If TikTok won’t load, you will be unable to view the latest videos’ published on your For You Page, and stay up to date with how well your content is doing.

TikTok videos or profiles will not load if the app’s server is experiencing downtime issues, or the online video service is corrupted with faulty files.

A quick application update or a removal of a VPN can help you fix the TikTok FYP won’t load problem.

Are you unable to go live on TikTok too?

This directory will guide you through everything you need to know to help you make sense of why TikTok won’t load videos as well as provide you with easy solutions so you can get back to watching the latest viral content from your favourite creators.

Why won’t my TikTok load?

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Your TikTok videos will not load on your device if it is not connected to the internet. TikTok is an online social media platform and requires a stable network connection otherwise TikTok won’t load any media. The video app requires around 3Mbps – 5Mbps to be able to load videos, TikTok likes and analytics.

Other reasons that will cause the error ‘Couldn’t load videos. Try again later’ on your TikTok home page, are;

Reason 1. TikTok server is currently unavailable

If the TikTok server is unavailable when you are trying to access the app, certain functions and features will not be accessible.

The server can be down due to planned maintenance, or unexpected system issues that have caused a crash.

you can check the status of the TikTok server by searching ‘Is TikTok down’.

Reason 2. TikTok cache files

TikTok will automatically download cache files every time you launch the app to store data onto your device. This is done to improve the video service’s performance and quicken loading times.

Over time, however, these cache files can become corrupted and interfere with how well TikTok functions.

When the TikTok cache becomes too full, this will also hinder the functionality of the app as there will be no space for further cache files to be downloaded.

Reason 3. Corrupted TikTok app

The TikTok app installed onto your device may contain corrupted software.

This software will interfere with the performance of the app and stop it from loading videos successfully. The TikTok app can become corrupted through a faulty install, or over time through general usage.

Reason 4. TikTok VPN interference

If you are making use of a VPN to access TikTok you may receive the error message; ‘No Network’.

Your TikTok won’t load if the app has blocked your IP address. This will happen when TikTok notices that you are using the app through a private network.

What to do When TikTok Won’t Load

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What to do when TikTok won’t load videos

Reconnect your internet connection if TikTok won’t load videos or profiles. Doing this will force TikTok to re-establish its network connection. If your current internet was experiencing intermittent issues, this will help fix this error, and improve the stability of your network. Disconnect your Wifi router for a few minutes to successfully reconnect your internet.

Further solutions to eradicate the loading issue on your TikTok app include;

Fix 2. Clear TikTok cache

If you erase the TikTok cache files stored on your device, it will free up space and erase any corrupted software currently installed that may be why TikTok is not working.

How to clear cache TikTok:

Step 1. Launch TikTok on your device

Step 2. Click on your ‘Profile’

Step 3. Access ‘Settings and Privacy’

Step 4. Under ‘Cache & Cellular Data’ select ‘Clear Cache’

TikTok will automatically delete the cache files currently stored.

Fix 3. Reinstall TikTok app

If your current app is corrupt, you will need to delete it off your device and reinstall it to get rid of the faulty data and stop TikTok from displaying a blank screen.

Delete or uninstall the application from your mobile device.

Access your app store and redownload TikTok.

Tip, restart your device before reinstalling the app to make sure all current TikTok data is removed from your mobile.

(Did you know; TikTok is available in 154 countries. With over 800 million users it has been ranked one of the most downloaded apps worldwide, Specifically, it’s the top-ranked app installed on Apple devices with over 33 million downloads).

Fix 4. Update VPN

If you do not have to use a VPN to access TikTok, disable the feature and launch the app through your original network.

However, if you do need a virtual private network, you will need to change to a different IP server so TikTok does not recognise your browser.

You can upgrade or update your VPN to a different one.

What is the best VPN for TikTok?

Nord VPN has been voted as one of the best VPN’s to use, although, you can search for the one that is better suited for you, whether you want access to a free version or one with additional features.

Even though you have experienced TikTok not loading video’s, there are executable solutions you can action to fix this issue with your app.

TikTok Live Won’t Load

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TikTok live won’t load

If you are trying to go live on TikTok, it will not load if you do not meet the app’s community guidelines for the feature. TikTok will stop the live function from being made available to your profile until you meet its two minimum requirements.

What are the requirements to go live on TikTok?

To be granted access from TikTok to launch a live video from your account, you need to;

  • You have to be a minimum of 16 years old
  • Your TikTok account will have to have a minimum of 1000 followers

Your age will be based on the birth date you submitted when you initially registered your account.

Why can’t I go live on TikTok with 1000 fans?

If you have 1000 followers on TikTok and you are still can’t go live, your age is therefore below 16.

The minimum age to have a TikTok account is 13, however, you will only be able to share a live video if you are 16.

How do I fix my TikTok live?

If you meet the TikTok live requirements, but you still cannot go live from your account, you can report a problem through the mobile app.

Step 1. Access your Profile

Step 2. Open ‘Settings and Privacy’

Step 3. Under ‘Support’ select ‘Report a Problem’

Step 4. From the Topics list, choose ‘LIVE’

You will not be able to choose the issue you are having and follow any steps the app provides you with.

TikTok Analytics Won’t Load

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TikTok analytics will not load if you have an active personal account. If you want to have access to analytics on the app, you will need to change over to a TikTok business account. A business account will display certain information that will help you analyse how well your videos are doing. 

With an activated business account, you will be able to see;

  • Your video’s average watch time
  • The number of times your content was played
  • Where your video’s traffic is coming from
  • Total number of views
  • Your follower’s information

How to create a TikTok Business account

If you are currently on a TikTok personal account, you can swap over in the settings section;

Step 1. Access your ‘Profile’

Step 2. Launch ‘Settings and Privacy’

Step 3. Under ‘Account’ click on ‘Manage Account’

Step 4. Select ‘Switch to Business Account’

Follow the next steps to confirm the switch.


With this easy to follow guide, we hope you now understand why TikTok won’t load, and that you were able to fix this issue with one of our four simple solutions.

If you are still experiencing problems with your TikTok account, we suggest you make use of the app’s ‘Report a Problem’ feature where you will be able to submit a detailed explanation of your issue to TikTok’s support team.

You should receive a response within a few days, and hopefully get back to having a loaded FYP.

(Quiz Time; How many countries is TikTok available in? Leave your answer in the comments section of our contact form).