TIKTOK is automatically resetting the settings on users’ profiles, resulting in frustration with the app.
The popular app launched in 2016 but did not become a viral sensation until 2020.
Why is my TikTok resetting?
TikTok users have experienced issues with the app resetting their preferences and the settings on their account.
The section most affected by the reset is the users’ For You page which generates the content they see when they log in.
Typically the For You Page (FYP for short) is uniquely tailored to the user.
Their usual likes, shares, etc. generates the algorithm to show them content tailored to their specific interests.
However, TikTok is known to often completely reset the settings, making the content appear as if the user just downloaded the app.
In other instances, the reset has caused users to have no followers or visible username, while video view counts also reset to zero.
These occurrences appear to be glitches on the app and are not known to be intentional.
What is the For You page on TikTok?
The For You page is the first thing users see when they open their app.
It effectively acts as a home screen with content that is specifically tailored to the user, making no two For You pages the same.
The content is dependent on an algorithm that gauges what types of videos the user gravitates to and then generates similar or relevant content.
TikTok generates the For You page based on a number of factors including what videos you like or share, what accounts you follow, and the content you post on your own page.
The algorithm will also look at your video information such as the captions you include, sounds, and hashtags.
Your device settings even play a role, albeit a small one, by providing information such as your language preference, your country’s location, and the type of device you’re using.
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How do I fix my TikTok when it resets?
The glitch typically requires users to manually troubleshoot the app themselves.
On the TikTok support page, the company explains how to troubleshoot when your account has been logged automatically.
“TikTok may log a user out if someone else is trying to remove an active device from the app settings.
“If you have not authorized this action, your account may have been hacked. Please change the password of your account immediately.”
Another possible troubleshoot technique users could use is to uninstall the app and try to reinstall it once again.