How to Recover Deleted TikTok Videos

TikTok, the leading social media app for people who are on the lookout for entertaining content. Also, the short clips of entertaining videos are mostly found on this platform. The user count on TikTok has been growing at a rapid pace, and there are over a billion active users. All it takes for people to get popularity on this platform is a single viral video, and you become famous overnight. So, if you think you will never get popular on TikTok, think again.

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Whether you are planning to collaborate with a brand or want to build a large social media fan base, you need to focus on the quality of content you share with your audience.

Imagine you created a couple of videos and posted them on your TikTok profile. You wake up the next morning only to discover that all your posted videos are gone, or you probably deleted a few videos accidentally.

The question is how do you recover these videos. Thankfully, there is a number of ways to get back deleted TikTok videos.

In this post, we will walk you through different ways to recover deleted TikTok videos for free.

Sound’s good? Let’s get started.

How to Recover Deleted TikTok Videos

1. Recover TikTok Videos from Backup

Do not panic! Before you take any drastic measures, first check your backup to see if the deleted TikTok videos are available there. Only a few people know that all their video and image files get saved automatically in the default apps such as Google Photos for Android and iPhone’s Photo App.

recover deleted tiktok videos

If you have configured the settings to save your deleted files in the default photo apps, there is nothing to worry about. You will find all your deleted TikTok videos there.

Also, check if you have transferred videos to other external sources like a hard disk or USB drive, then connect it to your computer and recover your videos.

recover deleted tiktok videos

Mac users can use Time Machine to recover videos from their backup. Just connect your Time Machine drive to your system and let you find and restore your deleted videos from the saved content.

recover deleted tiktok videos

Finally, don’t forget to check your cloud backup, as some users prefer saving their backup in the cloud.

recover deleted tiktok videos

In case if you haven’t backed up your videos, move to the next method to recover deleted TikTok videos.

2. Recover Your Liked Videos

Note that the method is only for those who have a public account on TikTok. That’s because the like function works when you allow people to drop a like on your video. With that said, this method will not work for those who have a private TikTok account.

Here’s how you can:

  • Open the TikTok app.
  • Tap the ‘Me’ icon that’s located right at the bottom.
  • Select a heart icon below the “Edit Profile”.
  • Find and open the deleted video.
  • Tap on the horizontal dots icon.
  • Tap the “save video” or “recover” button.
  • It will be saved in your phone’s gallery.
  • You could upload it again on TikTok from the gallery.

3. TikTok Video Recovery by iStaunch

To recover your deleted TikTok videos, go to the TikTok Video Recovery by iStaunch tool. Enter your username and tap on the recover videos button. It will automatically restore videos to your account.

4. Video Recovering Software

The photos and videos you deleted from your SD card could be recovered through the photo recovery software applications. There are plenty of these apps out there, and they are available for absolutely free. You don’t have to pay a single penny to recover your deleted TikTok videos using the video recovery software apps.


Always save your TikTok videos in your mobile’s gallery just in case. And, if you accidentally remove the videos from your gallery, then save them again by using the like function. For those who have a private account, your only option is the photo and video recovery software.

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Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.