Your Child Probably Doesn't Have a TikTok Password. How and Why To Set One 

By Jessica Jackson
January 26, 2023
girl outside on tiktok on her phone

If your child set up their own TikTok account, there’s a good chance there’s no password associated with their account, since you can create a TikTok account using just a phone number. 

As a parent, it’s a good idea to add a password that you have access to. That way you can help your child get back into a locked account, and if you choose to link your child’s account to a monitoring tool, you’ll have the password ready. 

Most importantly, if you have a password, you can access your child’s account even if you don’t have access to their device. This could be useful if you have safety concerns and you need to check the account, but the device isn’t available or your child refuses to give it to you. 

Here’s how to set up your child’s TikTok password.

How to Set a Password on Your Child’s TikTok Account

From your child’s phone: 

  1. Open the TikTok app
  2. Go to Profile
  3. Touch the Menu button in the top right (three lines)
  4. Go to Settings and Privacy 
  5. Tap Account
  6. Tap Password
  7. The app will send a code to your child’s cell phone number. Enter that code when prompted. 
  8. Create a password. Don’t forget to write it down! We recommend a password book for all of your child’s devices and online services. 

That’s it! Now you can help your child get into their account if they end up locked out, and you can check in on their TikTok usage if you have safety concerns. 

It’s a good idea to let your child know that they may not change any passwords without your permission. 


Adding a password to your child's Tiktok account is easy if you have their phone available. Having access to your child's TikTok password can help them get in if you get locked out, allows you to use third-party monitoring tools, and you're able to check in on things if you suspect your child is getting inappropriate messages or is otherwise unsafe. As always, keep an open dialogue with your child about how they use their accounts, and what to do if anyone makes them feel uncomfortable online.