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How To Fix CapCut Audio Delay – 6 Easy Ways

How To Fix CapCut Audio Delay – 6 Easy Ways

Have you edited a video project on CapCut for your social media but experienced an audio delay issue when you exported it and want to know how to fix it?

If you experience the CapCut audio delay issue, the frame rate on your video might be incorrect. To fix the CapCut audio delay, set the frame rate on your video to 60fps before exporting it. If you use the CapCut Desktop app, the “Proxy” feature might be disabled on your project. So try enabling it through the “Global Settings” within the app.

In this guide, we’ll explore how to fix CapCut audio delay on your video clips after exporting them, along with the reasons that cause this frustrating problem.

Why is my CapCut video audio delayed?

Why is my CapCut video audio delayed?

One of the following might be the reason why you experience the CapCut audio delay issue after exporting your project:

  • Low device storage.
  • Audio is not adjusted correctly in the timeline.
  • Incorrect video frame rate.
  • An issue with the headphones or video player.
  • Disabled proxy option on CapCut desktop app.
  • Corrupt CapCut cache data.
  • Outdated CapCut app.

How do I stop audio lag in CapCut?

How do I stop audio lag in CapCut?

To fix the CapCut audio delay on the mobile or desktop app, try the following 6 easy-to-follow solutions. 

Free Up Storage on Device

It is possible your device is running low on storage, so CapCut does not have enough resources to sync the audio on your project correctly. Therefore, try deleting all unnecessary draft projects that you’ve saved on the app with these steps: 

CapCut Mobile App:

  • Open “CapCut.”
  • Select a drafted project.
  • Tap the three dots.
  • Select “Delete.”
  • Choose “Delete” again.

CapCut Desktop App:

  • Open “CapCut.”
  • Right-click a drafted project.
  • Click “Delete.”
  • Click “OK.”

You can also try uninstalling unnecessary apps on your device that you no longer use to free up some space. Here’s how: 


  • Open “Settings.”
  • Tap “App” > “All Apps.”
  • Select the app.
  • Tap “Uninstall.”


  • Open “Settings.”
  • Go to “General.”
  • Choose “iPad Storage” or “iPhone Storage.”
  • Select the app.
  • Choose “Delete App.”
  • Tap “Delete App.”


  • Open “Settings.”
  • Go to “Apps” > “Apps & Features.”
  • Click the app.
  • Click “Uninstall.”
  • Select “Uninstall” again.
  • Click “Yes” to confirm. 

TIP: You can also try deleting media files on your device to free up some space for CapCut. 

Once you have enough free storage space, export your video from CapCut and see if the audio is synced now. 

Enable Proxy on CapCut PC App

Some users report that enabling the “Proxy” option in the CapCut Desktop app also helped them fix the audio delay problem. To do this: 

  • Launch “CapCut.”
  • Click “New Project.”
  • Import your element to CapCut and drag it to the timeline.
  • Click “Menu.”
  • Click “Global Settings.”
  • Go to “Performace.”
  • Check “Proxy.”
  • Click “Save.”
Enabling Proxy feature in CapCut Desktop app

Afterward, edit your project, add audio, and see if it is still delayed after you export the file. 

Use Another Video Player 

Sometimes, the audio player you use to watch your exported CapCut project delays its audio, and you end up thinking there is something wrong with the app. 

To verify this, try using another video player instead of the default one on your device to play your project and see if the problem persists. 

NOTE: If you use Bluetooth headphones to watch your edited CapCut project, it can be the culprit behind the audio delay issue. So try using another headphone or listen to the video using the device’s onboard speakers. 

Change Video Frame Rate

Videos consist of a sequence of individual frames displayed one after another for a specific duration determined by the rate you set while exporting it from CapCut. So, if you select an incorrect frame rate, it can lead to synchronization problems. 

To address this, change the frame rate of your video project on CapCut this way: 

CapCut Mobile App: 

  • Open “CapCut.”
  • Start editing your project. 
  • Tap “1080P.”
  • Drag the slider to “60fps.”

CapCut Desktop App:

  • Launch “CapCut.”
  • Import your video and audio.
  • Drag the video and audio to the timeline and start editing. 
  • Click “Export.”
  • Select “60fps” from the drop-down menu next to “Frame Rate.”

Once you do that, select “Export” to save your video on your device and verify the fix.

Adjust Audio in Timeline

You can also manually adjust the audio in the CapCut timeline to fix the audio delay issue. Here’s a helpful workaround that some users found effective: 

  • Spread your video to the left in the timeline.
  • Bring the audio slightly forward, preferably 4 to 10 frames.
  • Ensure the audio is slightly out of time with the video. 
Adjusting audio in timeline

Now, export your video, and the audio should sync up correctly. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: This workaround is a trial-and-error approach, and you may need to adjust the audio frame a few times in the CapCut timeline to get it just right. 

Try New Project

Another solution to fix the problem is to export your video file and create a new project to add the audio to it by following these steps: 

CapCut Mobile App: 

  • Open “CapCut.”
  • Start editing your video by adding effects, animations, text, and stickers. 
  • Tap “Export.”
  • Afterward, create a new project and import back your exported file.
  • Select it in the timeline.
  • Tap “Edit.”
  • Tap “Volume.”
  • Drag the slider to set the video to “Mute.”
  • Tap the “Tick.”
  • Tap “Audio,” import your file, and adjust it in the timeline.

CapCut Desktop App:

  • Launch “CapCut.”
  • Click “New Project.”
  • Import your video and start editing it.
  • Click “Export.”
  • Click “Export” again.
  • Reimport the file and drag & drop it in the timeline.
  • Click the “Volume” icon next to the video in the timeline to mute it. 
  • Import your audio and drop it in the timeline.
  • Now, adjust your audio on the video.

Once done, save the project to your device, and the audio delay issue won’t bother you anymore. 

NOTE: You can also try clearing the CapCut cache to remove any outdated or corrupt data that might be resulting in the no audio sound or sound delay issue. 


In this article, we’ve explained how to fix the CapCut audio delay with easy-to-follow solutions, as well as the reasons for this issue. 

Hopefully, with these solutions, you can now enjoy a smoother and more synchronized video editing experience. Remember to keep the CapCut app updated to the latest version, as future releases may contain patches to address the audio synchronization problem. 


  • Tauqeer Ahmed

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