How to screen record Tiktok videos on Windows, Android, iOS

How to screen record TikTok

Updated: July 4th, 2022


People enjoy watching funny videos on Tiktok. But what if you need to save a Tiktok video on your PC to watch it again and again? Then you will need an application like Audials Movie that will screen record the videos from your PC screen. In this article we will show you how to easily record video content from the popular video streaming platform.

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The tool "Audials Movie" presented here fully meets these requirements. More information

Audials Movie is the ideal screen recorder to get video streaming content as an MP4, AVI, WMV or 3GP file. It offers you very useful features: 


  • Browse through TikTok in Audials Movie and immediately record the videos you like.
  • Convert your videos in the required format with the built-in video converter.
  • Transfer your videos to other (mobile) devices or the cloud.
  • Video cutter and cropper to remove anything you do not need in the video.


How to record Tiktok on a Windows PC with Audials Movie

Step 1: Install and start the Tiktok recorder "Audials Movie"

Download for free and without any registration the Tiktok recorder "Audials Movie" and install it. It is easy to uninstall if not wanted.
Start the Audials Movie software and switch to the “Video Streaming” section. Select the profile with the desired video file format (f. e. MP4) from “Format” on the downside of your screen.

Step 2: Prepare the screen recording in Audials Movie

Click the TikTok tile in Audials Movie. In the window that opens, you will be able to choose a recording method.


Browse & load in Audials: The internal player and recorder is the most comfortable way to browse and record content. With this method, you can search for videos directly in Audials. Entering your Tiktok credentials into Audials will be necessary.


Other recording options: If you do not want to browse in Audials, you can record content from your Chrome, Firefox or Edge browser.

Depending on the option you have chosen, follow the instructions that will be given.


Make sure the video is played in original size so that the best possible quality can be achieved. 


Step 3: Audials Movie will screen record Tiktok and save it as a video file to your PC

When the recording of the video stream is complete the video file will be transferred to the Audials playlist on the right side of your screen.


The Tiktok video streaming can be recorded and saved to your Windows Computer in the video file formats MP4, WMV, AVI, 3GP or others. You can now play the video with Audials or drag and drop it into another application or Windows explorer to export it.

Further ways to record TikTok

Using an online "TikTok downloader"

There are lots of so-called online "TikTok downloaders" that want to attract users with a simple way to save Tiktok videos: They say that you do not need to install TikTok recorder software. Instead, you just need to enter the URL of the desired video into the online Tiktok downloader and you will get it as a file. However, you do not know how these files are generated, so it is better to avoid using online TikTok downloaders like the following:



Using a different TikTok screen recorder than Audials Movie:

EaseUS RecExperts

EaseUS RecExperts is a universal screen recorder that you can use to screen record videos from TikTok. Just choose the area of the screen you want to record and the audio source. Then hit the REC button. To stop screen recording hit the button again. Instead of starting and recording manually, you can configure a task or start manually and preset when the recording sould be stopped.


iMyFone Filme

Filme is a video editing software, but it also has a built-in screen recorder. To screen record TikTok, start Filme and click the camera icon. Adjust the size of the screen area that you want to screen record and then click the red recording button. To stop your recording, click the button again. Afterwards, you can add texts, effects etc. or cut and crop the video.


Acethinker Screen Grabber Premium

Acethinker Screen Grabber Premium is a further tool to screen record any video content you play back on your PC. The screen recording is as easy as in the previous tool. 


Wondershare DemoCreator

A further software that can used for TikTok screen recording is the Wondershare DemoCreator. It is as easy to use as the other previously shown applications.


HitPaw Screen Recorder

A further alternative is the HitPaw Screen Recorder. It requires that you preset the sound and the screen size, then press the record button. Please note that this screen recorder offers you only the MKV and MP4 video format.


If you do not want to install a software, you can use an online screen recorder, for example the HitPaw Online Screen Recorder. It needs very few steps to screen record a video. Afterwards, you will be able to download it in the WEBM format. That is the only disadvantage of an online screen recorder: The number of available video formats is very limited.

How to screen record on TikTok on iPhone or iPad


iOS 11 and the following releases support screen recording. The only thing you have to do is adding the screen recording feature to the control center. Then you will be able to start screen recording anytime. Once you have found a video you want to screen record, open the control center and tap the record button. The video will be recorded. Stop recording when the video has ended. You will find a description how to screen record TikTok on


You will find a detailed description how to screen record TikTok on iPad on


How to screen record on TikTok on Android

Many TikTok screen recorders are available for Android mobile devices. They all work similarly: If you have found an interesting video, tap the record button and wait until the video ends. Then stop recording by tapping the button again. Examples of screen recorders for Android: 



However, a screen recorder for mobile devices is not really necessary because you can record your videos on your PC with Audials Movie and then transfer them to other devices.



Comparison of the best TikTok screen recorders

 Audials MovieEaseUs RecExpertsAceThinker iMyFone Filme



HitPaw Screen Recorder
Recording from Screen
Internal player and recorder-----
Video converter
Video cutter--
Video cropper---
Smartphone & Cloud Media Manager-----

* lifetime

** yearly


If you know that you often need to screen record TikTok videos, it is best to use a recording software. Among all screen recording tools, Audials Movie has the most powerful features and makes screen recording comfortable and easy.

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FAQ about how to screen record TikTok

Can you download a video directly from TikTok?

Yes, you will be able to do this if the video has a download button. 

Can you screen record TikTok videos?

Yes, it is possible to screen record TikTok videos if you have a screen recorder software like Audials Movie.

Does TikTok notify the publisher when someone screen records his/her video?

In contrary to Snapchat or Instagram, TikTok does not send messages to the publisher of a video when someone screen records it. So if you just need to save a TikTok video for your personal and private use (i. e. that you will NOT publish it), you can screen record it.

How can I screen record TikTok?

Step 1: Launch Audials Movie and open the Video Streaming section.

Step 2 : Click the TikTok tile and choose the way how to record, for example Browse & load.

Step 3: Play back your TikTok video and Audials Movie will record and save it as a video file to your PC.

How does Audials Movie work?

Audials Movie is a screen recorder tool and can be compared to a camera that films everything shown on your screen. Like this, you obtain a video file for personal use. Copy protection is NOT circumvented. Please read our legal information to learn more. 

How do I install TikTok on a Windows PC or Mac?

You will learn how to install TikTok on PC or Mac in this article.

How do I record a TikTok video on my own?

For everybody who wants to upload an own video to TikTok, here is an instruction how to use the TikTok app.



Please note

Videos from Tiktok™ are copyrighted. Any redistribution of them without the consent of the copyright owners may be a violation of the law in most countries, including the USA. Audials AG is not affiliated with Tiktok™, nor the company that owns the trademark rights to Tiktok™. This page is provided for compatibility purposes only, and in no case should be considered an endorsement of Audials Software products by any associated 3rd party.



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