How to Fix a Muted Video on TikTok

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Fix a Muted Video on TikTok

Did TikTok mute your recently uploaded video for copyright issues?

Many users have reported this error – “Your video has been set to private because the copyright owner hasn’t made the music available in your country/region.”

Unfortunately, muted videos are very common on TikTok due to copyrighted music.

But this article will explain how you can unmute a TikTok video and avoid being flagged for copyright infringement.

Adding a background noise and muting it in the editing section will prevent TikTok from muting your video’s audio.

Here’s how you can fix a muted TikTok video:

  1. Tap the Plus button on your TikTok app
  2. Tap on Upload
  3. Select a video and tap Next
  4. Crop the video if you want, then press Next
  5. Tap on Sounds
  6. Select a pre-made sound and tap on Volume
  7. Lower the volume of the added sound to zero and tap Next
  8. Finish editing your video, add text and a hashtag, and tap on Post

Keep reading to find out more!

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How to Fix a Muted Video on TikTok

How Can You Restore Sound to a Muted Video on TikTok?

How many times did you upload a video only to find it muted by TikTok?

The fix is simple. Just re-upload it and use a pre-made sound like background noise or sound effects.

Then, mute the added sound in the editing section and leave the original one untouched.

TikTok will notice you’ve added a pre-made sound and think that’s the only sound in the video.

It’s an algorithm, after all. It’s not very smart.

It doesn’t matter what pre-made sound you add to the video since you’ll be muting it either way.

But third-party editors are a no-go. TikTok will notice you’re using one and mute the video again.

Here’s how you can fix a muted TikTok video:

  • Tap the Plus button on your TikTok app
Tap the Plus button on your TikTok app
Tap the Plus button on your TikTok app
  • Tap on Upload
Tap on Upload on TikTok
Tap on Upload on TikTok
  • Select a video and tap next
Select a video and tap next
Select a video and tap next
  • Crop the video if you want, then press Next
Crop the video if you want, then press Next
Crop the video if you want, then press Next
  • Tap on Sounds
Tap on Sounds
Tap on Sounds
  • Select a pre-made sound and tap on Volume
Select a pre-made sound and tap on Volume
Select a pre-made sound and tap on Volume
  • Lower the volume of the added sound to zero and tap Next
Lower the volume of the added sound to zero, and tap Next
Lower the volume of the added sound to zero and tap Next
  • Finish editing your video, add text and a hashtag, and tap on Post
Finish editing your video, add text, a hashtag, and tap on Post
Finish editing your video, add text and a hashtag, and tap on Post

Now your video won’t be muted by TikTok again.

Technically, it has a pre-made TikTok sound on it, and there are no copyright issues and copyrighted material with it.

The algorithm will see that and assume there isn’t another sound on the video.

If you don’t mute the added sound, it’ll cover the original music, and you won’t be able to listen to it.

Conclusion

Copyright infringement is a big issue on TikTok and other social media platforms.

Sometimes, you can’t avoid it. But in this case, the TikTok app will mute your video.

To fix it, reupload the video using a muted pre-made sound from TikTok’s database.

The algorithm will ignore the original sound and focus on the added one. Since there are no copyright issues with the added sound, it’ll leave the video alone.

If you use a third-party editor to add the video on TikTok, the app will detect this as a copyright issue and mute it.

It’s better to do it through the TikTok app!

FAQ

Why did TikTok mute your video?

Aside from copyright issues, TikTok may mute your video because it’s unavailable in the region.

The uploader of the video specifically made it unavailable in your region.

TikTok will identify this, and if you try to upload it to the platform, it’ll mute it.

It could also be a technical error on TikTok’s part.

The app may malfunction, so you can try restarting or reinstalling the app.

Ensure the TikTok app is also updated to the latest version.

If you’re using a commercial account, TikTok will be fiercer in controlling you for copyright content.

Only with a personal account can you fix the muted video using the abovementioned method.

How can you avoid getting muted on TikTok?

You can ask for permission from the content creator to share their content on TikTok.

That would solve all your problems, and TikTok would have no reason to mute your video.

Alternatively, you can try and edit the original video, making a remix.

The algorithm will identify your music as original and not a copyright problem.

You can also try attributing the video’s music to the original creator. This may stop TikTok from muting your video.

Try to keep the content of your video short and to the point. This will help you avoid copyright infringement.

Will TikTok fix this muted sound loophole?

Probably, yes.

When they do that, someone else will find another fix for the muted video problem on TikTok.

For now, the algorithms don’t detect you still have an original sound in the video if you add a pre-made TikTok sound.

You can still restore your original video sound with this fix.

Maybe when the algorithms become smarter, you won’t be able to trick them.

Or perhaps the regulations will change, and you’ll be able to post original videos with copyright music.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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