How to Record TikTok Without Holding Button; 2 Easy Methods

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Tik Tok, the most popular short video-sharing platform is undoubtedly a major hit amongst teenagers as they hardly fail to try different approaches to make their TikTok stand out.

How to Record TikTok Without Holding Button

The very easy yet popular among those is creating a hands-free TikTok. Yes, you heard it right! You can record TikTok without actually physically holding the button and if you are here to find out how users create enticing TikTok clips without holding the button onto their phone, then you’re in the right place as down below you’ll find the solution for the same. Just follow the below-cited steps and you’re ready to shoot your first-ever hands’ free TikTok!

1. Record by using the ‘Tap to Shoot’ option

  1. Open TikTok and tap the plus icon present at the bottom-center part of the screen.
  2. Set your scene in the center of the proposed frame and position your phone to record.
  3. Also, make sure that you line up the viewfinder with the area that you want to record in.
  4. Start recording by tapping on the recording button.
  5. Once you start recording, TikTok will record the video until you tap the button again to stop the recording. When you’re finished recording, tap the button again to stop.
  6. Press the checkmark button at the bottom right corner of the screen. Edit your videos by using different effects, covers, and filters.
  7. After that, tap on the Next button, and then tap ‘Post’ to post the hands-free video to your TikTok profile.

2. Record by using Timer

  1. Open TikTok and tap on ‘plus icon’.
  2. Set your scene in the center of the proposed frame and position your phone to record.
  3. Once you have positioned your phone, tap on the Timer button present at the bottom of the icon list on the right-hand side of the display. You will come across a wave motion.
  4. Now, you can drag the pink line to the position where you want the recording to automatically stop.
  5. Once you press the Start Countdown button, a countdown will begin (3, 2, 1…). Tik Tok will automatically begin recording when the countdown ends. (Note: You can tap the stop button at the bottom of the screen to pause the recording and tap the timer icon again to start recording hands-free after pausing.)
  6. Once you’re finished recording your video, tap the check-mark when you’re finished recording present at the bottom right of the screen.
  7. After that, tap on the Next button, and then tap ‘Post’ to post the hands-free video to your TikTok profile.


How to record multiple clips on TikTok?

Open TikTok, and press the ‘plus icon’ on the bottom of the screen. When you come across the recording screen, click the ‘Upload button’ in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Now, you can select which video you would like to upload. Tap on Multiple. To upload more than one video.

How do I add text to a picture on TikTok?

Once you’ve filmed your video, press the red check to go to the next screen. Click the Text button on the lower-left corner and then add text to your TikTok.

How do I record TikTok hands-free?

You can use any of the aforementioned methods to record TikTok hands-free. 

Can you change the cover photo on TikTok?

Open the video posting page, tap Select Cover on the video thumbnail and then drag the cover to the frame you’d like to use.


So that was it! Believe me both the above-mentioned approaches of recording hands-free TikTok are very easy to get used to. However, if you didn’t get the result you’d expected, there’s no need to fret about as I’m sure that after a few tries, you’ll find the process of recording TikTok without holding the button less intricate. 

Also, if you have recorded a hands-free TikTok using our guide, then don’t forget to share it with us in the comments section below. 


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