These days, it’s common for people to have more than one device in their home.
Whether you have multiple phones or perhaps you own both a phone and a tablet, you may be wondering – is it okay to sign into TikTok on both of them? Can you be signed in on both devices at the same time, with the same account?
In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about logging into TikTok on multiple devices.
Can You Be Logged Into TikTok On Two Devices, With One Account?
Fortunately, it is completely fine to log into your TikTok account on multiple devices – nothing bad will happen if you do so.
It’s commonly believed that if you log into TikTok on more than one device, that you’ll automatically be logged out of the first one. Likewise, some people believe that signing into multiple devices will flag your TikTok as a business account, which will limit your exposure on the For You page.
Both of these beliefs are false.
I tested this myself, signing into three devices – my iPhone, an iPad, and an Android tablet. In all instances, nothing had changed.
There’s one important note I should add, however.
TikTok drafts are stored locally on the device they were recorded on. This means if you recorded your drafts on your phone for example, they won’t show up when you log into your tablet or other device.
This does not mean that they were deleted, simply that they will only show up on the original device you recorded them on.
I just wanted to point that out, because some people get scared when they see their drafts are missing.
Likewise, if you record any new drafts on the new device, they will only be available on that device.
You Should Only Use One Device At A Time, However
Although TikTok has no problem with you signing in on multiple devices, issues can arise when you try to use both at the same time.
This was first noticed when TikTok users stumbled across the livestreams of their favorite creators.
When they attempted to view the livestream at the same time on both devices, they were promptly kicked out, occasionally having to log back in on both devices. This may be a security measure to prevent hacking or other suspicious behavior.
This issue doesn’t seem to extend to the For You page or your following feeds, however. During my testing, I was able to browse on both at the same time.
As soon as I hit two livestreams however, the issue returned.
Therefore, it isn’t recommended that you browse TikTok on two devices at once. If you’re going to switch devices, make sure to close out of the TikTok app on the first one before opening it on the second.
Note that this issue only occurs if you are using the same account on both devices. If you are using multiple accounts and are signed into a separate account on each device, then this problem doesn’t occur.
Can You Share A TikTok Account With A Friend?
Technically, TikTok accounts are only supposed to be used by one person. One reason for this is that technically, only the original account creator is the one that agreed to TikTok’s terms of service.
Of course, that doesn’t stop people from sharing their accounts anyway.
Realistically, it’s unlikely that anything bad will happen if you choose to let your friends login to your TikTok account, or you share it with others.
However, there are a few risks that are worth mentioning:
- As mentioned earlier, you likely won’t both be able to use the account at the same time.
- The other person could do something that breaks community guidelines. This may not only get the account banned, but ALL of your accounts banned as well.
- Unusual behavior may cause shadowbans or other suspensions, which may limit exposure if you’re trying to promote your own videos.
While people share TikTok accounts successfully, I can’t say it’s something I’d personally suggest for these reasons.
If you want to sign into your TikTok account on all of your devices, then go ahead! You’re certainly allowed to, and it won’t cause any problems.
However, you should only browse TikTok from the same account on one device at a time.
If for whatever reason you want to use TikTok on two devices simultaneously, then it would be best to make a second TikTok account.
I hope that you’ve found this article helpful. If you have any questions about TikTok, feel free to ask them using the comment form below.
To your success,
– James McAllister