Codes can be received via SMS or email

By Brandy Shaul

6 mins ago

Did you know that you can add extra security to your TikTok account by turning on two-step verification? When this feature is turned on, you will need to enter a verification code any time you login to TikTok using an unrecognized device, or from a third-party application.

Our guide will show you how to turn on two-step verification in the TikTok app.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the TikTok app on iOS.

Step 1: Tap “Me” in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Tap the three dots in the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 3: Tap “Security.”

Step 4: Tap “2-step verification.”

Step 5: Tap either “SMS” or “Email,” depending on how you’d like to receive your verification code when you login to TikTok. Then tap “Turn on” at the bottom of the screen.

If you tapped “Email,” type your preferred email address and then tap “Send code.” TikTok will send you an email allowing you to verify your email address.

When you’re done turning on two-step verification, you can tap the other option (SMS or Email) to turn it on as a backup method. That is, if you originally chose “SMS,” you can turn on “Email” as a backup verification method, and vice versa.