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How To Stop Tiktok From Reducing Quality (Fix)

How To Stop Tiktok From Reducing Quality (Fix)

Do you want to stop TikTok from drastically reducing the quality of your videos or audio when you post them on the platform?

If you want to stop TikTok from reducing video quality, go to “Upload” and toggle on “Allow High-Quality Uploads” under “More Options” to upload clips in HD. If this doesn’t work, disable the “Data Saver” or “Low Data Mode” options on your Android or iOS device and try uploading the video again.

In this article, we’ll explore how to stop TikTok from reducing quality when uploading videos and their embedded audio.

How to stop TikTok from reducing video quality?

How to stop TikTok from reducing video quality

To stop TikTok from reducing video quality after uploading, here are 8 tried and tested solutions to save the day. 

Disable Data Saver or Low Data Mode

You might have enabled the Data Saver or Low Data Mode in your TikTok account or app, which automatically reduces the video quality to reduce data consumption. 

To prevent this, disable the Data Saver mode in the TikTok account with these steps: 

  • Open TikTok.”
  • Tap “Me/Profile”
  • Go to “Settings and Privacy.”
  • Select “Data Saver.”
  • Toggle the button next to “Data Saver” to the Off position.

You can also disable the Low Data or Data Saver Mode on your Android or iOS device to let TikTok utilize enough data to upload quality videos. To do this:


  • Open “Settings.”
  • Tap “Cellular.”
  • Select “Cellular Data Option.”
  • Tap “Data Mode.”
  • Select “Allow More Data on 5G” or “Standard” instead of “Low Data Mode.”


  • Open “Settings.”
  • Tap “Connections.”
  • Tap “Data Usage.”
  • Toggle off “Data Saver.”

Capture Video with TikTok-Supported Specifications

TikTok has specified the clip’s size, codec type, and format to ensure it is uploaded in high resolution. But if your video is captured with unsupported specifications, the app will automatically change or reduce its quality. 

So, make sure your video fulfills these requirements and specifications before posting it on TikTok:

  • Upload clip in 250MB size for iOS and 75MB for Android.
  • Try to shoot the video in MP4 or MOV using H.264 container format.
  • Use a 9:16 or 1080 x 1920p vertical aspect ratio.
  • Use a 30FPS frame rate for standard video quality without facing blur.

Once your video is in the recommended format, size, and resolution, TikTok won’t crop your videos and reduce the quality. 

Enable HD Settings in TikTok

If the HD option is disabled on the TikTok app, it may not adjust the clip to a higher resolution, resulting in bad video quality.

Here’s how you can enable the HD settings in TikTok while posting your video:

  • Open TikTok.
  • Tap the “Plus” icon.
  • Tap “Upload.”
  • Select the video you want to post and tap “Next.”
  • Tap “Next” again after editing the video.
  • Tap “More Options.”
  • Toggle on the switch next to “Allow High-Quality Uploads.”
Allowing TikTok to Upload High-Quality Videos
  • Now, when you post the video on TikTok, the app won’t compromise its quality. 

Troubleshoot the Internet Connection

An unstable internet connection can significantly impact the video upload process on TikTok and decrease its quality.

To troubleshoot network connection:

  • Move your device closer to the router/modem.
  • Restart your router/modem to refresh the connection
  • Close all the background apps or downloads on your device to free up bandwidth for TikTok.
  • Try connecting to a different Wi-Fi connection or switch to mobile data.

NOTE: You can also reset your router to the default settings, which can resolve internet speed issues causing the poor TikTok video upload quality.

Record Videos in 1080p Resolution

You might be recording the video in low resolution, due to which its quality suffers after posting on TikTok. 

Try recording your TikTok videos in 1080p resolution for better results to ensure crisp and appealing visuals.

Furthermore, use the rear camera as it typically has a higher resolution and better lens, guaranteeing the desired HD quality. 

Use TikTok in Web Browser to Upload Video 

Mobile phones often reduce the quality of videos when uploading them to TikTok. Therefore, use TikTok in the web browser to post the clips with these steps:

  • Open TikTokwebsite. 
  • Click “Log In.”
  • Sign in using the QR code, email, or phone number. 
  • Click “Upload.”
  • Click “Select File” or drag and drop it.
Posting video from TikTok web
  • Add a caption, do the rest of the settings, and click “Post.”

INFO: Limited storage space and RAM on your device can also affect the quality of your TikTok videos.

Clear TikTok Cache Data

Sometimes, corrupt TikTok app cache data can also cause temporary glitches, affecting the quality of your videos. 

To fix this, clear the TikTok cache data with these steps:

TikTok App:

  • Open “TikTok.”
  • Tap “Me/Profile.”
  • Go to “Settings and Privacy.”
  • Tap “Free Up Space.”
  • Tap “Clear” next to Cache.

If you use TikTok Lite, tap “Clear Cache” under “Settings and Privacy.”


  • Open “Settings.”
  • Tap “Apps.”
  • Tap “All Apps.”
  • Select “TikTok.”
  • Tap “Storage.”
  • Tap “Clear Cache.”


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

NOTE: Clearing cache data won’t remove drafts or reset settings on your TikTok account.

Don’t Edit Videos on TikTok

Although you can edit videos on TikTok, it often changes your video quality, resulting in blurry clips. To avoid this, edit your videos with third-party apps like “CapCut” before uploading them. 

  • Install and launch CapCut.
  • Tap “New Project.”
  • Select the video clip you want to edit and tap “Add.”
  • Now, edit your video to add effects, themes, or audio, and tap “1080.”
  • Adjust the video resolution to 1080, frame rate to 30fps, and code rate to “Recommended.”
  • Click “Export” to download your video, post it to your TikTok account, and see if the issue persists.

How do I stop TikTok from ruining audio quality?

How do I stop TikTok from ruining audio quality

TikTok often reduces the background noises on your videos to standardize audio quality across the platform. 

However, you can use disable the “Noise Reducer” option in the app to prevent TikTok from ruining the audio quality in the following way:

  • Open “TikTok.”
  • Tap the “Plus” button.
  • Tap “Upload.”
  • Select the video you want to post.
  • Tap “Noise Reducer” to disable the settings.
  • Now, tap “Next” to post your video and see if this resolves the TikTok audio issues.


In this article, we’ll explore how to stop TikTok from reducing the quality of your uploaded video and audio in the background. 

Hopefully, with these fixes, you can now post high-quality content on TikTok to get more engagement and attention from your followers


  • 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