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CapCut Remove Background Problem: 8 Easy Fixes

CapCut Remove Background Problem: 8 Easy Fixes

Are you using CapCut to edit and remove the background from an object in your videos but need help with inaccurate results problem?

If you are experiencing the CapCut remove background problem, this is likely due to low brightness and contrast in the background of your video. To fix this, import your video to CapCut and increase the brightness and contrast level on the clip before applying the Chrome key or Cutout option.

Below, we’ll explain why you are facing the CapCut remove background problem and what steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue in no time. 

Why is my remove background not working on CapCut?

Why is my remove background not working on CapCut?

If you are facing problems while removing background from a video in CapCut, one of the following might be the reason:

  • Corrupt CapCut temporary data.
  • Low brightness and contrast in the video background
  • Inanimate subject type in the clip.
  • Absence of distinctive color in the element’s background.
  • Glitching or outdated CapCut app.

How do I fix the CapCut remove background problem?

How do I fix the CapCut remove background problem?

Here are 8 tried and tested solutions to help you resolve the CapCut remove background problem.

Force Stop and Relaunch the App

CapCut sometimes confuses the images due to technical issues on the app and does the same cutout outline as the previous one when you try to remove the background. To resolve this problem, force stop the app and relaunch it with these steps:

CapCut Mobile App:

  • Swipe up on your mobile device’s screen or tap the Recents key to access the most recent apps.
  • Swipe right (or left) to find CapCut.
  • Now, swipe up on the preview card to close the CapCut app.

CapCut PC App:

  • Press “Win+X.”
  • Click “Task Manager.”
  • Right-clickCapCut.”
  • Click “End Task.”
Force stopping CapCut app on PC

Relaunch the app and apply the “Cutout” or “Chroma key” option to see if the CapCut Remove background problem persists.

Clear the CapCut Data and Cache

Cache files store information that helps CapCut understand and process different aspects of the video. If this data becomes corrupt, it causes the CapCut background removal algorithm to malfunction or produces inaccurate results.

To prevent this, clear the CapCut cache data on your mobile device and computer this way:

CapCut Mobile App:

  • Open “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Settings.”
  • Tap “Clear Cache.”
  • Choose “Ok.”

CapCut Computer App:

  • Open “CapCut.”
  • Click “Settings.”
  • Select “Global Settings.”
  • Click the “Delete” icon next to “Cache.”
  • Select “Ok.”

Afterward, try any background remover options in the CapCut app to check if this fixes the remove background problem.

Increase the Brightness and Contrast

Increasing the contrast and brightness of your video in CapCut helps the algorithm differentiate between the foreground subject and the background more effectively. To do this:

CapCut Mobile App:

Do the same for the “Contrast” option but make sure your video is not too bright. Otherwise, the CapCut remove background algorithm will face problems identifying the subject.

NOTE: Providing ample lighting on the subject before recording the video, such as using a selfie light, can also aid in proper background removal in CapCut.

Add a Distinctive Color

If you want to get a transparent background for overlays in the CapCut mobile app, but nothing is working, try adding a distinctive color in the element’s BG with these steps:

  • Open “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Camera.”
  • Now, record a video with a distinctive color in the background different from the one present in the element you want to keep in your overlays.
  • Tap “Export.”
  • Now, tap “Done” to access the app’s home page.
  • Tap “New Project.”
  • Import the background video first, then add the overlay (element with the peculiar color background) file.
  • Select the overlay and go to “Edit” > “Cutout” > “Chroma Key.”
  • Choose the distinctive color in the element’s background and increase the intensity.
  • Now, export your video and verify the fix.

Use Customized Cutout Option

CapCut’s algorithm prioritizes people and animals on videos, leading to problems while removing background from inanimate objects.

To counteract this, use the Customized CutOut option in the CapCut app to remove the background around the object with these steps: 

  • Open “CapCut.”
  • Tap “New Project” and add your video clip.
  • Tap “Edit.”
  • Select “Cutout.”
  • Choose “Customized Cutout.”
  • Select the brush size and manually highlight the background area you want to remove.
  • Tap the “Tick” icon to apply the changes.
  • Save your edited CapCut video to your mobile device.

NOTE: Customized Cutout option is only available in the CapCut mobile app. 

Update the CapCut App

Another solution to resolve the remove background problem on CapCut is to update the app to the latest version.

This will install new features and bug fixes to address the issues or errors you are experiencing while removing the video background in the app. 

CapCut Mobile app:

  • Open “Google Play Store/App Store.”
  • Find “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Update.”

CapCut PC App:

  • Open “CapCut.”
  • Click “Settings.”
  • Click “Version.”
  • Select “Check for Updates.”
Updating CapCut PC app
  • Choose “Install Now.”

Reinstall the CapCut App

If you are still experiencing problems while removing background in CapCut, reinstall the app on your mobile device or PC in the following way:

CapCut Mobile App:

  • Tap and hold “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Uninstall.”
  • Select “OK.”
  • Now, go to “App Store/Play Store.”
  • Search for “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Get” or “Install.”

CapCut PC App:

  • Open “Control Panel.”
  • Click “Uninstall Programs.”
  • Right-click “CapCut.”
  • Choose “Uninstall” and confirm the action in the prompt window.
  • Go to “Microsoft Store.”
  • Find CapCut and click “Get/Install.”

NOTE: Uninstalling CapCut will remove all your unsaved (drafted) projects in the app. Therefore, make sure to export your edited video files to your PC or mobile device first.

Use Alternative Online Editors

Online background remover editors are an alternate choice to remove the background from the inanimate object in the video. Here’s how:

  • Go to the “Unscreen” website.
  • Drag & drop your video clip file or click “Add Clip.”
  • Wait for the video clip to upload and process.
  • Click “Download.”

Now, import the video to the CapCut app and resume editing other aspects. 


In this article, we’ve explored why you are experiencing the CapCut remove background problem and discussed 8 quick solutions to troubleshoot the issue.

Hopefully, with these solutions, you can easily achieve a seamless level of perfection while editing clips in the CapCut app.


  • 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