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CapCut Animation Not Working – Reasons and Fixes

CapCut Animation Not Working – Reasons and Fixes

While editing a video clip on CapCut for a TikTok account or YouTube channel, many users complain the “Animation” feature is not working, no matter what they try.

If the CapCut “Animation” feature is not working, this happens when the video clip duration is too short. To get the feature working again, capture a longer video or add more elements to the timeline for editing. If “Animation” is not working on BlueStacks, change the “Performace,” “Graphics,” and “Device Settings” in the emulator. 

In this article, we’ll explain why the CapCut “Animation” feature is not working and discuss a few fixes to troubleshoot the problem at the earliest.

Why is the CapCut animation not working?

Why is the CapCut animation not working?

If the CapCut “Animation” feature is not working, one of the following might be the reason for this issue:

  • Misconfigured settings in BlueStacks.
  • The animation combo is on top of each other.
  • Clip is too short.
  • CapCut system files or cache got corrupted over time. 
  • Using an outdated version of the CapCut app on your mobile device or PC.

How do I get the animation feature to work on CapCut?

How do I get the animation feature to work on CapCut?

To get the “Animation” feature to work on the CapCut mobile or PC app, try these 7 proven solutions.

Increase the Clip Duration

When your clip is short in duration, the “Animation” feature on CapCut won’t apply to the video.

The best thing you can do here is to increase the time by capturing a longer clip or adding more video elements to the CapCut timeline. Next, apply your desired animation and check if it’s working now. 

Remove the Animation Combo From Each Other

You may have put the animation combo on top of each other, so when you try to add them to the timeline, the CapCut doesn’t allow you to do so. 

To fix this issue, try dragging the clips to the right or left to see if it expands and the feature starts working. 

Change BlueStacks Settings

According to a few users who use CapCut through BlueStacks, the emulator Support team suggested changing some settings to get the “Animation” feature working again. 

Do these changes:

  • Open BlueStacks.”
  • Click the “Hamburger” icon.
  • Select “Settings.”
  • Go to the “Performance” tab.”
  • Set “CPU Allocation” and “RAM or Memory Allocation” to “High.” 
  • Configure “Performance Mode” to “High Performance/ High Memory.”
  • Now, go to the “Graphics” tab and change the following settings:

Graphics Engine: Compatibility

Graphics Renderer: OpenGL

Interface Renderer: Auto

GPU Settings: Prefer dedicated graphicsASTC: Hardware decoding or software decoding

  • Head to the “Device Settings” tab.
  • Set “Device Profile” to “One Plus 3T.”

If these settings don’t work for you, go to the Graphics tab, set “Interface Renderer” to “DirectX,” save your changes and restart BlueStacks. Now open “CapCut” and see if the problem persists. 

Clear CapCut Cache

CapCut cache on your mobile or PC often corrupts and leads to conflicts between different data files the app relies on for applying animation effects to a video. 

This prevents CapCut from processing the necessary data efficiently, causing the “Animation” feature to stop working. 

In such cases, clear the app cache data with the steps below. 

CapCut Mobile App:

  • Open CapCut.”
  • Tap the “Gear (Settings)” icon.
  • Tap “Clear Cache.”
  • Select “OK.”`
Clearing CapCut cache on Android


  • Open “Settings.” 
  • Tap “Apps.” 
  • Select “All Apps.”
  • Choose “CapCut.” 
  • Go to “Storage.” 
  • Tap “Clear Cache.” 
  • Tap “Clear Data.”


  • Launch “Settings.” 
  • Go to “General” > “iPhone” or “iPad Storage.”
  • Tap “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Offload App.” 
  • Select “Offload App” again to confirm. 

CapCut PC App:

  • Open CapCut.” 
  • Click the “Gear/Settings” icon. 
  • Select “Settings.”
  • Click the “Delete” icon next to “Cache Size.” 
  • Click “OK.”

BlueStacks Emulator:

  • Open “BlueStacks.”
  • Click “My Games.”
  • Go to “System Apps.”
  • Select “Android Settings.”
  • Choose “Apps.”
  • Click “CapCut.”
  • Select “Storage.”
  • Click “Clear Cache.”

After clearing cache data, open “CapCut,” and try applying the “Animation” feature on your video clip to verify the fix. 

Update CapCut App

If you use an outdated CapCut app, it might not be compatible with your device system requirements or contain bugs that hinder the functioning of the “Animation” feature.

To fix this issue, update the CapCut app on your mobile device or PC this way:


  • Open “Play Store.”
  • Tap the Profile icon. 
  • Select “Manage Apps and Devices.”
  • Tap “See Details” under “Updates Available.”
  • Select “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Update.” 


  • Open “App Store.”
  • Tap your Profile icon.
  • Go to the “Available Updates” section.
  • Tap “Update” next to “CapCut.”

CapCut Desktop:

  • Open “CapCut.”
  • Click “Settings.”
  • Click “Settings” again.
  • Select “Version.”
  • Click “Check for Updates.”
  • Click “Install Now.”

BlueStacks Emulator:

  • Open “BlueStacks.”
  • Click “System Apps.”
  • Open “Google Play Store.”
  • Click the Profile icon.
  • Click “Manage Apps and Devices.”
  • Select “Updates Available.”
  • Click “Update” in front of CapCut.

Once you update CapCut, launch the app, start editing a video, and see if this fixes the issue. 

Reinstall CapCut

If the “Animation” feature is still not working, reinstall CapCut on your mobile device or PC to replace corrupt system files with fresh ones. 

Follow these steps:


  • Tap & hold “CapCut.”
  • Select “Uninstall.”
  • Tap “OK.”
  • Go to “Play Store.”
  • Find “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Install.”


  • Tap & hold the “CapCut” app on the Home screen.
  • Tap “Remove App.”
  • Select “Delete App” to remove CapCut from your iOS device.
  • Select “Delete.” 
  • Open “App Store.”
  • Search for “CapCut.”
  • Tap “GET.”


  • Open “Settings.”
  • Click “Apps.”
  • Click “CapCut” under “Apps & Features.”
  • Select “Uninstall.”
  • Click “Uninstall” again. 
Uninstalling CapCut app on PC
  • Open “Microsoft Store.”
  • Look for “CapCut.”
  • Click “Install” or “Get.”

Afterward, open CapCut, import a video element, and verify the “Animation” feature works. 

Contact CapCut Support

If re-installing the app doesn’t work, reach out to the CapCut Support team via email to report the issue and seek further assistance. 

You can also provide details about the problem using the CapCut mobile or PC app.


This article discussed why the CapCut “Animation” feature is not working in its mobile or PC app and what steps you can take to overcome this issue. 

Hopefully, with the above fixes, you can now start captivating animations and bring your creative vision to life while utilizing the CapCut app.


  • Tauqeer Ahmed

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