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Why is My TikTok Sound Not Working? Fix Audio Issues

TikTok is a social media platform easily accessible through a mobile app for users to create, design, and watch short clips, but sometimes the sound stops working on these videos.

TikTok was created by the Chinese company Bytedance to give users an outlet for their individuality. With over a billion daily users, you’ll find content ranging from recipes to dance challenges. Regardless of the video, the majority have sound.

In other words, without the audio, it will be hard to keep up with the latest TikTok trend. Whether you cannot record sound or hear it from your speakers, this should be an easy fix.

Why is there no sound on TikTok videos?

First, follow these steps to restore sound on your TikTok app quickly.

Check the volume on your phone

Click your volume button and ensure that your volume is not all the way off.

Release Silent Mode

You will not hear TikTok videos if your phone is on mute. Click the mute button to see if that was the issue.

Restart Your Device

Occasionally, problems from other apps might cause an issue with your TikTok. Resolve phone glitches by restarting the device.

Test Your Device

For IOS users –

Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics > drag the ringer and alerts slider back and forth a few times. If you don’t hear any sound, your speaker might not be working.

For Android users –

Dial *#7353# to access your speaker button. Once you press this button, you should hear a melody from your speakers. If you cannot hear this sound, you have a hardware problem.

Additionally, if there is still no sound coming from your speakers, it might be a good time to investigate the TikTok app. Let’s try these troubleshooting methods.

Check for Updates

For IOS users, go to the app store and see if TikTok needs updating.

For Android users to the google play store and see if TikTok needs updating.

Reinstall TikTok

Delete, then reinstall the TikTok app from your mobile device. This will delete the TikTok data from your phone. Don’t worry about your account information. Your account will save your data. Just sign back into your account upon reinstallation.

Why does my recorded video have no sound?

Another reason that you can be experiencing sound issues from the TikTok app is through your own videos. This is a common complaint with TikTok users. Let’s look into why your upload has no sound.

TikTok gives you a platform to sing, rant, rap, tell jokes, or make music available to billions of people around the world. This is a little hard to do if your video’s sound is not working. Let’s troubleshoot how to fix your upload.

Ensure TikTok has access to your microphone.

Check to make sure your settings are not blocking your microphone by:

Open Settings > tap the TikTok app > ensure the microphone toggle is green. This means that this app has permission to use your microphone to record sound.

Copyright infringement blocking sound on TikTok

One of the most prevalent complaints about the sound not working on TikTok is copyright infringement issues. This error will create a “this sound is not available” or “your video has been muted” pop-up message. To learn about this problem, read below.

TikTok mutes videos for copyright infringement.

Each video you upload goes through an AI software screening process. If the AI software flags your sound, it will automatically mute your video.

The AI software can mute sound by error. Follow these steps to upload your video and edit the sound within TikTok.

Tap the + icon > click the Upload button > trim the video (if needed) > press Next > press Sounds on the editing screen > add any sound then tap Volume > slide the Added sound to zero.

All of TikTok’s library is licensed, and when you add a sound, you are within the community guidelines. Turning the added sound audio to zero will allow you to hear the original sound.

Final Words

Whether you’re just getting started on TikTok or are a seasoned user, tech problems are never fun. Hopefully, this diagnostics article was able to help you fix your sound issues with TikTok.

And now that you can upload videos don’t forget to read our top five solutions to improve your TikTok camera quality.


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