How to Auto Scroll on TikTok [iPhone and Andriod]

Written by Emilija Social Media / TikTok

4 min read
Key Takeaways

TikTok doesn't offer a built-in feature that allows users to scroll hands-free. However, users can activate the audio command feature in their phones and give TikTok voice commands to find new videos without scrolling. 

TikTok is for sure one of the most mesmerizing social media apps. Users can watch engaging and fun content on the platform for hours on end.

The app works on scroll, meaning users need to swipe from the bottom to the top of their screens to find a new video. And since the app is so contagious, many users wish to watch TikTok videos without using their hands.

However, TikTok doesn’t have a built-in feature that allows auto-scroll, but users can watch TikTok using a voice command which doesn’t require using their hands.

iPhone users can adjust these settings directly from their phones, but Android users must install a third-party app.

Keep reading to learn how to access these features on iPhone and Android.

How to auto-scroll on TikTok on iPhone

Since TikTok doesn’t have an auto-scroll option, users are left with a workaround that will allow them to view videos hands-free.

Here are the steps:

  • Tap on ‘Settings’.
  • Tap on ‘Accessibility’.

iphone accessibility option

  • Select ‘Voice Control’.

iphone voice control

  • Tap on ‘Set up voice control’. If you have already enabled the voice control tap on the customize commands.

set up voice control and customize commands

  • Tap on ‘Create New Command’.

create a new command iphone

  • Add a speakable such as “next” or "down"

iphone speakable phrase

  • Tap on ‘Action’ and select ‘Run custom gesture’.

iphone action feature

  • You will be presented with a screen. Swipe up on the screen and tap on ‘Save’.

iphone new gesture

  • Next, Open TikTok and say your voice command.

Now, whenever you say next, TikTok will present you with the following video.

How to auto-scroll on TikTok on Android

Android users need to install a third-party app in order to give voice commands on TikTok.

  • Download Google's Voice Access app from Play Store.
  • Tap on ‘Settings’.
  • Tap on ‘Accessibility’ and select the Voice Access app.
  • Tap on ‘Use service’ to enable ‘Voice Access’.
  • Grant permissions to the Voice Access app.
  • Click on ‘Continue’.
  • Tap Finish to finalize the set-up.
  • Your screen will display a blue floating icon once you've completed the process.
  • To activate Voice Access, tap the floating icon.
  • Open TikTok and say "scroll down".

We understand that this might not be the solution you were looking for but for now, this is the only workaround that allows you to view TikTok videos without using your hands.

TikTok counts every replay as a ‘view’ which is one of the key engaging factors in going viral on the platform, which may be the reason why this type of feature is still not integrated.

Wrapping Up

Millions of videos on TikTok are entertaining, educational, and enjoyable for all ages.

Many users would love to have a feature that will allow them to just watch the videos without the need to scroll up and down; however, that option is still not integrated.

Users can now use the voice commands we covered in the article to watch TikTok hands-free.