The rise of TikTok as one of the most used social media platforms in recent years signifies many different things on different grounds. Firstly, the fact that millions of people are lately enjoying short videos more than written posts and longer videos represents an evident shift in the likes and dislikes of Gen Z and millennials. Or perhaps, it shows a reduction in the concentration of these individuals who find it easier to focus for just thirty seconds rather than minutes or hours.
Secondly, the emergence of TikTok as a leading global platform shows an unprecedented dominance of a Chinese app at a time when most other leading tech platforms are based in the west. This signifies the beginning of an imminent change.
Thirdly, and most importantly, the usage patterns of users clearly show a new form of addiction: the addiction to TikTok videos and the like. Everyone who uses TikTok knows how difficult it is to stop scrolling endlessly.
If you are such an avid TikTok user, chances are high that you have encountered the message, “You’re tapping too fast. Take a break!” while trying to like or comment on a video on the platform.
Read on to know how to fix this error and get back to watching TikTok videos without any more glitches.
Why does this error message appear on TikTok?
There has to be a reason why TikTok won’t let you watch, like, or comment on videos as you should, right? Right. TikTok is where you can watch videos endlessly for a few minutes or even hours. Why would the app stop you from doing just what it has been made for?
TikTok, like any other platform, expects users to follow a set of guidelines while using the app. Most users do not need to know the guidelines to follow them. But when a user violates the guidelines multiple times, the app comes into action, and you see these warnings or error messages.
So, what went wrong?
Basically, TikTok suspects you are not watching videos properly before tapping on the like or comment button. Many of us have the habit of immediately liking the videos of our favorite creators without watching the video fully.
But, as it seems, it is not a good practice. If you keep tapping on the like button before fully watching the videos, TikTok will rush in to stop you, and you’ll see this message. Similarly, you can also see the message if you follow too many users in a short interval.
You might be thinking, what’s wrong with liking the videos of your favorite TikToker before watching them or following multiple users quickly before exploring their videos? Bots.
The increasing user base of the app is flooded with an increasing amount of bots, too. And one of the things bots do is like videos without watching them. If you do this repeatedly, TikTok’s algorithm will suspect you as a bot.
How to fix “You’re tapping too fast take a break” on TikTok
Fixing this error is easier now that we have discussed what causes this error. Here are three ways to fix the “You’re tapping too fast. Take a break on TikTok” error.
#1: Take a break
It seems like the easiest way to fix this error is to do as the error message says: take a break. As we mentioned, the error occurs when you keep tapping on the like button and scrolling up without properly watching the videos. If you do this continuously, the error is likely to pop up.
So, the best way to do away with this error is to stop using TikTok for some time. The actual time needed can vary depending on how often you see this error. If you have seen the error message for the first time, just a few minutes to half an hour break will suffice.
Nevertheless, you might have to wait for a few hours to even a day or two in some cases.
#2: Clear the cache
If you want to get rid of this error as quickly as possible, you can try clearing the app’s cached data. Clearing the cache will, in a way, make the app forget about your recent actions. So, you can try deleting the cache to fix this error.
Follow these steps to clear the cache of TikTok:
Step 1: Open TikTok and log into your account.
Step 2: Go to the profile section by tapping on the icon at the bottom-right corner.
Step 3: Tap on the three dots at the upper-right corner of the profile page to go to the Settings and Privacy section of the app.
Step 4: Scroll down and tap on the Clear Cache option.
Bonus Tip: If clearing the cache doesn’t work, try uninstalling and reinstalling the app. This works in most cases.
#3: Prevent this issue in the future
The above methods can eliminate the error for once, but they won’t stop the error from occurring in the future. You must avoid doing things that might make you seem like a bot.
First off, always watch a video till the end before liking or commenting on it. If you watch videos thoroughly before liking them, everything will be alright. This is how things should work and how TikTok expects a user to behave.
Secondly, don’t follow too many people in a short interval. Doing that might also be considered a bot activity.
If you keep just these two things in mind while using TikTok, you’ll be good to go.
Summing it up
If you have been encountering the “You’re tapping too fast. Take a break.” error on TikTok, you have likely been overactive on Tiktok in a way that is not appropriate.
Following the methods mentioned in this blog can easily help you eliminate this error without any problems. We have also mentioned how you can prevent this issue from occurring in the future.
Try the methods mentioned above and tell us which one you found the most helpful. For any suggestions, drop a comment below.