How to Have No Profile Picture on TikTok

Wondering how to have no profile picture on TikTok?

Have you uploaded a PFP but there is no profile picture appearing?

Having a profile picture on TikTok helps other users identify you and it distinguishes your profile from others.

When you create an account on TikTok, you will be asked to select a photo from your device to set as your profile photo.

If you don’t upload a profile picture to TikTok, the app will use a default picture of a character as your profile photo.

In some cases, there might be issues with uploading the photo.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to have no profile picture on TikTok or what to do if you’re uploading a profile photo but it doesn’t appear.

How to have no profile picture on TikTok

TikTok does not provide an option to remove your profile picture, but there is a way to have no profile picture on TikTok.

1. Open this photo on your device and save it.

2. Go to your profile on TikTok and tap on the Edit profile button.

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3. Select Change photo from the top, then press Upload photo.

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4. Now choose the photo that you saved in the first step.

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5. Your profile picture will now be removed and replaced by the default picture that TikTok uses.

That’s how you can have no profile photo on TikTok.

How to fix profile picture not appearing on TikTok

A common issue that TikTok users have is that they upload a profile picture but it doesn’t appear on their TikTok profiles. There are a couple of methods to fix this issue.

1. Image must be JPG/PNG

Ensure that the profile photo you are uploading is either JPG or PNG. If it’s a different type, such as HEIC used by iOS devices, then TikTok will not upload the photo.

In addition, your photos must have a dimension of at least 200×200 pixels.

This is the common reason for the profile picture not appearing on TikTok.

2. Re-upload the profile picture

If the profile picture is not appearing, you must try to re-upload it several times and it may work.

Go to your profile and tap on the Edit profile button, then select Change photo from the top.

You can choose to either upload a photo from your phone’s gallery or take a new photo from the app. Make your selection and upload the profile photo.

You should do this a couple of times until it works.

3. Close TikTok and restart your device

As usual, most issues in your device can be fixed by performing a simple restart.

Force close the TikTok app on your mobile device, then restart it.

Once restarted, go back to TikTok and try uploading your profile photo again to check if it works.

4. Update or Reinstall TikTok

If you’re using an old version of TikTok, then you have to update to the latest version as it might fix the issue you are facing.

Otherwise, delete the TikTok app from your device and reinstall it.

Once the above is done, try uploading your profile photo on TikTok and it may work.

5. Check if TikTok is down

It could be that TikTok’s servers are having issues and that the platform may be down as a whole. In such cases, the app will encounter a lot of issues such as not displaying your profile photo.

You can check if TikTok is down by going to Downdetector.


How do you have no profile picture on TikTok?

To have no profile picture on TikTok, you must save this photo to your device. Then go to your profile and select Edit profile > Change photoUpload photo. Now select the image that you just saved and you will now have no profile picture on TikTok.

Why is there no profile pictures on TikTok?

If your profile picture is not appearing on TikTok, then try to close the app and restart your device. Other solutions include checking if the photo is JPG or PNG and has a dimension of at least 200x200px, closing the app and restarting your device, updating TikTok, and checking if TikTok’s servers are down.

Can you remove TikTok profile picture?

Yes, you can remove your profile picture on TikTok. You can upload this photo as your profile picture on TikTok and it will look exactly the same as the default profile photo that TikTok uses.

Why am I banned from changing my profile on TikTok?

If you violate any of the guidelines of the TikTok platform, then you will be banned from using TikTok and performing any actions on the app, such as changing your profile or uploading new videos.

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Ali Mahdi

Ali Mahdi is the founder of CyberTips and a seasoned software developer. His expertise lies in programming, cryptocurrency trading, and social media marketing. In addition to CyberTips, Ali has written for other prominent blogs in the past for 5+ years, including iDrop News, Redmond Pie, iPhone Hacks, and iDownloadBlog.