Has Anyone Tried TikTok?

iOS and iPadOS

I have been hearing about TikTok a lot lately, so wanted to give it a try. Many parts of the app work with VoiceOver, but I am having trouble getting the videos to play. Has anyone here had success with this app?



Submitted by Vsevolod Popov on Saturday, October 19, 2019

Yes, I have tryed using tikTok. I didn't have any issues playing videos there, but i don't know if it's possible to remove things that you have done and published there...
However, i also think that tikTok is not really good thing for us, like there are lots of visual content without sound and we cannot watch it.
But the app is preety accessible.

Submitted by Lucky girl on Saturday, October 19, 2019

yHi,i use tiktok,but i only watch videos.

Submitted by JC on Tuesday, March 9, 2021

So do I, use it for listening to videos. somewhat accessible with VO, but needs lots of improvements.

Submitted by Matthew Whitaker on Tuesday, March 9, 2021

I've tried using the app... the accessibility could be improved, but it's ok.

Submitted by Blind angel 444 on Tuesday, March 9, 2021

I have tried it, but the audio from the videos are louder than voice over. How do you use this app with voice over? Also how do you get third party apps from trying to track you?

Submitted by Emily Chia1 on Wednesday, March 10, 2021

I love tick tock I use it all the time I just listen to the videos I find it so entertaining I love the music videos there’s so many funny videos you can just Listen too with just your ears yes it is a visual app but everything is accessible besides knowing what the video and content is everything else though is on point I don’t use it for taking pictures or uploading I only use it for listening to videos I can just double tap on the home or for you section and everything is accessible when swiping left or right or just double tapping on home and for you the only thing that’s not accessible is the actual audio content with the videos

Submitted by Blind angel 444 on Thursday, March 11, 2021

How do you use it? Please walk me through the use of this feature, I was never told about this one. Is tick tock safe to use now? I know that it was being tracked illegally by hackers. How do you keep your personal information private?

audioducking is a feature of voiceover. when I got my IPhone this feature was on by default.
you're playing a song for instance. and you unlock your phone. so whenever voiceover will speak, the audio will be ducked.. means the audio's volume will lower slightly so that voiceover can be heard effectively and as soon as voiceover stops speaking the song will return to the normal audio.
hope this makes sense and I'm not getting you confused :)
"To set other audio options, go to Settings > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Audio, then set options such as the following: Sounds & Haptics: Adjust and preview sound effects and haptics. Audio Ducking: Temporarily reduce media playback volume when VoiceOver speaks."
hope this helps.

Submitted by Blind angel 444 on Thursday, March 11, 2021

Since I’m using a iPad, will it work with that too? That is so cool!!! Time to get it back again.

Submitted by Gregory on Friday, March 26, 2021

I'm surprised there hasn't been some sort of guide on using tiktok with VO posted anywhere. Anyone have tips? I'm glad the like button now says when it's selected.

Submitted by Christopher on Friday, March 26, 2021

First I wrote back to the devs but they never wrote me back secondly when I used the app it wasn't very accessible lots of unlabeled buttons a few things read a little bit but not enough to do anything productive I don't know if things have improved bc its been a few months since I looked at things I don't know anything about videos over pictures if videos don't play automatically I wonder if there is a setting which could help with this and finally...

How easy was it to read this post with such a long run-on sentence? Probably not very? Yeah... Um...

Submitted by Blind angel 444 on Friday, March 26, 2021

The first time I used it, I didn’t have to make an account. But now I do. Please help me with turning on the feature where you can use your Apple ID to sign into apps. Thanks for any help

Submitted by roman on Sunday, March 28, 2021

I did not like the application. It is not that accessible, and the application has a lot of bugs.

Submitted by Sarah on Monday, August 9, 2021

To me, I am finding to talk very inaccessible. And now I can’t figure out how to delete the account I just created. Help!