Applies To: iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPad Air, iPad Mini (in iOS 11 or earlier)
Watching YouTube videos on your iPhone or iPad is quite convenient and enjoyable. But many iPhone/iPad users have found that YouTube videos won't play on iPhone/iPad sometimes. For example, some users reported that YouTube is not working on iPhone/iPad in Safari or Google Chrome, while others complained that YouTube is not working on iPhone/iPad in iOS 11. No matter what kind of situation you are in, you can go on reading this article to learn how to cope with the problems with the potential solutions introduced. For fixes to other common iPhone/iPad problems, go to iOS & Mac Topics to find what you need.
|1️⃣YouTube Won't Play||
|2️⃣YouTube Not Working||
If YouTube videos won't play on your iPhone in Safari or in YouTube App, follow the tips in this part to fix the issue.
In most of the cases, a poor network connection is the cause of the "YouTube won't play on iPhone/iPad" issue. You can simply turn off your WiFi network connection and then turn it on again or reset network settings on your iOS device by going to Settings > General > Reset and clicking Reset Network Settings. Don't worry, resetting network settings won't erase your iPhone. Instead, it just deletes all settings related to the network.
This is an effective tip to try when YouTube is not playing on your iPhone/iPad in Safari or other browsers. On iPhone/iPad in iOS 11, swipe up from the bottom of your screen to open Control Center and then click the Bluetooth icon to turn it off.
No matter whether YouTube won't play on your iPhone/iPad in Safari or in YouTube App, you can clear your App cache to have a try.
How to clear Safari cache:
How to clear YouTube cache:
While if YouTube is not working on your iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPad in iOS 11, for example, YouTube quits unexpectedly on your device, follow the solutions in this part to have a try.
One possible cause of the "YouTube not working on iPhone/iPad" issue is the incompatibility between the iOS operating system and the App. You can go to App Store and YouTube and check its system requirement. Don't hesitate to update YouTube if there is a new version available.
If your current iOS operating system can't meet the system requirement of YouTube, you can go to Settings > General > Software Update to install the latest version of iOS on your iPhone/iPad. And if you want to upgrade your iOS system more conveniently and efficiently, you can use EaseUS MobiXpert to do so. It is a professional iOS system repair software that can repair various iOS and iPadOS system problems. It can also help you upgrade your iPhone system within a few clicks.
Here are the steps to update the iOS version with EaseUS MobiXpert.
Step 1. Open EaseUS MobiXpert on your computer. Select "System Repair."
Step 2. Then select "iOS Upgrade/Downgrade."
Step 3. Select "iOS/iPadOS Upgrade" option.
Step 4. Then you will be prompted to connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable.
Step 5. Confirm your device model and then click "Next" to download the firmware for an upgrade.
Step 6. Once the firmware is verified, click "Upgrade Now" to start.
Step 7. Wait for the process to complete. Then click "Done" to close it.
Where there is an iPhone problem, there is a restart. As in solving other iPhone problems, restarting iPhone/iPad is a simple but useful tip you can try. If you are using an iPhone X, the way to turn off iPhone X is slightly different from turning off other devices. If you don't know how to make it, read the related article to help you out.
If you get full storage on your iPhone/iPad and don't have enough internal memory left, YouTube may quit unexpectedly on your device. There are several simple tips you can try to get more space on your iOS device. For more detailed and complete tips, go to the article about how to free up iPhone/iPad space instead.
Now many people like to use YouTube to watch videos, but sometimes you will encounter the situation that YouTube not working on iPhone. Since YouTube is a third-party software, when it encounters such problems, the cause is difficult to detect. But you can fix this problem using several methods mentioned in this article.
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Yes, YouTube will only work on iPhones or iPads running iOS version 11 and above.
If it doesn't play, it may meet some problems. For example, it could be a network issue or there are too many YouTube App/Safari caches.