One of the most common issues that people have had while using the TikTok application is the videos they open up outside of TikTok opening in TikTok Safari instead of the TikTok application. This can be frustrating, especially when you have the TikTok application installed and wish to use it to view your videos.
If every time that you open up a TikTok video that someone has shared with you, it opens up in Safari instead of TikTok, this guide will walk you through the ways that you can make all of the TikTok videos you view open up correctly in the application.
How to Force TikTok To Open In-App Instead Of Safari
The next part of this guide will focus on the different ways that you can force a TikTok video that is opening in Safari to open up in the TikTok application instead. You should use this list if you are having issues with your TikTok videos not opening in the application correctly.
All of the methods for forcing TikTok videos to open in Safari have been discussed in detail in the list below and can be used to resolve and prevent these types of issues in the future.
1. Copy The Link And Use It To Open The Video
One simple method you can use to ensure that your TikTok videos always open in the app and not in Safari is to hold and copy the link of the TikTok video and paste it into your notepad on your phone.
Once you have copied the link to the notepad of your phone, you will be able to press and hold the pasted link to bring up a menu that will allow you the option to open with TikTok.
Once you have done this for at least one video, all of the TikTok videos that you open in the future should open up automatically in the TikTok application and bypass the Safari browser completely. This is a great way to correct this issue and prevent it from occurring in the future.
Anywhere that you can view a TikTok link on your phone will allow you the option to press and hold, then open up in the TikTok application.
2. Use The Blue Button In Safari To Open The Video In The TikTok Application
If the TikTok video you are attempting to watch has already loaded in Safari, then you should use the blue button found in the upper right corner of the screen that says Open.
Once you press this blue button found in the upper right corner of the screen, your phone will automatically attempt to open up the video in the TikTok application if you have it installed.
If you do not currently have TikTok installed on your device after attempting this method, it will direct you to the TikTok page in your phone’s App store. There, you will be able to download the TikTok application and try the method again.
All TikTok videos that open up in Safari will be accompanied by the blue button that will attempt to open them in the TikTok application. Once you have done this once, there is a chance that your phone will begin to automatically do this with all of the TikTok videos that you open up to view.
3. Reinstall TikTok
If your TikTok videos are having problems opening up in the application properly, you should consider uninstalling and then reinstalling the TikTok application.
Often, a quick reinstall can resolve many types of issues that could be causing your TikTok application to not work properly with the videos that you are attempting to view.
To uninstall TikTok, simply delete the application and all of its data from your device. Once you have done this, you will need to navigate back to the TikTok page in the App Store and download and reinstall the application.
Most problems that could be causing your videos to not open up properly in the TikTok application can be solved using this method.
4. Search For The Video Using A Username
If the username is visible in the video that you are attempting to watch or can be found somewhere near the post, you can use that username to find the user on TikTok and view their video directly in the application.
If you have a person’s username on the TikTok application, all you have to do to find their profile is to enter their username into the search bar. You will be automatically shown their profile when you do this and can then enter into and view whichever videos you wish.
This guide has walked you through the different ways that you can ensure that all of your TikTok videos open up properly in the TikTok application, and not in the Safari web browser.
If you are encountering this issue while trying to view TikTok videos, you should use the methods in this guide to make your TikTok videos only open in the application.
The information provided for you here can be a valuable resource when troubleshooting this issue and can help ensure that all of the TikTok videos that you view open properly and without issue in the TikTok application.
This is one of the more frustrating and common issues to encounter while using the TikTok application. This guide will resolve these problems for you and also prevent them from occurring in the future.