How Can Tik Tok Track Your Location? (Answered)

It’s been discovered that Tik Tok will estimate your location using your IP address, even if you turn off location tracking. User activity on Tik Tok lets you check into venues or tag venues (for which it likely knows the street address and type of establishment) when you share content.

How Does Tik Tok Track Users’ Location

Tik Tok uses location information, such as your device’s GPS signal, and connection information, such as your Wi-Fi connection or IP address (Internet protocol address) to track your location.  TikTok says it helps them understand where you are. 

An IP address is a unique number assigned to your device, such as a phone or computer, that allows it to communicate over the Internet. These numbers are assigned according to standard guidelines, or protocols. Like someone will need a postal address to receive a letter from a friend, your device needs a digital address to receive information on the Internet.

When your location services are off, Tik Tok may still estimate your location using things such as check-ins, events, and information about your Internet connection. It uses this information to provide more relevant and personalized experiences, monitors your account, and provides ads according to your area.

How to Turn Off Location on TikTok Android

1. Go to your device’s home screen.

2. Tap Settings, then tap Apps.

3. Scroll through the list of apps and tap Tik Tok.

4. Tap Permissions, then tap Location.

4. Select Allow only while using the app, Ask every time, or Don’t allow.

How to Turn off Location on TikTok iPhone

1. Go to your device’s home screen.

2. Tap Location services and tap next to Location services to turn it on or off.

Remember: When your Location Services are turned on for your iOS device, you can control when you allow Tik Tok to access your location by scrolling through the list of apps listed in Location services, tapping Tik Tok, and selecting While using the app, Ask next time or Never.

This feature is only available in the Tik Tok app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Learn more about how to change region/location.

How to Change TikTok Region

The simplest way to change TikTok region is by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). Express VPN, Tunnel Bear changes your internet traffic through an intermediary server located in a country of your choice. It can cover your real IP address and replace it with one from your chosen country, thus spoofing your current location.

How to Change TikTok Location with VPN

1. If you haven’t already, Create TiKTok account.

2. Install and set up the VPN you would like to use.

3. Use the VPN software to connect your computer to a VPN server located in the country where you want to access TiKTok.

4. Open TiKTok in a web browser and log into your account if you’re not already signed in.

How to Change TikTok Region Via the App

1. Tap and open your TikTok application.

2. Tap on the person icon at the bottom right of the main page of the TikTok application.

3. Then, tap on the three dots menu at the top right corner.

4. Scroll to the Privacy and Settings page.

5. Tap on the General Settings.

6. Tap on Switch Language.

7. Select from the list of languages.

8. Tap on Done.