Is TikTok showing “You’re tapping too fast. Take a break.” when you are trying to like a video? This is a common problem among many new users. If you have the habit of liking too many posts without watching them fully then you might see a lot of these errors. I put some research into this and came up with some of the best solutions.
The most common way to solve this is to wait patiently for a few minutes to a few days. Clearing the cache can also be helpful. Even after trying all these if you are still facing the error then try reporting the problem to TikTok. Since this problem is temporary, it will get automatically resolved within a few days.
Let’s have a look at these solutions in detail and also know about some common ways to prevent this “You’re tapping too fast. Take a break.” error.
Why Is TikTok Showing, “You’re Tapping Too Fast. Take A Break.”?
As the error message clearly suggests, you get it when you tap too fast. By tapping too fast I mean liking videos without completely watching them.
Such activity is considered spammy and makes TikTok think that you might be a bot. Social media bots are accounts created automatically in order to increase the followers or like in an account or a post. New accounts with fewer followers and no videos at all have higher chances of getting such errors. If you like videos without completely watching them, TikTok will assume that your new account is created automatically for boosting popularity. And hence TikTok will restrict it from performing any more actions.
How Long Does This Error Last?
Normally all such minor errors in TikTok last for few minutes. So if you close the app for around 30 minutes, the error should be fixed. But sometimes it might last from a few hours to 3 days.
Newer accounts have higher chances of getting this error for a longer time. On the other hand, if you have a decent number of videos and you have been using the app for some time then the error period is shorter. This is because TikTok trusts its old users more than the new accounts.
How To Fix: “You’re Tapping Too Fast. Take A Break.”?
There are several ways to fix this error in TikTok. Some work more effectively than others but all of them are worth trying. You can wait for some time, clear your cache, report the problem, or reinstall the app. Let’s look at these solutions in detail.
Wait For Some Time
Since this error message is temporary, the most common solution is waiting for some time. Your wait can last anywhere between 30 minutes to a few days. This depends upon several factors like your account’s age and how many times you have received the message. If you have received this error message several times before then you might get penalized for longer. So, just have some patience and keep trying now and again.
Clear Your Cache
The cache is the collection of files, scripts, images, and other multimedia stored on your device. This helps previous videos and accounts load faster when you open the app next time. The cache data is updated every time you open the app. Clearing cache can help lift errors and save some space on your device.
Follow these steps to clear cache in TikTok:
- Tap at the lower right corner of your home screen which reads “Me”. This will redirect you to your profile.
- In the upper right corner, you will see 3 vertical dots. Tap here and you will then be redirected to “settings and privacy”.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap on the “Free up space” option.
- Now click on clear beside the “Cache” option.
- If the cache reads 0.0MB then you have successfully cleared the cache in TikTok.
You might have to wait for some time after clearing the cache before you are back at liking videos.
Report The Problem
If the problem continues for several days then the best solution is to report the problem to TikTok. To report a problem again access the “settings and privacy” section using the steps mentioned above. Then follow these steps:
- Under the Support section, you will see “Report a problem”.
- After that click on the pen-pad icon at the upper right corner of your screen. This icon allows you to write your problems in your own words and report them to TikTok. You can also add pictures to make your problem look more genuine. You can use informal or formal tones to describe your problem.
- Finally, click on the red “Report” button.
Reporting is usually used for bigger problems like account ban or video deletion but if these small errors last for a long time then you can report them too.
Reinstall The App
Another quick method of getting rid of this error is by reinstalling the app. You can delete the app from your phone. Then you can visit the play store or the app store and install it again. This will delete most of TikTok’s settings, data, and cache which can ultimately remove the “You’re tapping too fast. Take a break.” error.
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How To Prevent Tapping Too Fast Error In The Future?
Prevention is always better than cure. If you use TikTok the right way you will never face such errors in the app. There are several ways to prevent this error in TikTok.
Watch Full Video
TikTok videos aren’t that long and don’t take much of your time. So, always watch the entire video before liking it. Watching the full video would also mean a lot to the creator rather than just liking it.
Also, don’t like every video that you see. You might watch 50-100 videos in a sitting and liking them all is not a good thing to do. If you don’t create videos and all you do is like then you will eventually see this message and it might last for a long time.
Use The App Like Human
TikTok is not just for likes and comments. To use the app like humans, share videos, create new videos, and maybe try reporting inappropriate videos. This will create your good impression on TikTok. Also, try taking a break from TikTok once in a while. All these things prove that you are a human and not an automatically created bot.
So if you are getting You’re tapping too fast. Take a break. error, it is because you are liking too many videos without watching them fully.
So to prevent this, always watch full videos and only leave likes to those videos which you genuinely like. Also, use the app like human i.e. report, comment, and create your own videos.
I think I have included all the necessary information regarding this topic. Any feedback or recommendations will be heartily recommended.