Why YouTube isn’t working and How to fix YouTube (Desktop and Mobile)

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If your youtube isn’t working (either on Desktop or Mobile), this post reveals how to fix YouTube.

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The number of people who use YouTube at least once a month exceeds 2.5 billion — businessofapps.

Why do so many people use YouTube? It is because of the content it has. It has tutorials on how to do things, music videos, funny videos, cartoons for kids, etc, all for free. You can not get bored on YouTube.

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It is frustrating when your YouTube isn’t working. Here is how you can fix that issue:-

#1. On Mobile

a) Firstly, make sure your date and time are correct

YouTube can misbehave if the device’s date and time are not coordinated with that of the YouTube server.

To solve this problem, allow your network to automatically handle the date and time. This can be done in the date and time settings on Android or iOS.

b) Secondly, update the YouTube app

Every app should always be up to date such that you get to enjoy the latest features and bug fixes.

On Android, open Google Play store > touch your profile icon and select Manage apps and devices. Then tap pending updates and if YouTube is there, touch to update it.

On iOS, open the app store and touch the updates tab. If you see YouTube in this list, touch to update.

c) Thirdly, do an Operating Systems update

When the Operating Sytem is outdated, it could affect the functionality of some apps, including YouTube.

To update your Operating System on Android, open Settings and search Software update (either Upgrade system.) It could be inside a About of the phone section. When you see a new version is available, download and install it.

On iOS, go to Settings > General > Software update and download and install an update if one is available.

d) Lastly, clear cache and data

Using YouTube for some time might lead to a large amount of cache and data collected which could be the issue.

To fix this on Android, go to Settings > Applications > YouTube > Storage. Clear cache and see if it fixes the problem. If not, come back here and Delete data.

On iOS, the best way to do this is to uninstall and reinstall YouTube. Press and hold the app on your home screen and touch Erase. Then head over to the App Store and download YouTube again.

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#2. On Desktop

How to fix YouTube not working issue on the desktop:

a) Update your video driver to fix YouTube

Outdated video drivers can cause problems playing videos. Updating them to find out whether it resolves the issue. First, get the latest drivers from your manufacturer’s website (for example, AMD, NVIDIA, Intel).

Afterward press the Windows key and X at the same time. Then click Device administrator. Double-click Display adapters. Look for your graphics card and click update driver. Click Automatically search for drivers and follow the wizard.

b) Clear cookies and cache to fix YouTube

Clearing your cookies and cache will clean the browser.

In Chrome pastechrome://settings/clearBrowserData in the URL bar and press Enter. Then choose all time and delete all data.

c) Update your browser to fix YouTube

Endeavor to use the most up-to-date version of your browser to avoid issues.

Common browsers like Chrome and Firefox should update automatically, but it is always best to double-check this.

d) Check your internet connection

Although you are connected to the internet, it does not necessarily mean everything is going to be working smoothly.

The internet connection could be slow enough not to make YouTube work correctly. You can troubleshoot to fix this or check your internet speed online.

The above are some of the ways to fix YouTube when it is not working on iOS, Android, and desktops. Try them out and see whether they help.