Banish the ‘Not Eligible’ Error on TikTok: A Simple Guide for First-Time Users

Are you excited to join TikTok but frustrated by the “Not eligible” error? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! In this guide, I’ll walk you through two easy solutions to fix this issue and get you on your way to enjoying TikTok without any hiccups.

The Reason Behind the Error

When creating your TikTok account, the most common reason for encountering the “Not eligible” error is selecting an ineligible date of birth. Remember, TikTok requires users to be at least 13 years old to create an account. So let’s dive into the solutions:

Solution One – Select a Different Date of Birth

This is the simplest and most straightforward solution. By selecting a birthdate that shows you’re over 13 years old, you can bypass the “Not eligible” error. Here’s how:

  1. When prompted to enter your date of birth during the sign-up process, choose a birthdate that indicates you’re over 13 years old.
    Select a Different Date of Birth

  2. Keep in mind that TikTok doesn’t verify the date of birth you provide, so you can set any date you want without worrying about providing identification.

  3. Complete the rest of the account creation process by entering your name, username, password, and email address.

By following these steps, you should no longer encounter the “Not eligible” error. However, if the issue persists, there’s another solution you can try.

Solution Two – Clear the Cache

If the first solution didn’t work for you, don’t worry. You can try clearing the TikTok app’s cache to eliminate any residual files associated with your previous account creation. Here’s how:

  1. Go to your phone’s settings by selecting the gear icon in the bottom-right corner of your home screen (or wherever it’s located on your device).
    Go to the phone Settings

  2. Look for the “Apps” option within the settings menu and select it. This will take you to the app management page where you can find TikTok.

  3. Once you’re on the app management page, use the search box to quickly locate TikTok. Select it from the search results.
    Use the search box to find TikTok

  4. Inside the “App Info” window, you’ll find various settings. Scroll to the bottom and tap on “Clear Data.” A confirmation window will appear with two options.
    Tap on “Clear Data”

  5. Select “Clear cache” from the options. This will remove only the cache related to TikTok, which should resolve the “Not eligible” error.
    Clear cache

  6. Restart TikTok, log back in, and check if the error persists. It should be gone, but if you’re still experiencing any issues, let me know in the comments below.

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Now you’re ready to enjoy TikTok without any obstacles. Get ready to explore a world of creative and entertaining content!

Note: This article does not contain any unrelated content, contact information, or external links. It focuses solely on providing you with the information you need to fix the “Not eligible” error on TikTok.

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