How to Change TikTok Username Before 30 Days

If you’ve ever looked into changing your TikTok username before, then you may already be aware of a few limitations…

If you’ve ever looked into changing your TikTok username before, then you may already be aware of a few limitations in place.

One of the most prominent is the fact that TikTok users can only change their username once every 30 days, with the change in username also generating a new profile link and QR code to drive users towards your profile.

But what happens if you want to change your username again before the 30 days has passed?

In this article, we’re asking if an early username change is possible – and if it is, how to do it!

Is It Possible to Change Your Username Without Waiting 30 Days?

The short answer to this is yes, but it’s not easy.

TikTok’s restriction is in place to prevent users from being able to constantly change their name.

However, there is a way of bypassing the wait time if you are able to head into your device settings and change the date and time. By doing this, and by turning off automated date and time settings to allow you to make manual adjustments, you can fool your device into thinking it is in the future – sharing this information with apps like TikTok and allowing you to make the necessary changes to your username early.

Once the date and time on your device is changed to at least 30 days in the future, you can head into TikTok and change your username as normal – following the steps outlined below.

3 Steps to Change Your Username on TikTok

  1. Open TikTok on your device and navigate to your profile page
  2. Click ‘Edit Profile’ located above your video grid but below your profile picture
  3. Tap the username option to open the editing box – and edit your name accordingly

Tips for Choosing a Good TikTok Username

There are a few regulations that you need to follow when it comes to selecting your TikTok username. The username must have less than 24 characters, and can contain only letters, numbers, underscores, and periods.

But that doesn’t mean your username has to be bland. Here are a few tips to make your username the best it can be…

  • Consider the type of content you want to share and your chosen niche, and choose an appropriate and relevant username
  • Make it easy to remember and type out, to minimise the risk of users forgetting how to find you on TikTok
  • Be creative – but not so creative that the username makes no sense

We hope these tips, and the steps above, help you to finesse and finetune your username – so that it perfectly represents your profile and content!