How to Change Tik Tok Region – 4 Best and Easy Ways in 2024

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Generally, TikTok users come from all around the world, and therefore, their content preferences are different.

So, a problem arises when people cannot watch what they want in their region on TikTok.

Today, I will show you how to change Tik Tok Region:

1. Get a SIM card from a different location;
2. Follow TikTok stars from different countries;
3. Change TikTok language;
4. Use VPN;

It is basically the same problem that people have with Netflix or Amazon. Because of their location, they cannot watch something that someone in some other location can. Let’s learn more about this topic further below.

How Does the TikTok Algorithm Know Your Region?

First of all, we would like to explain how TikTok location functions.

Namely, TikTok algorithm appears to make use of SIM cards’ GSM information.

Moreover, to be sure about your current location, they use the method of checking your location or region on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

TikTok also recognizes when you change location because we have seen that then they recommend content based on some other location or region.

Therefore, many would say that VPN services or better say VPN software does not help when it comes to changing location.

However, we are not so sure about that because we heard of mixed experiences when it comes to the VPN method.

Some users say that the VPN server helps when you want to change TikTok location, others say it does not.

Anyhow, we will show you how to change location with the help of the VPN and a few other methods that might be useful.

How to Change Tik Tok Region or Location

How to Change TikTok Region or Location

1. Change the sim card

The only method that helps 100% when you want to change TikTok location is when you get a foreign & international sim card or at least when you have a dual sim phone.

But, bear in mind that if you want content from other regions or a different country, you need a sim card from that location.

For example, if you want more content or TikTok videos from France you need a French sim card.

The same goes for any other country.

That is because TikTok pays a lot of attention to the location or so-called “region code” of your sim card.

In other words, when you change the sim card your TikTok will change the country.

So, we recommend you ask someone who maybe lives in or travels to your preferred country, or at least region, to get you a sim card, so that you can change TikTok region.

2. Follow the most popular users from your preferred country

This is an old-school method.

The method we recommend you here is based on some basic rules of the TikTok application.

Namely, if you mostly interact with videos from a particular region in TikTok, you will get many video recommendations from that particular country and its region.

For example, if you mostly watch TikTokers from the USA, videos from the USA will be suggested a lot.

It could be said that your content preferences are pretty important when it comes to the recommended videos on TikTok.

As you have already known, the famous TikTokers and artists from various regions are just a few clicks away from you.

But, you need to have a TikTok app in order to be able to see that magic magnifying glass i.e. use a search bar because it is not available on the TikTok website.

Finally, when you follow accounts from your favorite region on TikTok, the TikTok shows and recommends various other content from there, as well.

3. Change TikTok language

Not only that this video-based social network recommends videos according to your region in TikTok, but it also can recommend something according to your native language.

It can offer content in other languages sometimes, but mostly the recommendations of short video clips are based on the content language you have chosen as your native.

So, if you want to get more video recommendations from your preferred region in TikTok, for your TikTok account, change your app’s language.

In a few easy steps, we will give you new TikTok tips and explain to you how to do this in your account.

The steps are the following:

Step 1:

Open your app, and then select “Me”. The option “Me” is located in the lower right-hand corner.

Step 2:

When you have opened the option “Me”, you will see your profile icon.

In your upper right-hand corner, you will find three dots.

Tap on the three dots in the top right corner and enter.

Step 3:

You will see “Content preferences” beneath the account section.

Select it.

Step 4:

Within the fourth step, you get to choose the language of your favorite country.

Although TikTok does not instantly show you the short videos and content from your preferred region or location, after some time you might get recommendations from other countries or different regions where your preferred language is spoken.

4. VPN method

Like we said before, there are chances that it will not work and that it will not change your sim card location to the preferred region. It is a hit or miss, after all.

VPN method

However, we recommend you try, so if it does not work, test other options from our list.

Steps to change TikTok location and IP address via VPN for Android customers:

  • Step 1: Download the VPN app if you are an Android user.
  • Step 2: Create the account on the app.
  • Step 3: You will see the “Selected location” field. Tap on it. Then change your region by tapping on the location (country or city) of your own choice.
  • Step 4: Within this step, you should press the power icon. The power icon is located at the top of your screen.
  • Step 5: Return to the home screen, and see if this method works. Open TikTok. If you have managed to change your location and adjust your IP address, you should be able to see the content of your new TikTok region.

Steps to change the location for iOS customers:

  • Step 1: If you use iOS devices, download VPN for iOS.
  • Step 2: In order to add VPN configurations and change location or region, you will have to press “Allow” when VPN requires permission for that.
  • Step 3: Choose “Smart Location”. Then change location into the preferred one.
  • Step 4: Turn on the VPN by tapping the power icon.
  • Step 5: Launch TikTok. If you have been successful in doing assignments from these few steps, you will be able to see more videos from other regions on this great platform.


You should always aim to create and share your content with as many people as you can.

Therefore, social networks like TikTok are perfect for that kind of cooperation.

However, sometimes you face an obstacle and you have to find a way to overcome it.

When it comes to the problem of location, we hope that we have given you enough ways to get over it.

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