TikTok drafts take up storage on your phone; that’s true. What’s more, they take up a lot of storage space.
After going through Reddit posts, some users said TikTok takes up anywhere from 30 to 60 to 120 to a staggering 221GB of storage space on their phones.
That’s almost unbelievable, and yet, when so many people complain about it, we should accept that it’s true.
If you want to clear up your TikTok storage space, keep reading!
How Can I Clear the TikTok Storage?
You can get rid of the occupied TikTok storage space in several ways. There’s no good reason you should let TikTok occupy over 60GB of space on your phone.
Here’s what you can do:
- Clear the TikTok cache
- Delete some of your drafts
- Reinstall TikTok (this also deletes all drafts)
Historically, it’s been observed that TikTok’s cache size becomes increasingly larger the more you use the app.
TikTok’s drafts also take up a lot of space for no good reason. People have been complaining about it for some time but to no effect.
Below, I’ll show you how to clear the TikTok cache and delete some or all of your drafts.
Clear the TikTok Cache
Follow the steps below to clear the TikTok cache:
1. Tap on the profile icon
To clear your TikTok cache, you need to open the TikTok settings and go to the “Save up space” menu.
After opening TikTok, tap on the “Profile” button in the bottom-right corner. This will open your TikTok profile.
Keep reading to see what’s next!
2. Tap on the Hamburger button
Once you tap on your profile button, you’ll see this page. It’s your profile page. Look in the top-right corner for an icon that looks like three horizontal lines stacked on each other.
That’s your “Settings” button. Select it and continue with the guide!
3. Select “Settings and Privacy“
After you select the Hamburger icon in the top-right corner, a menu will open at the bottom of the screen. Here, you’ll find three options:
- Creator tools
- My QR code
- Settings and privacy
Select the last option – “Settings and privacy” to continue.
4. Select “Free up space“
When you get to the TikTok Settings window, scroll down until you find the “Free up space” option. You’ll find it under the “Cache & Cellular” menu.
Select it and proceed with the guide!
5. Clear the cache
On the “Free up space” page, you’ll see two options:
Next to these two options, you’ll find two “Clear” buttons. Tap on both to clear the TikTok cache and free up more of your space.
Delete Some of Your TikTok Drafts
There’s no doubt that your TikTok drafts take up a lot of space. I’m talking about the entire GBs worth of space that TikTok occupies unnecessarily.
Follow the steps below to delete some of your saved TikTok drafts:
1. Tap on your profile icon
Like before, you need to open your TikTok profile to access your Drafts. So, tap on the Profile icon after you open TikTok.
2. Go to “Drafts“
Once you open your TikTok profile, select the first icon to the left or right under your profile information (Following, Followers, Likes, Bio, etc.).
Once you tap on the first option, you should see the “Drafts” category below. Select it with a tap and continue with the guide!
3. Hold-Tap on a draft you want to delete
After you open the “Drafts” menu, you’ll see a list of all your saved drafts. Hold tap on the ones you want to delete and continue with the steps below!
4. Select “Delete draft“
After you select a draft by hold-tapping, a single option will appear in the middle of the screen – “Delete draft“. Select it and continue with the last step!
5. Tap “Delete“
You’ll need to confirm that you want to delete the draft by tapping “Delete” again when TikToks asks you to confirm.
Continue doing this for all drafts you want to delete. But what if you have many drafts and want to delete them all at once?
Well, follow the next solution on this list!
Uninstall and Reinstall TikTok
By uninstalling TikTok, all your drafts will be deleted as well. That’s because the drafts are saved locally, on your device, not on the cloud.
Follow the steps below to uninstall and reinstall TikTok:
1. Go to your phone settings
First, you must open your phone settings to get to the app list. You should find the Gear icon in the bottom-right corner of your screen – tap on it and proceed with the guide.
2. Go to “Apps“
Once you open your phone settings, scroll down until you find the “Apps” option and select it.
3. Go to “App Management“
After you select the “Apps” option, you may or may not see this window. The options may differ for you, but it should be something like “App Management or “Installed Apps“.
Tap on that option and proceed.
3. Use the search bar to find TikTok
Once you’re inside the App List, you should find TikTok by either scrolling through the list or using the search bar at the top of the page.
Type in “TikTok” and select it once you find what you’re looking for.
You’ll find it easily because there’s only one TikTok app on your phone, and it’s the one you’re using.
4. Select “Uninstall“
After you open TikTok’s “App Info” page, you’ll see several options that should look the same, no matter your device model.
Find the “Uninstall” button on this page and select it.
5. Select “Ok” when asked to uninstall the app
You’ll be asked to confirm whether you want to uninstall TikTok. To confirm, tap on “Ok,” and you’re done.
To reinstall TikTok, you must go to the Play Store and find the app.
6. Open the Play Store
Once uninstall TikTok, open your app list and find the “Play Store” app. Open it and proceed with the guide.
7. Find TikTok and reinstall it
Once you open the Play Store, use the search bar at the top of the page to look for TikTok. Select the first result and open the TikTok homepage.
After you do that, you should see the “Install” button next to the TikTok logo.
Tap the “Install” button and wait for TikTok to finish installing. Check for its storage space now; you should see that it doesn’t occupy nearly as much space.
There you have it – three ways to free up the space that TikTok occupies on your mobile device. And yes, drafts do occupy space on your phone.
You can get around that by deleting a few drafts or all. Don’t forget to clear the cache once in a while too!
If you have any questions, comment below, and I’ll try to reply as soon as possible. Until then, stay tuned for other articles about TikTok.