Tech TikTok videos – it’s that easy

Do you want to download a TikTok video and save it on your mobile phone? We’ll show you how to do this and what you need to consider.

TikTok is a video portal and social network that primarily delights its young audience with short videos. Because they are often exciting, funny, entertaining or even astonishing, you want to save the videos so that you can watch them again later. That’s why we’re going to show you how to backup TikTok videos on Android and iOS. watermarked TikTok videos from the factory

TikTok allows you to natively download videos directly to your phone. However, only if the respective TikToker allow it. Just long press on a video until a menu appears – both on Android and iOS. The top item is “Save video”. Tap on it and the watermarked video will be downloaded and saved in your “Gallery”. If the option “save video” is not displayed, then TikToker has excluded this possibility.

Some TikTok creators allow you to download and share the videos ex works - with watermarks.


Some TikTok creators allow you to download and share the videos ex works – with watermarks. TikTok videos with download apps – even without watermarks

If a video cannot be downloaded directly from TikTok, you can use a so-called download app specifically for TikTok videos, which are numerous in both the Google Play Store and the App Store. For Android, for example, there is the “Video NewsABC.neter for TikTok – No Watermark” app, which has been downloaded over 10 million times and has received a good rating. And for iOS, among other things, the “SaveTok” app is available, which also enjoys a high rating with 4.6 out of 5 stars.

TikTok App: Insert link and download directly.


TikTok App: Insert link and download directly.

The functionality is identical in each case: you first have to open the TikTok app on your Android or iOS device. Then tap on the right on the “arrow” which stands for “Share” and then select the option “Copy link”. Now open the download app for TikTok videos, which automatically recognizes the link in the clipboard and inserts it. In the Android app you have to tap on “Paste Link and” beforehand. Then press “” or “Save TikTok”. You can find the downloaded video without watermark in your gallery or under Photos.

Note: The apps can be used free of charge, they are financed through advertisements. These can actually be quite obtrusive in such apps.

Alternative: record screen

Many Android cell phones and iPhones anyway offer the option to record the screen ex works. Means: You can also simply start the screen recorder, play a TikTok video and stop the recording. You can then cut the exact length.

If your Android smartphone does not offer a recording function, which you can usually find directly in the quick settings when you swipe down from the top of the start screen, screen recorders are also available in the Google Play Store.

Can I simply download TikTok videos at all?

Yes, you can download TikTok videos as long as you use them for personal and non-commercial use. This is what it says in TikTok’s terms and conditions, among other things. In addition, this is also regulated in Germany in copyright law, as it is from

“Section 53 reproductions for private and other personal use” emerges.

As long as you can download a video directly via the TikTok app, you can also include it in your Instagram story, for example, and share it publicly with other users there – because the function is then activated. If a video cannot be downloaded natively, you can only send its link via email, WhatsApp or another messenger, but not directly share it publicly.

So also keep in mind that any content you post on platforms like TikTok can be downloaded and saved by other users.


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