Why Can't People Download My TikToks? How to Download?

If you are wondering why your TikTok videos cannot be downloaded by others, this guide will explain the reason to you. Plus, we will also provide fixes to this problem.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Nov 28, 2023

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Whether you know it or not, not all TikTok videos are allowed to be downloaded. For this topic, we've previously talked about how to save unsavable TikTok videos in our recently posted guide. Therefore, this guide will mainly focus on why people can't download my TikToks and how to let them save my TikToks. 

Why Can't People Download My TikToks? 

There are a few reasons why can't people save your TikTok videos:

1. Not all TikTok account types have the authority to let people download videos

2. If you're under the age of 16, your download setting will be off, and you can't turn it on

3. If you set your account to "Private," people can't download your videos either

4. Other problems like network connectivity issues, app bugs, insufficient storage space, etc

How to Let People Download My TikTok?

Finding the right solution to the problem is easy as long as you see its reason. This section will show you some simple tips to let people download your TikTok.

Solution 1. Use a TikTok Video Downloader - EaseUS Video Downloader

A "one size fits all" solution to let others download your TikTok is to use this full-featured video downloader - EaseUS Video Downloader. You can use it to download any video from any site like TikTok, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and more without a problem. It is helpful if you also can't download YouTube videos.

There will be no limitations on the number and types of videos to download. You will have many options in video quality (up to 8K) and video format (MP4, MP3, or WAV). It even allows you to download the thumbnail or subtitles. 

To download TikTok videos:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Video Downloader on your computer. Copy the URL of your wanted TikTok video and paste it in the search bar of this program, click "Search" to proceed. 

Download videos from Facebook - Step 1

Step 2. Check the TikTok video. Then click "Download" to save it on your computer.

Download video to MP3 - 2

Step 3. Wait for the download to complete. After that, you can find the downloaded TikTok videos in the Finished library and click on the "Open" button to locate them on your PC.

Download videos from Facebook - Step 4

Disclaimer: The information provided in this guide is only for personal fair use. EaseUS never advocates any copyright infringement action.

Solution 2. Enable the Download Option to Users

Another solution is to check whether you've enabled the option for video download in your Tiktok app. If you've disabled the download option, users can't download and share your videos either. But this method doesn't work for users under the age of 16. Here are the steps. 

Step 1. Head to the TikTok app on your iPhone and click on "Me" at the bottom right corner of the screen.

Step 2. Click the more button at the top-right corner of your screen.

Step 3. Click "Privacy," tap "Downloads," and then enable "Video Downloads."

Allow people to download my TikTok videos

Solution 3. Change Your Account to Public

If your TikTok account is private, users can't download your videos either. In that case, you'll need to switch your profile from a private account to a public account. 

Step 1. Open the TikTok app on your device, and click on "Me" in the lower right-hand corner of your screen.

Step 2. Click the more button, which is a circle with three dots.

Step 3. Select "Privacy" and turn the "Private account" off.

Step 4. Confirm your option if asked. 

Change private TikTok account to public

Other Solutions to Let Users Download Your TikTok Videos

Asides from the three solutions introduced above, you can also try updating your TikTok app, logging out and logging in to your account, changing your network to cellular, or switching to a Pro account. If your problem still exists after adopting these solutions, try reporting the problem to TikTok Support. 

FAQ about TikTok Videos

If you want to learn more about TikTok videos, check out our FAQ list. 

Why can't I see my saved videos on TikTok?

Many users may have no idea where their saved TikTok videos are. To know the location of your saved videos, you can head to your phone's gallery to find them. If you're using an iPhone, you can open your Photos app, tap "Albums," scroll down to find "Media Types," and then tap "Videos." Then you can find the downloaded videos here. You can apply similar steps to see your saved videos on an Android device. 

Why can't I favorite videos on TikTok?

If you can't favorite videos on TikTok, you first need to check if you've signed in with your TikTok account. In some countries, TikTok requires you to sign in and then favorite or download videos on Tiktok. And sometimes system errors or bugs also cause this problem. To solve it, you can try downloading an older version of TikTok or delete and reinstall the TikTok on your device. 

The Bottom Line

Hopefully, we have explained why people can't download your TikTok videos. If you have any doubts about our guide, contact us without hesitation. As you can see, many barriers may stop people, or even you, from downloading videos from TikTok. To solve this problem, your best option is to use EaseUS Video Downloader to grab your wanted videos from TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and more. 

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