Sometimes you may have noticed that some of the videos that you upload in the TikTok mobile app or in the desktop version do not look very high quality, and then if you think the best way to improve this is to buy a professional camera or upgrade your current phone, this is not true!
Where we find the low quality of the videos you download in the application is due to the fact that the download settings in the application are set by default to download the videos at normal resolution. This is to improve the user experience by downloading videos in normal quality to speed up the download process.
Here’s how to easily download HD videos in the TikTok app:
If you want your videos to look better, you can adjust the download settings so that you can download the videos in HD quality, and to do so follow these steps:
- Open the TikTok app on your phone.
- On the main screen, tap the (+) icon at the bottom of the screen.
- Record a video clip or upload a video that is already on your phone as you normally would.
- Edit the video clip, by adding text, animations, filters, and other effects as you like.
- Once done, click Next on the bottom right of the screen.
- In the Post Settings window, add comments, hashtags, and any privacy settings you want, as you normally would, then click the More Options option at the bottom.
- In the window that appears, toggle the button next to Upload HD to On.
- Now, go back to the video, then hit the Post option to upload the video to your personal account.
Notes to watch when uploading videos to TikTok:
- Depending on the length and size of the video, it may take some time to process and upload the video.
- The highest resolution available when uploading videos in the TikTok app is HD, so if you upload a video in 4K it will automatically process it to HD.
- Upload HD will be on by default for any subsequent uploads unless you turn it off again.
- Keep in mind that there are other points that can affect the quality of the video, such as: using an old model iPhone or Android phone, scratches in the camera lens, or the lighting conditions around you.