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How to Switch to a Personal Account on TikTok

If you accidentally switched to a pro account on TikTok, you might want to switch back to a personal account.

TikTok has three different types of accounts including a personal account, a business account, and a creator account.

Each type of account has a different set of features.

For example, if you switched to a business account, you’ll be able to add a clickable link in your bio.

However, you won’t be able to do that if you have a personal account.

The main disadvantage to a business account is that you won’t be able to use mainstream songs in your videos.

So if you’re using TikTok as an individual, it’s best that you use a personal account instead.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to switch to a personal account on TikTok and more.

  1. How to switch to a personal account on TikTok
  2. Can you switch back to a personal account on TikTok?
  3. What happens if I switch back to a personal account from a pro account on TikTok?

How to switch to a personal account on TikTok

To switch to a personal account on TikTok, you need to navigate to the “Manage account” settings.

Once you’re on the “Manage account” settings, you can switch to a personal account by tapping on “Switch to Personal Account”.

After you’ve tapped on “Switch to Personal Account” and confirmed it, your account will be switched back to a personal one.

If your account is a business one, you will lose access to your analytics and you won’t be able to add a clickable link in your bio.

On the other hand, if your account is a creator one, you won’t be able to add a clickable link in your bio.

If you don’t frequently view your analytics or you don’t need to link something in your bio, switching back to a personal account will not negatively affect you.

However, if you want access to your account’s analytics or you want to put a link in your bio, then you should think twice before switching back to a personal account.

Anyhow, below is a step-by-step guide on how to switch to a personal account on TikTok.

Step 1: Go to your TikTok profile and tap on the three dots

Switch back to a personal account on TikTok iPhone

Open TikTok > your profile > three dots.

The first step is to go to your TikTok profile and tap on the three dots.

Firstly, open TikTok on your mobile device.

Do note that you cannot use TikTok on a desktop for this as you won’t be able to edit your settings there.

Once you’ve opened TikTok, tap on the “Me” icon on the bottom navigation bar.

This will bring you to your TikTok profile.

On your TikTok profile, you’ll see a three dots/triple-dots icon on the top navigation bar.

Tap on the three dots to open the “Settings and privacy” page.

Proceed to the next step to learn how to navigate to the page where you can switch back to a personal account.

Step 2: Tap on “Manage account”

TikTok manage account

Settings and privacy > Account > Manage Account.

After you’ve tapped on the three dots above your TikTok profile, you’ll land on the “Settings and privacy” page.

On the “Settings and privacy” page, you’ll see multiple headers including “Account”, “Content & Activity”, “Cache & Cellular Data”, “Support”, and “About”.

Directly under the “Account” header (the first header of the “Settings and privacy” page), you’ll see a tab that says “Manage account”.

The “Manage Account” page allows you to edit your account information and account control settings.

You’ll also be able to switch to a personal/creator/business account there.

Tap on “Manage Account” to go to the “Manage Account” page.

Proceed to the last step to find out how you can switch to a personal account on TikTok.

Step 3: Tap on “Switch to Personal Account”

Switch to a personal account on TikTok

Manage Account > Account control > Switch to Personal Account.

Once you’re on the “Manage Account” page, you’ll see a couple of headers including “Account information” and “Account control”.

Under “Account information”, you can change your phone number, email, and password.

Under “Account control”, you’ll be able to switch to a personal, creator, or business account depending on the account that you have right now.

For example, if your account is a business one, you’ll see the “Switch to Personal Account” option as well as the “Switch to Creator Account” option.

On the other hand, if your account is a creator one, you’ll see the “Switch to Personal Account” option as well as the “Switch to Business Account” option.

Lastly, if your account is a personal one, there won’t be an option for you to switch to a personal account.

In other words, your account is already a personal one and you don’t have to switch to it.

To switch to a personal account, tap on “Switch to Personal Account” under the “Account Control” header.

After you’ve tapped on “Switch to Personal Account”, a pop-up message will appear on your screen stating that you will lose access to Analytics (if your account is a business one).

Lastly, tap on “Switch back” to switch back to a personal account.

Congrats, you’ve successfully switched to a personal account on TikTok!

Can you switch back to a personal account on TikTok?

Yes, you can switch back to a personal account on TikTok.

If you switched to a business account or a creator account on TikTok, you can switch back to a personal account at any time.

There isn’t a time restriction to switch accounts.

For example, if you accidentally switched to a business account on TikTok, you can switch back to a personal account immediately.

Simply navigate to your profile, tap on the three dots, tap on “Manage Account” followed by “Switch to personal account”.

What happens if I switch back to a personal account from a business account on TikTok?

When you switch back to a personal account from a business account on TikTok, you will lose access to your analytics and you won’t be able to add a clickable link in your bio.

If you included a link in your bio, that link will be removed.

If you frequently view your analytics, switching to a personal account will not be ideal as analytics will not be available on it.

Similarly, if you have a link in your bio, you should think twice before switching back to a personal account as your link will be removed.

Conclusion

Like Instagram, TikTok allows its users to easily switch between different types of accounts.

This is beneficial to those owning a business as they can switch to a business account to have access to additional features such as analytics.

However, personal account has features that a business account do not, and vice-versa.

For example, if you switched to a business account on TikTok, you won’t be able to use mainstream songs in your videos.

This is a huge disadvantage as TikTok’s algorithm prioritizes trending songs.

At the end of the day, before you switch to a different type of account on TikTok, make sure to weigh its pros and cons based on your circumstance.

Further Reading

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Lim How Wei is the founder of Followchain. Feel free to follow him on Instagram.

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Lim How Wei is the founder of followchain.org, with over 7+ years of experience in Social Media and 3+ years of experience in investing in stocks and cryptocurrencies. He has researched, tested, and written hundreds of articles ranging from social media platforms to messaging apps.