How to Change Region on TikTok

In today’s post, I’m going to show you a quick and easy way on how to change region on TikTok.

A VPN won’t work on TikTok as TikTok doesn’t determine your current location via your IP address, meaning that, getting a VPN and setting your location to a different region in the world won’t fool the app? But what will?

So, if you’re looking to learn how to change region on TikTok, then you’ll love this guide. Let’s dive right in!

How Does TikTok Work in Determining Users’ Location?

From my personal test and research, I’ve found out that there are essentially two (2) ways to influence other regions on TikTok – one, outside the TikTok app, and the other, inside the TikTok app.

The 3 major factors that affects your ability to influence other countries on TikTok are:

  • For You Page (FYP)
  • For Them Page (FTP)
  • For Us Page (FUP)

Now, the way that TikTok works is that it reads your SIM card to determine the exact location where you’re from, making it even more difficult to try and trick the system in trying to get around it using a VPN.

There’s a common misconception that the FOR YOU (homepage for you on TikTok) is the same for everyone, but that’s really wrong.

What the FYP (For You Page) on TikTok truely-is is an endless chain of videos based on your common interests. That is, the type of content you engage in constantly determines the preferred content you see on the platform, so much similar to recommendations on YouTube or suggestions on Instagram.

And it’s not only TikTok, every social media platform on the web just wants to tailor its app experience to you (the user).

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That is to say, every time you follow someone on TikTok or stay a little bit longer on a video or engage with a video, TikTok learns from that and figures out what you like and what you don’t like.

TikTok uses that data to show you more of the content that you like, so you’ll spend more time on the app. TikTok also by default uses your location to determine what kind of content that you’ll potentially be interested in.

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So to begin with, everyone gets shown content from their own country on their FYP (For You Page). But in the case of having your content shown to other people on TikTok, which brings in the concept of the FTP (For Them Page), your content will only be shown to people in your current location.

That being said, is it possible to influence or get your content to be shown to other people in different locations on TikTok?

How to Change Region on TikTok?

Influencing different countries on TikTok can prove really difficult!

A TikTok account’s influence by default is linked to the region in which the account was originally created. That’s to say if you create a TikTok account in the United States, you are only going to reach other TikTok users in the United States, even though you travel to a whole new different country to publish your content.

And, even if you try to get a friend of yours or a social media manager from your target country to make a post from that location unfortunately won’t make much of a difference.

VPNs do not work on TikTok because as discussed earlier, TikTok uses your SIM card details to determine your location.

So, how to change region on TikTok then?

From my personal test and research, I’ve found out that there are essentially two (2) ways to influence other regions on TikTok – one, outside the TikTok app, and the other, inside the TikTok app.

This can further be broken down into the following ways:

  1. Outside the TikTok app by changing SIM cards
  2. Inside the TikTok app by going viral in your current location

Now, you can also learn how to change region on TikTok by simply changing your language preferences:

Step #1: Go to Me on your TikTok app

Step #2: Tap on the 3-dotted icon on the top right corner of the app

Step #3: Select App Language

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Step #4: Now select any language of our choice to change your TikTok language and click on Done.

But you should note that changing your language preference on TikTok will only affect what content you’ll see in your FYP (For You Page) and not who sees your own content. So, if you want someone from another country to see your content on the platform, they will have to change their language preference from their own end, and since we can’t really control what people do, this practice isn’t really a viable way of influencing other countries on TikTok.

#1: How to Change Region on TikTok by Changing SIM Cards?

As discussed earlier, TikTok added an extra layer of security to ensure that you don’t just use a VPN to get around changing your location to influence other regions on the platform. Literally what it does is that it reads your SIM card details to determine where you’re from.

So, yea… A quick hack when learning how to change region on TikTok is actually removing or replacing your SIM card.

According to this solution, TikTok uses your SIM card to determine your location, but only if you have one; and if you do not have a SIM card on your phone, then TikTok will make use of your IP address in determining your location, and that you can change with a VPN.

That is to say, you can actually influence other countries on TikTok asides from yours by simply removing your SIM card from your phone, and using a VPN to change your location to any location of your choice.

You can also choose to buy a SIM card from the country that you want to reach and use it while posting on TikTok, so if you’re in, let’s say Switzerland, and you want to reach an audience in the United States, you can simply get an American SIM card.

#2: How to Change Region on TikTok Inside the TikTok App by Going Viral

Let it be known…

Going viral in your own country can help you get your content shown in other countries automatically on TikTok, and this is where the FUP (For Us Page) on TikTok comes in really handy.

Dominating a specific region on TikTok is a much better long term strategy for establishing yourself as an authority on TikTok right now because the population of people online on TikTok is only going to increase, and dominating a specific niche in your current location will definitely get your content go viral really easy, which in turn makes TikTok to automatically show your content to other users in different countries.

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