How to Recover Lost Drafts on TikTok
TikTok is one of the most popular social media platforms globally, known for its short video format and vibrant user community. Many users spend hours creating and editing their content, and maybe saving some as drafts for posting at a later time.
However, these drafts can sometimes get lost due to various reasons such as app crashes, accidental deletion, or technical glitches. Losing hours of hard work and creativity can be very frustrating. Is it possible to recover lost drafts on TikTok? Yes, it is.
Although there are no direct ways to recover lost drafts on TikTok, there are some workarounds that would help recover the lost content. This piece explores some methods that would help you retrieve those precious TikTok drafts.
Using the Save to Album Feature on TikTok
Recovering lost drafts on TikTok is dependent on whether you checked the “Save to album” toggle button before saving your draft video. Doing this allows the draft videos to be saved in a folder on your device.
If you had activated the “Save to album” toggle button before saving draft videos:
- Go to the album or gallery on your Android device and locate the TikTok folder and you’ll be able to recover the deleted drafts from here.
Use Data Recovery Software
If your drafts have been deleted or corrupted, you can try using data recovery software. There are various apps available for Android devices that can help you recover deleted files. Here’s how it works:
- Download a reputable data recovery app from your app store.
- Follow the app’s instructions to scan your device for deleted files.
- Once the scan is complete, you may find your lost TikTok drafts.
- Recover them and save them to your device.
In a previous related article, we discussed how one would recover deleted photos and videos on Android.
Preventing the loss of drafts is always the best approach. Here are some tips to avoid losing your TikTok drafts:
- Export your drafts to your phone’s gallery or save them as private videos on TikTok to ensure you have a copy.
- Ensure you are using the latest version of the TikTok app, as updates often include bug fixes and improvements.
- A stable and strong Internet connection is essential to prevent data loss while editing and saving drafts.