How to Block Someone on TikTok for Android

With over 1 billion monthly active users, TikTok has become one of the most popular social media platforms. But with popularity comes trolls and users you’d rather not interact with.

Thankfully, TikTok allows you to block other accounts easily if you are using an Android device.

In this guide, I’ll explain the ins and outs of blocking someone on TikTok if you have an Android phone or tablet.

With years of experience in Android and mobile technology, I’ll show you the simplest way to block accounts as well as limit comments and restrict messages.

By the end, you’ll know how to make use of TikTok’s robust blocking and privacy controls to curate your feed and enjoy the app without disruptive users.

How to Block Someone on TikTok for Android

Here is a step-by-step guide to blocking another user on TikTok if you have an Android device:

  1. Open the TikTok app on your Android phone or tablet.
  2. Navigate to the profile page of the user you want to block. You can search for their username or tap on their profile picture from a video or comment.
  3. Tap on the three-dot menu icon in the upper-right corner of their profile.
  4. Select ‘Block’ from the pop-up menu.
  5. Tap ‘Block’ again on the confirmation screen.

That’s it! The user will now be blocked from viewing your profile or posts and will not be able to contact you on TikTok.

Easy Ways to Access a User’s Profile to Block

There are a couple of handy ways to quickly access another user’s profile page so you can block them:

  • Tap on their profile picture or username anywhere it appears, such as on their video or comment.
  • This will take you right to their profile.
  • Tap the ‘Followers’ or ‘Following’ lists on your profile.
  • Scroll to find the user you want to block and tap to access their page.
  • Use the search bar to look up their exact username.
  • Tap the user result to go to their profile.

These shortcuts make it easy to block a user as soon as you come across an inappropriate video or comment.

How to Unblock Someone on TikTok

If you change your mind later on, you can easily unblock accounts that you previously blocked.

Here’s how:

  1. Open your profile page and tap on the ‘Following’ tab.
  2. Tap the three-line menu icon next to the ‘Blocked Accounts’ header.
  3. This will open your blocked list. Tap on the user you want to unblock.
  4. Tap the ‘Unblock’ button to remove them from your blocked list.

They will now be able to view your profile and posts again if your account is public.

The unblocking is immediate.

Restricting Comments on TikTok for Android

In addition to blocking users altogether, you can use TikTok’s commenting restrictions to filter any unwanted attention.

Here’s how to limit who can comment on your videos:

  1. Go to your profile and tap on the three-dot menu.
  2. Choose ‘Privacy and Settings’.
  3. Under ‘Privacy and Safety,’ tap ‘Comment control’.
  4. Toggle ‘Filter all comments’ to ON to auto-filter potential spam or offensive comments.
  5. You can also toggle ‘Who can comment’ to ‘Friends’ to limit comments to only those you follow or approve.

TikTok will auto-filter or limit any new comments to keep your videos spam-free.

You can toggle these restrictions off at any time.

How to Restrict Messages on TikTok for Android

TikTok also allows you to control who can send you direct messages.

Follow these steps:

  1. Go to your profile and tap the three-dot menu.
  2. Select ‘Privacy and Settings’.
  3. Tap on ‘Privacy and Safety’ > ‘Direct Messages’.
  4. Toggle ‘Who Can Send You Messages’ to ‘Friends’, so only those you follow can message you.
  5. You can also disable ‘Allow Others to Find Me’ so only your contacts can find and message you on TikTok.

With messaging limitations enabled, you won’t have to deal with unsolicited DMs from strangers.

Limit messages to friends only for complete control.

Tips for Safely Blocking Users on TikTok

When blocking and restricting users on TikTok, keep these tips in mind:

  • Block users at the first sign of inappropriate behavior, don’t wait for it to continue.
  • Report users to TikTok before blocking if they are harassing you or otherwise violating community guidelines.
  • Toggle on comment filtering to automatically hide offensive or spam comments.
  • Use privacy settings cautiously when restricting messaging and interactions.
  • Unblock users if you block them accidentally or feel they should get a second chance.
  • Restrict messaging to ‘Friends’ only to avoid unwanted DMs from strangers.
  • Double-check settings after major TikTok app updates which sometimes reset restrictions.

Following these tips will allow you to make the most of TikTok’s safety features and block users judiciously.

Can a Blocked User Still View Your Profile on TikTok?

A frequently asked question when blocking someone on TikTok is whether they can still view your profile and videos after being blocked.

The answer is no – blocking prevents the user from viewing your entire profile or any of your content.

TikTok completely removes your account from their view once blocked.

Some key points regarding what a blocked user can and cannot do:

  • They cannot view your profile info, bio, posts, or videos on your page.
  • Everything will appear as “User not found”.
  • They are automatically unfollowed if they are following you.
  • They cannot re-follow you unless unblocked.
  • They cannot comment on your videos or interact with any of your content.
  • Any previous comments are automatically deleted from your videos and are not visible.
  • They cannot send you direct messages or reach you through TikTok in any way.

In summary, blocking completely cuts off the user’s access to your profile and prevents any engagement, precisely as intended.

You are in full control.

Can You See Who Viewed Your TikTok Profile?

Unlike Instagram and other platforms, TikTok does not have a built-in way to see exactly who has viewed your profile.

However, there are a few signs that someone specific is checking you out on TikTok:

  • If they watch your videos but don’t follow you, they have likely visited your profile.
  • TikTok shows full videos to followers only.
  • You may notice repeat views from the same non-follower, indicating they keep coming back to your page.
  • You can see who views your Stories if you have a public account, though profile views are still private.
  • Paid analytics services claim to show more profile traffic data, but accuracy varies widely.

Overall, precise profile viewer data is intentionally limited for privacy reasons.

But the above signals can give you an idea of who is lurking, letting you block as needed.

Can You Tell if Someone Blocked You on TikTok?

TikTok does not directly notify you if someone has blocked you.

However, there are a few signs you may be blocked by another user:

  • You are suddenly unable to view their profile or any of their videos. A “User not found” message appears.
  • Your comments on their videos disappear and cannot be seen by others.
  • You are automatically unfollowed by their account if you were previously following them.
  • Any messages sent to them on TikTok will not be delivered and cannot be sent.
  • You stop seeing their content via hashtags, the For You page, or any shared videos.

While not a perfect system, these signals likely indicate the user has blocked you.

TikTok aims to avoid confrontation so official block notices are not provided.

Conclusion

I hope this guide has shown you exactly how to block accounts, restrict comments and messages, and use TikTok’s safety tools to their full potential – all from an Android device.

With TikTok’s robust blocking features, you can enjoy scrolling without disruptive users and trolls ruining the experience.

Remember to block and report offenders early, limit messaging to friends only, and keep an eye out for signs you may be blocked yourself.

Here’s to happy and harassment-free scrolling! Let me know if you have any other TikTok tips or questions.

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