How to Enable 2-Step Verification for TikTok

How to Enable 2-Step Verification for TikTok

Kevin Archer picture by Kevin Archer·Updated 28 Oct 2023·4 minutes to read

1

Download Authenticator App

  • Before you can set up 2-Step Verification for your TikTok account you'll need to download TikTok Authenticator App on your device by searching for it in your Apple device's App Store or click on the button below Download on the App Store.

    iOS Apple App Badge

2

Locate 2FA Settings

  • Open your TikTok app on your mobile device, tap on your profile in the bottom right corner to go to your profile page, then tap (3 bars icon) in the top right corner.

    Locate 2FA Settings
3

Next Step

  • Look for the gear symbol and go in Settings and privacy. On the next screen choose Security.

    Next Step
4

Choose Authentication Method

  • Select 2-step verification. In the next screen, choose 2 authentication methods Password and Authenticator App. After, tap on Turn On.

    Choose Authentication Method
5

Scan QR Code

  • In this step is shown the QR Code that contains the secret key which you need to scan with Authenticator App. In order to scan the QR Code, make a screenshot of the current screen and follow the instructions from step 6.
    Note: Do not scan the DEMO QR Code shown below.

    Scan QR Code
6

Import QR Code

  • Tap on the screenshot from the previous step and select the share icon in the top right corner. Next, find Authenticator App from the apps list.

    Import QR Code
7

Verification code

  • After successfully scanning the QR Code given by TikTok, Authenticator App will automatically choose the TikTok logo and autofill the account name and secret key. Click on Save when ready.
    Tip: You can choose the account icon by pressing on add new icon icon

    Verification code
8

Confirm 2FA Code

  • Finally, copy the recently added TikTok code from Authenticator App and paste it into the Enter verification code field in TikTok.

    Confirm 2FA Code
9

Done!

  • You have successfully enabled two-factor authentication (2FA) for your TikTok account, from now on, you will need to use the Authenticator App when you would like to log in to your TikTok account.

Congratulations! You have successfully enabled Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) for your TikTok account. For further information, you may visit the TikTok support page. Keep yourself safe and secure!

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