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CapCut Style Option Not Working – Reasons and Fixes

CapCut Style Option Not Working – Reasons and Fixes

The CapCut Style is a useful tool for adding expressions, motion, or other effects to your project, but some users report the option is not working on the PC or mobile app. 

If the CapCut “Style” option is not working, this happens when you are using the wrong style for your video or image file on the app. To fix this, use a static frame style for images and select the dynamic for your videos. If this doesn’t work, update the app to 5.3 or any latest version. 

In this article, we’ll explore why the CapCut “Style” option is not working on the mobile or PC app and how you can quickly resolve this problem without much effort. 

Why is the CapCut Style option not working?

Why is the CapCut Style option not working?

One of the following might be why the CapCut “Style” option is not working on the app:

  • Outdated CapCut app.
  • Using the app in the region not supported by CapCut.
  • Applying still frame image styles to video or vice versa.
  • Corrupt CapCut cache or system files. 

How do I get the CapCut Style option to work?

How do I get the CapCut Style option to work?

To get the CapCut “Style” option to work on the mobile or PC app, here are some proven solutions to get rid of this persistent problem. 


CapCut is a Chinese app, so it is banned in most regions worldwide, which is why its developer does not provide support there. 

When users in these regions install the app using third-party unofficial sources, a few of the critical app option fails to work, including “Style.” 

The important bit here is that the CapCut app offered in Asia has more effects than in the USA due to the different regulations imposed there by the government.  

To get the CapCut style option to work or access more effects, use a reliable VPN service on your mobile device with these steps:

  • Open “Play Store / App Store.”
  • Find a reputable and reliable VPN.
  • Tap “Install.”
  • Open the VPN app. 
  • Tap “Connect” to change your online location to another region where the app is fully supported, like Indonesia or the Philippines.
  • Launch “CapCut.”
  • Import a video or image to the app to edit your project and see if the “Style” option works. 

NOTE: You can also install a VPN on your PC to get the “Style” option to work on the CapCut Desktop app. 

Use the Right Style For Video or Images

The CapCut style option provides effects for static and motion or dynamic frames that you can apply to your images or pictures. 

However, if you try to apply a static frame style to a video file or a dynamic one to your images, CapCut won’t let you do so, and the effects will gray out. So, use the correct static frame style for images and select the dynamic for your videos on the app. 

Update CapCut

The “Style” option is only supported in the CapCut version 5.3 or above. If the app is outdated on your PC or mobile device, the feature might stop working for you. 

To fix this, check the CapCut version in its settings menu and update the app with these steps:


  • Open “Play Store.”
  • Tap the profile.
  • Go to “Manage Apps and Devices.” 
  • Select “Updates Available.”
  • Select “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Update.”


  • Launch “App Store.”
  • Tap the Profile.
  • Go to “Available Updates.”
  • Tap “Update” next to “CapCut.”

CapCut Desktop:

  • Launch “CapCut.”
  • Click the gear icon.
  • Click “Version.”
  • Select “Check for Updates.”
  • Click “Install Now.”
Updating CapCut app

Another way to update the CapCut PC app is to open “Microsoft Store” and click “Library.” Now, click “Get Updates” to let the store find the new version of the CapCut app and install them automatically. 

Once the app is updated, restart the device and see if you find the “Style” option now. 

Clear CapCut Cache

Corrupt cache data often creates a conflict, affecting the CapCut functionality to retrieve and process the different effects, templates, or styles on the mobile or PC app. 

In such case, try clearing the CapCut app cache on your device with the steps given below:

CapCut Mobile App:

  • Open “CapCut.”
  • Tap the gear icon.
  • Tap “Clear Cache.”
  • Select “OK.”

Using Android Settings:

  • Open “Settings.”
  • Tap “Apps” > “All Apps.”
  • Select “CapCut.”
  • Choose “Storage.”
  • Tap “Clear Cache.”
  • Tap “Clear Data.”
  • Select “OK” to confirm and remove all the corrupt app files, settings, accounts, and databases. 

Using iOS Settings:

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

CapCut PC App:

  • Open “CapCut.”
  • Click the settings gear. 
  • Select “Settings.”
  • Click the “Delete” icon next to “Cache Size.”
  • Click “OK.”

You can also configure the CapCut PC app to delete the cache after the set duration automatically. For this, go to “Settings,” open the “Project” tab and select “Auto Delete Cache” next to “Cache Management. Finally, choose the time range from the drop-down menu next to it and click “Save.”

After clearing the app cache data on your mobile or PC, restart CapCut and check if the app is lagging and the “Style” feature works correctly. 

Reinstall CapCut

The last resort to fix the problem is reinstalling the CapCut app on your mobile device or PC to clear any corrupt installation or system files. Here’s how:


  • Tap & hold CapCut.
  • Tap “Uninstall.”
  • Select “OK.”
  • Open “Play Store.”
  • Look for “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Install.”


  • Tap & hold “CapCut” on the Home screen.
  • Select “Remove App” > “Delete App.”
  • Tap “Delete.”
  • Open “App Store.”
  • Find “CapCut.”
  • Tap “GET.”


  • Open “Settings.”
  • Go to “Apps” > “Apps & Features.”
Windows Apps section
  • Click “CapCut.”
  • Click “Uninstall.”
  • Select “Uninstall.”
  • Now, open “Microsoft Store.”
  • Search for “CapCut.”
  • Click “Install.”

Now open CapCut, apply the “Style” feature to your media file, and it should work now.

NOTE: Uninstalling the CapCut app results in losing all unsaved projects in the draft. So, make sure to export them first to your desired location. 


This detailed article explored why the CapCut “Style” option is not working on the PC or mobile app and what steps you can take to handle this problem effectively. 

Hopefully, you can now fully utilize the style option on CapCut to create stunning and engaging content. But if the issue persists, CapCut Support will always be there to assist you further.


  • 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