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Why Is My TikTok Not Working Today? Here Are Some Simple Fixes

Why Is My TikTok Not Working Today? Here Are Some Simple Fixes

Regardless of whether you’re a newbie to TikTok or a mega fan, the issues of TikTok not working can be frustrating all round. Whether you’re trying to explore you’re ‘for you page,’ upload your own content or getting to know the platform, downtime ruins the user experience.

With TikTok being such a big platform, unfortunately, it can encounter some errors. These can be more regular but tend to be resolved quickly, so usually, they’re not a huge deal.

Although Tik Tok experiences regular maintenance, bugs can still occur. As with any social media, you can troubleshoot most errors and actually fix them yourself. Even if you’re not confident with technology, these easy-to-do fixes are a game-changer.

Why is my TikTok not working today?

According to Down Detector, TikTok users have been reporting problems meaning there is a possible issue with the site. Most of the issues TikTok experiences are on the app, so if you’re looking to use TikTok without troubleshooting, try using a web browser first.

If you’re unsure whether the issue is on your end or a worldwide issue, head on to other social media, such as Twitter, and use the hashtag #TikTokDown, where you will find other users who are having the same issue.

Is there a network error with TikTok?

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Are you currently dealing with the TikTok network error? Which advises you have ‘no network connection, connect to the internet and try again.’ It appears to be an issue for both mobile data and wifi users.

So although the issue could be on your end, it is highly likely the issue could be with TikTok itself. The servers for TikTok are actually based in America and are locked in a large cage within their facility. TikTok will quickly work to resolve any server issues so the app keeps running. As ByteDance owns the company, China Unicom Americas provides the data and servers for the video giant. With this being said, it is unlikely this has any impact on the network error.

But if you’ve been informed of a server error, this could actually be linked to the servers in America.

Annoyingly, if this is to do with the servers, it is unlikely you will be able to do anything with your device until they fix this.

Can I use TikTok if it’s banned in my country?

If you’re in a country where TikTok is banned, you will need to use a VPN for TikTok. This provides a loophole in order to access it in your country. Since 2020 TikTok has been banned in India, therefore users have resorted to using a VPN.

Using a VPN bypasses where you are and tricks your device and network into thinking you’re somewhere different from where you actually are.

Is TikTok down today?

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The last significant network error reported by TikTok was on the 16th of September 2021. Currently, there don’t appear to be any issues on the app that troubleshooting won’t be able to fix.

Steps to fix my TikTok in America?

Fixing TikTok can be an annoyance, especially when you are busy. But if you’re looking to give troubleshooting ago, we have some helpful steps to offer quick and easy fixes. Regardless of the issue with your TikTok, these suggestions may help to fix your issue quickly; allowing you to get back on the platform.

Make sure your wifi is working correctly.

Be sure to make sure you’re connected to your wifi hub correctly. To make sure that your wifi hub isn’t the issue, try using TikTok on cell phone data. If it works on cell data, be sure to reboot your router before trying to connect again.

If your TikTok works on wifi and not cell data, try putting your phone into airplane mode. This completely shuts down any connection to the Internet, when you reconnect your connection will be reset.

Remove the app and redownload it.

If an app is having issues updating, one simple fix is to delete it and redownload the app. Deleting the app means you’ll have the latest version ready to install when you are ready to reinstall the app. Any bugs from the previous version of the app should now be removed.

Restart your device

If your app keeps crashing, before attempting any other troubleshooting, restarting the device can help reboot the software on your phone and remove any old data.


Wherever you are in the world trying to use TikTok, the app is likely going to have more issues. This tends to be the case with apps vs. a browser. Usually, half or more of the issues with TikTok are on the app, according to data from the down detector.

If you are stuck troubleshooting TikTok and require any further assistance, please reach out as we are more than happy to help.


  • Michael Stokes

    Over 10 years of experience working as a technical support engineer. Highly skilled in fixing any technical issue, including app configuration and account setup, gaming errors, television problems, and any other electronics-related issue. You can find out more about him at