Why won’t Tiktok let me Trim my Video? (How to Fix)

Why won’t Tiktok let me Trim my Video? (How to Fix): TikTok is a social media platform where users can create and share their videos with their friends and families.

Users can be able to add filters and effects to their Tiktok videos, but one of the most popular features of TikTok is the ability to trim videos. 

The TikTok app itself gives you the ability to trim clips that you’ve already recorded on the phone.

Why won’t TikTok let me trim my videos?

There are many reasons why Tiktok won’t let you trim videos. These are the top reasons why people are not able to trim their recorded videos on TikTok:

1. Update the Your Tiktok App – the first step you should take is to update your Tiktok app, go to the App store or Google play store and update the app to the latest available version.

2. Your Video is already live on TikTok, If you unknowingly posted your video, you will not be able to trim a video that has already gone live. this is also a common reason why TikTok won’t let you trim your video.

3. The Disappearance of the default tab, The Default tab button sometimes does not display. This in turn blocks your access to that tab which hides the video trimmer option. 

To fix this exit the editor and then reopen it again, some users have found this to fix the issue.

4. Bugs in Tiktok app, there may be a bug in the app preventing the normal functioning of the Tiktok app like displaying of “adjust clip icon”, this will, in turn, hinder the video trimming function in the app.

To address this you may contact Tiktok support or even do a simple update in the app and see if the problem is solved.

Why won’t TikTok let me trim my Audio?

Tiktok has a minimum length of Audio on its platform which is 15 seconds, so if you try to trim an audio file to less than 15 seconds, TikTok won’t let you trim the audio.

This is a major issue many Tiktok users faced when trying to trim their audio files.

Tiktok will also not allow you to trim the audio files which are available in its library, you will need a third-party app to achieve the trimming.

How to trim a TikTok video after Recording it

For the below method to work, record all of your video clips in your phone’s camera app, so don’t record them in TikTok.

Let’s get started.

1. Once you have a collection of video clips that you’re happy with, then open up the TikTok app.

2. Click the create post button at the bottom center of your screen. (a plus Icon)

Why won't Tiktok let me Trim my Video?

3.  Select the little icon to the right where it says upload. (Don’t click the red round button, that’s for recording)

Why won't Tiktok let me Trim my Video?

4. Select the Clips you want to make up your TikTok with, you can also select more than one clip at a go.

5. Once done with the selection, click next at the top right-hand corner.

6. Select the clip you want to edit, that allows you to trim clips and rearrange their order to edit any of the clips that you’ve imported simply tap on them. 

Why won't Tiktok let me Trim my Video?

This will open up a more in-depth editing section where you can trim the beginning and end of the clip.

How To Trim Audio file On TikTok

1. Open your Tiktok app 

2. Click the plus button on the bottom which is the middle button.

3. Click Add sound option at the top of the screen.

How To Trim Audio file On TikTok

4. Once clicked, Add a song now from her, what you can do is you can go ahead and choose whichever song you want, so if you want to search for a song if you’re using someone else’s sound or song, etc.

5. All you will have to do is go ahead and choose the one you like.

6. There’s a little save button but there’s also this little scissor icon, what the scissor icon is is it allows you to go ahead and drag and choose a different portion of the song.

How To Trim Audio file On TikTok

How to Fix TikTok Video not Uploading 

1. Check your network connection, and determine whether or not your network connection is strong just by going into some apps and seeing if you are connected to a signal that is strong to load the pages.

2. Make sure your Tiktok videos are fully uploaded so when you go and click plus and you do the video or whatever and you go to upload and say you know submit and publish,

some people would just go ahead and just flip out of that and just go hop out of the app and close out of it and go to another one, so make sure you stay on your app before you go and exit out of it and make sure you get the confirmation that the story the video or story has been updated.

3. Make sure you’re on one of the more recent versions of TikTok, so you can make your way back to the app store you want to go ahead and search up Tiktok whether you’re on android or iPhone, it’s the same process and you want to click on it and you want to make sure you’ve updated to the latest version. 


I hope this post has helped you know the reasons why Tiktok won’t let you trim your videos, the reasons may not be limited to the four mentioned in this post but those are the main most users on Tiktok have experienced.

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