How to download TikTok videos (in four different ways)

Found a funny TikTok? Here's how to download TikTok videos!

How to download TikTok videos (four different ways)

Looking to download TikTok videos? Regardless if it’s saving that supremely funny, meme-worthy TikTok and sharing it to your own social media, there are a handful of ways you can go about saving TikToks to your own device.

On this post, we’ll go over these methods step-by-step and show you how you can download and save and TikToks – for free! – with or without the watermark.

How to download TikTok videos

There are a number of ways you can save TikTok videos to your phone or laptop. The right way for you is depending on how you want to download it. Do you want to remove the TikTok watermark? Do you mind using a third-party software?

Here are four ways to download TikTok videos:

  1. Record your screen
  2. Save videos using TikTok app
  3. Download using Snaptik’s Tiktok Downloader
  4. Download using Siri Shortcuts (iPhone only)

Method 1: Record your screen

For the irredeemably non-techie. This is the “duh doy” way about downloading TikTok videos.

All you have to do is record your screen using your phone’s native screen recorder. For iPhone users, that means going to your Control Center and tapping that little Record button.

How to download TikTok videos (four different ways)

This will record your screen, including the TikTok video that’s playing.

If you want to clean it up by cutting out the parts where you start and end your screen recording, you can use a free app like InShot that lets you edit videos right on your phone.

Method 2: Save videos using TikTok app

This one’s a no-brainer, I know. Believe it or don’t, however, a lot of people still don’t know there is an actual “save video” function right inside the TikTok app.

The thing, though, is that some creators restrict users to download their videos. So keep in mind that this option is not always available.

How to download TikTok videos (four different ways)

Just go to the TikTok you want to download, hit the Share icon (that’s the arrow-looking graphic at the bottom-right of the UI).

Then, tap Save Video. And that’s it!

Method 3: Download using a TikTok Video Downloader

If you want to download TikTok videos without the watermark, try out this method.

On your laptop, go to the TikTok you want to save. Tap the Copy Link button. That should copy the URL to the TikTok.

How to download TikTok videos (four different ways)

Go to snaptik.app, then paste the TikTok URL.

Hit the Download button.

How to download TikTok videos (four different ways)

On the next page, click Download MP4. And that’s it!

Enjoy the TikTok video. No watermark!

Method 4: Download using Siri Shortcuts (iPhone only)

This one’s a bit more complex but no harder than the other methods.

If you’re using an iPhone, you can use a Siri Shortcut that will automatically download your chosen TikTok video.

All you have to do is set this Siri Shortcut up to your phone. Once it’s up, go to your chosen TikTok. Tap Share, then find the TikTok shortcut.

How to download TikTok videos (four different ways)

The Shortcuts app will automatically save the video. Keep in mind that you need to enable access for untrusted shortcuts for this to work.

Why not just use the “save video” button, you ask? The short answer is because that button isn’t always there because creators can disable that feature on their TikToks. Plus, this makes you look more of a tech whiz, if that counts for something.