TikTok is one of the biggest and most popular social media platforms today. Millions of people around the world create fun and engaging content every day, and some even make a living from TikTok.
That's why it can be frustrating, even shocking, to receive the "You visit our service too often" message from TikTok. The error will appear during the login process and will prevent users from entering their accounts.
Essentially, TikTok blocks a specific IP address from access, so it doesn't matter if you try to log in with a different account. To help you, we will explain why this happens and how to fix it.
Although various actions can trigger TikTok to display this message on the screen, the reason why this happens – spam prevention – is always the same.
A specific activity can trigger anti-spam protocols within the app and prevent users from logging into their accounts. This is TikTok's way of reducing spam counts, comments and likes.
The only problem is that TikTok isn't always correct on this issue, and some users find their inability to log in unfairly enforced. However, before we can fix this problem and even prevent it from happening, let's see what is causing this error in the first place.
Let's say you had to log in and out of your TikTok account 20 times in a row. This would likely result in the message “You visit our service too frequently” being displayed on the screen.
The TikTok anti-spam system would record this as unusual activity and report it. Once you see this error on the login page, you can no longer access your account.
Also, before the login attempt, you would have been allowed to watch random TikTok videos, but now you don't have access to this feature either.
Another unwanted activity, according to TikTok, is creating too many accounts on one device. Basically, accessing more than one account per day would likely result in being banned from logging in.
You might even see this message right away if you create an account on a public IP address. Having too many accounts or creating accounts in unsafe networks will likely cause TikTok to block the IP address.
If you are using an Android emulator for PC (such as BlueStacks) to log into TikTok, it will not go well. These types of emulators are safe to use and convenient when it comes to gaming, but TikTok will register it as a third-party app and confuse you with a bot. So, unfortunately, trying to log into TikTok through an emulator can get you in hot water on the platform for a while.
When TikTok presents you with that dreaded message, it might seem like the world is ending. You cannot enter the site and you still end up on the same login screen with the unwanted message in red characters, to remind you of its importance. However, there are a few workarounds you can try.
This might seem like an obvious first solution to try, but that's only because it is. If you have a second phone or can borrow another phone, use it to log into your TikTok account.
It's not a permanent fix, but it can do the trick if you're in a rush to access your TikTok and time is running out.
Another very easy way to bypass the TikTok block is to switch from Wi-Fi to mobile internet or vice versa. Remember that TikTok has blocked your IP address and you need to use a different one to access your account.
This approach works because the IP address assigned to your device through Wi-Fi connectivity is different from the IP address that gives you cellular connectivity.
So, if you encountered the error while connected to Wi-Fi, make sure to turn it off. Most devices have a Wi-Fi on/off switch on the home screen.
The same is true if you are unable to connect to TikTok with a mobile data connection. Make sure you find a reliable Wi-Fi source and try again.
One of the most effective ways to disguise your IP address is to use a virtual private network (VPN). This could be doubly useful for some users, especially if they travel to countries where TikTok is banned or censored.
However, a free VPN service probably won't do the trick, and you'd better subscribe to a trustworthy VPN. Once you've done that, make sure to download the VPN app on your phone and access TikTok from an entirely different IP address.
If you don't want to pay for a VPN, don't have access to another device, or insist on using TikTok over Wi-Fi, you can try another solution.
If your Internet Service Provider (ISP) offers a dynamic IP, restarting your router will give you a new IP. Some ISPs provide static IP addresses, meaning they're always the same, but others allow you to change them.
The safest way to find out what type of IP your ISP has is to ask. You might even have the option of requesting a dynamic IP address for your home Internet.
So, if you have a dynamic IP address, make sure to properly restart the router and modem before logging into TikTok again. Here's how:
- Unplug both your router and your modem.
- Wait about 30-60 seconds.
- Plug in the modem.
- Wait at least one more minute.
- Plug in the router now.
- Wait between 60 and 120 seconds.
Now try logging into TikTok and hopefully the issue is resolved.
If you think TikTok made a mistake by claiming you visited it too often, there is something you can do. Here's how:
- From the login screen, tap the question mark button in the upper right corner.
- From the list of options, select "Other" at the very bottom.
- You will see the message “Still having a problem? " a message. Write down your issue and attach any screenshots you may have.
TikTok will review your appeal and decide if your IP address has been unfairly blocked.
You also have the option of doing nothing. If TikTok detects spammy activity on your end, you can pause the site and wait to see if they restore access.
There is no set timeframe for how long you will lose access to your TikTok account from your device, but it could be anywhere from a day to two weeks.
TikTok has had its fair share of controversy, and they are stricter on user behavior than some other social media platforms. The anti-spam system will consider certain activities as problematic, even though this may not be your intention.
Too many accounts on the same device and frequent logins and logouts will attract negative attention from TikTok. Also, the platform frowns on the use of emulators, so make sure to avoid that.
Users who get the "You visit our service too frequently" error can restart their routers, switch networks, use different devices, and even get a reliable VPN. There are many options – it all depends on what works for you.
Have you ever seen this error on the TikTok login page? Let us know in the comments section below.