How to Check Your Birthday on TikTok

TikTok doesn’t just ask for your birthday so that it can send you many happy returns once a year. Far…

TikTok doesn’t just ask for your birthday so that it can send you many happy returns once a year.

Far from it.

TikTok asks for your birthday so that it can adjust the settings and the way you use the app according to your age. Those who are familiar with the many privacy and security settings of TikTok will know that younger users are automatically blocked from certain features, and that your age restricts the content that you see and can engage with on the app.

So, how do you check your birthday and make sure that the information you have provided is accurate?

Age Restrictions on TikTok

Before we share the only way that TikTok allows users to check their birthday on the app, here are some of the restrictions imposed by the app.

  • Users must be 13 years old in order to make and open a TikTok account
  • Users under 16 cannot start live streams, regardless of their follower count
  • Only users aged 16 or over can use the direct messaging tool
  • Users under the age of 18 cannot buy or send gifts
  • Users aged between 13 and 16 will have their account automatically set to ‘Private’

In addition, parents can add restricted mode to their child’s app which reduces potential exposure to mature content.

How to Check Your Age / Birthday

Unfortunately, TikTok does not offer a quick setting where you can access or change your birthdate.

This is likely because of the aforementioned limitations.

The app does not want to make it easy for users to update their birthdate in order to unlock more content. Rather, the process for checking or changing your birthday requires you to get in touch with TikTok’s user support.

If you need to update your birthday, you will be asked for ID and other verification checks, as part of the app’s commitment to protecting its users.

We hope this helps. While it’s not necessarily straightforward to check and change your birthday on the TikTok app, the various checks that you have to go through as vital for security and for protecting users of all ages as they access the app.