Why Isn't YouTube Working? How to Fix YouTube on Desktop and Mobile

Has YouTube stopped working on your device? Follow these troubleshooting steps to get YouTube working again.

Is YouTube not working? Have no fear, we'll get you back to watching those cat videos soon enough. It's possible that YouTube is down for everyone, but the problem is more likely on your end.

Whether videos are endlessly buffering, the YouTube app isn't loading, or something else entirely, our troubleshooting steps for desktop and mobile should help you get YouTube working again.

First, Check If YouTube Is Down

The first thing to check before anything else is whether the problem is with YouTube itself, rather than anything on your side. It's rare for YouTube to have a complete outage, but it does happen.

Downdetector crowdsources user reports showing you what issues are being reported and from where in the world. It's a handy way to see if YouTube is down for everyone or just you.

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When YouTube has major downtime, news outlets will report on it. The quickest way to check is by going to Google News and searching for "YouTube down" or "YouTube outage".

Additionally, browse YouTube's social media channels, like @TeamYouTube on Twitter, for first-hand updates from the company.

If YouTube is down, all you can do is wait it out. Otherwise, have you established that YouTube is working for others? If so, crack on with these troubleshooting steps.

How to Fix YouTube on Desktop

If you're using YouTube on a desktop browser, follow these steps to try to fix YouTube.

1. Update Your Browser

You should always use the most up-to-date version of your browser. Most popular browsers like Chrome and Firefox should automatically update, but it's always best to double-check this.

For Chrome, paste chrome://settings/help into the URL bar and press Enter . You should see "Chrome is up to date." If you don't, the latest build will automatically download. Once it's finished, click Relaunch .

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For other browsers, see our guide on how to update your web browser .

2. Clear Your Cookies and Cache

Try clearing your cookies and cache to clean out the browser.

  • Paste chrome://settings/clearBrowserData into the URL bar and press Enter .
  • On the Time range dropdown, select All time .
  • Check Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files .
  • Click Clear data .

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For other browsers, read our guide on how to delete internet cookies .

3. Disable Your Extensions

Browser extensions can cause compatibility problems with YouTube.

To view your extensions in Chrome, paste chrome://extensions/ in the URL bar and press Enter .

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For each extension in turn, toggle the slider left to disable it. After each, try YouTube again and see if the issue is resolved. If it is, keep the extension disabled and contact the developer to see if they can patch the issue.

For other browsers, check out our guide on how to clean up your browser extensions .

4. Update Your Video Drivers

If your video drivers are outdated, it can cause issues playing videos. Try updating them to see it resolves the issue.

If you're using Windows 10 or 11, first grab the latest drivers from your graphic card manufacturer's website (likely AMD , NVIDIA , or Intel .)

Then do the following:

  • Press Windows key + X and click Device Manager .
  • Double click Display adapters .
  • Right-click your graphics card and click Update driver .
  • Click Search automatically for drivers and follow the wizard through.

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For more support, refer to our guide on how to update your Windows graphics drivers .

On macOS, you just need to ensure you're using the latest operating system version. Do this via Apple logo > System Preferences > Software Update .

5. Troubleshoot Your Internet Connection

Even if you can access other websites, it doesn't mean your internet connection isn't at fault. It might not be stable enough to stream YouTube.

Windows has a native troubleshooter to detect and resolve problems. To find it, press Windows key + I to open Settings, then:

  • On Windows 10, go to Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Additional troubleshooters > Internet Connections > Run the troubleshooter .
  • On Windows 11, go to System > Troubleshoot > Other trouble-shooters > Internet Connections > Run .

If this doesn't work, see our article on diagnosing a network problem for more advice.

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If you're using a Mac, follow the steps in our macOS internet connection troubleshooting guide .

How to Fix YouTube on Android and iOS

If you're using YouTube on an Android or iOS device (like an iPhone or iPad), try these troubleshooting steps.

There are many versions of Android. When following the instructions below, you may find that some menu items have slightly different labels. If you struggle to get to the right screen, use your device's search function.

1. Update the Operating System

Your operating system may be outdated and thus YouTube is unable to run correctly.

On Android, open Settings and look for Software update (or System update .) It might be within an About phone section. If there's a new version available, download and install it.

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

2. Update the YouTube App

You should always use the latest version of the YouTube app so that you benefit from new features and bug fixes.

On Android, open the Play Store , tap your profile icon , and select Manage apps and device . Next, tap Updates pending and, if YouTube is here, tap Update .

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On iOS, open the App Store , tap your profile icon , and scroll down to Available Updates . If you see YouTube on this list, tap Update .

3. Clear the YouTube App Cache and Data

If you've used the YouTube app for a while, a large amount of cache and data may have accumulated and be causing issues.

On Android, go to Settings > Apps > YouTube > Storage . Tap Clear cache and see if it fixes the problem. If not, return to the same screen and tap Clear data .

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

4. Sync the Date and Time

The YouTube app can be glitchy if your device's date and time is out of alignment with that of the YouTube server. The best way to resolve this is to allow your network to automatically handle the date and time.

On Android, go to Settings > General management > Date and time and slide Automatic date and time to On .

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On iOS, go to Settings > General > Date & Time and slide Set Automatically to On .

5. Reset Your Internet Connection

YouTube might not work if your internet is struggling to connect properly. On Android, go to Settings > Connections . On iOS, open Control Center .

First, turn Flight mode on and off. This can often refresh your network settings and solve the problem. Next, switch your connection method to Wi-Fi or your cellular network (whichever one you aren't currently using.) If this doesn't work, disable Bluetooth.

Still no luck? You can reset your network connection entirely. On Android, go to Settings > General management > Reset > Reset network settings .

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On iOS, go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset > Reset > Reset Network Settings .

If All Else Fails, Contact Google

Now you've followed these instructions, hopefully YouTube or the YouTube app is working again. If it isn't, contact Google for further support.

If this experience has soured your view of YouTube, there are plenty of alternative video sites ready to drain your time.

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YouTube Not Working? Here Are Quick Fixes To Try

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Have you ever tried watching YouTube videos only to find that the loading icon just keeps circling, or the video is entirely blank?

What are the reasons for YouTube not working? In this article we’ll explore over 15 things you can try when you find that YouTube just isn’t working right. At least one of these tips should fix your issue.

Is YouTube Down?

If you can’t even get to the YouTube website, there could be a potential problem with the site itself.

This is always the first thing you should check. Because if there is a problem with YouTube, it’s likely impacting many thousands of users across the globe. The best two sites to check for this is Downdetector or Outage.Report .

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On Downdetector, you’ll see a graph showing the number of users who’ve had YouTube problems in the last 24 hours. There’s also a I have a problem with Youtube button you can use to report your issue.

Outage.Report displays a map of the world with a heat map showing which regions of the world are having the most problems with the site.

Is YouTube Having Technical Issues?

The next thing to check is, even though you can access YouTube, is the site having internal technical issues? This happens more often than people think.

Some issues that can represent internal technical issues:

  • Specific buttons not working.
  • Menus behaving strangely.
  • Video control buttons not working right.
  • White or black video when you press the play button.

The Youtube Help page is the place to go to search for the specific issue you’re seeing. 

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You may find that other users have had the same issues in the past, and you can learn from the solutions within the community.

You could also discover that the issue is an internal YouTube technical glitch, and all you need to do is wait.

Are YouTube Ads Causing The Problem?

Another common issue that can happen when you try to play YouTube videos is that the video won’t play. Or it’ll play after multiple attempts and then stop playing again.

Before you attempt all of the fixes below, it’s a good idea to make sure the ads on the video aren’t causing the problem. To test if this is the case, select the link to the channel page that contains the entire playlist of videos, including the one you can’t play.

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This issue can happen when a setting in your Google account is blocking videos with YouTube ads. To test if this is the case, create a new test Google account and see if it plays the video fine. If it does, this is likely the case.

To fix this issue with YouTube not working:

  • Open Google.com in your browser and make sure you’re signed into the same Google account you’re using on YouTube.
  • Select the Google profile icon at the upper right and select Manage your Google Account .
  • Select Data & personalization from the left menu.
  • Scroll down to Ad personalization and select Go to ad settings .
  • Make sure that the toggle for Ad personalization is ON is enabled.

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If this is turned off, it could potentially impact whether or not you can play some YouTube videos with ads. Enabling it could fix this issue.

Is It a Private Video?

If you’re trying to view a private video, you’ll need to make sure that you’ve been invited to view the video before you can play it.

Make sure the person who created the private video knows how to change the video privacy settings . 

To be able to view private videos you’ve been invited to view:

  • You need to have your own YouTube account and be signed into it.
  • If you have multiple YouTube accounts, make sure you’re signed into the one the video was shared with.
  • You need a direct link to the private video once it’s been shared with you.

Update YouTube App On Mobile Devices

If YouTube videos aren’t working on your mobile phone, you may need to update the YouTube app. This is because some updates may break old versions of YouTube on mobile devices where the app hasn’t been updated yet.

Updating the app can resolve those issues.

To do this on Android:

  • Open the Google Play Store app.
  • Tap the menu icon and select My apps & games.
  • Tap Update to the right of the YouTube app.

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To update the YouTube app on iOS devices:

  • Open the App Store app on your phone.
  • At the bottom of the screen, select Updates .
  • Next to the YouTube logo in the list, select Update to update the app.

Once the YouTube app is updated, restart your mobile device. Then reopen the app and try viewing the YouTube video again.

Make Sure The Browser Isn’t Causing Problems

If you’re using Chrome to view YouTube videos, there are a number of Chrome settings that could cause YouTube to stop working.

Try all of the following fixes on the Chrome browser to fix the issue.

Clear Cookies and Cache

Clearing all cookies and cache in Chrome often fixes numerous YouTube issues.

To do this:

  • Select the three dots in the upper right corner of the Chrome browser to open the menu.
  • Select More tools from the menu.
  • Select Clear browsing data .
  • In the Clear browsing data window, make sure Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files are both selected, and select Clear data .

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Update Chrome

Sometimes, recent Chrome updates can lead to older versions of Chrome having issues playing YouTube videos. You can resolve this by updating your version of Chrome to the most recent version.

  • Select Help and select About Google Chrome .
  • On the About Chrome page, Google will check that you have the latest version. If you don’t, the update will take place automatically.

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Check Proxy Settings

Sometimes, malicious apps or browser extensions may update your proxy settings and cause issues with using YouTube. 

To set your Chrome proxy settings back to default:

  • Type chrome://settings/system in the browser URL field.
  • Select Open your computer’s proxy settings .
  • In the proxy settings window, make sure Use a proxy server under Manual proxy setup is set to Off , and that Automatically detect settings under Automatic proxy setup is set to On . 

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If you’re using a browser on a company network that uses manual proxy settings, reach out to your IT department to find out what those are and get help setting them back to the correct settings.

Enable Javascript

YouTube needs Javascript enabled in your Chrome browser in order to work properly. 

  • Select the three dots in the upper right corner of the Chrome browser and select Settings .
  • Scroll down to the Privacy and Security section and select Site Settings .
  • Scroll down to JavaScript. 
  • If the status isn’t currently “Allowed”, select it and enable the toggle to the right of Allowed .

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Disable Ad Blocker and Use Different Browser

Ad blockers usually don’t cause any problems in YouTube, but depending on what ad blocker you are using and what settings you have enabled in your ad blocker, it’s worth trying to disable to make sure that’s not causing the problem.

In addition to ad blockers, other plugins like Disconnect, Privacy Badger, ScriptSafe, etc. can block certain elements on YouTube that may prevent the videos from playing.

Lastly, if you’re using a browser like Brave, it has some very strict default privacy features that could be causing issues with YouTube. Try a different browser and see if that fixes the issue. If it does, try disabling all add-ons and any browser privacy features.

Check Your Internet Connection

It seems obvious, but many people don’t realize that YouTube isn’t working because they’ve lost their internet connection.

  • On Windows or Mac, you can open a command prompt (Windows) or terminal (Mac) and type ping google.com and press enter. If you see a reply with an IP address and time in ms, your internet connection is fine.
  • Try opening the browser and visiting a different website like Google.com or Facebook.com. If you can load the web page fine and click through links, your internet connection is okay.

If your internet connection is bad, you’ll need to troubleshoot the internet connection before you can test YouTube again.

A couple of quick fixes that can get your internet working properly again is to flush your DNS settings , and reset your network settings . 

Update Graphics Driver

If you’re seeing a black, white, or green screen when trying to play YouTube videos, the issue could be your graphics driver.

A quick fix for this is making sure you have the latest driver for your graphics card.

  • Select the Start menu, type run , and select the Run app.
  • Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.
  • In Device Manager, expand Display Adapters .
  • Right-click your graphics card and select Update driver .
  • Select Search automatically… and Windows will search the internet for the latest driver software and install it automatically. 

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Restart your computer once drivers are updated.

Disable Hardware Acceleration

For the best quality video while watching YouTube, enabling hardware acceleration is a good option. However, on older computers it can cause performance problems.

To see if this is the issue, try disabling hardware acceleration.

  • Disable the toggle to the right of Use hardware acceleration when available .
  • Select Relaunch to relaunch Chrome.

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Sync Time, Date, And Region

One odd behavior not many people think about is what happens when your time zone is incorrectly set on your computer. This can lead to YouTube videos not working properly, and may just show the loading sign constantly.

You can quickly check this setting to make sure it’s not causing the problem.

  • Right-click the time and date in the Windows taskbar.
  • Select Adjust date/time .
  • On the Date & time window, set the toggle for Set time automatically to On .
  • Also set the toggle for Set time zone automatically to On .

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  • Open System Preferences
  • Select Date & time
  • Under time Zone, select Set time zone automatically using current location

Restart your system for your time and timezone to get updated automatically by your system.

Uninstall Conflicting Apps

Sometimes, malicious apps you recently installed can cause issues with playing YouTube videos. Uninstalling those apps will often resolve the issue with YouTube not working.

You can check for apps you’ve recently installed and uninstall them.

  • Type appwiz.cpl and press Enter.
  • Select the Installed On header to sort apps in order of the ones most recently installed.
  • Select any apps you’ve installed that might be causing an issue and select Uninstall at the top to uninstall that app.

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Also have Chrome search for and clean up any harmful software on your system.

  • Open Chrome, type chrome://settings/cleanup in the browser URL field, and press Enter.
  • In this window, select the Find button to have Chrome scan for harmful apps and remove them.

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The scan only takes a few minutes, but it’s worth doing to make sure there isn’t any harmful software on your system that could be causing conflicts with playing YouTube videos.

Other Fixes When YouTube Is Not Working

If all else fails, the YouTube video you’re trying to view may be restricted in your region.

A good workaround for this is to try using a VPN service to access the YouTube video you want to watch. This “tricks” YouTube into thinking you’re connecting from a different country, which may allow you to view the video.

Another fix that has worked for different people is making sure you have the latest Windows updates installed on your system. It’s a good idea to enable automatic updates so this doesn’t cause a problem with viewing YouTube videos. 

Hopefully one of these fixes has resolved the issue you’re having with YouTube videos not working. Share which fix worked for you, or if you’re still having issues, in the comments section below.

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Top 11 Ways to Fix YouTube Not Playing Videos on PC

While YouTube has native applications for mobile devices, Google does not have similar apps for desktop operating systems. As such, you need to rely on the company’s web version to stream your favorite videos. Understandably, you are in for a rough day if you’re browsing YouTube on the web and the service is not playing videos on your PC. Well, fret not – here are the best ways to fix YouTube glitches on PC.

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There is no true alternative to YouTube. Since your favorite creators are accessible only on Google’s streaming platform, you have no option but to troubleshoot YouTube problems on your PC. The issue can occur due to sketchy network connections, third-party extensions, server-side outages, and more.

1. Check Network Connection

Most YouTube videos are available in 4K resolution, and you need a high-speed internet connection to play these titles flawlessly. While YouTube auto-adjusts the video quality based on network speeds, you should still ensure double-digit internet speeds on your PC.

If your Windows PC has Wi-Fi issues , read our dedicated post to troubleshoot the problem. Additionally, head to websites like fast.com to confirm a steady internet connection.

2. Don’t Use Ad-Blockers

YouTube may block your access on an active ad blocker. The company has been cracking down on ad blockers lately. Correspondingly, if you use an ad-blocker for YouTube, disable it or whitelist the streaming platform on it.

3. Disable YouTube-Related Extensions

There are dozens of YouTube-related extensions on the Chrome Web Store. However, not all extensions are updated regularly; some even develop incompatibility with the latest browser version. These outdated or corrupt extensions can be the real culprit behind YouTube errors on a PC. You should disable or uninstall them and try again.

Let’s take Microsoft Edge as an example since it’s the preferred browser app on Windows.

Step 1: Launch Microsoft Edge and click the three-dot menu at the top.

Step 2: Select Extensions.

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Step 3: Click the three-dot menu beside an extension. Disable or uninstall irrelevant extensions and try again.

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4. Clear YouTube Cache

YouTube collects cache (small set of files) to remember your search history and load your frequently visited pages quickly. When it collects a corrupt cache, YouTube may show a white screen and fail to play videos on a PC. Whether you use YouTube on Edge, Chrome, or Firefox, use the steps below to clear your YouTube cache.

Step 1: Visit YouTube on the web and click the lock icon in the address bar.

Step 2: Select Site Settings.

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Step 3: Clear YouTube data from the menu that follows.

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5. Reset Browser Settings

Does YouTube still fail to work on your PC? You should reset your browser settings and try again.

Step 1: Launch Microsoft Edge and click the three-dot menu at the top. Select Settings.

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Step 2: Select Reset Settings. Click ‘Restore settings to their default values’. Confirm your decision.

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6. Change Video Quality

Another simple trick to fix YouTube streaming on your PC is by lowering the quality of YouTube videos if you have a slow internet connection.

Step 1: Launch YouTube and play a video. Click the Settings gear.

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Step 2: Expand Quality and select a lower resolution.

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YouTube should auto-adjust the video quality based on network speeds, although, you should try and troubleshoot the issue by manually adjusting the same via the settings cog.

7. Change the Date and Time

Incorrect date and time on your PC can be the main factor behind YouTube video errors. You should set the correct date and time using the steps below.

Step 1: Press the Windows + I keys to open Settings.

Step 2: Click Time & Language from the sidebar.

Step 3: Select Date & time.

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Step 4: Enable the Set time automatically and ‘Set time zone automatically’ toggles. You can also manually set the correct time zone.

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Set the correct date and time, reboot the PC, and YouTube should load without any issues.

8. The Video Is Unavailable

If a specific video has received copyright notice from YouTube or the original creator, Google may take down the video. When you visit the video URL, the webpage will give you the ‘the video is unavailable’ error. If that’s the case, try playing some other video and see if the issue persists.

9. Private Video

YouTube has several permission options to keep a specific video private or limited to selected people. You can’t play such videos when the admin limits the video to selected Gmail IDs. It may be necessary to request permission from the administrator to stream these videos.

10. Check YouTube Servers

While YouTube servers rarely face an outage, you should still check the server status via DownDetector . You can visit the link and search for YouTube. You may notice high outage graphs and user comments complaining about YouTube errors.

If so, you need to wait for Google to troubleshoot YouTube issues from their end and try again after some time.

11. Update Browser

Are you facing a YouTube playback error in Microsoft Edge? You should update the browser to the latest version using the steps below.

Step 1: Launch Microsoft Edge and head to Settings (check the steps above).

Step 2: Select ‘About Microsoft Edge’ and install the latest version.

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12. Try Another Browser

There are dozens of browsers on Windows. If you are facing issues with a particular browser, say, Microsoft Edge, switch to another browser like Chrome or Firefox and try again.

Stream Your Favorite YouTube Videos

YouTube’s popularity remains intact in the video streaming market. Bookmark this post and revisit it whenever you run into a YouTube playback error on a PC. Meanwhile, let us know the trick that worked for you in the comments below.

Last updated on 07 February, 2024

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YouTube Not Working? 15 Methods to Fix Issues in 2022

1. check if youtube is down.

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2. Clear Cache, Cookies, and Data

Sometimes, expired cookies or clogged app data don’t allow YouTube to function properly. In such cases, you need to clear cache data and cookies. Here is how to do it.

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3. On iOS , you can’t clear the cache manually, but you can delete the app and re-install it again to start afresh without any issues.

3. Inspect Extensions

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4. Update Chrome and YouTube App

It might be that you are using an old version of Chrome or YouTube app which is not fully compatible with the latest build. In such cases, updating the app fixes most of the issues.

4. Update Chrome and YouTube App

5. Check Site Settings

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6. Check Proxy Settings

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7. Update Graphics Driver

7. Update Graphics Driver

8. Control Hardware Acceleration

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9. Update Date, Time, and Region

9. Update Date, Time and Region

10. Uninstall Unknown Apps

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11. Restore DNS

Domain Name Servers are kind of phone books for the internet, which maintain a directory of domain names and their IP addresses. Sometimes, the DNS is modified on PCs which leads to non-functioning of a website. Any change at the system level can render the web inaccessible including YouTube . So to restore the DNS on Windows PCs, follow these steps.

11. Restore DNS

On macOS, navigate to Applications → Utilities → Terminal and paste the following command, and hit enter. It will ask for your Mac login password, enter it and the DNS cache will be flushed successfully.

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12. Reset Network Settings

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2. On iOS , go to Settings -> General -> Reset and tap on “Reset Network Settings” at the bottom. Now, restart your smartphone and check if YouTube is working or not.

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13. Update Operating System

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14. Use a VPN

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15. Contact your Internet Service Provider

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6 ways to troubleshoot when YouTube is not working

  • If YouTube is not working for you, there are several ways to troubleshoot the problem to get it up and running. 
  • Start by making sure you have a reliable internet connection, and check YouTube's status at DownDetector. 
  • You can also close and restart the YouTube app, clear the app cache, and assess your overall internet speed. 

There's no question that YouTube is among the most pervasive video streaming services today; while Netflix and Hulu might have more commercial cachet, almost everything on  YouTube is free. And though YouTube claims around 2 billion users worldwide, there are times when a site even that large and relied upon experiences problems.

How to troubleshoot when YouTube is not working

Like any website that may not be working, it can be hard to know exactly what the problem is — there might be a number of issues with the site, your internet connection, or the device you're trying to connect with. Work through your YouTube issue by trying each of the troubleshooting tips below until you uncover the problem. 

See if you have a reliable internet connection

Despite myriad problems that might keep you from successfully watching a video on YouTube, the most likely one is also the easiest to troubleshoot: Do you have a reliable internet connection? If you're on your phone, check the status icons at the top of the screen to see if you have Wi-Fi or a cellular connection. If in doubt, open your phone's Settings app and turn the Wi-Fi off, then on again. 

A sure-fire way to check for internet access is to try another app that requires a connection. You might check to see if you can start playing a video in the Netflix app, for example, or see if you can send and receive email. 

Check to see if YouTube is down

YouTube is a relatively dependable video streaming service, but the site has occasional outages. If you know your own internet access is solid, then it might be a good idea to see if the service is offline before you waste your time trying other troubleshooting tips. The easiest way to check is to go to YouTube's status page at DownDetector , or just search for "Is YouTube down" in a Google search (DownDetector is typically at the top of the search results). If the site is down, wait a while and try again later. 

Close the YouTube app and then restart it

If you're trying to watch YouTube on a mobile device, it's possible the YouTube app is misbehaving. The remedy? Force the app to close and then restart it — here is how to close an app on Android and close an app on iOS . If you were trying to watch YouTube on a smart TV or streaming media player, you can close and restart the app there as well, though the steps vary depending on what device you own.  

If you're trying to watch YouTube in a web browser on your computer, you can close the browser and restart it, but an even better solution is to open a different browser (like switching to Firefox if it's not working in Chrome). 

If that doesn't solve your problem, restart the entire device (for example, here is how to restart an iPhone ). 

Try it somewhere else

One of the best ways to troubleshoot a problem that could have a lot of possible causes is to try it on another device. If you're watching YouTube on your phone, check to see if YouTube has the same glitch on a tablet, Roku player, or in a browser on your laptop. If you're on a computer and don't have easy access to other devices, you can try running YouTube in a different browser. 

Clear the device's app cache

If YouTube refuses to work properly on your phone or tablet but it seems to be working fine elsewhere, then you might have a problem with the app or its cache. 

If you're using an iPhone, there's no way to clear YouTube's cache without uninstalling the app, so do that — uninstall YouTube from your iPhone , and then reinstall it from the App Store. 

If you are using an Android phone or tablet, it's a little easier. The steps might vary slightly depending on which version of Android you are running, but here's the general procedure:

1. Start the Settings app.

2. Tap Apps & Notifications .

3. Go to the list of apps (you might need to tap See all apps ) and tap YouTube .

4. Tap Storage & cache .

5. Tap Clear cache . 

Check to see if your internet connection is fast enough

Sometimes the problem isn't that the app won't launch or nothing works at all. If the video lags and stutters or the audio is out of sync, your connection might not be fast enough. You can run an online speed test like Google's Internet Speed Test to see how fast your connection is . You can do this on a phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. 

YouTube says your connection needs to be at least 1.1Mbps for a standard-definition 480p video, but the faster the better, and a high-resolution 1080p video will need at least 5Mbps. There are several ways to speed up your internet connection . 

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What to Do When YouTube Videos Are Not Playing

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When you find that YouTube videos aren't playing on your computer or mobile device, there can be a handful of different factors at play. Videos that won't play, even though the YouTube site loads just fine, may be too large for your internet connection to stream. In other situations, a page may not load correctly, in which case refreshing will fix the problem.

Other causes of YouTube videos that won't play include issues with your browser, computer, internet connection, and problems with YouTube itself.

Some issues like problems with YouTube and Chrome, and when YouTube displays a black screen , have other specific fixes.

Reasons That YouTube Videos Won't Play

Most of the issues that can prevent YouTube videos from playing can be broken down into these basic categories:

  • Browser problems: When YouTube videos won't play, it's usually a browser problem. Refreshing the page fixes the problem a lot of the time, but you may need to update your browser or clear the cache.
  • Computer problems: Most computer problems that prevent YouTube from working require a simple restart. You may need to update your computer at the same time.
  • Internet problems: Local networking problems can usually be fixed by unplugging your modem and router and then plugging them back in. If your internet connection is especially slow, lowering the YouTube video quality will also help.
  • YouTube mobile problems: Most problems that prevent YouTube videos from playing on mobile devices can be solved by closing and restarting the YouTube app, but you may need to clear the app cache or reinstall the app.

Before you try anything else, make sure your web browser or device supports HTML 5. If your browser or device does not support HTML 5, YouTube videos will not play.

When videos suddenly stop playing after you've been watching YouTube for a while, it's usually due to some kind of glitch. This can sometimes be corrected by simply refreshing the page or closing your browser, but you may have to try more advanced fixes.

In some cases, the problem may be with your internet connection, or even with YouTube itself.

Here's how to get YouTube working again when it stops playing videos:

Refresh the YouTube page, and see if the video plays.

Try adjusting the video quality by clicking on the gear icon at the bottom of the video. Select the smallest available number, and check to see if the video plays.

If YouTube starts working again, try raising the quality a little bit at a time to find the highest quality your connection is capable of streaming.

Close your browser, and reopen it. If an update is available, allow it to install and try YouTube again.

Clear your browser cache and cookies, and reload the YouTube page. If you are unsure how to do this, check out our guide to clearing the cache and cookies in all major browsers .

Open a private browsing session , and navigate to the YouTube video you are trying to watch. If YouTube works, you probably have an issue with an extension, plugin, or your Google account.

Browsers refer to private browsing in different ways.

  • Chrome calls it Incognito mode .
  • On Microsoft Edge, it's InPrivate mode .
  • Firefox and Opera call the mode Private Browsing.

If YouTube works in a private browsing session, try disabling your plugins or extensions .

Attempt to load a different web page to make sure that your internet connection is working.

  • If you have another computer or device, check to see if YouTube works on it.
  • If you're connected to Wi-Fi, move closer to the router, or try a different network.

If your internet connection seems to be malfunctioning, unplug your modem and router from power for at least 10 seconds. Then plug them back in and check YouTube.

YouTube and other pages may appear to load even if your internet is disconnected or in a limited state. This happens when your browser has a cached version of the page available.

If YouTube videos still won't play, try restarting your computer. At that time, allow your operating system to install updates if it has any ready to go.

What If YouTube Videos Still Won't Play?

When YouTube loads, but you can't play any videos, the problem may not be on your end. If you've tried everything, and YouTube still won't play videos, then you may actually be looking at a problem with YouTube itself.

The easiest way to see if YouTube is working at all is to try to use a different device that's connected to the internet with a different method. So if you were trying to watch YouTube on your computer, with your home internet, check to see if you can watch videos on your phone with its mobile connection.

If that isn't an option, you can try an online down detector service. These services use various methods, including input from users, to determine when platforms like YouTube aren't working properly.

Here are some down detector services you can try:

  • Down Detector
  • Outage Report
  • Is It Down Right Now
  • Down For Everyone Or Just Me

Some of these sites check to see if a site loads at all, some are capable of actually testing the functionality of a site, and some of them rely primarily on reports from users.

In many cases, you'll actually be able to see maps that show which areas of the country, or the world, are having connectivity issues. If one of these sites shows that YouTube is experiencing issues, all you can do is wait for them to fix the problem.

What to Do When YouTube Won't Play on Android and iPhone

When YouTube videos won't play on your mobile device, there is usually a problem with corrupted data on your device or a connectivity problem with your internet connection.

Here's how to fix it:

Connect your device to a different wireless network and check YouTube.

Clear the YouTube app cache.

You can clear the cache for apps like YouTube on Android devices , but iOS devices don't have this option. Use a cache clearing app if you have an iOS device, or just delete and reinstall the YouTube app.

Try to view the video using a mobile web browser instead of the YouTube app.

Restart your device.

Remove the YouTube app from your device and reinstall it.

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YouTube Not Working? Here’s How To Fix Your YouTube Problems In 2021

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Why is YouTube not working on my device? If that’s what you have been searching for on the web lately, then I have some useful tips and tricks to help you fix your YouTube problems.

As you might know, YouTube is possibly the biggest video hosting service on the planet. The Google-owned company handles hours of video uploads every minute. In fact, according to one stat, if you have to watch every YouTube video uploaded till now, it’ll take almost 400 years in total.

Still, YouTube is a technology created by humans that can run into problems. Sometimes, there could be a problem at Google’s data center and users might face what is called a YouTube outage. If that is not the case, some other issue could be the reason that you can’t watch your favorite YouTube videos.

Reasons Why YouTube Is Not Working

There are a number of factors that can cause YouTube to not work properly on your system. These factors range all the way from basic browser issues to tricky network problems.

The most common culprit for YouTube issues is the browser you are using. Sometimes, an action as simple as reloading the webpage can fix YouTube for you. In other instances, you might need to update your browser, clear cache, or disable unnecessary extensions.

Another possible source of YouTube problems is the network you’re connected to. There could be times when lowering the video quality might help your cause, but in some cases, you might have to unplug your router and then plug it right back in. This gives the networking device a potentially useful reboot.

When the system is responsible for disrupting your video experience, a simple restart might be needed. If you’re on a PC, an outdated OS version could be a cause of the problem. For mobile users, besides the outdated app version, the accumulated cache or app data could be a cause.

How To Check If YouTube Is Down?

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As I just mentioned, there are times when YouTube is down because of a technical error. Not long ago, Google’s cloud service went down for approximately 4 hours in some parts of the US affecting different services, including YouTube.

So, before blaming your innocent machine or ISP, you should check whether YouTube isn’t working just for you or everyone else. To check for a possible YouTube outage, you can visit different websites including Down Detector and Down For Everyone Or Just Me .

Chances are very high that in such cases, news about the outage would start popping everywhere. You should keep an eye on YouTube’s official Twitter handle @TeamYouTube for any updates, in case the problem might not get fixed quickly.

If you’re facing problems with YouTube on your PC, Android, or iOS device, then here are some fixes you can try before throwing away your device.

YouTube Not Working: 4 Ways To Fix Problems In 2021

1. youtube is banned in your area.

There are some parts of the world where the government blocks YouTube. For example, China is probably the biggest example of such developments. So, it could be possible that your country has blocked access to YouTube for some reason. Or, simply, the government at your home has blocked access to YouTube during exams.

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In either case, you can check out the website Down For Everyone or Just Me to know exactly what is the case. Or, you can simply use a different internet connection such as your mobile hotspot to know whether YouTube is down or blocked by your ISP.

Try a VPN to access YouTube when it’s banned

Anyway, if YouTube is blocked for some reason then you can for a virtual private network or VPN which will unlock the door for you. Here are some services that you can try.

2. YouTube Is Not Working On My Web Browser

Now, let’s talk about some specific platforms. If YouTube is not working on your PC running the Chrome browser, then you should take care of the following things.

A. Restart your PC and Google Chrome

Yes, this is the most cliche advice that customer support gives to you. But, restarting your PC and your web browser helps most of the times.

You might already know how to restart your Windows 10 PC. Here’s how you can restart Google Chrome. Type the following in the address bar and press enter. Make sure you’ve saved all your work.

chrome://restart

B. Try to clear Chrome’s cache if YouTube doesn’t work

If YouTube doesn’t work after a restart, then you might consider clearing the old cache on your Chrome browser. Here’s how to do it —

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  • Click on the three-dot menu and go to Settings .
  • Scroll down for Privacy and Security heading and click on Clear browsing data .
  • Select the time range as All time .
  • Tick on Cached images and files . If you want, you can also tick Cooked and other site data .
  • Click on Clear data .

Clearing the cache in your browser is also helpful when you realize your YouTube web page isn’t fully loading on your device.

C. See if there are fishy Chrome extensions installed

Sometimes, an evil extension could be the reason YouTube isn’t working on Google Chrome. You can also check for the bad extensions that might be messing up your browser.

  • Click on the three-dot menu .
  • Click on More Tools, then click on Extensions .

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D. Make sure Google Chrome is updated

This is also an important tip for the smooth working of YouTube. You can check whether you’re running the latest version of Google Chrome by going to Help > About Google Chrome .

E. Make sure Javascript script is enabled.

For the healthy functioning of YouTube, keeping JavaScript enabled is also very important. It is possible that some extensions might have disabled Javascript for YouTube.

1. Go to YouTube.com.

2. Click on the Padlock in the address bar, then click on Site Settings .

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3. Next, set the Javascript option to Allow (Default) .

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Meanwhile, you can read our article on the best and free YouTube alternatives to use in 2022.

3. How Do I Fix YouTube’s Black Screen Error?

If you are getting a YouTube black screen error on your PC. Now, in this case, the problem could be with YouTube and the result is that the video doesn’t load at all. But it could be on your part. You can try logging out of your YouTube account and then login again. Here, one important thing that you need to see is if you have an ad-blocker installed on your browser, then it could cause some problems. In that case, try disabling it

Additionally, to fix the YouTube black screen error, you need to follow all the same steps like clearing the browser cache, updating your browser and so on.

4. What To Do When YouTube Won’t Play On Android Or iOS?

I) youtube not working on android.

I think more people nowadays watch YouTube videos on their smartphones. You might have seen commuters in Subways glued onto their favorite cat videos. So, if YouTube doesn’t work on your Android device, then you can try the following steps:

A. Restart the YouTube app and your Android device

Again, I would like to stress the fact that restarting your device can be really helpful sometimes.

B. Clear App data

It is possible that YouTube’s app stored on your device might have gotten corrupt. So, in that case, go to the App info page in the Settings app > Tap on Storage > Tap Clear Cache .

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C. Make sure some other apps are not blocking YouTube

Now, chances are that some other app on your Android phone might be stopping YouTube from working properly. In the worst cases, it could be malware hiding in plain sight or if you’re using a device with parental controls turned on. Maybe, you installed some third-party apps to block YouTube and forgot to disable it.

D. The volume button is not working on the YouTube app

This is another but strange problem that could happen with the YouTube app. For some reason, the volume button stops working when you’re using the app. In that case, you can simply restart your device. Also, make sure that you haven’t disabled sound in the system settings.

II) YouTube Not Working on iOS

For the times when YouTube stops working on your iPhone or iPad running iOS, the story to fix the issue is somewhat similar to Android.

A. Restart your iPhone or iPad when YouTube doesn’t work

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Just as is the case with your Android device, restarting your iPhone or iPad can possibly fix the issue that’s stopping YouTube from running properly on your phone. You might want to try this before everything else.

B. Update the YouTube app and iOS version

The first thing you need to do is make sure your device is running the latest updates for both YouTube and iOS. On your iOS device, you can’t delete the cache as you can do on Android. So, you should consider reinstalling the YouTube app if its causing problems.

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C. Check your storage

check your internal storage usage

If the storage on your iOS device has reached its limits, then it might cause problems for the YouTube app. That’s because even when you’re streaming a video, data is temporarily stored on your device. If there’s less storage available, then YouTube may have issues.

D. Check mobile data is enabled

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If you’re not using YouTube on a WiFi connection, then make sure that you don’t have disabled mobile data for the YouTube app. Otherwise, it won’t work properly on your iPhone or iPad. Go to Settings > Mobile Data . Here, see if you have enabled the mobile data for YouTube.

So, guys, these were problems related to YouTube not working on your browser, Android, or iOS device and the solutions that you can try out to fix them. If you have anything to add then you can drop your thoughts in the comments.

Those who want to use YouTube like a pro can refer to this article for the best tips and tricks.

The first thing you should do when YouTube isn’t working is to check if the service is up or not on websites such as ‘downdetector.in’ and ‘downforeveryoneorjustme.com.’ Keep an eye on YouTube’s Twitter account (@TeamYouTube) for relevant updates.

If the websites mentioned in the previous answer show that YouTube servers are up, then you can try the easy fixes given in this guide. Otherwise, if the servers are down for everyone, then all you can do is wait for the company to fix it.

There are a variety of reasons YouTube might not be working on Chrome properly. These include factors such as outdated Chrome version, disabled JavaScript, buggy Chrome extensions, etc.

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YouTube Not Loading? Try These Fixes!

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YouTube Not Loading? Try These Fixes!

Facing the problem of YouTube not loading or not working ? You’re not alone. Many users have reported this issue. But don’t worry. In this post, we’ve put together all working fixes for you. Read on to find out.

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Reasons why youtube is not loading, check to see if youtube is down, method 1. restart your device, method 2. check your internet connection, method 3. clear cache & cookies, method 4. check for available updates, method 5. disable browser extensions, method 6. turn on javascript, method 7. sync the date and time.

The problem of YouTube not loading or not working can be caused by many factors, such as a server outage , network problem , browser cache or YouTube itself . Once we figure out the possible causes, we can start troubleshooting this issue.

If you’re having trouble loading YouTube videos, the problem may not be on your end. Before you go further, you should first check @TeamYouTube Twitter or Down Detector to ensure servers are not down. If an outage is reported, YouTube will not work properly until it is resolved.

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After confirming YouTube is not down, continue with the following fixes.

How to fix YouTube not loading?

Here are some quick fixes that have helped other users fix YouTube not loading issue. You don’t have to try them all. Just work your way through the list until you find the one that does the trick for you.

When you encounter YouTube not loading issue, the easiest way you can try is to restart your device. It might sound simple, but sometimes that’s all it takes to fix the videos not loading issue.

The YouTube not loading issue may indicate that you’re having a bad Internet connection. To fix it, you can try the following tips:

  • Switch between Wi-Fi and mobile data/Ethernet connection.
  • Restart your wireless router. Simply unplug the router from the power supply for one minute, then plug it back in and wait until the indicators are back to their normal state.
  • Close other bandwidth-hogging applications when playing videos on YouTube.

If you’ve tried these tips and still experience slow speeds on YouTube videos, chances are your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is throttling your streaming traffic. To fix the issue, you can try using a VPN to bypass bandwidth throttling and unblock geo-restrictions on YouTube.

The cache stored on your device may also cause YouTube to not load. To fix it, you’ll need to clear your browser cache or the YouTube app’s cache.

Clear cache & cookies in Chrome:

  • On your computer, open Chrome.

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Clear cache & cookies in other browsers:

If you use Safari, Edge, Firefox, or another browser, the steps to clear the cache data will be quite similar. You can check the browser’s support site for instructions.

Clear YouTube app cache:

  • On your device, open the Settings app.

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If you watch YouTube on your browser, you need to make sure your browser is up to date . This will fix the potential problem caused by your browser.

The YouTube not loading issue can also be caused by the app itself. To ensure YouTube works properly on your device, you should make sure you’re running the latest version of the app .

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Some browser extensions that block ads will affect video playback. To troubleshoot the extensions, you can temporarily disable your browser extensions by playing a YouTube video in incognito mode . 

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JavaScript must be enabled to play videos on YouTube. Here’s how: 

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That’s it. Hopefully, you can fix the YouTube not loading issue with the methods above. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave us a comment below.

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Fix: YouTube Not Working on Windows PC

By: Waseem Patwegar | March 30, 2023

Users have reported the problem of YouTube Videos Not Playing on their computers. You can find below the steps to fix the problem of YouTube Videos Not Working in Windows 10/11.

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YouTube Videos Not Playing on Windows Computer

Depending on the case, the problem of YouTube Videos not working or not playing on a Windows computer can manifest in different ways.

Some users have reported about YouTube videos not at all loading, while others have reported seeing a black screen, no sound or no video while trying to use YouTube on their computers.

In certain cases, you may see an error message reading “An error has occurred”, while trying to play YouTube Videos on your Windows 10/11 computer.

Luckily, the problem of YouTube videos not playing on a Windows laptop or desktop computer can be fixed using the following methods.

1. Power Flush Modem/Router

In many cases, the problem of YouTube not working is due to network connectivity problems caused by a glitch in the Modem/Router .

Hence, unplug the Modem/Router from its Power Supply Source and wait for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, plug the Router/Modem back to its Power Supply Source.

Wait for the Router/Modem to fully restart (all lights switched ON) and check to see if YouTube is now working properly on your computer.

2. Clear Browser Cache

Open Chrome Browser > click on 3-dots menu Icon > hoover mouse over More Tools and select Clear Browsing Data option in the side-menu.

Clear Browsing Data Option in Google Chrome Browser

On Clear browsing data screen, select All Time as the ‘Time Range’ > check Browsing History , Cookies and other site data , Cached images and files and click on Clear Data button.

Clear Chrome Browser Cache

Once you click on Clear Data button, all the Cached website data will be cleared from your computer.

Once the Cache is cleared, Restart the browser and see if you can play YouTube videos.

3. Check If YouTube is Down

While YouTube has a very high uptime, it can go offline at any particular location or even at multiple locations due to problems with YouTube servers or other reasons.

You can check whether YouTube is suffering from an outage by going to Downdetector or Outage.Report .

If YouTube is down, you will have to wait till regular YouTube service is restored by Google.

4. Disable Hardware Acceleration

The Hardware Acceleration feature in Google Chrome is known to cause problems on computers with low RAM Capacity.

Open Chrome Browser > click on 3-dots Menu icon > select Settings option in drop-down menu.

Open Chrome Browser Settings

On the Settings screen, select System in the left-pane. In the right-pane, uncheck Use hardware acceleration when available option.

Disable Hardware Acceleration in Chrome Browser

Restart Chrome browser and see if you are able to load the webpage.

5. Flush DNS

Type Command Prompt > right-click on Command Prompt and select Run As Administrator option.

Open Command Prompt As Admin

In Run Command window, type ipconfig /flushdns and press the Enter key on the keyboard of your computer.

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After this, check to see if YouTube is now working properly on your computer.

6. Disable/Remove Browser Extensions

The problem might be due to a browser extension preventing YouTube from functioning properly.

Open Chrome in Incognito mode > click on 3-dots icon > Hoover mouse over More tools and click on Extensions .

Open Chrome Extensions Page

On the next screen, you can disable extensions by moving the toggle to OFF position and delete extensions by clicking on the Remove option.

Remove or Disable Chrome Extension

After disabling/removing the extensions, you should find Chrome browser starting without any problem on your computer.

7. Update Chrome Browser

Open Chrome Browser > click on 3-dots menu icon > hoover mouse on Help and click on About Google Chrome .

About Google Chrome

On the next screen, allow Google Chrome to check and apply the Updates (if available).

8. Update Graphics Card Driver

Right-click on the Start button and click on Device Manager in WinX menu.

Open Device Manager

On Device Manager screen, expand the entry for Display Adapters > right-click on the listed Graphics Driver and click on Update driver .

Update Graphics Driver

On the next screen, select Search automatically for updated driver software option and follow the onscreen instructions to update the Driver.

After updating the Graphics Card Driver, Restart the computer and see if the problem is now fixed.

9. Switch to Google DNS

Sometimes, the problem is due to DNS Servers of your Internet Service Provider being busy or going through problems.

If you are frequently experiencing problems with YouTube, you can consider switching to Google’s free DNS service using steps as provided in this guide: How to Use Google DNS On iPhone and iPad .

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Windows 10 YouTube not working is such a troublesome issue for Windows users. So this article comes to share some useful and effective methods to help you get rid of the Windows 10 YouTube problem. Install this free YouTube video downloader to download YouTube videos and play them on your Windows PC with ease:

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So far, most Windows users have upgraded to Windows 10/11. Almost everything on the new version seems to be amazing and attractive, until some of you find YouTube videos won’t play after Windows 10 upgrade. Actually, many users have encountered the Windows 10 YouTube problems. Each time you want to play a YouTube video, it always renders you the message that “ An error occurred ” or YouTube doesn’t respond at all. You may want to know “why is YouTube not working on my computer” or you may have made many attempts but have no luck. Therefore, in this article we provide the most effective and useful remedies that can help you fix kinds of YouTube Windows 10 issues.

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Method 1: Check Network Signal

When you meet the problems such as Windows 10 YouTube videos not playing or YouTube videos freeze resulted from the weak network connection, you can simply change or reconnect the network to fix the windows 10 videos not playing issue. As you know, YouTube provides many high-definition videos (8k, 4k , 2k, 1080P, etc.), which demands more bandwidth. Yet if you watch them with slow net-connection, you’re likely to meet playback issues. In this case, you need to change the network, after that refresh the present YouTube page, if not work, you can restart browser.

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Method 2: Update Flash Player and Browser

To fix windows 10 YouTube problem, you’d better keep up with the frequent updates of YouTube by using the latest version of browsers.

Meanwhile, most YouTube videos will play using HTML5 player so you should check whether the browser you use supports HTML5 player. Visit this link for checking: https://www.youtube.com/html5

On the other hand, a few videos are still streamed by Adobe Flash Player. So you need to update your flash player to the recent version. Download the new version of Adobe Flash Player on the official site: https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ (not available now)

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Method 3: Check JavaScript Support

JavaScript is a scripting programming language that runs on browsers to make sure that those specific features on the web page functional. If it is disabled with your browser, you may encounter the Windows 10 YouTube problem.

Here takes IE as an example and follow the steps: Click the Tools menu > select Internet Options > select the Security tab > select the Internet icon > select the Custom Level button > locate the Scripting section within the list > under Active Scripting, select Enable, then hit OK > answer yes to the following conformation box and hit OK to close the Internet Options window > refresh your browser.

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Method 4. Unload the add-ons

Ad blocking, web accelerators or video downloading plug-ins and third-party firewalls are likely to block YouTube videos streaming and cause YouTube not working windows 10 problem. You need to unload them to fix YouTube not working on windows 10. For example, if you meet the problem of YouTube video not playing in chrome windows 10, you can follow the steps to remove or disable plug-ins: Click the setting icon > select More tools > go to Extensions > uncheck the Enable box on the right of the extension and you can also choose the delete icon to uninstall it directly. 

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Method 5. Update the latest graphic card driver

When you find Windows 10 won't play videos on YouTube, you’d better update the latest graphic card drivers to fix Windows 10 YouTube not working issues. Move the mouse to bottom left corner of your PC and right-click on the “Start” icon > Choose “Device manager” > Click on the “Display adapters” > Right-click on the option under “Display adapters” and choose “Update Driver Software…”.

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Top 11 Ways to Fix YouTube Not Working on Microsoft Edge

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Since Google doesn’t offer a native YouTube app on Windows, you must use the web version to check your favorite creator’s latest videos. Most users prefer the Microsoft Edge browser on Windows, but the YouTube experience isn’t flawless. Sometimes, you may run into glitches. Here are the best ways to fix YouTube not working on Microsoft Edge.

Table of Contents

1. Check the Network Connection

You should first check the network connection on your Windows PC . If you stream YouTube videos on a slow Wi-Fi network, Microsoft Edge may not play them properly.

1. Click the network icon in the Windows taskbar. Connect to a stable Wi-Fi network.

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2. Press Windows + I keys to open Settings. Select Network & internet from the sidebar and confirm the Connected status.

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2. Disable Background Streaming

Are you downloading a large file from the web or updating an Xbox game? These processes consume high internet bandwidth and leave Microsoft Edge with slow speeds. You need to disable such streaming processes in the background. You should also suspend the Windows update process.

Microsoft Edge will play YouTube videos flawlessly once it has enough internet bandwidth.

3. Turn Off Efficiency Mode

Microsoft Edge’s efficiency mode minimizes power usage by saving computer resources. It may interfere with YouTube streaming. Here’s how you can turn off efficiency mode on YouTube.

1. Launch Microsoft Edge. Click the more menu in the top right corner.

2. Open Settings . Search for Efficiency mode at the top.

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3. Disable the option.

You can reload the YouTube tab and start streaming without any issue.

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4. Disable Microsoft Edge Extensions

Microsoft Edge is compatible with all the chromium extensions. The Chrome Web Store has dozens of extensions to improve your YouTube experience. However, not every extension works as expected and some outdated ones may cause problems with YouTube. You need to remove unnecessary extensions from Microsoft Edge.

1. Click the more from Microsoft Edge home.

2. Open Extensions .

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3. Select the three-dot menu beside an extension and remove it from Edge.

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Repeat the same for all irrelevant web extensions.

5. Check YouTube Servers

YouTube servers often go down due to high demand and other reasons. In that case, you can visit downdetector and search for YouTube. If you notice high outage graphs and user comments, it’s a confirm server-side issue from YouTube. The app won’t work on a smart TV, mobile, or Microsoft Edge browser. You must wait for Google to resolve the problem and try accessing YouTube in Microsoft Edge.

6. Clear Microsoft Edge Cache

A corrupt Microsoft Edge cache can affect the YouTube experience. Before you use the steps below, you should try accessing YouTube in the Private Window. Clear the browser cache if YouTube works fine in Microsoft Edge incognito mode. Go through the steps below.

1. Open Microsoft Edge Settings (refer to the steps above).

2. Select Privacy, Search, and Services from the sidebar.

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3. Scroll to Clear browsing data . Click Choose What to Clear .

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4. Enable the checkmark beside Cookies, other site data, and Cached images and files. Hit Clear Now .  

7. Reinstall Graphics Drivers

An outdated or corrupt graphics drivers on your Windows PC may cause issues with YouTube streaming on Microsoft Edge. You need to reinstall graphics drivers on your Windows PC.

1. Press the Windows key and search for Device Manager . Hit Enter.

2. Find your graphics drivers from the list and right-click on it. Select Uninstall drivers .

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3. Restart your PC, and the system will install the required drivers during the reboot process.

8. Exclude YouTube from Sleep Tabs

Microsoft Edge automatically puts inactive tabs to sleep. If you keep the YouTube tab open and don’t visit it for a specific time, Edge will put it to sleep. You can either turn off sleeping tabs or make an exception for YouTube.

1. Launch Microsoft Edge Settings (refer to the steps above).

2. Select System and performance from the sidebar.

3. Disable the Save resources with sleeping tabs toggle from the Optimize Performance menu.

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4. You can also click Add beside Never put these sites to sleep. Enter YouTube.com and select Add .

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9. Enable Software Rendering from Internet Properties

You can enable software rendering instead of GPU rendering from internet properties and fix YouTube not working on Microsoft Edge issue.

1. Press the Windows key and search for Internet Options.

2. It will open Internet Properties . Move to the Advanced tab .

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3. Enable the checkmark beside Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering .

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10. Re-enable Hardware Acceleration

You should re-enable hardware acceleration in Microsoft Edge to fix issues with YouTube streaming.

1. Head to System and performance in Microsoft Edge Settings (check the steps above).

2. Disable and enable the hardware acceleration toggle.

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11. Update Microsoft Edge

Microsoft regularly releases updates to the Edge browser on Windows. An outdated Edge build on your PC may cause issues with YouTube.

1. Open Microsoft Edge Settings (check the steps above).

2. Select About Microsoft Edge and check for the latest updates.

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Google owns YouTube. The company’s apps and services are known to work the best on the Chrome browser. If you still face issues with YouTube on Microsoft Edge, switch to Google Chrome.  

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11 Ways to Fix "Something Went Wrong" on YouTube

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This article was written by Stan Kats and by wikiHow staff writer, Darlene Antonelli, MA . Stan Kats is the COO and Chief Technologist for The STG IT Consulting Group in West Hollywood, California. Stan provides comprehensive technology & cybersecurity solutions to businesses through managed IT services, and for individuals through his consumer service business, Stan's Tech Garage. Stan has over 7 years of cybersecurity experience, holding senior positions in information security at General Motors, AIG, and Aramark over his career. Stan received a BA in International Relations from The University of Southern California. This article has been fact-checked, ensuring the accuracy of any cited facts and confirming the authority of its sources. This article has been viewed 21,550 times.

Are you getting a "Something went wrong" error on YouTube on your PC, Mac, Android, iPhone, or iPad? This is an annoying error that can pop up on any platform, so follow these steps to be prepared to quickly fix it. Although iOS users reported seeing this error message more often, it also popped up on Android as well as for those using the website. This wikiHow article lists fixes to get rid of the "Something went wrong" error on YouTube .

Things You Should Know

  • Resetting network settings is the quickest and most common fix for this issue.
  • Update your phone or tablet to make sure you have up-to-date software.
  • Keep the YouTube mobile app updated to eliminate any possibility of out-of-date glitches or bugs.

Reset network settings on your phone or tablet.

Older network information can be causing issues with your current settings.

  • On Android, go to Settings > General management > Reset > Reset network settings > Reset settings.
  • After doing this, you'll need to reconnect to every Wi-Fi network that you usually connect to, using the password.

Update your phone or tablet.

Out-of-date software can cause issues for your phone.

  • Go to Settings > General (iPhone only) > Software Updates > Install/Download & Install (iPhone)/Check for updates (Android) . [2] X Research source

Update the YouTube mobile app.

An out-of-date app potentially has bugs and glitches that prevent it from working properly.

Toggle airplane mode on your phone or tablet.

Quickly interrupting and restarting your connection can help clear glitches.

  • Tap the airplane icon to enable airplane mode, and you'll essentially turn off all signals to and from your phone, including cellular data and Wi-Fi (if you're connected to any).
  • Tap the airplane icon again, and your internet service will resume after a few seconds. If you have to, go to Wi-Fi in Settings and select your Wi-Fi network to reconnect if it doesn't happen automatically.

Allow "Cellular Data" & "Background App Refresh" for YouTube on your iPhone & iPad.

These settings allow the mobile app to work properly on your phone or tablet.

Clear your cache.

The saved temporary files can get corrupted and cause errors.

  • To clear the cache on iPhone, simply uninstall and reinstall the app . For Android , open Settings and go to Apps > YouTube > Storage > Clear Cache .
  • The wording for each menu item is a little different between browsers, but the gist of it is to go to "Settings" and go to Privacy and security > clear browsing data .

Use a different login method on all devices.

The app or web browser you're using can be buggy.

Allow cookies in your web browser.

Let YouTube use cookies to communicate with your browser.

  • To allow cookies on your web browser, navigate to "Site Settings", select "Cookies and data" and Allow all cookies . If you see a section for "Customized Behaviors," add "www.youtube.com" so that site can always use cookies.

Restart your device.

Turning it off and turning it back on clears temporary bugs and glitches.

Check YouTube's status.

It's not a common problem, but YouTube's servers can be down.

  • Use third-party sites like downdetector.com to see if YouTube is working properly.

Stop using VPN.

A VPN, while protecting your privacy, can also cause issues with YouTube playing properly.

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Is YouTube not working? What do you do when you discover YouTube not working ? Don’t worry! This post lists troubleshooting steps for PC, Android, and iOS, which should help you get YouTube working again.

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Now, people like watching or sharing videos. When they need to share a video, their first thought might be YouTube. No doubt, YouTube is the #1 video sharing site on the Web, even more popular than TV. Besides, YouTube video can be converted to MP3 if you want to listen to audio from a YouTube video offline. More details can be found in convert YouTube to MP3 .

However, recently, more and more users are complaining the  YouTube not working on Chrome,  YouTube video editor is no longer available, YouTube black screen , or another or other YouTube-related issue. Here, we’ll focus on the first issue.

Why Is YouTube Not Working 

To successfully upload video to YouTube and then increase YouTube traffic , you need to have a working internet connection and a stable, compatible browser. You will experience problems once any link in this chain breaks.

Generally speaking, there are top 4 reasons why is YouTube not working on chrome.

  • Internet Connection: To watch video successfully, make sure the minimum connection speed is 500+ Kbps. If you don’t have a fast enough internet connection, you will notice continuous buffering and choppy when trying to watch videos on YouTube.
  • Browser Issues: YouTube not loading issue can also be caused by your browser or an extension installed on it.
  • System Resources: Watching YouTube needs a significant amount of CPU processing power and space in your system’s RAM although YouTube runs through your browser.
  • Security Problem: Sometimes, your firewall or another security tool may also block access to YouTube.

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Here, some Android or iOS users also encounter the YouTube app not working issue. There are several reasons including cache problems, internet related, etc.

If you encounter the YouTube not working issue, don’t worry. Keep reading to find how to fix this issue.

Part 1. How to Fix YouTube Not Working on Chrome (PC)

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Solution 1. Update Chrome

Chrome should always be running the latest version so you can benefit from the latest features and bug fixes. Try updating the browser if YouTube is not working.

Step 1. Click the three vertical dots icon in the top right corner of the browser.

Step 2. Select Help and choose About Google Chrome .

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Step 3. Then, you will see a dedicated page as follows.

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Step 4. If there is no Google Chrome is up to date option, you should click the Update Google Chrome and then click Relaunch .

Solution 2. Update Video Drivers

Outdated video drivers might cause the YouTube not working on chrome issue. Try updating them to fix this issue.

The steps are:

Step 1. Press Windows key + X and click Device Manager .

Step 2. Double click Display adaptors .

Step 3. Right-click your adaptor and click the Update driver .

right-click your adaptor and click Update driver

Step 4. Click Search automatically for updated driver software .

Step 5. Follow the wizard to update video drivers.

Solution 3. Check Your Internet Connection

In some cases, the reason why is YouTube not working on chrome might be due to connection issues. If you find YouTube is not working, try visiting Google or a random website to see if it loads.

If not, you can try resetting router, or try using Windows 10’s native troubleshooter to detect and resolve problems.

  • Press Windows key + I to open Settings .
  • Select Update & Security .
  • Select Troubleshoot > Internet Connections > Run the troubleshooter .

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Solution 4. Turn off Hardware Acceleration and Turn on JavaScript in Chrome

Hardware Acceleration

Hardware acceleration uses your graphics processing unit (GPU) as well as central processing unit (CPU) to render web pages. If you want the Chrome run more smoothly, you need to make sure hardware acceleration works properly and your graphics card can handle it.

To watch YouTube videos, you have to have JavaScript, a programming language, enabled. If the JavaScript is turned off, you cannot watch videos on YouTube.

Try turning hardware acceleration off and turning JavaScript on to solve the YouTube not working on chrome issue since hardware acceleration can prevent videos from playing, and JavaScript is typically required for videos to play.

To turn off hardware acceleration , you can try the following steps:

  • Navigate to  chrome://settings  and click  Advanced .
  • If the hardware acceleration slider is on, click it to turn it off.
  • Click Relaunch to restart Chrome with hardware acceleration turned off, or proceed to the next step to turn on JavaScript first.

To turn on JavaScript , you can try the following steps:

  • Go to Chrome’s settings.
  • Click Advanced at the bottom.
  • Select Content settings under Privacy and security .
  • Click on the JavaScript option and enable Allowed (recommended) .

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Solution 5. Disable Extensions

There are some Chrome extensions. However, sometimes, extensions can cause compatibility problems with YouTube. You can play a video in incognito mode to figure out whether or not one of them is to blame for YouTube not working issue.

  • Click the three vertical dots icon in the top right corner of the browser.
  • Click More tools and choose Extensions .
  • Now, in the extension window, click the slider to turn it gray to disable each extension. After each, try playing video on YouTube and see if the problem is fixed.

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Solution 6. Clear Cache and Cookies

Sometimes, you can try clearing cache and cookies to solve the YouTube not working issue.

  • Paste  chrome://settings/clearBrowserData into the URL bar and press  Enter .
  • Select All time on the Time range
  • Select the Cookies and other site data option and Cached images and files
  • Click Clear data .

Clear cache and cookies.

Solution7. Uninstall and Reinstall Chrome

If you still have the YouTube not loading issue after trying the above 6 solutions, you can try uninstall and reinstall Chrome.

It is recommended to export the bookmarks before uninstalling the Chrome. Thus, you can import the bookmarks after reinstalling Chrome.

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Part 2. How to Fix YouTube Not Working on Android and iPhone

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I want to optimize my YouTube video to increase YouTube watch time . However, when I opened my YouTube video on my iPhone, I could not watch my video. Now, how to fix the YouTube app not working issue?

In this case, you can try the following solutions to fix this issue.

Solution 1. Restart Your Phone

Many users reported that had solved the YouTube app not working issue by restarting their phone.

  • Press and hold the power button on your device.
  • Tap the restart option that appears on the screen.
  • Open the YouTube app again after the phone turns back on.

Solution 2. Check Internet Connection

If your videos aren’t playing on YouTube, you need to check your internet connection. You have to open the settings menu to check whether or not you’re connected to the internet – Wi-Fi or cellular network.

Sometimes, even if you are connected to a Wi-Fi network, you cannot access YouTube video.

Now, in this case, you can try resetting network connection.

Android users can click Settings > General Management > Reset > Reset Network Settings .

iOS users can click Settings > General Settings > Reset > Reset Network Settings .

Last, please allow your network to handle the date and time automatically. If your device’s date and time are out of alignment with that of the YouTube server, you also will encounter the YouTube app not working issue.

Android users can click Settings > General Management > Date and time and slide Automatic date and time to On .

iOS users can click Settings > General > Date & Time and slide Set Automatically to On .

Solution 3. Clear YouTube Cache and Data

Try cleaning YouTube’s cache and data to fix the YouTube is not working on phone issue.

Android users

  • Open Settings , choose Applications and select the Application manager .
  • Next choose Apps > YouTube > Storage .
  • Then, you will see 2 options: Clear data and Clear cache . Now, select the Clear cache option and check if it fixes the problem. If not, go back and choose the Clear data .

iPhone or iPad users don’t need to uninstall and reinstall YouTube. They can directly delete the app on the home screen and then download YouTube again in the Play Store.

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Solution 4. Update Operating System

If your operating system is outdated, you also will encounter the YouTube not working issue. Now, you just need to update the operating system.

  • Open Settings .
  • Look for Software update or System update which might be in the About phone
  • Download the new version and install it.
  • Choose General .
  • Click the Software Update , download and install an update if there’s one available.

Solution 5. Update YouTube App

It is recommended to use the latest YouTube app to fix the YouTube app not working issue.

  • Open the Play Store .
  • Tap My apps & games .
  • Tap the Update button next to the YouTube app if an update is available.
  • Open the App Store .
  • Tap the Updates

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Is Youtube not loading? Now, don’t worry. Try the above solutions if YouTube is not working and then you can optimize YouTube video  or do other things as you like. 

Which solution worked for you? Please let us know in the comments.

Should you have any other solutions to fix the YouTube not working issue, please share it with us. Thanks in advance!

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  • Update Chrome
  • Update Video Drivers
  • Check Internet Connection
  • Turn off Hardware Acceleration and Turn on JavaScript in Chrome
  • Disable Extensions
  • Clear Cache and Cookies
  • Uninstall and Reinstall Chrome
  • Internet Connection
  • Browser Issues
  • System Resources
  • Security Problem
  • Open Chrome browser on your PC.
  • Click on the three-dots menu beside your profile icon.
  • Select More Tools > Clear browsing data.
  • Select browsing history, cookies and other site data, cached images and files.
  • Click Clear data to remove YouTube cache & cookies from Chrome browser.
  • Overload server
  • Internet/router issues
  • Browser cache
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I have issue with youtube videos. Whenever I turn on my laptop, sometimes the youtube video plays normally but sometimes it just won't play. all the comments and everythings are loaded but the video keeps on buffering. THIS DOENOT HAPPEN ALL THE TIMES. SOMETIMES IT PLAYS ANS SOMETIMES IT JUST DOESN'T. IT PLAYS ACCORDING TO ITS OWN MOOD.

THERE IS NO PROBLEM WITH MY NETWORK. MY NETWORK HAS VERY GOOD SPEED. This problem started randomly out of nowhere. previously also I have reported this problem but did not fix it. KINDLY TELL ME HOW TO FIX THIS PROBLEM.

WHY THIS HAPPENS. Everything in the web loads, just everything. but the only problem is with youtube playback. WHY?

IS THIS A PROBLEM WITH WINDOWS 11 ?

PROVIDE THE SOLUTION ASAP!

my laptop specifications:

graphics card: RTX 3050 Laptop

processor: AMD Ryzen 5 5600H with Radeon Graphics 3.30 GHz

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OS build: 22000.1574

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I have tried all the methods that you told BUT THE ISSUE IS STILL PRESENT! Please tell me some other methods.

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If you’re having problems playing or to download YouTube videos , try these troubleshooting steps to solve your issue. Some of the most common error messages are:

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If you don’t have YouTube Premium or if downloading videos isn’t available to you, you can’t download videos. If you can download videos, but you’re running into issues, try these  downloading troubleshooting tips .

I'm having a similar issue in January 2024. I downloaded Windows 11 about a month ago and starting with the download YouTube is difficult, I get a no internet connection notification on the YouTube screen. It takes several page reloads or a complete restart for it to work --- this is on Firefox and Chrome, not on Edge because Edge sucks.

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Yeah, it sucks bad --- usually YouTube will only load when I restart my computer. Microsoft will ask you a bunch of BS questions like OS (11, idiot) browser etc. I'm surprised I haven't been told to defrag. But it happens across the board on any of my devices with Windows 11, so much so I'm thinking of going back to 10 until support stops. I've yet to figure it out, I thought there would be a bug fix in an update, but no such luck.

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Fix YouTube Full Screen Not Working in Windows 10

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How to Fix YouTube Full Screen Not Working in Windows 10

There could be many reasons behind YouTube full screen problem and some of them are listed below.

  • Flash player issue
  • Corrupt cache files
  • Issue with Google profile
  • Interference by extensions
  • Outdated Chrome version

Basic Troubleshooting Steps

1. Restart Browser: Sometimes minor issues in the browser can cause YouTube full screen option to malfunction. You can fix that by closing your browser and opening it again. It will refresh the browser and may fix the problem.

2. Sign out of Google account: In some cases, this issue can arise because of certain google profiles and their private settings. To check this, log out of your Gmail account and try playing YouTube video in full screen in your browser. It might solve the problem.

3. Restart PC: Restarting PC can resolve many system related bugs and other minor errors. It might resolve this issue. You can restart your PC by following our guide on How to Restart or Reboot Windows PC .

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4. Update Google Chrome: Many issues like YouTube full-screen problem can occur if you are using outdated version of Chrome. Chrome regularly releases updates to fix issues and remove bugs. We recommend that you update your browser by following our guide on How to Update Google Chrome .

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Method 1: Clear Browser Cache

Many users have reported that they were able to solve this issue by clearing their browser history. It deletes browser data and other cache files which can cause this issue if they are corrupted. It may fix YouTube full screen option not working issue and you can do that by following our guide.

Note: To confirm if this issue is caused by corrupt cache files, run YouTube in Incognito Mode of your browser and try to run YouTube video in full screen. If it works then you can continue with the guide below on How to Clear Cache and Cookies in Google Chrome

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Method 2: Modify Flash Player & Content Setting

Users that have an old version of Chrome may face this issue as it has two flash players. These two flash players can affect each other’s performance and cause YouTube full screen option to not work properly. You can fix this by disabling one flash player and you can do that by following these steps.

1. Press the Windows key , type Google Chrome and click on Open .

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2. Type chrome://plugins in address bar and hit the Enter key .

3. Locate pepflashplayer.dll and then click on Disable button next to it. It will disable this flash player.

It should resolve the issue. If you are using newer version of Chrome then you may encounter this issue due to Chrome blocking some content from displaying. You can resolve this problem by allowing Chrome to play protected content. To do that, follow these steps.

1. Type chrome://settings/content/ in address bar and hit Enter . It will open Privacy and Security section in Chrome Settings window.

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2. Scroll down and expand the Advanced content settings option by clicking on it.

3. Click on Protected content IDs option to expand it.

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4. Inside Protected content IDs, make sure Sites can play protected content option and Sites can use identifiers to play protected content option is selected.

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Note: If you are still facing the issue then try disabling Hardware Acceleration option in Chrome. You can do that by going to chrome://settings/system and toggling off use hardware acceleration option when available option.

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Method 3: Disable Extensions

Chrome offers many extensions that can add features to it and make it more efficient. But sometimes, certain extensions can interfere with certain functions of Chrome and cause issues like not loading YouTube videos on full screen. You can resolve this by disabling extensions and to do that, follow these steps.

1. Open the Google Chrome browser.

2. Go to the Address bar and type chrome://extensions/ and press the Enter key . You will see all extensions installed in Chrome.

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3. One by one toggle them off to disable them. For instance, Request X extension is toggled off and is disabled.

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4. After all extensions are disabled, check if the issue is resolved. If you were able to play YouTube videos in full screen then one by one begin enabling extensions.

5. If the issue occurs after enabling any particular extension, then you can disable it and keep all other extensions enabled.

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Method 4: Reinstall Google Chrome

If none of the methods worked for you then this is the last option to fix YouTube full screen not working issue. Reinstalling Google Chrome will get rid of any issues in your browser and you can get a new version of Chrome with no existing problems. To do that, follow our guide below.

Note: Make a backup of your bookmarks, passwords and other important data before reinstalling Chrome.

1. Hit the  Windows key , type  apps and features , and click on  Open . 

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2. Search for  Chrome  in  Search this list  field.

3. Then, select  Chrome  and click on the  Uninstall  button shown highlighted.

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4. Again, click on  Uninstall  to confirm.

5. Now, press the  Windows key , type  %localappdata% , and click on  Open  to go to  AppData Local  folder.

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6. Open the  Google  folder by double-clicking on it.

7. Right-click on the  Chrome  folder and select the  Delete  option as depicted below.

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8. Again, hit the  Windows key , type  %appdata% , and click on  Open  to go to  AppData Roaming  folder.

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9. Again, go to the  Google  folder and  delete  the  Chrome  folder as shown in  steps 6 – 7 .

10. Finally,  restart  your PC.

11. Next, download the  latest version  of  Google Chrome  as shown.

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12. Run the  setup file  and follow the on-screen instructions to  install Chrome .

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We hope that this guide was helpful and you were able to fix YouTube full screen not working in Windows 10. Let us know which method worked best for you. If you have any queries or suggestions then feel free to drop them in the comments section.

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How to Fix a Windows 11 Laptop That's Plugged In but Isn't Charging

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It's a good idea to keep up with Windows updates so your system can continue to run smoothly and your data stays secure. On occasion, however, an update can cause a conflict that breaks something. After installing a previous Windows update, for example, my laptop's battery stopped charging. My laptop showed it was plugged in, but then at the same time it would tell me it was also not charging. Argh!

Thankfully, I found that this problem was not uncommon and would occasionally arise after a Windows update. And more thankfully, there was an easy fix. I haven't been able to replicate it since it occurred on my previous laptop running Windows 10, but the Device Manager in Windows 11 hasn't changed since then, so my fix is worth trying if you encounter this problem. Here's how I got my laptop's battery back to charging when it was plugged in.

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If your laptop refuses to charge the battery even though it acknowledges that it's plugged in, here's what you need to do:

  • Open the Device Manager by searching for it or right-clicking the Start button and selecting Device Manager .
  • Click Batteries on the list to expand it and you should see two items: Microsoft AC Adapter  and Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery.

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  • Right-click on each item and choose Uninstall device . Yes, you are uninstalling your laptop's battery drivers, but don't worry because they will automatically be reinstalled when you restart your laptop.
  • Shut down your laptop.
  • Unplug the power cable from your laptop.
  • If your laptop has a removable battery, remove it. My Lenovo laptop did not have a removable battery. I tried skipping this step but it didn't work, so I removed the bottom panel of my laptop and then removed the battery by disconnecting it from the motherboard.
  • Put the battery back in if you removed it.
  • Plug in your laptop.
  • Power on your laptop.
  • Click the battery icon in the system tray and you should see that your laptop is plugged in and charging.

By reinstalling my Lenovo laptop's battery drivers and disconnecting its battery and then reconnecting it, I got my laptop's battery back to charging when it's plugged in. With differences in manufacturers, however, your mileage may vary. 

Two other possible fixes: Update or restore

If uninstalling and reinstalling the battery drivers didn't get your battery back and charging, I suggest you check for updates or restore Windows 11 to an earlier point.

To update Windows, open Settings , choose Windows Update and click the blue Check for updates button. 

Instead of moving forward with an update, you can try moving backward to an earlier point in time when your battery was fully operational and able to be charged. This possible fix is available only if you had previously created restore points using System Protection. 

To check to see if you have any restore points to which you can return, open the Control Panel by searching for in the Taskbar and then search for Recovery . On the Recovery page in the Control Panel, click Open System Restore , click Next and choose and restore point from a point in time before your battery stopped charging. 

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For more, check out  nine hidden Windows 11 features ,  how to manage Windows 11 updates on your terms and  Windows 11 features to help boost your productivity .

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Happy Thursday! February is drawing to a close, the weather is getting slightly warmer in parts of the country, and AT&T experienced a massive outage that affected its cellular and internet services. It was a bit of a mess.

When did the AT&T outage start?

Is the at&t outage over, where was the at&t outage happening, were other cellular networks down.

How many people were without service? When was service restored? Here’s a quick recap of what you need to know.

At around 4 a.m. ET on Thursday, February 22, more than 32,000 outages were reported across AT&T’s network. Once 7 a.m. rolled around, that number jumped to over 50,000 people. Per the Down Detector website , there were nearly 75,000 outage reports just before 9:15 a.m. ET.

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Thankfully, the AT&T outage has finally ended. At 11:15 a.m. ET, the company had restored “three-quarters” of its network. Then, at 3:10 p.m. ET, AT&T confirmed that it had “restored wireless service to all our affected customers.”

AT&T further said: “We sincerely apologize to them. Keeping our customers connected remains our top priority, and we are taking steps to ensure our customers do not experience this again in the future.”

Once again, looking at Down Detector, the areas most severely impacted by the AT&T outage appear to have been Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. There were also outage reports throughout the state of Florida, parts of Michigan, and New York.

In addition to the reports coming in on the Down Detector website, you can also use AT&T’s own outage map to see if there are any reported issues in your specific area.

Although AT&T experienced the worst of the issues, it wasn’t the only cellular carrier with ongoing outages. Cricket Wireless, a prepaid carrier that uses AT&T’s network, was also showing over 12,000 outage reports as of 9:15 a.m. ET. Verizon outage reports spiked at over 4,000 this morning, in addition to increasing outage reports for Consumer Cellular, T-Mobile, Boost Mobile, US Cellular, and Straight Talk.

In the case of Verizon and T-Mobile, specifically, both carriers have confirmed that their networks weren’t directly experiencing service outages and that reports on sites like Down Detector were likely a result of Verizon and T-Mobile users trying to call or text people on AT&T.

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In fact, it was the limitations of the legacy technologies used by text messaging that gave rise to these other messaging services. Traditional Short Messaging Services (SMS) and Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS) offered by carriers were incapable of supporting even longer messages and high-resolution images, not to mention features like true group messaging, read receipts, reactions, and typing indicators — all of which have become table stakes among modern smartphone messaging apps. The history of text messaging

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