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How to Stop TikTok Addiction

TikTok was the second most downloaded app of 2019 only next to WhatsApp, which holds the top spot for the fourth year running. TikTok was launched in the international market in September 2017, it only takes less than 3 years to bypass Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and other most popular apps. Why is TikTok so popular?

TikTok (Chinese: Douyin) is a Chinese short-form video sharing app, it allows user to easily create and share short dance, lip-sync, comedy and talent videos of 10 to 60 seconds. So it enables you to create and see these funny videos in a short time which makes you enjoy them. However, although each video is not long, but you may keep viewing the videos and waste massive time unconsciously. If you feel like you've been addictive to TikTok. Do you know how to get rid of the addiction? This tutorial maybe helpful.

Ask yourself what makes you enjoy the TikTok app?

Firstly, you need to figure out why you enjoy the app? Yes, it brings us fun and teach us skills so that we are never boring, and it allows us to know the trend. But actually these are not the fundamental reason why it makes you addictive.

  • To create short videos of yourself or your family and share them with your friends on a continuous basis.
  • To take bold videos of yourself or things and seek attention from others.
  • Don't like socializing or have no other hobbies such as music, Yoga Course or sports.

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    Maybe these are the real reasons.

    Distract your attention from TikTok

    To come out of TikTok addiction, you need to pay your attention more to other activities so that you won't let TikTok run in your brain. The following remedy you can try:

  • Find out other things you are interested in and distract yourself from TikTok so that you won't take much time on it.
  • Go out to meet your friends more often and do things together.
  • Go to gym to do body building and sports or take a Yoga Course.
  • Spend more time with your family in your spare time.
  • Try to leave your phone and TikTok app for a certain time each day.

  • You should note that it's always challenging to get rid of any kind of addiction, because you need to fight against your mind and force yourself to leave the comfort zone. You should acknowledge that and make up your mind to try the things above. Always be patient, try to make it gradually.

    Set limitations on your smartphone

    Put on some restrictions on your smartphone can help you come out of TikTok addiction much easier. For example, you can limit the usage of TikTok app on your smartphone, and here is how to do it:

    How to set limitations on the usage of TikTok on an iPhone/iPad

    If you are using an iPhone/iPad, you can set limitations on the usage of TikTok on the iOS device with the build-in tool named Screen Time. And you can follow the steps below.

  • Open Settings on your child's iPhone or iPad, scroll down to find and click on Screen time.
  • Tap App Limits on the panel, and click on Add Limit.
  • Select TikTok app under Creative category. And click on Next, set your desired time limit such as 2 hours. Once it reached the time you set, you can't use the TikTok app anymore on your iPhone.

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    Set limitations on the usage of TikTok on Android device or tablet

    To set limitations on Android device or tablet, you can install mobile monitoring app on your device. PanSpy is a smartphone monitoring tool that designed for parental control and mobile monitoring. It helps you track all kinds of activities on the target device and put restrictions on the device usage. Here are the steps:

    Step 1: Create a PanSpy account.

    First of all, to start with the service, you need to create an account. Go to PanSpy official website and click SIGN UP on the upper right corner to create your account. You need to use a valid Email address and will receive the confirmation email, you may need to check junk or spam folder to find it. Simply click on the link to activate your account. And then you can sign in the account to continue.

    Step 2: Install PanSpy on your smartphone.

    Once you successfully sign in your account on the console, you will see the setup wizard to walk you through.

    Select Android and set a name&age on the page, and then it will ask you to download PanSpy app on your device. So enter panspy.me on the browser address bar, download and install PanSpy app. Open it and sign in your PanSpy account, then you need to authorize the app. All Important permissions need to be authorized, and the Optional permissions are according to your own needs.

    Step 3: View all activities on the console.

    After you finish all the steps above, you can now sign in your PanSpy account on the Control Panel to view all activities on your device. It needs some time to upload all data to the server when you use it for the first time.

    Step 4: Put restrictions on the device usage.

    If you can't help using your phone at bedtime, you can limit the usage of it with PanSpy. Click on Remote Control feature, find Schedule Restriction, and set time restriction on the panel so that you can't use your smartphone at the period of time.

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    As we mentioned above, it's not easy to get rid of any kinds of addiction. You need to have a strong mind and make progress gradually. Wish you all the best! Besides, PanSpy allows you to monitor all the activities on the Android device, if you need to set parental control on your children's device, you can also try it. And if you are looking for methods to stop your child from being addicted to TikTok, you can read this article instead.

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