If you are reading this, then chances are that TikTok is not working for you at the moment.
It's disconcerting when you open TikTok to watch some duets or the latest TikTok trends, and the TikTok app is not working. Although we've seen the TikTok sound not working for many people, it's very strange when the app stops working altogether.
But don't worry, it's something that happens every now and then to all of us. It is possible that the problem is with the TikTok server and we will help you solve this annoying issue. So if you are having trouble with TikTok, read on.
How To Fix TikTok Not Working
The TikTok not working error can manifest in a variety of forms. For some people, the TikTok videos just don't load. While for others, the app doesn't open, or if it somehow does, it continuously crashes.
If you are stuck in this predicament, here are some things you can try to get out of it.
Check your internet connection
If you're having trouble with TikTok, it's probably because your internet connection is not stable. Try using other apps to troubleshoot whether or not the issue is related to connectivity.
If possible, switch from mobile data to Wi-Fi or vice versa and see if the issue is fixed. Also, consider moving closer to the router to improve the signal strength.
Check TikTok servers
Sometimes, the TikTok servers go down, and it's not something that we can control. Check if the TikTok servers are down using the third-party website Downdetector.
If the website indicates that there are issues with the TikTok servers, then there is nothing you can do. Just wait until the issue is fixed by the TikTok team.
Make sure everything is up-to-date
If there is nothing wrong with the TikTok servers or your Internet connection, then the issue must be with the app. Make sure you are running the latest versions of the TikTok app and your device's operating system. Go to the app store and update to the latest version - if available.
Restart the app and your device
If the issue persists, we recommend restarting the app and your device as the next step in troubleshooting. Sometimes a simple restart can fix the issues that seem hard to resolve.
Clear app cache
Clearing your app cache is another method that could help. You can do this by going into Settings > Apps > TikTok > Clear Cache. The steps may vary from OS to OS, but you got the idea, right? Just clear the TikTok cache.
Keep in mind that if you clear the app, you will lose all your TikTok drafts.
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Why TikTok Is Not Working Today?
If TikTok isn't working today, it may be because the servers are down. Unfortunately, TikTok doesn't have a server page where you can check the status of their servers, to make sure they're up and running.
However, you can use a third-party website like Downdetector to see if the website is down. Downdetector is a free website that monitors websites and tells you if they're down or not. The website also shows you if these websites encountered any problems in the past 24 hours.
The problem can also be caused by a poor internet connection, outdated app or OS and other bugs. In this situation, you can follow the troubleshooting tips in the previous section to get back to enjoying funny videos on your TikTok app.