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CapCut Can’t Split On Current Position – 8 Fixes

CapCut Can’t Split On Current Position – 8 Fixes

Are you trying to cut a video project into multiple segments on CapCut, but it displays the “Can’t Split on Current Position” error message?

If CapCut shows the “Can’t Split on Current Position” error, this happens when you use a very short video clip or split it at the start or end point. To fix this error, use a video longer than 0.1-0.2 seconds or try splitting the clip at a different frame where some content is available. 

In this guide, we’ll explore why CapCut is throwing the “Can’t Split on Current Position” error and what steps you can take to resolve this issue as soon as possible. 

Why can’t CapCut split on the current position?

Why can’t CapCut split on the current position?

If CapCut shows the “Can’t Split on Current Position” error message when you try to cut a video in two or more segments, one of the following might be the reason:

  • The clip is too short.
  • Splitting the clip at the start or end point. 
  • Regional restrictions.
  • Outdated CapCut app.
  • Corrupt CapCut cache data.
  • Misconfigured or corrupt CapCut installation files. 

How do you split a clip in Capcut?

How do you split a clip in Capcut?

To fix the CapCut “Can’t Split on Current Position” error message on your mobile or PC app, try out these 8 simple and easy solutions.

Check Clip Size

If the clip you are trying to cut into two or more segments is too short, CapCut won’t allow you to split it further and display the error message. 

Therefore, use a video clip longer than 0.1 – 0.2 seconds and check if you are still getting the “Can’t Split on Current Position” error message on CapCut. 

Check Split Position

CapCut requires some time offset before or after the split time to ensure smooth video editing. So, if you attempt to cut the video clip at the very beginning or endpoint, the app will show the “Can’t Split on Current Position” error message. 

To prevent this, move the split point a few frames ahead or behind these positions. You can also try splitting the video at a different point along the timeline where there is some content. 

Use VPN Service

Some features in CapCut, including the Split or Style option, are restricted in countries like the USA, Italy, etc. Therefore, when you try to apply this option to your project, the app shows you the error message. 

To prevent this from happening, try using a VPN service on your mobile device or computer to access the split feature. After doing so, open CapCut and apply the split feature on your video project to verify the fix. 

Change Language In CapCut

Although a bit bizarre, some users report that changing the language in CapCut also helps them troubleshoot the issue. Here’s how:

CapCut Mobile App: 

  • Open “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Settings.”
  • Tap “App Language.”
  • Select another language from the list.
  • Tap “Done.”
  • Open your project. 
  • Select the video clip on the timeline. 
  • Tap “Edit.”
  • Drag the pointer to the desired location. 
  • Tap “Split” and check if the problem persists. 

CapCut Desktop App:

  • Launch “CapCut.”
  • Click “Settings.”
  • Click “Settings” again.
  • Go to “Language.”
  • Select any other language that you are fluent in on the list. 
  • Click “Save.”
Changing language in CapCut app

Now start editing your project on CapCut and see if this fixes the “Can’t Split on Current Position” error. 

Clear CapCut Cache

The CapCut cache often needs to be updated, corrupted, and becomes incompatible with your mobile device or PC. This leads to unexpected behaviors, including the “Can’t Split on Current Position” error.

Luckily, you can fix this issue by clearing CapCut cache data on your mobile device or PC this way: 

CapCut App on Mobile:

  • Open “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Settings.”
  • Tap “Clear Cache.”
  • Select “OK.”

Android Settings:

  • Go to “Settings.”
  • Tap “Apps” > “All App.”
  • Choose “CapCut.”
  • Go to “Storage.”
  • Choose “Clear Cache.”
  • Tap “Clear Data” > “OK.”

iOS Settings:

  • Head to “Settings.”
  • Tap “General.”
  • Select “iPhone or iPad Storage.”
  • Select “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Offload.”
  • Tap “Offload” again.

CapCut Desktop:

  • Launch “CapCut.”
  • Click “Settings” > “Settings.” 
  • Next to “Cache Size,” click “Delete.”
  • Click “OK.”

Afterward, open “CapCut,” start editing your project, and see if you can split the clip now. 

Update CapCut 

If the CapCut app is not updated, it won’t align with the latest firmware changes on the app, which may result in transcoding failure or video-splitting issues. 

To fix this, regularly update CapCut on your device or computer with these steps: 

CapCut Mobile App: 

  • Open “Play Store” / “App Store.”
  • Locate “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Update” if available.

CapCut PC App:

  • Open CapCut.”
  • Click “Settings.”
  • Click “Version.”
  • Select “Check For Updates.”
  • Select “Install Now” if available.

After the update, open “CapCut,” select your project, apply the split option, and see if the problem persists. 

Reinstall CapCut

Over time, CapCut system files can also corrupt due to bugs in the device software or online viruses, which affects its performance and leads to this error message. 

Your best bet here is to reinstall CapCut on your mobile device and computer in the following way:


  • Tap and hold “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Uninstall.”
  • Select “OK.”
  • Open “Play Store.”
  • Find “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Install.”


  • Touch & hold “CapCut.”
  • Tap “Remove App.”
  • Select “Delete App.”
  • Open “App Store.”
  • Search for “CapCut.”
  • Tap “GET.” 


  • Open “Settings.”
  • Click “Apps.”
  • Go to “Apps & Features.”
  • Select “CapCut.”
  • Click “Uninstall” > “Uninstall.”
  • Click “Yes.”
  • Go to “Microsoft Store.”
  • Search for “CapCut.”
  • Select “Install.”

Now, launch “CapCut,” try to split your video project, and hopefully, you won’t get the error message.

Use CapCut Online Editor

If all else fails and you are still getting the error message, use the CapCut online editor as an alternative to apply the split effect to your video project. Here’s how: 

Using CapCut online editor to split video


In this detailed guide, we’ve discussed why CapCut is showing the “Can’t Split on Current Position” error message on your mobile or computer app. We’ve also explored some easy-to-follow methods to resolve this problem without much effort. 

With these solutions at your disposal, you can now regain control of your video editing process on CapCut and bring your creativity to life.


  • 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