Change Birth Date on Facebook

If your birthday is coming in the next month and you want to modify or change your age to let Facebook notify your friends on the exact date, this article is for you. What I mean by 'let Facebook' is, either you want to notify your friends about your birthday or not is all in your hand.

A novice changes the birth date for stopping the birthday notification to friends or for no reason. You'll get into trouble if you have done this 3 times, after that you have to follow the official way to change it again.

Don't worry, I will discuss the method here.

If you want to change the birthdate you just have to go to the 'Edit Profile' section. From there just click on 'Basic info' and then click on the existing birthdate Arrow to edit. Now enter the correct date you want to replace with and 'Save'.

This self-method works if you have not exceeded the limit of editing the birthdate, even changing between the last 3 adjusts-is also blocked.

After that limit, still, you can change the birthdate to a new one (if real) through a method that I will discuss in this step-by-step guide.

Here in this article, you'll learn:

1. The time it Takes to Modify Birthdate
2. Change Birth Date on Facebook Profile
3. Why can’t you change the FB Birthday?
4. To-Dos if I can’t change my date of birth
5. Change age on Facebook profile after limit

Yes, you would not be able to change the birthday on your Facebook profile until 14 days after the last change. You have to take these steps that mentioned here.

For how many days it's locked after the Change:



Sometimes you may have mistakenly saved a wrong date on the birthdate field on your FB profile and wondering how to change the date. Facebook takes the birthdate as sensitive information in case of account recovery.

After I changed the birthdate for the first time, I have seen that Facebook does not let me change the date again instantly. If you have the previous birth date on your profile that is wrong then you can modify that instantly in the first case.

This is the fact I want to tell you that once you save your age on Facebook by editing the birth date, you would not be able to do that again within the next 14 days.

After that 2 weeks or 14 days are passed, you can again edit the birthdate on Facebook. But, the limit is 3 times that you can edit age for a Facebook profile.

How to Change Date of Birth on Facebook Profile?

Facebook lets you manage birth date on profile. If you want to change your Facebook profile’s date of birth then you have to follow the simple steps that you can do in the Facebook Lite app or even on your desktop just by going to facebook.com.

Step 1: First of all, login with your Email ID/Mobile number and password.

Step 2: Now go to your profile section and click on ‘Edit Profile’.

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Step 3: Once the profile tab opens, you have to select the ‘Basic info’ from the list on the left side.

birthdate settings

Step 4: All of your information including mobile number, date of birth and birth year, etc will be visible.

Step 5: To change the date of birth you have to do click on the down arrow and from there we have to set the exact date and month you want to change. If you have not exceeded the limit you can change also the year on your date of birth settings.

Now once you complete the action by clicking the ‘Save’ button, your new date of birth is set for your Facebook profile.

Why can’t I change the birthdate on Facebook?

There are many reasons that you cannot change your date of birth on Facebook profile. Facebook takes it very seriously for the protection and the fake people out of the platform.

That is why the birthdate plays a major role in this segment. These are the most sensitive information that Facebook takes and ask users to verify the profile with that date.

If this happens with you, keeping the exact date of birth on your Facebook profile will help you unlock your profile if it gets blocked for any reasons.

I personally faced many times that Facebook locks my profile to ask for verification and whenever I enter my date of birth instantly profile gets opened. All of the changes that happened during the session Facebook takes it away from the profile and makes it safer than before.

That is why Facebook as a limitation to set your date of birth time so that if don't forget your original one and what you set, do it properly. Also, it is not necessary to change your date of birth frequently and genuinely this may not be needed rather it is a fake profile.

So, if you have not exceeded your three-times limit on changing your date of birth or not seeing any error message like ‘contact to Facebook’ then you are eligible to edit the date of birth after a certain period time. You can wait at least for 14 days to get the edit section to appear to further change your date of birth for your Facebook profile.

What should I do if I can’t change my date of birth on Facebook?

I would not suggest you sit back and relax if the limitation has been reached. Rather you can try contacting Facebook to update about your recent changes and to let you modify between the dates you have edited previously.

In case of an emergency situation, if you are thinking that your friends will be notified of your wrong birthday then you can set the date of birth privacy to 'Only Me' and this will stop Facebook from notifying a wrong Birthday alert to your friends.

So this is what you can do if you are looking for the way to stop Facebook showing your birthday notification that is actually wrong. I hope the settings will do the needful for you by temporarily hiding your birthday.

Once you change your date of birth to the original then you can choose accordingly to show or hide your date of birth to your friends.

After the first change, I have to wait for at least more than 2 weeks to get the edit option to appear to change my date of birth on Facebook.  so it is better to wait for that time if your it section is temporarily locked and you don't have a rash to change your age for your Facebook profile.

Either you’re on Facebook lite or on the Facebook app, you would not see the edit section even on the desktop by going to facebook.com if that two weeks period not exceed.

What I mean to say, in short:

1. Wait for at least for 14 days to pass.

2. Contact to Facebook if they can allow you to edit your date of birth.

3. If you have not crossed your three times of limit, don't contact Facebook rather wait for the time period to pass and your edit section will be visible again for your Facebook profile.

How to change age on Facebook profile after limit exceeds?

If you have exceeded the limit of changing the date of birth on your Facebook profile, you will see this no longer editable to put the new information as per Facebook policy.

On that case, you have to do a few simple steps that might help you get your date of birth to change to original and this will be the permanent setup as on the real info.

Once the time limit exceeded you will see the ‘contact us’ option in a line. You just have to click the ‘contact us’ link and the same will open in a new window where you have to put your information like a document proof for your age and then all set.

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Here are the steps to follow: 

Just open the Facebook profile tab.

From there choose the ‘Contact and basic info’  from the list.

contact fb link

Choose the legal option ‘contact us’ to inform Facebook about your real date of birth. Now on that form, you have to put any documents as proof of your age that you want to set for your date of birth and click ‘Submit’.

Now a Facebook representative will contact you on your registered email ID informing the latest change that happened on your account.

If everything is ok and approved then your date of birth will be changed to the original one as per the proof you have sent to them.

Note that: Sometimes this process takes a long time to effect the change of date of birth on your Facebook profile.

So, have patient, if the link is not available in some cases just wait for a while and everything will be normal in a few days.

The Bottom Lines:

Finally, I would like to suggest that you have to wait at least 14 days before you take any action. After 14 days your edit section will be reactivated and you would be able to edit your birthdate till the three times for your profile. Now if you have exceeded the time limit that Facebook provides as per their policy then you have to contact them directly through the Support inbox to change the birthdate-showing a proof for this.