How to Update TikTok on iPhone and Android

You can manually update TikTok on your iPhone by starting the App Store app and then looking for available updates after tapping your account icon.   To manually update TikTok on your Android, start the Play Store app, tap your account icon, and go to Manage apps & device.  Like many […]

  • You can manually update TikTok on your iPhone by starting the App Store app and then looking for available updates after tapping your account icon.  
  • To manually update TikTok on your Android, start the Play Store app, tap your account icon, and go to Manage apps & device. 
  • Like many mobile apps, TikTok receives frequent updates, and your phone should automatically install them.

The TikTok app is updated frequently, and with each revision comes new features along with better performance and fewer bugs. Whether you have an Android or iPhone, your phone should automatically install updates for all your apps on a regular basis, TikTok included. But if you aren’t sure when your phone last updated your apps or there’s a critical update you want to install right away, you can update TikTok with a few taps. 

How to update TikTok on iPhone

1. Start the App Store on your iPhone.

2. Tap your account icon at the top of the screen.

3. In the Available Updates section, scroll to see the apps with updates waiting to be installed. Look for TikTok, and if you see it in the list, tap Update. If you prefer, you can tap Update All to update all your pending apps at once. 

Updating apps in the App Store on iPhone.

To manually update the TikTok app, find it in the list of apps awaiting update in the App Store.

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The app should update and, after a few moments, it will be ready to start. 

How to update TikTok on Android

1. Start the Play Store app on your Android.

2. Tap your account icon at the top of the screen.

3. Tap Manage apps & device.

4. With the Overview tab selected, tap Updates available.

5. Look for TikTok, and if you see it in the list, tap Update. If you prefer, you can tap Update all to update all your pending apps at once.

Updating apps in the Play Store on Android.

You can manually update TikTok by finding it in the list of apps with updates in the Play Store.

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After the update is complete, you can start TikTok to run the latest version with the new updates. 

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