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Capcut Can’t Create Auto Captions – 7 Step Easy Fix

Capcut Can’t Create Auto Captions – 7 Step Easy Fix

Are you using CapCut to edit your video files, but you can’t seem to create auto captions? 

If CapCut can’t create auto captions, you might be applying the feature in a cut-out video, or there is too much background noise in the clip. To fix this, you can following 7 easy steps which are:

  1. Restart mobile device
  2. Resolve network issues
  3. Add custom spaces
  4. Save the video as a full video file
  5. Remove background noise
  6. Update Capcut app
  7. Reinstall Capcut app

Below, We’ll explore why CapCut can’t create auto-captions for your video projects and what steps you can take to resolve this issue at the earliest.

Why won’t CapCut create auto captions?

Why won't CapCut create auto captions

If CapCut can’t create auto captions for your video files, some of the reasons for this issue are as follows:

  • CapCut app or the device is experiencing software glitches.
  • Slow internet speed or network connectivity issues.
  • You are trying to apply auto-captions on a cutout video. 
  • Too much background noise is interfering with CapCut to generate captions.
  • CapCut app is outdated, or its system files are corrupt.

How do I fix auto captions creation on CapCut?

fix capcut can't create auto captions

To help you in the best possible way, here are 7 solutions if the CapCut app on your device can’t create auto captions for your video footage. 

1. Restart Mobile Device

If you are experiencing the CapCut auto-captions generation issue, the mobile device or the app software might be glitching. A quick way of fixing this issue is to simply restart the device, and this will force-close the CapCut app, too.  

When the system reboots, a fresh session of the CapCut app will be initiated that can potentially let you create captions automatically again. 

2. Resolve Network Issues

You need to be connected to the internet to use the CapCut auto-captions feature for your videos. Otherwise, you’ll encounter the “CapCut couldn’t generate auto-captions, try again later” error message.

Therefore, make sure your device is connected to the internet, and there are no lags in the bandwidth. First, check your internet speed and reboot the router if it is slow. 

To resolve Wi-Fi issues, try to use the device running the CapCut app closer to the router for better signals.

Also, there might be something wrong with the bandwidth at the backend, so try contacting your ISP and ask them to resolve the issues leading to poor network speed. 

3. Add Custom Spaces

Sometimes, CapCut fails to create auto-captions correctly due to an issue with the video or the app. A few users have managed to fix the issue by customizing the spaces in the caption with these quick steps:

  • Open a recent clip. 
  • Go to “Animations.”
  • Select “Caption.”
  • Scroll to “Bounce Out.”
  • See the letters in the options that are all over the place.
  • Scroll your timeline to the first word that is missing or showing the letter weirdly.
  • Remove the space before the word and hit “Return.”
Adding custom spaces on capcut captions
  • Do the above steps for every word and the letter that is slightly off.

Hopefully, the auto-captions on the CapCut footage will now start to work again as intended.

4. Save the Video as a Full Video File

For most users, the CapCut auto-captions feature didn’t work in a cut-up video. The quick fix here is to save these videos as full videos, reload them, and then try to create auto-captions. 

5. Remove Background Noise

It is possible there is a lot of background noise in your CapCut footage, and that’s why the app couldn’t create the auto-captions. To fix this issue, remove the background noise on your CapCut video in the following way:

  • Open the CapCut app on your device and start a new project.
  • Tap the video clip, which has a lot of background noise, and add it to the timeline.
  • Scroll and tap “Reduce Noise” from the below menu.
Reducing background noise on capcut
  • Tap the tick icon to save the new changes.

Now, try to create auto-captions for the edited video file, and it should start to work now.

6. Update CapCut App

CapCut updates the app quite regularly to make it compatible with the device and remove bugs in it. So, it is always a good idea to update the CapCut app, which may also fix the glitching auto-captions feature along with other problems. Here’s how:

CapCut Mobile App:

  • Open the “App Store” on iOS or “Play Store” on an Android device. 
  • Use the search option at the top to find the CapCut app.
  • If an update is available, you’ll see an “Update” option below it; tap on it.

CapCut Desktop App:

  • Open the CapCut Desktop app on your computer.
  • Click the “Gear” icon.
  • Scroll and select “Version.”
  • Click “Check for Updates.”
  • Click “Install Now” if available.

After updating the CapCut app, open it again and add auto-captions to see if you can create them now!

NOTE: Updating CapCut can also help you fix if the app can’t split on the current position for your video project.

7. Reinstall CapCut App

Another solution to fix the CapCut functionality to create auto-captions is to reinstall the app on your device to remove the corrupt installation files. Depending on your device, the reinstallation steps may vary, and here are the steps for each of them:


  • Go to “Settings.”
  • Tap “Apps” > “All Apps.”
  • Tap “CapCut.”
  • Select “Uninstall.”
  • Tap “OK.”
  • Open “Google Play Store.”
  • Find “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Install.”


  • Open device “Settings.”
  • Tap “General.”
  • Tap “iPhone” / “iPad Storage.”
  • Select “CapCut.”
  • Choose “Delete App.”
  • Tap “Delete App.”
  • Open “App Store.”
  • Search for “CapCut.”
  • Tap “GET.”


  • Open “Settings.”
  • Click “Apps” > “App & Feature.”
  • Select “CapCut.”
  • Click “Uninstall.”
  • Choose “Yes.”
  • Head to “Microsoft Store.”
  • Find “CapCut.”
  • Click “Install.”

Launch the new CapCut app, start creating auto-captions, and verify the fix. 


In this article, we’ve discussed with you why CapCut can’t create auto captions for the audio in your footage. We’ve also let you in on some hacks that can potentially resolve this issue without much hassle.

Hopefully, one of the fixes in this guide worked for you, and you can now share your clips on social media with captions showing correctly for your viewers. If nothing works, you may need to change the video file as it might be corrupt, and the CapCut app cannot generate captions for it.


  • Tauqeer Ahmed

    Tauqeer Ahmed is a technology expert with over 10 years of experience in the industry. He has a degree in Computer Science and specializes in network security and software troubleshooting. You can find out more about him at