How To Fix It When TikTok Removed Sound (Avoid Doing This)

Timothy Iyekowa
Timothy Iyekowa - Writer & Editor
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TikTok is a video-sharing app that allows you to make videos for fun and earn money while doing it, but what if the video you posted is not making any sound, or has TikTok removed the sound?

If you’re wondering why TikTok removed the sound on your video or sound is not playing, there are different reasons why. If you’ve tried everything and nothing seems to be working, we’ll show you how you can fix it.

From increasing your phone volume to rebooting the app itself in hopes of fixing the problem, nothing has worked so far. Here’s what to do instead.

In this article, you’ll learn why TikTok keeps muting the sound on your video and how you can fix it when TikTok mutes the sound on one of your videos.

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Why Does TikTok Keep Muting My Sound

If you’re wondering why your sound keeps getting muted on TikTok, here’s everything you need to know on why TikTok is removing sounds in your videos.

If your country is not supported by TikTok, your video will be muted. If you’re using a VPN, it may cause your video sound to be muted.

And if you’re trying to use a song that isn’t available in your country [or if it’s currently unavailable], the sound will not play in your video.

If you’re using a business account, you’ll not be allowed to use trending sounds in your TikTok video. You’ll either choose network a creator or an individual account.

TikTok mutes your video sound because of copyright infringement. If you are using copyrighted music in your videos with a business account, the sounds will be muted.

If you intend to use a copyrighted sound in your TikTok video it’s important to make sure that all parties involved have permission for the use of such content.

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How To Fix It When TikTok Removed Sound

Since you now know the reasons why TikTok is muting the sound on your video, here’s how you can fix the problem.

Fix 1: Use Sounds From TikTok Library

Re-upload the video and use sound from the TikTok sound library. If you’re editing videos outside of video, and you decide to use a sound there’s copyrighted, it’ll be muted.

To avoid TikTok muting the sounds in your video, you’ll have to edit the TikTok video before posting, and add the sounds available on your TikTok account sounds library.

Doing this will make sure that you’re not using a copyrighted sound on your TikTok video.

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Fix 2: Use A Personal Account

You can’t use commercial music on your TikTok video if you’re using a business account. To stop TikTok from muting your sound on video, you’ll have to switch account types on TikTok.

To use all sounds you’ll have to change your account type to a personal account. See how you can do it;

You’ll also be able to contact their support team through the Feedback form.

We’ve written how you can contact TikTok Support with their feedback form. Your Profile > Tap on the menu > Settings and privacy > Account > Switch to a personal account.

Step 1: Open TikTok

Open the TikTok app on your mobile phone and tap on Profile at the bottom right corner of your screen.

Step 2: Tap Settings And Privacy

From your profile page, tap the three lines at the top right and tap on Settings and privacy from the menu. 

Step 3: Tap Account

On the Settings and privacy page, tap on Account which is at the top of the page, then tap on Switch to a personal account and tap on Switch anyway.

Now you’ll be able to use any trending sounds on TikTok or even edit outside and use them on TikTok.

Fix 3: Use Sounds Available on TikTok

If you’re editing your video outside of TikTok, first make sure the sound you’re going to be using is available on TikTok Sound Library.

If it’s available, you can move forward with the edit, and you must be using a personal account if you intend to use the sound on your TikTok video.


TikTok is a great platform for creators to showcase their talent, but it can be frustrating when your video is muted by the platform itself.

The primary reason TikTok is removing sounds from your video on the app is because of copyright issues.

If you’re using a business account, you may mostly come across this situation. To fix it, you’ll have to use the sound available for a business account, or switch to a personal account.

When uploading a video to TikTok, use the editor on the app to add sound, this will allow you to choose sounds that are available in the TikTok Sounds library.

Doing this will make sure you’re not using a copyrighted sound on your video. And make sure your account is personal type.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Has TikTok Removed My Sound?

TikTok removed your sounds because the music you’re using in your video is copyrighted and may not be allowed for use on the platform. It could also be that you’re using a business account.

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By Timothy Iyekowa Writer & Editor
As a seasoned content writer with 4+ years of experience in consumer technology, Timothy has been a dedicated author and editor at since its inception. Specializing in addressing user concerns, his articles offer effective solutions for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac-related issues. Timothy's expertise also extends to crafting content about social media and various applications. Through his daily articles, he consistently aids users in overcoming their technology challenges.
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