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Why does TikTok automatically unfollow people? Quick Fix

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TikTok is one of the most popular social media platforms known for its short-form videos and has changed how we consume and create content. However, like any other social media platform, TikTok has flaws. One issue many users encounter on TikTok is their account automatically unfollowing people.

In this article, we have discussed the causes of TikTok accounts automatically unfollowing people and a few ways to help you fix the issue.

Why TikTok automatically unfollows people?

Below we have mentioned a few possible reasons that might be causing TikTok to unfollow people automatically.

  • Bugs and app glitches.
  • The server is down.
  • Poor internet connectivity.
  • Reached maximum follow limit.
  • The TikTok account is shadowbanned.
  • Corrupted cache memory affecting the app.
  • Using an outdated version of the app.

Also read: How to view someone’s TikTok profile without them knowing?

How to fix the issue?

If you are encountering an issue where your TikTok account automatically unfollows people,, we have explained a few ways to help you fix the issue.

Restart the device

Restarting your device is the best solution for any problem, and it also works most of the time in resolving the issues. If the errors are caused by some minor bugs or glitches or interference by other apps on your device, then it might solve them.

Check the server status

TikTok is not processing your follow request because the server is down or under maintenance. Check the server status of TikTok; you can use websites like to check the server status of TikTok. If the server is down, then you can do nothing but wait patiently until it comes online.

Check the internet connection

Your TikTok account is unable to process the request because it is not getting a stable connection. Check your internet connection and restart your modem or router to reset the connection, which might help you get a stable connection by resolving any issues with the router.

Reached your daily follow limit

TikTok has a limit on how many people you can follow, which is 200 accounts daily, and once you reach that limit, you won’t be able to follow any more users. This restriction is mentioned in TikTok’s terms and conditions. If this is the case, wait patiently and send the request again the next day.

The account is shadowbanned

One possibility is that you or the account you are trying to follow is shadowbanned. If the account is shadowbanned, it may be limited or hidden so others can’t see it. If the account holder engages in suspicious activities or violates TikTok’s rules, they might be secretly banned.

Using hateful language or sharing violent content could lead to a shadowban. TikTok’s staff may consider them as someone who violates their community guidelines and enforces a shadowban on their account.

Clear app cache

The corrupted cache memory of the app might interfere with the proper functioning of the app and might be a reason that is causing issues with the app. Clear the cache memory of the TikTok app and then check if the issue persists.

Click here to know how to clear the app cache

Update the app

You might be using an outdated version of the TikTok app, which can be why TikTok cannot process the following request, so check for the app’s update from the app store and update the TikTok app to the latest version.

Also read: How to know if someone blocked you on TikTok?

Akash Singh

Akash Singh

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