How do I download TikTok after ban?

Answered by Edward Huber

To download TikTok after it has been banned in your country, there are a few methods you can try. Please note that some of these methods may require technical knowledge and could potentially violate your country’s laws or terms of service. Proceed at your own risk.

1. Use a VPN to change your location and access TikTok on a web browser:

– Install a reputable VPN app on your mobile device or computer.
– Open the VPN app and connect to a server located in a country where TikTok is not banned (e.g., the United States).
– Once connected, open a web browser and visit the TikTok website. You should be able to access TikTok and browse content.
– Keep in mind that this method may not allow you to download the TikTok app itself, but you can still enjoy TikTok’s content through the browser.

2. Change the App Store Location Settings on your iOS device:

– On your iPhone or iPad, go to the “Settings” app.
– Scroll down and tap on your Apple ID at the top of the screen.
– Select “View Apple ID” and sign in if necessary.
– Tap on “Country/Region” and choose a country where TikTok is available (e.g., the United States).
– Agree to the terms and conditions, and enter a valid address from the selected country.
– Now, open the App Store and search for TikTok. You should be able to download and install the app.

3. Wipe your phone and then sideload the APK file on your Android device:

– Before proceeding, make sure you have backed up all your important data as this method involves wiping your phone.
– Go to your Android device’s “Settings” app.
– Look for the “System” or “About Phone” menu and tap on it.
– Scroll down and tap on “Reset” or “Factory Reset.”
– Confirm the reset and let your device wipe clean.
– After the reset, you’ll need to enable sideloading of apps from third-party sources. Go to “Settings” > “Security” > “Unknown Sources” and toggle it on.
– Now, visit a trusted APK download website (such as APKMirror) on your device’s browser and search for TikTok.
– Download the TikTok APK file and open it once the download is complete.
– Follow the on-screen instructions to install the app.
– After installation, you may need to sign in or create a new account to start using TikTok.

Remember that downloading TikTok using these methods could potentially violate your country’s regulations or the app’s terms of service. Additionally, it’s essential to consider the reasons behind the ban and respect any concerns regarding privacy, security, or content moderation.