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CapCut Keeps Opening Itself – Reasons & Fixes

CapCut Keeps Opening Itself – Reasons & Fixes

Do you need help troubleshooting the CapCut app that keeps opening itself on your mobile device or computer without any warning, disrupting your project workflow?

If CapCut keeps opening itself on your device, you might be using an outdated version, or the app is running in the background. To fix this, update the CapCut app on your mobile device or PC. If this doesn’t help, stop the app from running in the background by disabling Background App Refresh or Background Data Usage. 

In this article, we’ll explore why CapCut keeps opening itself and how to fix this issue quickly with step-by-step methods and instructions.

Why does CapCut keep opening itself?

Why does CapCut keep opening itself

If you CapCut keeps opening itself on your mobile device or computer, one of the following can be the reason:

  • Glitching CapCut app
  • Outdated CapCut mobile or PC app.
  • Corrupt app cache.
  • The app is running in the background even after closing it.
  • Temporary session bugs in the device software.

How do I stop CapCut from opening itself?

How do I stop CapCut from opening itself?

Here are the 8 easy-to-follow solutions to stop CapCut from opening itself and regain control of your saved projects on your mobile device or PC.

Force Close the App

Sometimes, the CapCut app keeps running in the background, which leads to automatic launches. So the best way to fix this is to force close the app on your device with these steps:

Android:

  • Launch “Settings.”
  • Go to “Apps.”
  • Tap “CapCut.”
  • Select “Force Stop.”
  • Tap “OK.”

An alternative way to force close CapCut on an Android device is this:

  • Go to Home Screen.
  • Swipe up from the bottom, hold, and let go.
  • Stop in the middle to access recent apps.
  • Swipe up on the CapCut app card to close it.

iPhone/iPad:

  • Access any one of the Home screens and swipe up from the bottom.
  • Stop in the middle to access recent apps.
  • Swipe up on the CapCut app’s preview to close it.

Windows:

  • Press “Ctrl” + “Alt” + “Delete.”
  • Select “Task Manager.”
  • Click “CapCut.”
  • Click “End Task.” 

Mac:

  • Open “CapCut.”
  • Click the Apple logo.
  • Click “Force Quit.” 

Next, wait for the app to close and see if it repeatedly opens itself.

Update CapCut App

Bugs in the outdated CapCut app often force it to open by itself. Therefore, update the app on your device that may contain a patch to fix the issue quickly. 

Android/iOS:

  • Open Play Store/App Store.
  • Search for CapCut.
  • Tap “Update.”

Computer:

  • Open CapCut.
  • Go to “Menu.”
  • Click “More.”
  • Select your current version.
  • Check the “Beta test version” box on the popup and click “Check for updates.”
  • Click “Install Now.”

Launch the updated CapCut app and verify the fix.

INFO: Updating the app can also troubleshoot CapCut if it keeps crashing.

Reinstall CapCut App

Reinstalling CapCut resets any corrupt configuration files or settings that cause the app to open automatically. Here’s how:

Android/iOS:

  • Tap & hold CapCut.
  • Tap “Uninstall.”
  • Select “OK.”
  • Go to the App Store/Play Store.
  • Find the “CapCut” app using the search option.
  • Tap “Get” or “Install.”

Windows:

  • Open “Settings.”
  • Go to “Apps” > “Apps & features, find “CapCut,” and click “More.” 
  • Click “Uninstall.”
  • Open Microsoft Store.”
  • Search “CapCut.”
  • Click “Install.”
Installing CapCut on PC

Mac:

  • Open “Launchpad.”
  • Locate ‘CapCut” and click and hold the app.
  • Click the delete icon next to the app.
  • Go to “App Store.”
  • Find “CapCut.”
  • Click  “Install.”

Hopefully, reinstalling the CapCut app will fix the underlying glitches or corrupted files and resolve the issue. 

Doze the CapCut App

When you doze the CapCut app, it will not be able to run in the background and open itself without your permission, thus fixing the problem. This feature is only available on Android devices and can be done this way:

  • Launch “Settings.”
  • Go to “Device Care.”
  • Tap “Battery.”
  • Select “App Power Management.”
  • Tap “Sleeping Apps.”
  • Tap “+.”
  • Choose “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Add” to doze the app.

Clear CapCut Cache Data

Corrupt cache data can cause the CapCut app to lag or repeatedly open itself. Your best bet, in this case, is to clear the app’s cache in the following way:

iPhone/iPad:

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

Android:

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

Computer:

  • Launch “CapCut.”
  • Select “Global Settings.”
  • Choose “Global Settings.”
  • Click “Delete.”
  • Click “OK.”

Clearing the cache will force the CapCut app to rebuild its data cache, resulting in solving the problem.

Use the Developer Options

On Android, you can prevent CapCut from repeatedly opening by using the Developer Options. To do this:

  • Access the device “Settings” and go to “About Phone” > “Software information.”
  • Tap “Build Number” seven times.
  • Type in your phone PIN to enable Developer Options.
  • Now go back to “Settings.”
  • Tap “Developer Options.”
  • Go to “Running Services.”
  • Select “CapCut.” 
  • Tap “Stop.”

Disable Background App Refresh 

Turning off Background App Refresh on iPhone limits the CapCut app activities, such as updating its data over the internet, and prevent it from launching on its own.

To do this:

  • Open “Settings.”
  • Go to “General.”
  • Tap “Background App Refresh.”
Disabling Background App Refresh
  • Toggle off “CapCut.” 

Android devices also offer a similar feature called “Background Data Usage” that can assist you in stopping the CapCut app from running its processes. For this:

  • Open “Settings.”
  • Tap “Connections.”
  • Choose “Data Usage.”
  • Tap “Mobile Data Usage.”
  • Select “CapCut.”
  • Toggle off “Allow Background Data Usage.” 

Reset the Mobile Device

If none of the above solutions help, reset your Android or iOS device to its default settings to eliminate any technical glitches causing CapCut to open repeatedly on its own. Here’s how:

iPhone/iPad: 

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

Android:

  • Launch “Settings.”
  • Tap “General Management.”
  • Tap “Reset.”
  • Select “Factory Data Reset.”
  • Choose “Reset.”
  • Type in your password/PIN and tap “Delete All” to reset your mobile device.

NOTE: Resetting will erase everything and restore your mobile device to its factory settings. Therefore, backup CapCut projects before taking this step.

Conclusion

In this article, we discussed why CapCut keeps opening itself and explored several quick and easy solutions to resolve this problem. 

Hopefully, now you can peacefully use your mobile device or computer without constant interruptions from CapCut after every few minutes.

Author

  • 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 https://helpfixthat.com/tauqeer-ahmed/