have an established following and lots of quality content. But if you‘re sure, download your videos and data, then initiate the deletion process through the app, website or connected social media.

Within 30 days, your account will be permanently gone from TikTok with no way to restore it. So be 100% sure before you delete your TikTok account forever!


Written by Alexis Kestler

A female web designer and programmer - Now is a 36-year IT professional with over 15 years of experience living in NorCal. I enjoy keeping my feet wet in the world of technology through reading, working, and researching topics that pique my interest.