How to Delete Someone Else’s TikTok Account (6 Ways)

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How to Delete Someone Else's TikTok Account

If someone’s account is annoying you and you want to delete it, you can.

Although it is not a process that you can perform directly, there are various methods by which you can delete someone else’s account. Follow the next steps to see how you can delete someone else’s account without them knowing.

How to Delete Someone Else’s TikTok Account

As mentioned, there are various methods you can follow in order to delete someone else’s Tik Tok account. It might take some digging around with the social media platform and how you are able to access someone else’s account.

If you want to go ahead and delete someone else’s account and proceed with this process, go ahead and follow the next steps.

1. If You Have Access to Their Phone, Delete It From There

Tik Tok is a social media app that is mostly accessed by users through their phones for its easy access and how convenient it is to use through a mobile screen.

Because of this, if you want to delete someone’s account, the most ideal method of doing so would be to try to delete the app using their phone.

On top of deleting the app, if you want to completely get rid of the account, you will need to be able to access the general settings of the user’s Tik Tok account.

In order to do this, remember that you must have access to the user’s phone in order to follow through with the process. Once you have access to the user’s phone, follow the next steps in order to delete the account through the app on the phone.

1. Turn on the user’s phone and find the Tik Tok app on their Home Screen. If you cannot find the Tik Tok app, use the phone’s Search function and look up “Tik Tok”. This should bring up the app and open it on the phone’s display.

2. Once you have the Tik Tok app open, you should be directly on the Home page of the app.

3. On this Home page, tap the Profile option in the bottom right of the screen.

4. After choosing the Profile option, tap the 3-line icon in the top right corner of the screen.

5. After tapping the previous 3-line icon in the top right corner, tap the Settings and Privacy option that appears on the screen.

6. Tap Manage account and follow this by choosing the option to Delete account.

7. After this option has been chosen, you will be prompted with instructions in the app to proceed with deleting the account.

After following the previously listed steps, you should have been able to fully delete the user’s account that you wanted to get rid of.

Because this has been performed successfully at this point, you will want to make sure that the Tik Tok app is also deleted in order to make sure that the user does not make another Tik Tok account. In order to delete the Tik Tok app on the phone, follow the next steps.

1. Exit the Tik Tok app after making sure that the account has been fully deleted.

2. Once you have exited the app, press down on the app until it starts shaking.

3. At the time that the app is shaking, you will be able to see an X on the top right-hand corner of the app square.

4. Go ahead and click on the X.

5. Once the X is clicked, you will be prompted to confirm that you want to delete the app.

6. Confirm and follow through with deleting the app.

2. Report A Video That TikTok Would Deemed As A Violation Report Their Profile

Another method that you can undertake in order to make sure that the user’s account is deleted is by seeing if they have videos on their account that can be reported since they violate the Tik Tok Community Guidelines.

In order to make sure that you have found a video that is violating, you need to make sure that you know what kind of content would be deemed as a violation that would need to be reported. The following topics and violations can be deemed as inappropriate and can be reported as well.

  1. Minor Safety
  2. Dangerous acts and challenges
  3. Suicide, self-harm, and disordered eating
  4. Adult nudity and sexual activities
  5. Bullying and harassment
  6. Hateful behavior
  7. Violent extremism
  8. Violent and graphic content
  9. Copyright and trademark infringement
  10. Integrity and authenticity

As you can see, there are numerous topics and infringements that can be deemed as violations of the social media platform. Once you review the different infringement topics, choose which one you see appear in the user’s videos.

It might not have to be completely evident but as long as the video is reported for a reason, then you will be able to go ahead and report the video and therefore have a chance to get the account deleted.

After finding the video you wish to report on the user’s account, follow the next steps in order to report the video on the account.

1. Open up the Tik Tok app on the device that you will be using in order to get the video reported.

2. Find the account of the user you want to be deleted and then proceed to find the video that you believe violates the community guidelines.

  1. Press and hold on to the video that you want to report.
  2. Once you are pressing down the video, select Report and follow the instructions that are provided on the screen.

3. If They’re Logged In on Their Laptop, Delete It From There

Deleting a Tik Tok account is not only something that you can do not only from a cellular device but if the user is logged into their Tik Tok account on their computer, you can also proceed with deleting their account through here.

Make sure you have access to the user’s computer and that they are logged into their Tik Tok account using their internet browser.

Once you have verified that they are logged in, follow the next steps in order to delete the user’s Tik Tok account using their computer.

1. Head over to the Tik Tok website and make sure that the user is still logged in to their account.

2. Once logged in, you will want to hover over the profile of the user’s account and hover over their profile picture that is found in the top right corner of the screen.

3. After clicking on the user’s profile picture, a settings menu will appear on the screen.

4. After doing this, if you are not already on the “Manage account” screen, you will want to go ahead and select this option from the left sidebar on the screen.

5. Once you are able to manage the account, you will see that there is an option to click the “Delete” button under Account control.

6. After clicking on the “Delete” button, you will have instructions prompted on the screen in order to continue with the process of deleting the Tik Tok account.

4. If You Don’t Want to See Them At All and You Can’t Get Their Account Deleted

There might also be a high chance that you will not be able to get access to the user’s phone or computer or they might not even be logged into their Tik Tok account allowing you to be able to directly delete or report their account.

What happens in the case that you then do not have direct access to the user’s account? If this is the case and you do want to be able to see the content that the user is creating or sharing AND you have also eliminated the option to delete their account, there are ways for you to be able to limit how much you see their content on your following page.

Follow the next steps in order to limit the content that you interact with on Tik Tok.

5. Click Not Interested When You See Their Videos

The first step you should take if you want to limit the amount of content from the user that you are interacting with on the social media platform is to click the option that you are not interested in seeing the user’s videos.

This is a fairly easy process and the other user will not be notified that you have limited how much you interact with their content.

Follow the next steps in order to limit how much you interact with the user’s Tik Tok videos and decrease your interest in the content.

1. Find a device that has access to Tik Tok. Make sure that you are logged into the account and are following the user you want to limit or at least know the other user’s account information so you can access their videos that you want to show as “Not interested”.

2. Click on one of the videos that you want to dislike on the user’s feed.

3. Once you have found the video that you want to dislike, tap and hold down on the user’s video. This is also known as a long press.

4. After you perform this long press, a menu should come up. When this menu comes up, you will be prompted with options on how to interact with the video.

5. One of the options that will be prompted will be “Not interested”.

6. If you want to dislike the video, go ahead and click the option “Not interested”. If you want to extend your dislikes, go ahead and tap the More option that is found in the bottom left corner.

7. After tapping More, you will get another menu giving you the option to either Hide videos from this user or Hide videos with this sound. The latter can be helpful if there is a viral song or audio everybody seems to like except you.

When you go ahead and dislike videos of users, the Tik Tok algorithm will make sure to take this into consideration when you are scrolling through your Tik Tok feed.

This means that the next time you are scrolling through your feed, you will not have videos that you disliked pop up in addition to making sure that videos from that same user do not appear.

6. Unfollow Them

If you want to take this one step further, then the next thing to do in order to make sure you are restricting how much you can interact with the user’s content is to go ahead and unfollow the user. This is also a very quick and simple process. Follow the next steps in order to unfollow the user on Tik Tok.

1. Go ahead and open up the Tik Tok app or website on the device you are using.

2. Once you are logged in and have the app open, use the search feature in order to look up the user and head over to their account.

3. On their account, you will be able to see a pink button that states “Following”. Click on this button.

4. After clicking this button, you will notice that the button has changed to a blue “Follow” button.

5. Once you see this, you have officially unfollowed the user.

7. Block Them

The final and most restricting step that you can take in order to limit how you interact with a user is blocking them on the app.

Blocking a user will completely restrict any content from that user from appearing on your feed and also limit how the user can interact with you as well. Follow the next steps in order to proceed with the step of blocking the user.

1. Go ahead and open up the Tik Tok app or website on the device you are using.

2. Once you are logged in and have the app open, use the search feature in order to look up the user and head over to their account.

3. Click on the 3-line icon on the top right corner where you will be able to see a new menu with options on how to interact with the profile.

4. In this menu, you will see the option to “Block” the user.

5. Click on this option and you will notice that a confirmation screen will appear. Confirm that this is what you want to do and proceed with blocking the user.

David Johnson is a freelance writer with 9 years of experience writing for Techzillo and other established tech outlets like iMore. His focus and key interests are Apple and accessibility as well as consumer technology in general. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.

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