TikTok is turning out to be a famous social media platform where people are making unique videos related to dance, music, cooking to get famous. Just after it got launched, it gained immense popularity worldwide. But after some time, it got criticized by many countries because of privacy concerns and inconsequential protection of the user information. It got banned in several countries such as the USA, India, Bangladesh, etc. But the craze of TikTok is not letting the users let it go and they’re trying hard to install it on their phones using numerous methods.
Most of you must be unaware of a Chinese app known as Douyin that is an alternative for TikTok. If you are willing to use TikTok on your phone, here’s a comprehensive guide following which you can install Chinese TikTok on iOS and Android smartphones.
Chinese TikTok aka Douyin
Douyin or Chinese TikTok application is becoming a trend because people can easily share their short videos through this platform. Chinese TikTok is also a creation of Bytedance, this version is developed for China because of their controlled online environment. If this app is used by some other person outside China, it will be named TikTok only. Douyin is used by 400 million users daily which means it covers 2/3 of the phone social web space in China. The intention of using a native Chinese TikTok is almost like WeChat Tencent’s International Assistance whereas, in China, people have to use the Weixin app.
How To Download & Install Chinese TikTok aka Douyin
If you don’t have TikTok on your phone but you are willing to use it, you can download and install Douyin which is a Chinese version of TikTok. To use TikTok, first, you have to download and install Douyin on your phone and then make a user account for yourself.
Method 1: Douyin App Installation
- Step 1: Download the APK file of Douyin after you have downloaded the APK mirror.
- Step 2: After the successful installation, launch the app and make your account the way you earlier made it on TikTok.
There are two methods through which you can download and install the Chinese version of TikTok. You can use any of the mentioned methods:
Method 1: App Store Use
- Step 1: You can easily download and install it on iOS devices through the App Store.
- Step 2: After you visit the listing of the App Store, click on the ‘Get’ button present next to the app icon and wait until it gets successfully downloaded and installed on your iOS device.
- Step 3: After downloading, check the home screen of your device if it’s visible or not.
Method 2: Alter Your Apple ID Region or Country
Maybe it won’t be easy for you to download Douyin on your iOS device, unlike Android. If the above-mentioned method does not work out for you, try out this method by changing your Apple ID country to China. After doing this you can easily download Douyin on your iOS device. For changing the Apple ID country to China, follow the steps mentioned below.
- Step 1: Go to the Settings, hit on your name, and go to the ‘iTunes & App store’ option.
- Step 2: Select the option of Apple ID and then tap on the ‘View Apple ID’ option.
- Step 3: On the displayed screen, go to the option of ‘Country/Region’ and hit on the option of ‘Change Country or Region’ and choose China from the provided list of Countries and agree to the given terms & conditions.
- Step 4: Type your billing address and select ‘None’ for the payment method.
- Step 5: Click on the ‘Next’ button for successful completion of the process.
- Step 6: After changing your Apple ID country to China, you can successfully download and install Douyin on your iOS device. You can now follow the procedure mentioned in method 1.
- Step 7: Make your account on Douyin and again change your Apple ID country to the original one by using the steps mentioned from 1 to 5.
If you love to make short videos of yours and miss TikTok a lot, you can use its alternative i.e. Douyin or Chinese TikTok. Just follow the simple methods and your TikTok is back for you. Now make a short video of yours or with your friends and family and post it on Douyin easily.