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How to Download Douyin on iOS and Android

TikTok is a social media app that is popular in the whole world. It is a video-sharing app where users can share short videos of themselves. The app is similar to Instagram and Snapchat but offers video content only.

Douyin is the Chinese version of TikTok. And, it is only available to the Chinese.

Bytedance’s Douyin is quite similar to the international TikTok software, but it has been able to distinguish the two by following China’s local rules.

The primary distinction between the two is that TikTok outside of China does not include a “wallet” feature, allowing users to make purchases in a few taps inside the app. Users of Douyin may purchase products, and movie tickets, move money to others, and conduct transactions via a QR Code.

Download Douyin on Android

It is easy to download the Douyin app on Android. If you live in China, just visit the app store to download the app normally.

If you live outside of China and want to download Douyin, follow the steps below:

  • Visit the official website
  • Tap on the Download button to start downloading the .apk file.
  • Install the app after downloading is finished.

Download Douyin on iOS

Unlike Android, the Douyin app installation on an iPhone or iPad can be rather complicated. You must first change your Apple ID country to China in order to download the Douyin app on your iOS device.

What to do before you change your country or region

  • If your Apple ID has a positive balance, spend it as soon as possible.
  • Cancel your subscriptions and wait until they’re done. 
  • Make sure you have a payment method for your new country or region.

Steps to switch region to China and download Douyin

  • Open the Settings app. 
  • Tap your name, then tap Media & Purchases.
  • Tap View Account. You might be asked to sign in.
  • Tap Country/Region.
  • Select “China” from the list, and agree to the terms and conditions.
  • To finish the process, fill in your billing address, choose a payment method of ‘None,’ and tap on ‘Next.’

You can download the Douyin app from the Apple App Store once your Apple ID has been switched to China. On the App Store, you can search for “抖音” to find the app.

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