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TikTok can take up a lot of space on your phone. The app alone takes 287.76 MB for Apple and 72 MB for Android phones – which is quite a lot – moreover, TikTok drafts, cache data, and TikTok downloads also require storage.
Yes, Tiktok Drafts do take up a lot of storage. They can take as much as 15-16g of your phone’s storage or if the video is long, it might take even more storage.
TikTok drafts is a good feature as it enables you to save the video you’ve created with different video effects, and filters and post it later.
TikTok also saves the different versions of your videos. For instance, if you were editing a video on TikTok but ended up not editing the whole video, it will save that version in the drafts.
However, if you have too many TikTok drafts saved on your phone, they might be taking up a lot of space. These drafts are saved in the cache data of the app and if you have a lot of cache data, the TikTok app might not work smoothly.
The solution here is, always to delete the TikTok drafts and clear your cache data (because that’s where these drafts are saved).
TikTok takes up a lot of storage. Therefore, it is important to look for ways through which you can reduce its storage and free up your space.
Here are a few ways through which you can free storage on TikTok.
The most effective way to free up your storage is by clearing the cache data present on the app. It will help the app to function smoothly and at the same time, you will have more storage space in your phone.
Here’s how you can clear cache (it works both for android as well iOS devices)
Step 1: Open the app and click on your TikTok Profile.
Step 2: Click on the right corner and tap on three horizontal lines to open Settings
Step 3: In the Settings menu, scroll down and tap on Settings and Privacy.
Step 4: Find the app’s Cache and cellular data and click on Clear Cache.
These four easy steps are through which you can clear the cache.
Clearing the cache does not delete any important files like your TikTok drafts, or liked videos and it will not hamper your TikTok experience. It will just delete the unnecessary files and help the app to function smoothly.
TikTok drafts do take up a lot of storage in your phone. Therefore, it is important to delete the drafts that are just unnecessarily taking up a lot of space.
Delete the drafts that you no longer want to upload and if there are a lot of drafts that are left to be uploaded, do that right away.
Also, make it a habit to clear all the drafts after some time. Don’t just let them sit there as they not only take up a lot of space but also, the TikTok app might not function smoothly on the phone.
You should delete all the TikTok downloads that you no longer care about and those which are just lying unnecessarily in your phone’s storage.
Tiktok downloads not only include downloaded TikTok videos from For You Page but also special effects, stickers, and filters that you have downloaded from the app.
Here’s how you will be able to see the space taken up by downloads
Step 1: Open the TikTok app and go to Profile
Step 2: Tap on Settings and Privacy
Step 3: In Settings and Privacy, tap on free space
Step 4: There you will see space downloads and cache
Step 5: Clear Cache (as explained in the first method)
Now that you know the space taken up by TikTok downloads, delete all the unwanted TikTok videos from your phone’s gallery. This will help you to clear storage.
If you think, the TikTok app is not functioning well at all and is occupying a significant amount of your phone’s storage then just uninstall the app and reinstall it again.
This should be the last resort as uninstalling and reinstalling the app will delete all the files including the important files like your TikTok drafts. But it will clear TikTok storage space.
Even though this method will help you to free up a lot of unnecessary storage but only use this method when nothing else is working out and please note, uninstalling the app will delete all your TikTok drafts.
If you love creating TikTok videos or if you are a content creator, your TikTok app will have a lot of TikTok drafts.
However, these drafts take a lot of storage. Here’s how you can delete these drafts.
Step 1: Open the TikTok app and go to your profile.
Step 2: Tap on ‘Select’ which is present in the top right corner
Step 3: Select all the videos you want to delete.
Step 4: Click on the ‘Delete’ button present at the bottom of the screen.
Step 5: Tap on Delete again on the pop-up to give your final confirmation.
Through this, you will be able to delete all as well as selected TikTok drafts from your phone.
Another method to delete all your drafts from the phone is just to uninstall the Tiktok app and reinstall it again. It will get rid of all your drafts. Use this method only if you want to delete all your drafts.
No, clearing the cache on the TikTok app will not delete any TikTok drafts.
Clearing Cache will only delete the unwanted files that are taking up storage in your TikTok app. Therefore, always clear the cache as it helps the app to function smoothly, without any glitches, and reduces TikTok’s storage in your phone.
If you want to know how to delete the cache, please scroll back to the section of clear cache. There we have given 4 easy steps to the clear cache.
Yes, deleting the TikTok app will delete all of your TikTok drafts. Therefore, please be careful before you delete the app.
Drafts get deleted because they are not saved on the account but are saved in the respective devices used by the users.
Uninstalling and reinstalling the app will delete TikTok drafts but it will not delete your saved and liked videos.
This can happen because you have uninstalled and reinstalled the app again. If you do reinstall the app again, it will delete all drafts saved on that device permanently.
Another possibility is that if you are using your TikTok account on multiple devices, your drafts will not be saved in your account. They will be only saved in the device that you have used to create the drafts.
Drafts are never saved on the account but they are saved on your device. Therefore, do not uninstall and reinstall the TikTok app. Instead of using the TikTok app to record videos, use your phone’s camera and third-party editor to edit them and post your drafts timely.