If you’re posting a video on TikTok, you want to make sure that it’s in high quality.
Otherwise, your video might not make it to the “For You” page.
At times, videos that are uploaded on TikTok become blurry.
When that happens, it can be frustrating because the video that you’ve recorded might not be blurry.
However, its quality decreases after you upload it—but why is this the case?
In this article, you’ll learn how to make high quality TikTok videos, why is your video quality bad, and more.
By the end of the article, you should be able to upload better quality videos on TikTok.
- How to Make High Quality TikTok Videos
- Why is my TikTok video quality bad?
- My TikTok videos are coming out blurry when I upload them, how can I fix this?
How to Make High Quality TikTok Videos
To make high quality TikTok videos, you need to turn off the “Data Saving” feature on TikTok.
In addition, instead of recording with a front-facing camera, use the rear-facing camera.
The “Data Saving” feature reduces your cellular data usage.
However, videos will take longer to load and their resolution will be decreased.
So if you have that option turned on, it will negatively impact the quality of your video.
Secondly, a front-facing camera has more megapixels than a rear-facing camera.
Hence, the quality of your video will be higher if you record your videos using the rear-facing camera.
If you’ve been using the front-facing camera to record, you should switch over to the rear-facing camera.
Try asking someone to record your video instead of recording it yourself.
Below is a couple of steps (with screenshots) on how you can make better quality TikToks.
Step 1: Turn off the “Data Saving” feature on TikTok
Open TikTok > tap on the “Me” icon to go to your profile > three dots icon.
The first step to making high quality TikTok videos is to turn off the “Data Saving” feature.
The “Data Saving” feature reduces your cellular data usage.
If you’re using local data (e.g. 4G), enabling this feature can mitigate your data from exceeding its monthly limit.
However, the “Data Saving” feature will reduce the quality of videos on TikTok.
It’ll also cause the videos on your “For You” page to load slower.
Hence, you need to turn it off in order to make better quality TikToks.
To begin with, open the TikTok app on your mobile device.
Once you’re on the app, tap on the “Me” icon on the bottom navigation bar to go to your profile.
On the right-hand corner of your profile, you’ll see a three dots icon.
Tap on the three dots icon to open the settings and privacy page.
Cache & Cellular Data > Data Saver.
On the settings and privacy page, there are a ton of options that you can choose from.
Scroll down the page until you see the “Cache & Cellular Data” heading.
Under the “Cache & Cellular Data” heading, you’ll see an option that says “Data Saver”.
This is the option that you want to be disabling to increase the quality of your TikTok videos.
Tap on “Data Saver” to go to the data saver page.
Turn off the “Data Saver” feature by tapping on the switch once.
On the data saver page, you’ll see the “Data Saver” option.
If the option is turned off, then you can leave it off.
However, in the event that the option is turned on, or if you’ve enabled this option in the past, you need to disable it.
To turn the “Data Saver” feature off, tap on the switch once.
If the switch is grey, it means that it is turned off.
Tap on the back icon to exit from the page, and tap on it again to go back to your profile.
Now that the “Data Saver” feature is turned off, your TikTok videos will be higher in quality.
Step 2: Record using the rear-facing camera
Record using your phone’s rear-facing camera instead of its front-facing camera.
The second step is to record your TikTok videos using the rear-facing camera instead of the front-facing camera.
The rear-facing camera is the camera that is on the back of your phone (picture above).
If you’re recording a video of yourself, you’d typically use the front-facing camera.
This is because you might want to see yourself as well as the current duration of the video.
However, the front-facing camera has a lower quality than the rear-facing camera.
The rear-facing camera has 12 megapixels, while the front-facing camera only has 7 megapixels.
Hence, if you want to make a high-quality TikTok video, try asking someone to take the video for you (using the rear-facing camera) instead of taking the video yourself (using the front-facing camera).
Why is my TikTok video quality bad?
Your TikTok video quality is bad because you probably have the “Data Saver” feature enabled on the app.
Additionally, if you’ve recorded your video using the front-facing camera of your phone, the quality of your video will be decreased.
The “Data Saver” feature will lower the resolution of videos on TikTok.
Similarly, recording a video using the front-facing camera of a phone will decrease its quality.
My TikTok videos are coming out blurry when I upload them, how can I fix this?
If your TikTok videos are coming out blurry when you upload them, it’s probably because the “Data Saver” feature is enabled on the app.
To fix it, you need to disable the “Data Saver” feature on TikTok.
Firstly, open TikTok and tap on the “Me” icon on the bottom navigation bar to go to your profile.
Then, tap on the three dots on the right-hand corner of your profile, tap on “Data Saver”, and tap on the switch to disable it.
Naturally, high-quality videos on TikTok perform better than low-quality videos.
If you want to get on the “For You” page, you need to ensure that your video is high in quality.
Otherwise, your chances of getting on the “For You” page is low as your video won’t perform well in terms of engagement.
A bonus tip is that if you’re using an iOS device, you can increase the resolution of your video by navigating to settings > camera > record video.
Once you’re on the “Record Video” settings, tap on the “4K at 30 fps” option.
This will allow you to record TikTok videos with better quality.
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