When you first install TikTok, by default all notifications are enabled, like with all the other apps. However, if you are using TikTok frequently, you might get swarmed by notifications, and you might want to stop TikTok notifications from popping up constantly on your phone.
If you feel overwhelmed by notifications on the TikTok app, and want to turn them off or adjust them, keep reading the post. Below, we’ll walk you through how to take control of your TikTok notifications.
But, before we proceed to the steps, let’s explore the types of notifications you get on TikTok.
TikTok is a really dynamic app. Because of the nature of the app, there is non-stop video sharing, likes, DMs, lives, and so on. And TikTok sends you notifications for all of them. You get notified about:
All of these notifications are on by default so you don’t miss anything that’s going on on TikTok. If you get overwhelmed, it’s good to know you can mute all TikTok notifications, or manage them to be notified only about things you want.
So, let’s see how you can do that both on iPhone and Android.
To turn off TikTok notifications on an iOS device, follow these steps:
The settings on iPhone and Android allow you to manage TikTok notifications partially. If you want to have more detailed access, you can manage them in the TikTok app directly.
Bonus: Check out how to turn TikTok sounds into a ringtone or alarm on your phone.
To manage TikTok notifications in the app from any device:
On the ‘Push notifications’ page in TikTok, you can manage not only notification appearance and sounds, but you can manage types of notifications. For example, you can choose what type of video suggestion notifications you’d like to receive, or select to get notifications when specific accounts you follow go live on TikTok.
Bonus: Have you ever got the ‘This sound isn’t licensed for commercial use’ error message on TikTok? Check out how to fix it in our blog post.