How to Fix You’re Tapping Too Fast Take a Break on Tiktok


We know that TikTok can get you hooked easily, but you need to use this social media platform wisely.

In case you are trying to surf TikTok videos, but you get a message that says “You’re Tapping too Fast, Take a Break,” then you must indeed take a break from TikTok.

But, why did this happen? What triggered this error? Why is TikTok showing this message? Many users have experienced this problem before, so it’s actually a common error.

Keep on reading today’s article so you can get precise information about these matters:

  • How to fix “You’re Tapping too Fast, Take a Break” on TikTok;
  • Understanding the meaning of this error message;
  • What to do if you are dealing with this message on your TikTok accounts.

What Does the “You’re Tapping Too Fast, Take a Break” Error Message Mean?

This error message means that you are liking or commenting on too many videos too fast, without even completely watching the entire video.

We know that the TikTok algorithm can get you hooked showing you multiple videos that you might find interesting, but it is advisable to watch a full video on Tik Tok before liking it, mostly if you have a new account.

TikTok assumes that newer accounts liking videos non-stop were probably created automatically.

Since TikTok considers that you might be using a new account for automation purposes, minor errors and limitations such as this one might appear.

Old users do not have this problem, though.

TikTok trusts older accounts more than new accounts, so have this in mind before finding a good TikTok and liking all their stuff.

Pro Tip: Sometimes, Tik Tok videos might fail to load if there’s an error on the platform’s servers. Check what to do if TikTok is Not Working by reading our related blog post.

Why Won’t TikTok Let Me Like Videos?

TikTok won’t let you like videos and too many posts because of their Safety Measures.

There’s a zero-tolerance policy against many fake accounts, and even if you are not using social media bots, a recently created account might trigger “Detecting Spam” mechanisms.

If TikTok discovers that you are indeed using a bot on newer accounts, then you will get banned.

So, being prevented from liking is only the beginning of what might be a bigger restriction.

How Long Will This TikTok Error Last?

It depends. It can last a few hours or a few days (up to three days, to be precise).

The error period changes depending on your TikTok’s settings and interaction with posts.

Other apps also have similar policies, so this shouldn’t be a profile to those who like too many videos rapidly on the TikTok app.

How to Fix “You’re Tapping Too Fast. Take a Break” on Tiktok

Although the main advice that we can give you to solve this error message is just waiting for a while, there are indeed four things you can do.

Read Also: Did you just save a video that you truly like on your “Favorites,” but can’t find it anymore on the search bar? Learn how to See Favorites on TikTok here!

1. Clear TikTok Cache

Firstly, you must clear TikTok’s cache. Fortunately, this can be done in no time.

Step 1: Log in To Your TikTok Account

Log in to your main account on the TikTok app, and select your profile icon. Then, you must go to the support section.

Step 2: Select the Settings Gear Icon

Tap on the Settings icon that appears in the upper right corner of the screen. This will open “Settings.”

Step 3: Scroll Down Until You Find “Cache and Cellular Data” and Clear Cache Data

Here, scroll until you find the “Clear Cache” option. Tap on it, and then select the “Clear the Cache” button.

This will offload the TikTok application easily. You have successfully cleared cache!

Besides, accounts load faster when opening, and previous videos will also be shown more rapidly on the platform.

2. Delete and Reinstall the TikTok App

The second method consists of getting rid of the TikTok app, and reinstalling it.

  1. Delete TikTok. You can do so just by tapping the app’s icon for a few seconds (both on Android and iOS);
  2. Go to the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store and download TikTok again;
  3. Log in again, and check if the restriction was lifted.

3. Use a Secondary Account

You might as well just try to use another account instead of waiting for the platform to lift errors.

In fact, you can even Delete Your TikTok account, and use a new one from the beginning.

Just remember that you must avoid doing what triggered the “You’re Tapping too Fast, Take a Break” message in the first place.

4. Wait for a While or Contact TikTok Support

Just wait until the restriction ends - it shouldn’t be that long!

Alternatively, you can also try to contact TikTok support and tell them that you are not a bot nor a spammy account.

Although this works, it might take a while before you can use TikTok properly again.

How to Prevent “You’re Tapping Too Fast, Take a Break” on TikTok

So, imagine that the restrictions were lifted, but now you don’t want to face this problem again - what do you do?

  1. Watch each video fully before liking it - this will save you a lot of headaches!;
  2. Try to get a decent number of followers - fewer followers equals more chances of getting blocked;
  3. Don’t repeat the mistakes you made on your previous account - learn from them, and use TikTok as a normal person would do.

That will be all for now! For more TikTok information, check our related articles here, at GrowFollowing.


Can Newly Created Accounts Get Banned on TikTok?

Yes, they can. In fact, there’s no need for other users to use a report button for video deletion - if TikTok detects that something is going on, they will ban you right away.

Try not to like nor to upload inappropriate videos if you don’t want to get permanently removed from the platform. Learn how to Recover TikTok Account here.

About the author

Karen is a senior technical writer and copywriter here at GrowFollowing. Her area of expertize are social media apps and new media.