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[Solved] How to Check TikTok Watch History?

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Cody Walsh

Updated: Mar 28, 2022 04:02 pm

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If you are a regular TikTok user, you must have faced the scenario where you refreshed the "For You" page and the videos you watched were gone forever. You cannot get to the interesting videos you were watching from the Home screen of TikTok.

However, there are times when you may have to check the TikTok videos you have watched in the past. In this article, we will illustrate how to see Tiktok history. Let's check it out!

How to See Your Watched TikTok on iPhone?

Unlike other video streaming platforms, TikTok does not have any TikTok view history option. If you want to check your watch history, you have to request a watch history log file from TikTok.

The file contains your profile details, follower list, likes list, comment list, settings, and much more. Most importantly, you will see a list of videos you have watched on TikTok in the past. Here are the steps on how to see TikTok history on iPhone.

Step 1: Open TikTok app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on Me to go to your profile and tap on the three-dot icon at the top-right corner.

iphone tiktok profile

Step 3: Tap on Privacy and then tap on Personalization and data option.

tiktok iphone personalized data

Step 4: Tap on Download your data option and finally, tap on Request data button.

tiktok iphone request data

Step 5: You will be on Download data tab. You will see the request status as pending and once the file is ready, you can download the ZIP file containing your TikTok history data. It generally takes 24 hours for the file to be available for download.

Step 6: Once the file is available, you will find Download button in place of Pending option. Tap on Download button.

tiktok iphone downloaddata

Step 7: You will be redirected to your browser and you have to log into your TikTok account for verification. Thereafter, you have to tap on Download button on the pop-up message.

Step 8: Your TikTok watch history will be downloaded in ZIP file. Once you open the ZIP file, you will see Text files. You should look for Video Browsing History file and open it. You can check the videos you have watched and you can copy the link and paste it on your browser to open the video.

How to See Your Watched TikTok on Android?

Just like TikTok app on iPhone, TikTok app on Android does not have TikTok watch history option. You have to request on TikTok app to fetch the history log files and download them to check the videos you have watched. Here are the steps on how to see watch history on TikTok for Android users.

Step 1: Open TikTok app and go directly to your Profile.

Step 2: Tap on three-line icon at the top-right corner and tap on Settings & Privacy.

tiktok android settings

Step 3: Tap on Privacy option. On the next screen, tap on Personalization and data option.

Step 4: Tap on Download your data option and finally, tap on Request data button.

tiktok android download data

Step 5: You will get a message that your request is received and you will be on Download Data tab. You will see Pending as the status of your request. This will turn to Download button within a few days.

tiktok android download

Step 6: Once you have downloaded the ZIP file, open it with My Files app. Look for Video Browsing History and open it. You will see the links of the videos you have watched. You can copy and paste any link on your web browser to check the video.

What Should Parents Do If They Find Their Kids See Inappropriate TikTok Videos?

If you have found after checking TikTok view history that your kid is watching inappropriate videos, you can limit the daily access time of TikTok app or you can block TikTok app on his Android smartphone. You will need a professional TikTok parental control app through which you can control your kid's phone activities remotely.

1. Use Professional Parental Control - KidsGuard

We recommend KidsGuard as the best professional parental control app that you should have on your phone if you want to control your kid from accessing TikTok videos. You can limit access time as well as block TikTok app as per your preference and situation. Here are all the features of KidsGuard.

App Block:

You can block any app including TikTok so that your kid cannot download or access the app by any means on his phone. If you do not want to take such a severe step, you can limit the daily access time so that your kid does not overuse TikTok app.

Website Block:

If you block TikTok app on your kid's phone for watching inappropriate videos even after warning him, you need to block inappropriate websites. This is because once you block TikTok app, your kid will try to watch inappropriate content through the web browser. You can block websites explicitly as well as turn on web filters that will block inappropriate websites automatically.

Capture & Lock Screen:

You capture your kid's phone screenshot any time remotely from your phone through KidsGuard app. If you find out that he is watching inappropriate TikTok videos, you can lock the screen instantly so that he cannot access the phone anymore unless you unlock it.

kidsguard parental control

Location Tracking:

KidsGuard lets you track the real-time location of your kid from anywhere through your phone. Besides, you can set a safe Geofence so that you get instant alerts when your kid crosses your virtual fence.

Call Filter:

You can control the incoming and outgoing calls on your kid's phone. You can select certain contacts who can call on your kid's phone or your kid can call. Therefore, no one else other than the selected contacts can call on your kid's phone. This prevents your kids from talking to strangers that they might have met on social media platforms including TikTok.

Activity Report:

Lastly but most importantly, you can check the activity reports generated by KidsGuard app that show the app usage of your kid on daily or weekly basis. From these reports, you can understand how much time your kid is spending on TikTok and other apps and if there is any need for intervention.

How to Use KidsGuard?

Here are the steps to deploy KidsGuard and use KidsGuard app.

Step 1. On your (parent's) device, click the "Google Play" or "Apple Store" button below to install KidsGuard app on your phone.

Step 2. After the installation, open the app and create a KidsGuard account.

register kidsguard account

Step 3. Follow the instruction and then Install KidsGuard Jr app on your kid's phone. Open it and set it up perfectly.

Note: For now, KidsGuard Jr app is only available for Android smartphones.

install kidsguard jr

Step 4. On your phone, open KidsGuard app and you will see your kid's device name. Go to App Block and set limit on TikTok app. The same will be reflected on your kid's phone.

block and set limit on tiktok

2. Set TikTok Built-In Feature

To address the concerns of the parents that their kid might watch inappropriate TikTok videos, TikTok has come up with some parental control options. Family Pairing is a built-in TikTok feature through which you can manage screen time as well as automatically block inappropriate videos from appearing on your kid's TikTok feed. Here are the steps

Step 1: Open TikTok app and go to Profile.

Step 2: Tap on three-line icon and select Settings and privacy option.

Step 3: Under Content & Activity section, tap on Family Sharing option.

tiktok family pairing

Step 4: There are two options Screen Time Management & Restricted Mode.

tiktok digital wellbeing

Step 5: Go to Restricted Mode and tap on Turn on Restricted Mode button.

tiktok restricted mode

Step 6: Go back and tap on Screen Time Management option.

Step 7: Tap on Turn on Screen Time Management option and adjust the Time Limit option as per your preference.

tiktok screen time

You have to confirm your passcode and after the time limit is done for the day, the app will get locked for the day.

FAQ about Finding TikTok History

Q1. Can I See the Video That My Kid Commented On?

There is no direct way available to check the video that your kid has commented on. However, if your kid's comment has been liked by someone, there should be a notification about it. From the Notifications section, you can check the video where your kid has commented.

Q2. Can TikTok Watch History Be Deleted?

Here are the steps to delete TikTok Watch History.

Step 1: Open TikTok app.

Step 2: Tap on Me option.

Step 3: Tap on three-dot icon at the top-right corner.

Step 4: Tap Clear Cache option.


We have illustrated how to see watch history on TikTok for Android as well as iPhone users. There is no direct way available but you can fetch the archived files to check on the videos you have visited. If your kid is using TikTok, you should apply some parental control settings. We recommend KidsGuard as the best parental control app to ensure your kid does not watch inappropriate TikTok videos.


By Cody Walsh

An experienced technology blogger and editor who has spent more than a decade writing about software, gadgets, and computing etc all over the Internet.

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