How To Download TikTok Videos On iPhone/iPad

TikTok is now the most popular app on mobiles devices for making short-form videos. According to recent reports, this app is even more popular than Instagram when coming to vertical videos. TiTok allows users to create fun 15 seconds videos. You can spend hours just watching funny TiTok videos. However, what to do if you want to download or save your favorite TikTok videos offline to watch later on your iPhone/iPad. Or you simply share them with your friends through WhatsApp. Do not worry, the process is pretty easy.

Steps to Download Videos in TikTok App

It’s great when the TikTok app has an inbuilt download feature and the feature works with the most public viral videos. To do so:

Step 1: launch the TikTok app and choose the video you want to download.

Step 2: Tap on Share button and tap Save Video.


After the video is downloaded in the background and will be stored to your phone, locally. To find the saved videos, head to the Photos app and scroll to the bottom of the All Photos.

Steps to Download TikTok Videos Using Instagram Stories

You will find some videos without a Save Video button. However, you should not worry since there’s a still simple workaround to save them. All need is to install Instagram app with an account already logged in.

Step 1: Launch the TikTok app and find the video.

Step 2: Tap on Share button. If you do not find the Save Video button, tap on the Stories button or Instagram button instead.

Step 3: There will then be a progress bar for saving the video. It will automatically open Instagram, with the screen that allows adding a new story. From there, you will find the video, playing already.


Step 4: Now, simply tap on the  Download button locating at the top toolbar. You would see the video has just been saved to the Camera Roll on your iPhone/iPad. Simply tap on the X button to quit the story view.

Also see: How to Download Facebook Videos to iPhone/iPad

Steps to Download TikTok Videos Using Total Files App

If you don’t like using Instagram, you can then use another file manager app like Total Files to download the TikTok videos. To do this:

Step 1: Launch the TikTok app and search for your favorite videos.

Step 2: Tap on the Share button and choose Copy Link option.


Step 3: Next, open Total Files app on your iPhone/iPad and tap on Globe icon at the bottom-right.

Step 4: From the URL bar, simply press and hold on it then paste in the link that has just been copied and tap on Go.

Step 5: Simply play the video and you will watch it in full-screen mode.

Step 6: Tap on the screen you will be prompted whether you want to download the video or not. Tap on the Checkmark button and select your favorite destination.

Step 7: Tap on the File icon and you will see the downloaded video from the Local section. From there, you just tap on the Menu button near the video for other options.

You can choose to convert the video to MP3 audio or upload to your cloud storage. To save it to Camera Roll, simply tap on Share and select Save Video.

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