Although the finished product says otherwise, putting together a TikTok video is not as easy as it seems. No one talks about the number of hours you put in for a video.
When you’re finally done, you might not even want to post the finished video. Edited videos that you do not post are saved to your drafts.
This is because you may have paused working on them to continue another time or you just can’t seem to go back to them at that time.
In this article, you will learn about TikTok drafts and if they get deleted once you uninstall the TikTok app.
If You Delete Tiktok App, Will It Delete Your Drafts
Yes, deleting your TikTok app means that your drafts will also be deleted. So even when you reinstall the app, you will not be able to recover your drafts.
This is because the unfinished videos are saved to your device and not the TikTok servers. To confirm this,
Open the TikTok app on your device > log in to gain access to your account > Navigate to your profile section and select the Drafts menu > The message “Only you can see your drafts. Uninstalling TikTok will discard all drafts.” Will be displayed at the top of the screen.
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How To Delete Tiktok Without Deleting Drafts
There are two methods by which you can uninstall the TikTok app and still keep the drafts.
The first involves you offloading the app and the second method is about you posting the drafts as private videos so that they do not get deleted.
Offload App For iPhone
If you want to remove the app from your phone you can offload the TikTok app rather than deleting it on your iPhone or iPad.
Step 1: Open Settings
Open the device Settings and select General, then select iPhone Storage and scroll through until you find the TikTok app.
Step 2: Tap Settings
Open it and click on Offload App and confirm your choice.
Offloading TikTok deletes the app itself from your device but retains all its data and documents for when you want to restore your data.
The steps are similar on other mobile devices.
Post As Private
If you want to keep your drafts one way to get them back is to post the drafts as private on your TikTok account.
Step 1: Open TikTok
Open the TikTok app on your mobile device and log in with your details to gain access to your account.
Step 2: Go To Drafts
Navigate to your drafts by selecting the profile icon and locating the drafts you do not want to be deleted.
Step 3: Choose Private
Select them and press Next. On the Post page, select the Visible to everyone option and choose Yourself.
Step 4: Post Drafts As Private
Proceed to post the video and repeat these steps for all your drafts so that when you delete the app, the videos are still intact.
Just because deleting TikTok also means your drafts will get deleted does not mean
that there are no ways to keep your drafts.
Follow any of the methods above to ensure that your TikTok drafts are kept safe even after uninstalling the app.
FAQs About Does Deleting TikTok App Delete Drafts
Uninstalling the TikTok app has no consequences on your account except that your drafts will be gone. The rest of your data stays intact.
If the app data was cleared when the application was uninstalled, then no, you will not recover your drafts.