Why is Search Unavailable on TikTok? – Quick Fix!

Hello everyone, Social Media Fellow is back with another interesting answer for an interesting question which is, Why is Search unavailable on TikTok? My users including myself sometime face issues like TikTok search currently unavailable or TikTok failed to play.

But, here is the quick fix for the problem “Why is search unavailable on TikTok?”

This error can pop-up due to some network issues. The most common issue can be if you are using a VPN or Proxy. Make sure to turn it off as this can cause difficulties for TikTok to connect with their serves. Another thing worth notice is to make sure you have a reliable internet connection.

If you still are getting this error, we have to do some advance adjustments. Let’s look into them.

  • If you are using an Android phone, go to Settings > Applications > TikTok > Manage Data > Clear Cache. This will clear all the cache of the application.
  • For iOS users, you have to delete the application and reinstall it through AppStore.

After following all these suggestions, I am pretty sure that the TikTok search unavailable error will be resolved.

There are some more user’s concerns related to TikTok such as TikTok application not playing videos or TikTok network error on iPhone. So, I am going to answer them all one by one.

“TikTok App Failed to Play” Error

This is a very common error which most of the users have mentioned. The quick fix for this problem is to change of connection. If you are using mobile data, consider connecting to a nearby WiFi.

If the error is still not resolved, you should remove the cache or clear data if you are using Android. If you are using an iPhone, uninstall the app and reinstall it again.

Why TikTok is not working?

This is a really common issue users face while using the TikTok application. The real and the main reason behind this is an unstable internet connection.

Here are some of the suggestions you can follow in order to fix this issue:

  • Make sure to give enough permission to the TikTok app to operate.
  • Try connecting to WiFi if using mobile data.
  • Restarting your device.
  • Uninstalling and reinstalling the TikTok application.

These are some of the general solutions to fix the problem. Sometimes there can be issues on the other side too. Probably TikTok is down or something.

So, in order to check if TikTok is down or not, here is what you have to do.

Also, check this out: Why is Instagram not working?

TikTok not working on iPhone/iPad

Various iPhone users faced this issue in recent times. The common issue to this problem can be a software glitch.

Go and reboot your iPhone. If the error still persists, uninstall the application from the iPhone or iPad. If you are using an old version of iOS, update it to the latest version.

Is TikTok Down Today or right now?

To check that, head straight to On the website, you will see the live status of the application’s servers. If you are facing such issues like TikTok not working or playing any video, you will see something like this on the webpage:

why is search unavailable on TikTok?

As you can see, other users have also reported the problems they are facing with TikTok. So, if you see this, don’t bother to uninstall the application. It will automatically be fixed from the TikTok’s side pretty soon.

That’s all for this blog post. If you have any questions in mind or TikTok is still not working, COMMENT DOWN BELOW. I will reply within 24 hours.

By Banish Angural

Banish Angural is an online Entrepreneur and Blogger. He is also the owner of BA Media, a Social Media Marketing agency and Social Media Fellow, a blogging community.

9 replies on “Why is Search Unavailable on TikTok? – Quick Fix!”

Great Content! I love the fact that it’s so brief and you also gave link to down detecter website. I have one more question, my TikTok app is saying you are not connected to the internet. Why?

Hi Sukh,

Try uninstall and reinstalling the app if you have already tried clearing the data and cache. Let me know if it works or not.

Banish, Author

Hi this was useful and great info. I tried it and it didn’t work. When I open my app after reinstalling it, I still can’t search up accounts, post anything, OR comment. Why is this?

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