TikTok is fun, but it’s not fun anymore if the video quality becomes ugly once it’s published on the platform. That’s one of the complaints that TikTok users have. The video looked good when they filmed it, but TikTok seems to ruin the quality, and that’s disappointing.
The good thing is that it can be resolved in different ways.
If you want to preserve the video’s quality, follow TikTok’s recommended video specifications. If you think your phone camera is the culprit, buy a new phone if you have a budget. If all the videos on TikTok have poor quality, your internet connection may be the problem.
There are different solutions to different problems. In this post, we’ll talk about different scenarios and find the best solution to each of them. Let’s get started!
How To Get Better Quality on TikTok
Many people love TikTok because there are different types of videos there. You can find educational videos, hilarious skits, amazing dance steps, inspirational transformation videos, and many more.
If you want to build an audience on TikTok, posting great-quality videos is part of the process.
Here’s how to get better quality on TikTok
Method #1: Follow TikTok’s Recommended Video Specifications
We’re going to talk about this first and foremost because, in many cases, the reason why the video quality is poor is that TikTok has to change the size, dimension, or resolution of your video to meet the platform’s standards.
Here are the video specifications on TikTok:
- The standard video dimension/resolution/size is 1080×1920 pixels.
- The maximum file size depends on whether you use an Apple or Android device. 72MB for Android devices while 287.76MB for Apple devices.
- File formats supported are .MP4 and .MOV.
- The video must not exceed 3 minutes.
If you want TikTok to upload the video as is, make sure that the video is 1080px by 1920px and follows the 9:16 ratio.
Also, if it isn’t.MP4 or .MOV, convert it first before you upload. There are many video file converters out there, but you can probably do that using the video-editing software you’re using.
Method #2: Film Using the Rear Camera
TikTok is one of those social media platforms where it’s more convenient to use the front camera for filming because you’ll be able to ensure your facial expressions and movements don’t seem odd if you see yourself. However, the front camera quality is often not impressive.
The rear camera of any phone is always better than the front, so if you always film using the front camera and the end product is always low quality, try using the rear camera of your phone next time. It will make things difficult for you, but you will get a better result.
You may not want to look back once you see the difference.
Method #3: Buy a Smartphone With a Better Camera
If the quality of the rear camera is still not good enough for you and you have some money, you can buy a new smartphone with a better camera. This is an expensive solution, and you don’t have to do this if you’re just using TikTok for fun.
But if you’re building a brand on the platform and want to expand your audience base, you should post something that looks clear and great regularly so people can see what’s so great about you. The return will be 2X your investment!
iPhones are famous for having comparable camera quality to that of professional cameras. In fact, if you search for the best smartphone cameras on Google, iPhones are always on the list.
Method #4: Disable “Data Saver” on TikTok
If all the videos you see on TikTok are blurry, grainy, or poor-quality while scrolling through the “For You” page using data, it might be because you’re in a data-saving mode, which is good for controlling your data consumption but not for your TikTok experience.
If low data fees are more important than seeing high-quality TikTok videos, then you should enable “Data Saver”.
On the other hand, if you aren’t on a budget and want to watch clear videos, open the TikTok app and then go to “Settings and privacy”. Under “Cache & Cellular Data”, click “Data Saver”. Make sure it’s turned off.
Method #5: Upgrade Your Internet Connection
If you are connected to WiFi, and the TikTok videos are slow to load or don’t look good, your internet connection may need some upgrading. Contact your internet provider and ask them how much it would cost to upgrade.
Doing this just to see high-quality videos on TikTok is kind of over the top. But if you’re taking TikTok seriously, why not?
In reality, your videos don’t have to be high-quality for them to get noticed on TikTok. If you observe the videos that you see on your For You page and anywhere on the platform, some of them are flawed and can be better, but they are still getting lots of likes and comments from other users.
Many factors can make or break your TikTok success, such as the quality of your audio, your location, your language, what your video is about, and whether other users are interested in your videos or not.
Nonetheless, there’s no denying that those videos that look so great are what blow people away and make them feel compelled to click the follow button. If your goal is to have many followers on TikTok, it’s just right for you to do whatever you can to ensure your videos are high-quality.