How to unblock TikTok for free (2024)


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TL;DR: Unblock TikTok by hiding your digital location with a VPN. The best VPN for this task is ExpressVPN.

A growing number of countries and government bodies have placed restrictions on (or outright banned) the use of TikTok, and it's now one small step away from becoming law in the U.S.

Retaining your right to online freedom is important. Fortunately, you can bypass online restrictions to access all your favorite sites and apps with a simple hack.

How to unblock TikTok for free

VPNs can hide your real IP address (digital location) and connect you to a secure server in a location that supports the use of TikTok, meaning you can retain access to your favourite app from anywhere in the world. The cybersecurity risks of using TikTok have been well-documented, but that isn't going to stop the most dedicated users.

These users will need to follow these simple steps to unblock TikTok:

  1. Sign up for a VPN (like ExpressVPN)

  2. Download the app to your device of choice (the best VPNs have apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, and more)

  3. Open up the app and connect to a server in a location that supports access to TikTok

  4. Visit TikTok

  5. Use the app from anywhere in the world

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ExpressVPN (1-Year Subscription + 3 Months Free)

The best VPNs for this task are not free, but most do tend to offer generous money-back guarantees. Using these money-back guarantees is obviously not a long-term solution, but it does mean you can unblock TikTok when traveling to a location that has banned the app, and then recover your investment at a later date. This is sneaky, but it means you can unblock TikTok for free with a VPN.

What is the best VPN for TikTok?

There are a number of VPNs that can reliably unblock TikTok, but ExpressVPN is probably the best:

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A one-year subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for $99.95 and includes an extra three months for free — 49% off for a limited time. This discounted plan also includes a year of free unlimited cloud backup and a 30-day money-back guarantee. With the money-back guarantee, you can unblock TikTok without committing with your cash.

Unblock TikTok from anywhere in the world with ExpressVPN.


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