How to Activate and Use Family Pairing on iPhone TikTok

TikTok app is being used by a wide array of people, ranging from small teens to big adults. Though contents are designed to cater the general age range, it is inevitable that there are inappropriate videos or contents that could be accessed anywhere by your kids or children. If you want to ensure that your iPhone’s TikTok is family-oriented, activate and use family pairing on your app by reading further. 

Using apps should be fun or entertaining and at the same time, safe for your kids to use. Being able to control and see what your kids are viewing online is a very convenient feature to have. Since different apps are now being used by all ages, including kids and young adults, a lot of features are being introduced to limit and control the things that they will see on these platforms. 

TikTok’s new feature called family pairing allows the parents to link the account of their kids to their own account and they will be able to control stuff such as disable direct messages, turn on restricted mode, and set screen time limits. This feature is different from parental controls as parental locks only manage the contents of what your kids will see on their feed. 

Family pairing has a larger scope that lets you even turn features off and on remotely. If you want to know how to activate or use Family Pairing on your iPhone’s TikTok app, feel free to follow the steps that are listed below. 

Before performing the steps, make sure to use two different phones. Ready your own phone with your TikTok account and your kids phone with their TikTok account.

How to Enable Family Pairing on Your TikTok App

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Here are the steps on how to enable and use your TikTok’s Family pairing feature:

  1. Open TikTok app and go to Profile.

    Just tap the Me option at the lower right of the home screen.

    tiktok use family pairing

  2. Access Settings.

    Tap the three dots at the upper right of your profile page.

    tiktok family pairing settings

  3. Select Digital Wellbeing.

    You can look for this option under General.

    tiktok family digital wellbeing

  4. Tap on Family Pairing.

    This is the third option that you can find on digital wellbeing.

    tiktok family pairing option

  5. Select Parent.

    You should use your own TikTok account to acquire the QR Code and activate it.

    tiktok family pairing parent option

  6. Read the description and select Continue.

    Take note of the important reminders on this page.

    tiktok family pairing continue

  7. Scan the QR Code.

    Using your child’s TikTok account, open their TikTok app and go to Settings > Digital Wellbeing > Family Pairing. Select Teens on the option and scan the QR Code on your account.

    tiktok scan code family pairing

  8. Select Link Accounts.

    After scanning the QR code from your TikTok account using your child's account, you should see this option. Your accounts will be linked and you’ll have the control of your kids account now.

    tiktok link accounts

  • TikTok App
  • iPhone

Those are the steps that you’ll need to follow to enable and use family pairing feature on your TikTok app. I hope that you found this article helpful. I would appreciate it if you would share this to your friends and colleagues.

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