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CapCut Stuck On Loading Effects At 51% – 7 Fixes

CapCut Stuck On Loading Effects At 51% – 7 Fixes

Does the CapCut app get stuck on loading effects or templates at 51%, and you are now scratching your head about why this happens and how to fix it? 

If CapCut is stuck on loading effects at 51%, this is because the storage space on your device is insufficient or your network is experiencing connectivity or slow speed issues. To load the CapCut effect, delete all the unnecessary apps and files on your device to free up some space or resolve slow internet and poor Wi-Fi signal problems.

In this article, we’ll explore why the CapCut app is stuck on loading effects at 51% and how you can fix this problem with quick workarounds.

Why is my CapCut not loading templates?

Why is my CapCut not loading templates?

If CapCut is stuck on loading effects or templates, this can be due to: 

  • The device running the CapCut app is glitching and needs a reboot.
  • Corrupt CapCut app cache.
  • Bugs in CapCut system files.
  • Outdated CapCut app.
  • Low device storage.
  • Network connectivity issues.

How do I fix CapCut loading effects?

How do I fix CapCut loading effects?

To fix CapCut stuck on loading effects at 51%, try these 6 hacks that have worked for many video editors.

Restart Your Device

Sometimes, the issue is with your phone that causes the CapCut app to exhibit unusual behavior and get stuck on loading while applying effects. 

So, the first fix is to restart your device, which will refresh its system and may resolve the problem. 

Resolve Network Issues

If your internet connection is experiencing intermittent slowdowns, it can disrupt the data transfer process and cause CapCut to hang at 51% while loading effects.  

To address this issue, run a speed test on your network, and if it turns out to be slow, do the following steps to troubleshoot connectivity issues:

  • Turn on and off the Airplane mode on your device to re-establish the connection.
  • Reset the APN or network settings on your mobile device or computer.
  • Switch internet connection.
  • Force-stop all the network-hogging apps running in the background.
  • Reboot your router/modem.
  • Disable VPN temporarily.
  • Contact your ISP to inquire about any backend issues or upgrade your bandwidth. 

Update CapCut

An outdated version of the CapCut app on your device can be why it is getting stuck at loading templates and effects. To troubleshoot this issue, update the CapCut app on your device by performing these simple instructions:


  • Open “Play Store.”
  • Tap your Profile.
  • Head to “Manage Apps and Devices.” 
  • Tap “Updates Available.”
  • Tap “CapCut.”
  • Choose “Update” if available.


  • Open “App Store.”
  • Tap your Profile.
  • Scroll to “Available Updates.”
  • Tap “Update” next to “CapCut.”

CapCut Desktop:

  • Open “CapCut Desktop.”
  • Click “Settings” (Gear icon).
  • Select “Version.”
  • Select “Check for Updates.”
  • Click “Install Now.”
updating CapCut app

NOTE: Some users report that updating CapCut also helps them resolve the can’t adjust current clip error. 

Free Device Storage

Like any other video editing app, CapCut needs a significant amount of space on your device to load and apply effects to your projects. However, if it is running low on storage, the app won’t load effects and may stay stuck at 51%.

A simple workaround here is to free up some space on your device by following the instructions given below:


  • Touch & hold the app. 
  • Choose “Uninstall.”
  • Select “OK.”
  • Now, open “Gallery” or “File Manager.”
  • Delete all unnecessary pictures and video files that you no longer need.


  • Open “Control Panel.”
  • Select “Uninstall a Program.”
  • Right-click an application.
  • Click “Uninstall.”
  • Click “Yes.

If this doesn’t free up enough space on your device, delete the drafted projects on CapCut and see if the app can successfully load the effects now. Here’s how:

Android or iOS:

  • Open “CapCut.” 
  • Tap the three-dot icon next to your drafted project.
  • Tap “Delete.”
  • Select “Delete” again.


  • Launch “CapCut.”
  • Right-click a project.
  • Select “Delete.”
  • Click “OK.”

Afterward, open CapCut and try applying the effect to your project to check if the problem persists. 

Clear CapCut Cache

It’s possible that the CapCut cache is full of junk data on your device, which can lead to loading effects stuck at 51%. A quick way to fix this issue is to clear the CapCut cache data on your device by following these steps: 

Within CapCut App: 

  • Open the CapCut app.
  • Head to “Settings.”
  • Tap “Clear Cache.”
  • Tap “OK.”


  • Open the “Settings” app.
  • Choose “Apps.”
  • Choose “All Apps.”
  • Scroll and select “CapCut.”
  • Head to “Storage.
  • Choose “Clear Cache.”
  • Tap “Clear Data.”


  • Open device “Settings.”
  • Head to “General.” 
  • Tap “iPhone Storage” or “iPad Storage.”
  • Choose “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Offload App.”
  • Tap “Offload App” again.

CapCut Desktop App:

  • Open “CapCut.”
  • Click the gear icon.
  • Click “Settings.”
  • Scroll to “Cache Size” and click “Delete.” 
  • Click “OK.”

If you use the BlueStacks emulator for CapCut, do these steps to clear the cache:

  • Open “BlueStacks.”
  • Go to “My Games.”
  • Click “System Apps.” 
  • Select “Android Settings.”
  • Choose “Apps.”
  • Choose “CapCut.”
  • Select “Storage.”
  • Tap “Clear Cache.”

After clearing the CapCut app cache, restart your device, open the app again, and hopefully, the effects will load this time. 

Reinstall CapCut App

Another reason for CapCut being stuck on loading effects is if the system files are corrupt. In this case, reinstalling the app on your device can often fix the glitch. Here’s how: 


  • Access “Settings.”
  • Go to “Apps.”
  • Select “All Apps.”
  • Select “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Uninstall.”
  • Choose “OK.”
Reinstalling CapCut app
  • Open “Google Play Store.”
  • Locate “CapCut.”
  • Choose “Install.”


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


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

Now, open CapCut, import your video or photo element, apply the effect, and verify the fix.


In this article, we explored why CapCut is stuck on loading effects at 51% and how you can fix this problem without much hassle.

Hopefully, you can now resume editing your videos seamlessly on CapCut and create captivating content for TikTok or YouTube.


  • 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