“Too Many Attempts. Try Again Later” On TikTok: Why & How To Fix It

Timothy Iyekowa
Timothy Iyekowa - Writer & Editor
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TikTok is a social media application and like all social media platforms, it also has its problems, and in this situation, it is an error message which shows up regardless of the device being used.

This may be due to a whole number of reasons but they mostly stem from issues with the TikTok app, the browser being used, and the user’s current network.

In this article, you will learn why you’re getting “Too many attempts. Try again later” on TikTok. You’ll also know the steps involved to fix it.

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What Is “Too Many Attempts. Try Again Later” On TikTok 

This is an error message that popups on your TikTok login screen and prevent you from accessing your account.

The error message usually happens after attempting to log in whether via the app or using a web browser.

Why “Too Many Attempts. Try Again Later” On TikTok

There are many different reasons why this may happen to you the user, some common reasons for the message are:

After unsuccessfully signing in on your device with the wrong information, your phone’s IP address was temporarily blocked

TikTok assumed you were a robot after some actions of yours like requesting an OTC (One Time Code) to be sent to your phone numerous times

The app may be missing key updates or the app has a bug that needs to be fixed.

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How To Fix “Too Many Attempts. Try Again Later” Error Message On TikTok

To fix this error on your device, there are multiple ways to go about it but the easiest is waiting for about an hour.

This is because the error message means TikTok has temporarily suspended your account and it is usually for a maximum of an hour.

But if you are impatient and for some reason, you must access your account immediately, then follow any of the steps below.

Fix 1: Update The TikTok App

Updating the app is a key solution if it is missing important upgrades and features.

To do this, Open the App Store/Play Store on your mobile device > Type in TikTok on the search bar and search it > Select the Update option and after updating, open the app and log in.

An alternative to this step is uninstalling the app and downloading it again.

Fix 2: Use A VPN

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is used to change the IP address of a device while allowing it access to the internet.

So, if your IP address has been temporarily disabled by TikTok, then using a VPN is another option.

Open the App Store/Play Store on your mobile device > Search for a VPN > Download it and launch it > Connect to any location where TikTok is accessible > Open the TikTok app and you should be able to log in successfully.

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Fix 3: Reset The Password

If the error message popups up because you entered the wrong details, then resetting your password may be a way to re-authenticate the account as yours.

Although, this may involve you choosing an entirely different password.

Open the TikTok app on any device > On the login screen, select forgot password > Choose your preferred reset option (email or phone number) and enter the details > Input the received code and type in a new password for your TikTok account > Confirm the password and login successfully into your TikTok account.

Fix 4: Switch Networks

Switching networks is another way to change your IP address. You can do this by disconnecting from your current network and connecting to a different one.

If you are using a mobile device, you may want to switch from your Wi-Fi to your mobile data network or vice versa.


The error message “Too many attempts. Try again later” on TikTok simply means your IP address has been banned by TikTok.

And it may be because you have carried out a similar action many times. This will make the error shown and stop you from getting access.

You can resolve this problem by changing your IP address or following the other fixes listed above.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I fix many attempts on TikTok?

The best option is to wait for a while, usually, an hour for the error message to disappear. This is one of the many options. You can also use a VPN, log in with an alternative method, or update the app.

What do too many attempts mean?

If you see this error message and you have been told to try again later, then it means that you have been logged out of the system and TikTok servers have logged you out.

Why is TikTok not letting me log back in?

This may be because you are trying to login to with the wrong information or that you have been logged out of the system due to a violation of community guidelines.

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By Timothy Iyekowa Writer & Editor
As a seasoned content writer with 4+ years of experience in consumer technology, Timothy has been a dedicated author and editor at Techvocast.com since its inception. Specializing in addressing user concerns, his articles offer effective solutions for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac-related issues. Timothy's expertise also extends to crafting content about social media and various applications. Through his daily articles, he consistently aids users in overcoming their technology challenges.
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