TikTok is one of the largest social media platforms worldwide, literally. TikTok is currently fourth on the list of top ten social media platforms worldwide, sitting atop Snapchat, Pinterest, Reddit, LinkedIn, and Twitter. The first place belongs to Facebook, no surprises there, but who knows how long it’ll be able to maintain its place with a new, trendy platform in the running, too? However, our main focus isn’t how popular, or large TikTok is, but its efficiency.
Is it really a good thing that a social media platform that mostly contains videos of adolescents lip-syncing to songs and dialogues is trending? Around 6% of TikTok users spend more than ten hours daily on the platform, which is about 60,000,000 or sixty million users!
What do sixty million people like to see on TikTok? Is it even worth their time? Because from a practical standpoint, TikTok doesn’t offer much in terms of valuable knowledge, nor is it particularly irreplaceable.
Most videos on TikTok are dance trends where youngsters perform a series of steps on a remixed or reverbed version of a song. Others are comedy videos, which go viral the most. A small fraction of creators create knowledgeable content from their niche, but it’s nothing you can’t find on Google or YouTube.
What’s most appealing about TikTok is its user interface. All that the user needs to do is set their phone down, and it’ll keep playing videos, which is perfect for constant dopamine release, also called mindless media consumption. This phenomenon messes with your brain-reward system, and it can leave you feeling unmotivated and numb in the long term.
The best way to get over this media addiction is to take a social media detox and get immersed in the real world with physical activities and hobbies. Exercise is an excellent disciplinarian; if done correctly, it can change your life in a matter of weeks.
In today’s blog, we’ll discuss how you can delete your TikTok account without using your phone number. If you want to learn all about it, read on until the end!
Is It Possible to Delete TikTok Account Without Phone Number?
Firstly, let’s consider if it’s even possible to delete your TikTok account without your phone number.
Well, it is possible if you used your phone number or added it after signing up with your email address. But if you didn’t sign up with your phone number and didn’t add it to your account afterward, you won’t be able to use it here.
Here’s how you can delete your TikTok account using only your email address:
Step 1: Launch the TikTok app on your smartphone and log in to your account.
Step 2: At the bottom of the screen, you’ll see five icons. Tap on the icon at the farthest right called the Profile.
Step 3: On your Profile, locate and tap on the hamburger icon at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 4: You’ll be directed to the Settings & privacy page. Under the ACCOUNT sub-section, tap on the first option called Manage account.
Step 5: In Manage account, go to the second sub-section called ACCOUNT CONTROL and tap on the second option called Delete account.
Step 6: Next, a confirmation message saying Download your TikTok data will appear. Choose according to your convenience and tap on the CONTINUE button at the bottom of the screen to move on.
Step 7: Choose your method to delete your TikTok account. You can use your email address or a social media account like Facebook or Twitter.
Step 8: All there’s left to do is to enter your login credentials and press Delete.
There you go! Now you can enjoy your social media detox with a relaxed mind.
In the end
As we come to the end of this blog, let us recap all that we’ve talked about today.
If you’ve not linked your phone number to your TikTok account, don’t panic; you can still delete the account. Of course, that only holds if you’ve added a different login method to the account, like a different social media account or an email address.
If you haven’t done that and can’t access your phone number, we’re sorry that you cannot delete that account. However, you can still delete all your content and change your username. Doing so will erase your account since all that’s left is an empty profile.
If our blog has helped you in any way, don’t forget to tell us all about it in the comments section below!