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Why Does CapCut Keep Lagging? 10 Quick Fixes

Why Does CapCut Keep Lagging? 10 Quick Fixes

Have you ever been in the middle of editing a video on CapCut, only to be frustrated by the constant lagging and slowing down of the app? This can be a real hindrance to your creativity and productivity.

If CapCut keeps lagging during the video editing process, either the video resolution is high, or you’ve saved too many drafts on the app. To troubleshoot, reduce the video resolution from 1080p to 720p in CapCut. You can also avoid the lagging issue by deleting unnecessary drafts from the app.

Below, we’ll dive into why CapCut keeps lagging while you are editing a video and provide tips and tricks to help you pace up your editing experience.

Why CapCut Keeps Lagging?

Reducing video resolution on CapCut

If you are wondering why CapCut keeps lagging at the start of every clip, making it impossible to edit the video, here are the possible reasons:

  • Too many drafts are saved in the app
  • Outdated CapCut app or device firmware
  • RAM saturation on the device
  • Video resolution is high
  • Unstable network connection
  • Corrupted CapCut cache data or app installation files
  • Large clip size

How Do I Stop CapCut From Lagging?

Clearing CapCut cache data

If CapCut keeps lagging, here are 10 effective and easy-to-follow solutions to troubleshoot the issue without spending hours.

Force Stop CapCut App

Force-stopping the CapCut app on your iOS or Android device can refresh the app’s session and your personalized account data, potentially fixing the lagging issue. 

To force stop CapCut on Android:

  • Open “Settings.”
  • Go to “Apps.”
  • Tap “All Apps.”
  • Tap “CapCut.”
  • Select “Force Stop.”
  • Relaunch “CapCut” and see if it still lags.

If you have an iOS device:

  • Swipe up on your iOS home screen and stop in the middle to launch the “App Switcher.”
  • Swipe right to find the “CapCut” app card.
  • Now, swipe up on the app card to force quit “CapCut.”

Note: You can also close all the unnecessary apps to free up some RAM for CapCut on your device to avoid lagging. 

Restart the Device

Another solution is to restart your Android or iPhone device to get rid of temporary files and technical issues resulting in the CapCut app lagging when editing a clip. 

Here is how you can restart your Android or iOS device with CapCut installed on it. 


  • Press & hold the “Power” button until the power menu appears on the screen.
  • Tap “Restart,” wait for your device to restart, and verify the fix.


  • Launch “Settings.”
  • Tap “General.”
  • Tap “Shut Down.”
  • Drag the “Power Off” slider until the screen turns black.
  • Wait a few seconds and press the “Power” button to restart your iPhone.

Note: You can also power off your iPhone or iPad by pressing the “Power/Side” and “Volume Down” buttons together and dragging the “Power Off” slider.

Troubleshoot the Internet Connection 

An unstable data connection can also lead to lagging issues on the CapCut app. To prevent this, follow these steps to troubleshoot your network:

  • Turn on and off the Airplane mode.
  • Make sure you’ve not crossed the mobile data usage limit.
  • Disable the Data Saver on your device.
  • Enable the CapCut app’s background data access. 
  • Switch from mobile data to a Wi-Fi network or vice-versa.

If you are already using a Wi-Fi connection, do the following steps to reduce the lag and interruption:

  • Restart the router or modem.
  • Update the modem to the latest version.
  • Disconnect any unused device connected to the Wi-Fi network.
  • Reset the router to its default settings.

Delete Drafts on CapCut

If you’ve saved too many drafts in CapCut on your device, it can cause the app to lag during the video editing process. To rule out this possibility, delete the unnecessary drafts on CapCut by following these steps:

  • Launch “CapCut.”
  • Click “Edit” above the drafts on the app’s home screen.
  • Select all the unnecessary drafts.
  • Tap the “Delete” icon.
  • Tap “Delete.” 
Deleting drafts on CapCut

Tip: Make sure to capture smaller-size clips and then use CapCut to edit them. This way, the app would not have to process too much data.

Reduce Video Resolution

Higher video resolution needs a lot of processing power and can therefore result in the lagging issue on CapCut. To fix this issue, lower the video resolution with these instructions:

  • Launch CapCut.”
  • Tap “New Project.”
  • Select the clips you want to edit and tap “Add.”
  • Tap “1080P.”
  • Next, drag the Resolution slider to “720p,” tap anywhere on the screen to close the pop-up bar, and see if CapCut keeps lagging now.

Clear CapCut Cache Data

The CapCut cache is temporary files and information stored on your iOS or Android device to load the app faster and perform better.

But the data can become bulky or corrupted, leading the app to lag during the video editing process. 

You can resolve this problem by clearing the CapCut cache data on your Android or iOS device in the following way:


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


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

Afterward, launch CapCut and see if this fixes the issue.

Update CapCut App

Sometimes, the outdated CapCut app causes compatibility issues on your device, resulting in the lagging issue. Therefore, update the app to install the new version compatible with your device this way:

  • Launch “Play Store or App Store.”
  • Search for CapCut.
  • Tap “Update.”

Update the Device

If your device firmware is outdated, it can also cause compatibility issues with the CapCut app leading to video editing lags. So, update your device with these steps to counteract the issue:


  • Open “Settings.”
  • Head to “General.”
  • Tap “Software Update.”
Updating iPhone firmware
  • Select “Download and Install/Install Now.”
  • Tap “Install Now” again.


  • Head to “Settings.”
  • Tap “Software Update.”
  • Select “Download and Install.”
  • Wait for the search to complete and tap “Install Now.”

Uninstall and Reinstall CapCut

It is possible that the CapCut installation files are corrupt and result in slow app performance. An easy way to fix this situation is to simply reinstall the app to restore it to its original state.

  • Hold down the CapCut app on your Android or iOS device.
  • Tap “Uninstall.”
  • Now, launch “App Store/Play Store.”
  • Use the search option to find “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Get” or “Install,” launch the app and see if the issue is resolved.

Reset the Device

If all else fails, reset your device to its default settings to remove any critical bugs hindering its performance and causing the CapCut app to lag.

To reset an Android:

  • Launch “Settings.”
  • Tap “General Management.”
  • Tap “Reset.”
  • Select “Factory Data Reset.”
  • Tap “Reset.”
  • Provide your device password and tap “Delete All.”

If you have an iPhone:

  • Launch “Settings.”
  • Tap “General.”
  • Tap “Transfer or Reset iPhone.”
  • Select “Erase All Content And Settings.”
  • Enter the passcode and tap “Reset.”

How Do I Stop CapCut From Keep Lagging on PC?

CapCut online on PC

If CapCut keeps lagging on your PC, do the following steps to edit your videos smoothly again:

  • Clear the browser’s cache data if you are using CapCut online.
  • Avoid using an emulator like Bluestack.
  • Close all the unnecessary RAM-hogging programs.
  • Make sure you’ve enough storage space on your PC.
  • Check your internet connection.
  • Uninstall and reinstall the CapCut app on your laptop/desktop.
  • Reduce the video footage resolution from 1080p to 720p.


In this article, we’ve explained why CapCut keeps lagging on your device or PC and discovered several potential solutions to get back to a trouble-free video editing process.

Hopefully, with the hacks discussed above, you can edit your clips on CapCut faster using your PC or mobile device. 


  • 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