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All Tips to Fix YouTube not Working

Summary:Why is YouTube not working on Chrome or smart phone? If you've met the same problem lately, then this article will offer some troubleshooting tips to cope with youtube not working issue.

Since its inception in 2005, it has been popular among young people, and now YouTube has more than 100 million video shows, accounting for 46% of the online video sharing website. The online video market ranks first in the world.

People log in to YouTube, not only to watch entertainment and funny videos, but also a channel for people to get information. According to the number of searches, YouTube has surpassed Yahoo and Microsoft Bing, and is the second largest search engine in the world.

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Sometimes it's quite annoying when your YouTube is not working and you may feel like there is something missing. The issue can be caused by several reasons and we're going to provide some troubleshooting tips to fix this problem.

Also Read: How to Make A YouTube Playlist >

Part 1. How to Fix YouTube not Working on Chrome

1.Close Chrome and Restart

If this problem lies on your Chrome then this method may work. If your Chrome can't be shut, just go to Task Manager and select Chrome and then click on End Task.

Fix YouTube not Working on Chrome - Method 1

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2.Check Settings in Chrome

If restarting is not helpful then you can try to change the setting in Chrome. Just open Chrome > click More option at the right upper corner > click Settings > scroll down and select Show advanced settings > in System section, uncheck Use hardware acceleration when available.

Then you can restart your Chrome to see if the YouTube video plays on Chrome.

Fix YouTube not Working on Chrome - Method 2

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3.Disable the Extension

Try to disable the extension on your Chrome and find out the one that caused YouTube not working problem.

Open Chrome > Settings > in the Extension section, uncheck the box next to Enable to disable the extension temporarily. If you want to uninstall the extension, click the Delete button.

Fix YouTube not Working on Chrome - Method 3

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4.Update the Video Drivers

The outdated video drivers can cause the problem of YouTube video not playing on Chrome, so update the video drivers may help you out.

Please press Windows key + X and click Device Manager. Double click Display adaptors > right-click your adaptor and click Update driver.

Fix YouTube not Working on Chrome - Method 4

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Part 2. How to Fix YouTube not Working on Android/iPhone

1.Update to the latest OS

Some operating systems are too old to play YouTube video, so you can try to update your OS when your YouTube is not playing on android or iPhone.

On iPhone: Settings > General > Software Update > check and install the latest iOS version.

On Android: Settings > Software Update(System Update).

Fix YouTube not Working on Android/iPhone - Tip 1

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2.Sync Date and Time

If your data and time is out of alignment with YouTube's, then it may cause the issue of YouTube videos not playing on your device. Just let your network automatically handle the date and time.

Fix YouTube not Working on Android/iPhone - Tip 2

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3.Clear Cache and Data

There are chances that a large amount of YouTube cache on your device cause the YouTube not working issue.

On iPhone: Just delete the app and re-install it from App Store.

On Android: Settings > Apps > YouTube > Storage. Tap Clear cache and see if it works.

Fix YouTube not Working on Android/iPhone - Tip 3

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4.Reset Network Settings

If there is something wrong with your network on Android or iPhone, then it may cause your YouTube not working. You can try to reset network settings.

On iPhone: Settings > General Settings > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

On Android: Settings > General Management > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

Fix YouTube not Working on Android/iPhone - Tip 4

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Part 3. Bonus Tip: How to Edit A Video Easily

If you want to edit a video before uploading your video to YouTube, then FlexClip is ready to help. It's able to trim, split, add music, add text, add watermark, record voice, upload local media and more.

How to Edit A Video Easily

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Final Words

That's all for how to fix YouTube not working issue on your Chrome or mobile device, and you can rely on FlexClip to edit your videos before uploading to YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, etc. And you can also make a video with its templates, which is quite useful when you need to create a video!

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