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Why is My TikTok Out of Sync? Fix Synchronization Issues

Why is My TikTok Out of Sync? Fix Synchronization Issues

TikTok, a widespread phenomenon in social media, is great for creating and sharing short videos with friends. However, TikTok out of sync audio while recording or editing videos is ruining the fun for many content creators.

If your TikTok is out of sync, this happens when background data access is not granted to the app or the app is outdated. To correctly sync the audio with your TikTok videos, allow background data under cellular data Settings or update the app to the latest version.

Many users are experiencing choppy playback and out-of-sync sound on their TikTok videos and wonder how to fix it. In this article, we have outlined some easy-to-follow solutions to help you resolve the issue and get your TikTok working again.

Why do my Tiktoks go out of sync?

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One of the following might be the reason why your TikTok is out of sync. 

  • Your daily cellular data limit is breached. 
  • The installation files of the TikTok app are corrupted. 
  • Your network connection is not stable or working at all. 
  • Background data is not permitted for the TikTok app. 
  • The TikTok app is not updated to the latest version. 

How do I fix audio delay on TikTok? 

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Is TikTok out of sync with your recorded videos? Try the following 6 quick fixes.

Check your internet connection 

Internet connection is the first thing you should check when the TikTok app goes out of sync or does not record videos. To troubleshoot your internet connection, do the following:

  • Check your data package and update it if you are left with no data. 
  • Reset APN settings on the device. 
  • From cellular data, switch to a Wi-Fi connection or vice versa.
  • Press the Power button on your router and restart it to refresh the network. 
  • Make sure you are within the strong range of your Wi-Fi. 
  • Increase the bandwidth of your broadband connection. 
  • Call your internal service provider to fix the backend issues.

Force Stop the app

Force stopping the app will help stop the background processes that are affecting the app. To do this:

For Android

  • Launch the Settings app on your Android device and tap on the App
  • Head over to the Apps Manage option, locate the TikTok app, and tap on it.
  • Here you will see the uninstall and force stop options. Tap on the Force Stop option.

For iPhone

  • Head over to the App Switcher by swiping up from the bottom to the middle of your screen.
  • Find the TikTok app and force stop it.
  • Afterward, head over to the TikTok app and see if the issue is fixed.

Restart your phone

If the TikTok app faces some technical problems, it can affect its performance, resulting in out-of-sync audio. So, turn off your device, wait for a few minutes, and turn the device back on. Afterward, launch the TikTok app again and see if you can record videos with accurate audio synchronization.

Clear TikTok Cache

Cache data is temporary data stored on your device or apps to improve performance. TikTok saves cache data based on your location, preferences, and saved videos. 

If the app’s cache data has become full or corrupted, the app will start crashing, generating the out-of-sync issue. To rule this out: 

  • On your device, launch the TikTok app. 
  • Now, head over to your profile by tapping on the Me option. 
  • In the top right corner of the screen, tap on the three dots
  • Next, select the Privacy and Settings option. 
  • Afterward, scroll down and Clear Cache option. 
  • Finally, check the app for the sync out issue and verify the fix. 

Note: You can also clear the cache data from your device settings by navigating to Settings > Apps > Manage Apps > TikTok > Storage > Clear Cache. 

Check TikTok background access 

If you have stopped the TikTok app from accessing the background data or the data saver is turned on, the app might face a problem connecting to the internet, generating the out-of-sync issue.

Follow the steps below to enable background data access:

  • Head over to the Settings menu on your Android device and tap on the Apps option.
  • Next, go to the Manage Apps option, find the TikTok app, and tap on it.
  • Now, under the usage option, tap on the Mobile Data option.
  • Toggle the button next to Allow background data usage.
  • Also, make sure that the Data Saver option is off.
  • Finally, launch TikTok and check if the TikTok app still lags.

Reinstall TikTok App

When the installation files of the TikTok app become corrupted due to some bugs, it can cause audio synchronization and sound trimming issues. In this case, uninstall and reinstall the app in the following way:

  • Grab your phone and find the TikTok app.
  • Tap and hold it until the Uninstall option appears.
  • Tap on the Uninstall option and confirm when prompted.
  • Now, go to the App Store or Google Play Store and search for the TikTok app.
  • Select the app and tap on the Install option.
  • Afterward, open the app and sign in with your credentials, i.e., username and password.
  • Verify that the out-of-sync issue is resolved.

How do I update my TikTok app?

How do I update my TikTok app?

Another way to resolve the out-of-sync issue is to update the TikTok app to the latest version. To do this:

  • First, ensure your device is connected to the internet.
  • Grab your phone and launch the Google Play Store or App Store.
  • In the search bar, type TikTok and search for the app.
  • Select the app, and you will see the Update option.
  • Next, tap on the Update option.
  • Once the update is complete, open the app and see if the issue persists.

Note: You can also check for the TikTok update under the Updates Available option in Manage Apps and devices.


We hope that this article helped you fix the “TikTok out of sync” issue, and now you can record creative content with accurate audio. However, if the problem persists, make sure to check the TikTok server for outages. In case the servers are down or facing any issues, wait for the developers to fix them.


  • 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

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