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CapCut Compressing Problem – 6 Fixes

CapCut Compressing Problem – 6 Fixes

While adding or importing a video file, many CapCut mobile users report the app is always compressing it before letting them edit, and they don’t know how to fix this problem. 

If CapCut is compressing your videos, this problem happens when you add and edit a high-resolution file captured from your mobile device. To fix this, set the resolution settings on your device’s Camera to 720P while capturing the footage and then import the file to CapCut.  

In this detailed guide, we’ll discuss why CapCut is compressing your imported video files and what steps you can take to troubleshoot this persistent problem.

Why CapCut is compressing my videos?

Why CapCut is compressing my videos

If the CapCut mobile app is compressing your imported videos, one of the following might be the reason for this problem:

  • The imported video is captured in high resolution.
  • The geographical location conflicts with the CapCut app and compresses the video files by default.
  • Slow Internet speed.
  • Bulky CapCut cache.
  • Outdated CapCut app.
  • Corrupt CapCut installation files.

How do I stop CapCut from compressing my videos?

How do I stop CapCut from compressing my videos?

To stop CapCut from compressing your videos, here are 6 solutions that have helped many users resolve this problem without a hitch. 

Change Camera Resolution

If you capture a video using your mobile camera with a resolution higher than 720p and then import it to CapCut, the app will compress the file first before letting you edit it. 

To address this issue, change the camera resolution settings on your mobile device with these steps:


  • Open “Camera.”
  • Tap the gear icon.
  • Scroll to “Video.”
  • Select “Rear Video Size.”
  • Choose “720P” video resolution from the list.


  • Open “Settings.”
  • Tap “Camera.”
  • Tap “Record Video.”
Recording video on phone in 720p
  • Select “720P HD at 30 fps.”
  • Toggle off the “HDR video” option.

Now, record your video in these settings, import it to CapCut, and verify the fix. 

Next, you can adjust the video resolution in CapCut before exporting the project to maintain the quality. Here’s how:

  • Open “CapCut.” 
  • Tap “New Project.” 
  • Import your video element CapCut.
  • Tap “1080P.”
  • Set the “Resolution” to “2k/4k.”

Afterward, click or tap the “Export” option, and that’s about it! 

NOTE: If the 2k/4k option is not available on the CapCut app installed on your device, change the app’s language. 

Change Language on CapCut

Some users report that changing the language on the CapCut app also resolves the CapCut compression. To do this:

  • Open “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Settings.”
  • Tap “App Language.”
  • Select a second language that you understand.
Changing language on CapCut

Now, try adding the video to your project and check if the problem is still there.

You can also use a VPN on your mobile device to fix any conflicts between your geographical location and the CapCut app, causing the video file compression issue.

Troubleshoot Internet Connection

CapCut needs a stable internet speed to import, edit, and export your projects. However, if your network speed is slow, it can lead to a compression problem when you add video files to your project. 

So you have to address the internet speed issues with the following steps and then try to import the video on Caput to resolve the problem:

  • Turn on and off the Airplane mode on your phone.
  • Close unnecessary apps running in the background to free up bandwidth for CapCut.
  • Switch to a Wi-Fi network if you are using mobile data.
  • Run a speed test on your network, and if it is slow, restart your router or modem.
  • Contact your internet service provider to upgrade your internet bandwidth or inquire about any issues at their end.

Clear CapCut Cache

Like other video editing apps, CapCut stores a significant amount of cache, which often gets corrupt or outdated over time and leads to various issues, including compressing your video while adding them to your project. 

Your best option here is to clear the CapCut cache data on your device with the steps given below: 

CapCut Mobile App:

  • Open “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Settings.”
  • Tap “Clear Cache”
  • Select “OK.”


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


  • Open “Settings.”
  • Tap “General.”
  • Tap “iPhone Storage” / “iPad Storage.”
  • Select “CapCut.”
  • Choose “Offload App.”
  • Tap “Offload App” again.

Now, relaunch CapCut, import your video file, and see if it gets compressed. 

Update CapCut App

If you have recently updated your mobile device but not the CapCut app, it might face compatibility issues with the latest OS version, resulting in a compression problem.

Therefore, try updating the CapCut app to the latest version with these instructions:


  • Open “Play Store.”
  • Search for “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Update” if available.


  • Open “App Store.”
  • Tap your profile icon.
  • Scroll to “Available Update.”
  • If you see an “Update” option next to the CapCut app, tap on it.

After updating the Caput app, open it, import a video file, and see if it compresses this time. 

Reinstall CapCut

If all else fails and CapCut still compresses your videos before letting you edit them, reinstall the app on your mobile device for a fresh start. But you will lose your current projects, so always back up or export your CapCut files and projects before proceeding with this step.


  • Open “Settings.”
  • Tap “Apps.”
  • Select “All Apps.”
  • Choose “CapCut.”
  • Choose “Uninstall.”
  • Select “OK.”
  • Open “Play Store.”
  • Find “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Install.”


  • Open “Settings.”
  • Tap “General.”
  • Tap “iPhone/iPad Storage.”
  • Select “CapCut.”
  • Select “Delete App.”
  • Tap “Delete App” again.
  • Go to “App Store.”
  • Find “CapCut.”
  • Tap “GET.”

Once CapCut is installed on your mobile device, open the app, import/select your video, and hopefully, the compression problem won’t bother you anymore.

After downloading and installing CapCut for the first time, it may ask you to compress the video when starting your first project and selecting a video. In this case, select “No,” and the app won’t set the compression settings as default for your next projects. 

TIP: Updating the CapCut app can also fix the style option not working problem.


In this detailed guide, we’ve explored why CapCut is compressing your videos and how you can get rid of this problem as quickly as possible.

Hopefully, with these fixes at your disposal, you can now easily edit your videos without compromising their quality on CapCut.


  • 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