How to Fix TikTok Effects Not Working

Fix Tiktok Filters

TikTok is the most widely used app all over the world and is a video-sharing social network. People love to use this app as this is a source of income for most video makers. This app has several features like filters & effects, video editing, likes & comments, duets, and so on. However, this app’s users complained that they are unable to see the filters. Also, if someone is using a filter on a video, it would not show up. Some people complained that they can not be able to download or load the filters. However, missing effects/filters are considered a common issue on this platform. In this article, we will tell how to fix TikTok effects not working issue (either on Android or iOS). So, let’s get started!

This effect doesn’t work with this device

Fix Tiktok Filters

To fix “This effect doesn’t work with this device” on TikTok, firstly, hit the record button and then, follow the simple steps given below:

  1. Open a Camera simply, by tapping a + icon
  2. When done, you need to hit the record button.
  3. Now, hit the record button again to make it stop
  4. Then, click the effects icon placed on the bottom left side of a screen
  5. Search for the effect and click it

That’s it. Now, you will not get an error “This effect doesn’t work with this device” on TikTok.

How to Fix TikTok Effects Not Working?

To fix TikTok’s effects not working you firstly need to clear a cache. Alternatively, you can uninstall TikTok and again install it from a Google Play store. The clearing of the app’s cache will eradicate unimportant data from it. Also, it helps to fix certain bugs and glitches in an app. When done with clearing the cache, open TikTok again and check whether the issue resolves or not. If it does not work then, uninstall an app and again install it. Before doing this, make sure that you have saved your drafts. It is because when you uninstall this app then, your drafts will be deleted permanently. Again installing this app will allow you to have the latest version of this app.

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However, when an app’s cache is deleted then, this app will start with a clean slate. Last but not the least, log in to your account and check whether the issue resolves or not.

How to Clear Cache and Uninstall and Reinstall TikTok?

Clear Cache:

TikTok has a built-in Cache feature. But, before moving ahead, make sure to save your drafts in case they get deleted. To do so, follow the steps given below:

  1. Head to TikTok app, click your profile icon 
  2. Now, tap the menu icon placed on a top navigation bar
  3. When tapped, two options will appear i.e., “Creator tools” and “Settings and privacy”
  4. Tap the “Settings and privacy” to head to the settings
  5. On the Settings page, find the Clear cache option and click it
  6. Scroll down and locate the “Cache and cellular data” section
  7. Finally, tap the Clear cache option to clear the app’s data
  8. When done, close the app and again open it 

That’s it. Now, you will be able to find/use the effects without any issues.

Uninstall and Reinstall TikTok:

If clearing an app’s Cache data does not solve the issue then, you try out uninstalling and reinstalling the TikTok app. Before moving ahead firstly, make sure to save your drafts. It is because when you uninstall this app, your drafts will be deleted permanently. Simply, hold and click the app and select uninstall. To again install this app simply, go to Google Play store > search TikTok app in a search bar and click it. When done, open the app again and log in to it. Now, try out the effects but, this time this will surely work out as the latest version of this app has been installed.


The above-mentioned details will surely help you to resolve the effects not working issue. But, sometimes, a device is unable to support certain effects. In this case, you should try another device to utilize effects or filters. Otherwise, clearing the cache and uninstalling & installing the TikTok app is a suitable option.

That’s it, folks! We hope that you liked our article How to Fix TikTok Effects Not Working and surely it proves helpful to you. For any queries, do let us know and also, share your thoughts in the comment box mentioned below.

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