TikTok on the clock but the party won’t stop! This never-ending trail of anthem is the driving factor of this application.  With an amazing content base and users, it has become the best pass-time for people. Normally, one doesn’t find any flaw or break of flow using this app. But, unexpected chains of events can lead this app to fail in functioning. And make its users wonder Why “TikTok isn’t working on my iPhone”? Hundreds of issues might crawl up there, but we will get on to the solutions to understand how to fix TikTok which is not working.

Part 1. How to Fix TikTok not working on iPhone

1.1 Force Close the App and re-open

The full of traffic driven, TikTok app is well jam-packed with millions of users across the globe. So every second this app is used by a large amount of people. Naturally, this can be one of the reasons why the app shuts down. Or a slight manner of software crash triggered TitTok to stop. Simply, shutting down the application and then re-launching it can serve to be helpful in normal functioning of app.

 1.Just load the app switcher before shutting TikTok.

iPhone 8 and previous versions – double press Home button.

iPhone X + versions – Swipe up from bottom of display and pause in between to get the app switcher.

 2.Now, swipe up the TikTok app to close it.


1.2 Connection Issue

It is possible that TikTok fails to work or open due to the network issues. Following are the four tips that can be of assistance in such case.

 1.Switch to Wi-Fi

Little do we realize that the cellular network, we’re using, might be the reason why TikTok fails to work over your device. As cellular data is bound to be fluctuating in nature, have lower speed and at times doesn’t work at all. This might prove to be the possible reason why your TikTok doesn’t open up as compared to the app.

 2.Reset Network Settings

Ensure to reset network settings secondly to fix the issue if connection is the culprit. Please note that after performing this, the network settings like Wi-Fi passwords or VPN settings will be removed. Follow the said procedure in order:

  1. On iPhone, go to “Settings”, click on “General” and enter into “Reset”.
  2. From here, locate “Reset Network Settings” (if asked, key in the passcode) and confirm your actions.


 3.Restart Router

Another thing you can try when connection issue is making the TikTok not to work is restarting the router. This has been proved fruitful in many occasions and so do we expect will work here. Hence, ensure to restart the router and see again if TikTok doesn’t work.

 4.Enable a Force Restart iPhonend Disable Airplane Mode

Lastly, enable Airplane Mode and wait for a few seconds. Disable it now and the internet will most probably start a fresh. You can now check again if the app works.

1.3 Delete and Reinstall the App

We know it’s nearly impossible for the TikTok fans to opt for this option for they can’t stand a moment without it. But to resolve the persistent problem of Tiktok won’t load on your iPhone, this has to be opted. Also, one just has to delete and then reinstall the same application afresh. Here is the procedure:

To Delete:

  1. From app drawer, hold app icon until “X” appears over. Just, press on X followed by ‘Delete’ to uninstall TikTok on iPhone.


To Reinstall:

  1. Launch the App Store and click on the search tab in the lower right-hand side.
  2. Simply, key-in ‘TikTok’ in the search box and hit the ‘Search’ option.  ‘
  3. The desired app will appear over the top. Just click on the button on the right of ‘TikTok’ to reinstall it in iPhone.


1.4 Force Restart iPhone

Last but certainly not the least, you can try your hand in force restarting your desired iPhone. This will prompt the device to halt the on-going working of the applications working in the background. Here is how you force restart on your iPhone as per your desired model.

iPhone 6/6s and previous models:

Press ‘Home’ and ‘Sleep/Wake’ keys for a couple of seconds. Only release the buttons when you’re seeing the ‘Apple’ logo over your phone.


iPhone 7/7 Plus:

Hold the ‘Sleep/Wake’ and ‘Volume Down’ keys till the phone does not display the Apple’s logo.


iPhone 8/8 Plus /X/XS/XR/XS Max:

With these advanced models, the Home button has just been vanished. Hence, users can hit the ‘Volume Up’ key. Then, repeat the same process with ‘Volume Down’ key. At last, they’ve to long press ‘Sleep/Wake’ key patiently until the ‘Apple logo doesn’t surface over the screen.


Final Words

Now that you are well-versed with the fixes to help you out, the next time when TikTok not working on iPhone, you can try out the methods laid here. We hope the problem gets resolved. Care to get connected and get updated with all kinds of problems, fixes? Just drop us a comment right below!

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5 thoughts on “4 Effective Tips to Fix TikTok Stops Running On iPhone

    • Sachin Gupta says:

      It will be really helpful if you can explain your situation in detail, so that we can bring you the best possible solutions.

  1. Karen yai says:

    When I try to sign up it says “unable to authorize. Please try again” I’ve tried with every sing up option but still says “unable to authorize”

  2. Amirmd94 says:

    I have issues with my tiktok that my tiktok wont work and it said your connection is fail or something like that then I decided to logout so i login again so maybe it get fixed but it wont get fixed yet i cant create account even cant login to my old account and i cant even watch videos it said you reached to the end and when i want to login with my instagram it said something wrong with authorize or something like that its been 10 days I suppose so help me please

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