How To Fix Not Being Able To Like Videos On TikTok

How To Fix Not Being Able To Like Videos On TikTok

Are you have trouble liking videos on TikTok?

When you watch a video on TikTok, you can like it to tailor your ‘for you’ page or just to show appreciation to the creator.

You can also add the video to the favorite tab on your profile so that you can easily find the video if you want to re-watch it.

TikTok creators cannot see the exact accounts that liked their videos but they can see the number of people that liked and shared them.

However, if you cannot like a video you enjoyed watching on TikTok then you may need to fix it as soon as possible.

In this guide, you will learn how to fix not being to like videos on TikTok and why you are not able to like videos on TikTok.

Why Can’t I Like Video On TikTok?

TikTok is not allowing you to like videos because of a bug or glitch which is common with apps like this.

It can happen because you liked too many videos within a small time frame, TikTok has a strict rule against that.

In some cases, it might be that your internet connection is slow, or that your TikTok app might need an upgrade or a downgrade.

Additionally, a TikTok outage can cause issues like this, so you need to check if the app is down on this website.

How to Fix Not Being Able To Like Videos on TikTok

To fix not being able to like videos on TikTok, you can first update your TikTok app to the latest available version on your App store if you haven’t already.

The next solution would be to try using the desktop version of the app, or if you don’t own a computer you can opt for an older version of the TikTok app.

If the second solution did not work for you, check if your internet works well on other apps, you can use Twitter or Instagram for this test.

Other troubleshooting solutions you can try include, rebooting your device, checking your email for any mail from TikTok, or contacting TikTok support.

Solution 1: Update your TikTok app

How to update Tiktok app on Android

To do this, go to the App store on your device, and search for the term “TikTok” in the search bar.

Select the official TikTok app from the search results, check if there is an update available, and install it on your device.

After that, launch the TikTok app again, and try liking any video to see if the problem has been fixed.

Solution 2: Try switching to TikTok for desktop

If you own a computer then this solution should be easy for you; all you have to do is to download TikTok on your PC and log into your account.

Then from there try to like any video; if you are still getting the same error you can proceed to solution 3.

Solution 3: Check your internet

If your internet connection is slow, it may be interfering with your TikTok app, preventing it from saving certain changes you make on the app.

If you want to check the strength of your internet, you can use this tool or just launch your Instagram or Twitter app to see if images or tweets are loading properly.

In the case that your internet is slow, you can switch it with mobile data or a fast hotspot.

Solution 4: Reboot your device

Sometimes cache data can be stopping you from liking videos on TikTok; cache data are useless and you should endeavor to clear them from time to time.

In this case, we are going to be clearing both your device’s cache data and the TikTok app’s cache data using the reboot method.

To do this, restart your device and then open the TikTok app again to see if the issue persists.

Solution 5: Check your email

Sometimes a temporary hold might be preventing you from liking videos or following people on TikTok.

The only TikTok might notify you of holds like this is through push notifications or the email address associated with your account.

Solution 6: Contact TikTok support

If all of the solutions did not work, your last resort will be to contact TikTok support via email.

TikTok’s support email address is, you can mail them your issues and hopefully, they will reply and fix the issue for you.


Some TikTok updates do fix bugs and glitches on the app, at least sometimes.

Not being able to like videos on TikTok is a not-so-serious bug but it can escalate if you don’t fix it as soon as you notice it.

The solutions in this guide will help you fix it, if they don’t you can always contact TikTok for more help.

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Brianna Bailey

Brianna is based in Minnesota in the US at the moment, and has been writing since 2017. She is currently a 3rd Year med student at the time of writing this.