Are you looking to find someone’s account on TikTok?

If you know their phone number or they’re a contact on your phone, then finding their TikTok account is actually a pretty easy process.

In this article, I’ll show you step-by-step how you can find TikTok accounts by phone number, so you can find the person that you’re looking for.

Let’s get to it!

1. Add The Person To Your Contacts (If They’re Not Already)

The first thing that you will need to do is add the person to your contacts, if they’re not there already.

This is because TikTok does not allow you to search for phone numbers one-by-one.

Instead, the way it works is that you sync your entire contacts list to TikTok at once, then they look for everyone that matches up with an account in their system.

So, if the person isn’t yet in your contacts list, you will need them as a contact before you begin.

Once they’re in your phone’s address book, move onto the next step.

2. Allow Contact Syncing With TikTok

Next, you’ll want to use TikTok’s built-in tool for finding contacts on TikTok.

To do this, you’ll first need to visit your profile by opening the TikTok app, and clicking on the ‘Profile’ button in the bottom-right corner.

Find Friends Button TikTok

Next, you’ll want to tap on the ‘Find friends’ button, which should be located in the top-left corner of your profile page.

You can recognize it because it has a picture of a person with a plus sign next to it.

Tap on it, and it will open a new menu.

Find Contacts Button TikTok

Once you’re on the new page, locate the ‘Contacts’ option towards the top of the screen.

On the right-hand side, tap on the button that says ‘Find.’

If you haven’t yet granted permission for TikTok to sync your contacts, TikTok will prompt you how to do this in your phone’s settings.

Once you’ve allowed access to your contacts, return to this page and press the ‘Find’ button once more.

TikTok will sync your contacts, and matching accounts will show up!

That being said, there is one option people can turn on that will prevent them from showing up.

Although it’s rare for people to dig this deep in settings, it is possible. So, let’s look over how you can disable your account from showing up in your contacts’ suggestions, and how other people may be doing this as well!

How To Disable Your TikTok Account From Being Suggested To Contacts

If you don’t want your own account to show up when other people sync their contacts with TikTok, disabling it is pretty easy.

After all, although TikTok thrives on data, they still have some private-friendly options as well.

To disable your account from showing up in your contact’s suggested list, follow these steps:

  1. Open the TikTok app and visit your profile.
  2. Tap on the icon with three horizontal lines in the top-right corner.
  3. Tap on ‘Settings and privacy.’
  4. Under the ‘Account’ section, tap on ‘Privacy.’
  5. Tap on ‘Suggest your account to others.’
  6. Toggle ‘Contacts’ to off.

Note that you may wish to also toggle your account from showing up to Facebook friends or people with mutual connections as well.

This will help prevent friends and family from finding your TikTok account if you don’t want them to!


As you can see, TikTok makes it easy to find people in your contacts list.

So, if you have someone’s phone number, you can use this strategy to find their TikTok account relatively easily.

I hope that you’ve managed to find the person that you were looking for. If you have any other questions about finding your friends on TikTok, please ask them using the comment form below.

Wishing you the best,

– James McAllister

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James McAllister

James is the owner of He started his first blog at the age of 11, and has since gone on to start several successful businesses. In total, these businesses have sold hundreds of thousands of units and have touched millions of lives. Here on, he shares his knowledge that brought him to where he is today. If you want to connect with James, follow him on your favorite social networks!

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