Find Out Easy Methods On How To Fix “Unfortunately, YouTube Has Stopped” Error Message On Your Android Phone!
YouTube is one of the largest online video platform in the Globe. If we talk Android phone, then as per Play Store more than 5 billion users are using YouTube app on their Android phone.
But what would you do if you see that YouTube is not working on your Android phone.
Many users complained that they are getting the error message “Unfortunately, YouTube has stopped” on their Android phone.
However, Google does a great job to keep the YouTube running up all the time. Unluckily, Google’s App status dashboard does not have YouTube App listed and hence it becomes little difficult to determine if it is running fine or not. Hence, we recommend you to directly check YouTube Official Twitter handle – @TeamYouTube.
If that fail, then you can check – Down for Everyone or Just Me. This will tell you that website is actually down or not. If the website is running up, but YouTube is not working, then you might get mixed result.
So what, if website is running up and you still get this annoying error message “Unfortunately, YouTube has stopped” on Android, then what you should do.
Well, not to worry. In this post you will learn some effective solutions to fix “Unfortunately, YouTube has stopped” working on Android.
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Let us start with a real user practical scenario!
Practical Scenario: A User Is Facing Error Message “Unfortunately, YouTube Has Stopped Working”
Unfortunately, You Tube has stopped working keeps popping up even after hitting OK. I have gone to Settings, Apps and All, but do not see You Tube listed. How do I get rid of this. I cannot connect to WiFi because the error keeps popping up..”
Source: YouTube Help
Like the above practical there are lots of users out there who are facing this type of issues.
So, now the question is – How do you troubleshoot and fix YouTube stopped working on Android?
Well, solutions are mentioned-below! Just go through them one-by-one and check if problem solved or not.
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Solutions To Fix “Unfortunately, YouTube Has Stopped” Working On Android
You can easily fix YouTube keeps stopping or “unfortunately, YouTube has stopped” error message on Android.
Method 1: Check Internet Connection
The first thing you should do, check your internet connection which you are using – router, mobile data or Wi-Fi. You can check it by simply searching anything in chrome, if it opens then there is not any problem in your internet connection.
Method 2: Restart Your Device
Restarting your device will start the operation smoothly and help the YouTube to run properly.
Follow, the below steps to restart your Android device:
Step 1: On your phone long press “Power” button.
Step 2: Tap on “Restart”.
Now, check whether the issue is solved or not. If not then follow the next method.
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Method 3: Restart YouTube App
You can easily fix YouTube has stopped working on Android by restarting the YouTube app. Restarting, helps the app to a fresh start and it bring your phone to normal.
Here, follow the steps to restart your YouTube app.
Step 1: On your device open “Settings” and then tap “Apps and Notification” or “Applications”.
Step 2: Next, from the available list select “YouTube” and open it.
Step 3: Now tap on the option “Force Stop” or “Force Close”.
After this you can restart your phone and try to open the YouTube app.
Method 4: Update YouTube App
If you have not updated your YouTube app then YouTube not working issue may occur. So, you should check if there is any update available then update it from Google Play Store.
Now, follow the below steps to update your YouTube app.
Step 1: On your device launch “Google Play Store”.
Step 2: Then tap on the three horizontal lines at the upper left corner.
Step 3: Now find “My apps and games” option and tap on it.
Step 4: If there is any update for YouTube is available then it will show Update button. Tap on the “Update” button.
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Method 5: Update The Android OS
If your Android operating system (OS) is not updated then this can also be the cause of YouTube won’t opening on Android.
Here, follow the below steps to update your operating system.
Step 1: On your Android phone open “Settings” menu.
Step 2: After that choose “System update” and if the update is available then download it (You can find “System update” under “About phone” in the settings menu as it depends upon your Android device).
Step 3: After completing download process, tap on “Install” and reboot your phone.
Now, you can open YouTube and see the error message “Unfortunately, YouTube has stopped” has solved or not.
Method 6: Clear YouTube Cache
Another method to fix YouTube not working issue can be done by clearing the cache of YouTube. Clearing cache make your device to run smoothly.
Follow the below, steps to clear the cache of YouTube application.
Step 1: On your device open “Settings” and tap on “Apps & notifications” or “Applications”.
Step 2: After that from the apps list, select “YouTube” app.
Step 3: Tap on “Storage” and then tap on “Clear Cache” option.
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Method 7: Uninstall And Reinstall YouTube
You can get rid of YouTube app issue, simply uninstall the YouTube application and then again install it from Google Play Store. This will help the app to get refresh and work normal.
Follow the below steps to do this.
Step 1: Uninstall YouTube app by going to “Settings” > “Apps” > “YouTube” > “Uninstall”.
Step 2: After that, install it again by going to Google Play Store and then type YouTube and tap on “Install” button.
Method 8: Reset Network Settings
Network connection also play a very important role in working of apps. If there is not good connectivity then your YouTube app may crash or stop working. So, you should reset the network settings.
To reset the network settings follow the below steps.
Step 1: On your Android phone tap on “Settings” and then tap “Backup and reset”.
Step 2: Now, find “Reset Network Settings” from the available list.
Note: You can also find it under “System” > “Advanced” > “Reset”. It’s fully depend upon your Android phone.
Method 9: Check Date And Time Settings
Your device’s date and time can also cause this error. If you didn’t set the date and time correctly then it create problems for Google’s service in syncing with the applications.
So, you should check that your date and time is correct or not. If it is not set properly then set is correctly.
Below, follow the steps to set the date and time settings.
Step 1: On your phone go to “Settings”.
Step 2: Then tap on “Date and time”.
Step 3: If the “Automatic date & time” is not turned on then turn it ON.
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Method 10: Factory Reset Your Phone
You can factory reset your smartphone to fix apps issue on Android phone. Before you factory reset your phone you must take a backup as factory reset will delete all your saved data from your phone.
Follow the below steps to factory reset your smartphone.
Step 1: Go to “Settings” and tap “Backup & Reset”.
Step 2: After that tap on “Factory data reset” and then tap on “Reset phone” and then on “Erase Everything“.
Once the factory reset process gets complete, set-up your device and check problem solved or not.
Method 11: Fix YouTube Not Working Issue By Using Android Repair Software
When all the above methods do not fix the error message “Unfortunately, YouTube has stopped” on Android, then in this situation you are highly suggested to try Android Repair Software. It repairs your corrupted system and helps YouTube to work smoothly.
The software also fixes other types of Android issues like apps keep crashing, black screen of death, stuck in boot loop, Android won’t turn on or off, Play Store not working, Android OTA update failed, Android phone or tablet get bricked, Android system UI not working, etc.
Note: Android Repair software will only work for Samsung phone.
Follow the below steps to fix “Unfortunately, YouTube has stopped” issue on your smartphone using Android Repair software.
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Steps To Fix YouTube Stop Working On Android Via Android Repair
Step 1: Connect Your Android To PC
First download and install Android Repair on your computer and launch it.
Next, select the “Repair” from the available options.
Now connect your Android phone or tablet to computer and select “Android Repair” among the available options.
In next Window, select the correct brand name, model number, country/region, carrier. After that confirm the warning message and click “Next”.
The Android Repair software may delete all data on your device. Simply, type in “000000” to confirm to continue.
Note: It is strongly recommended that you must back up your Android data before repairing your Android using Android Repair Tool.
Step 2: Repair Android Phone In Download Mode
Prior to Android Repair, it is important that you must boot your Android device in Download Mode.
Below follow the steps to boot Android phone/tablet in DFU mode!
For Android phone/tablet with home button:
- Power off your device.
- Press and hold “Home + Power + Volume Down” button for few seconds (5-10 seconds).
- Release all the buttons and press “Volume Up” button to enter Download Mode.
For Android phone/tablet with no home button:
- Power off your device.
- Press and hold “Power + Volume Down + Bixby” buttons for few seconds (for 5-10 seconds).
- Release all the buttons and press “Volume Up” button to enter Download Mode.
After that click “Next”. The software will start to download the firmware.
After the download and verification of the firmware, the software will automatically start to repair your Android device.
In just few minutes of time, your Android phone or tablet will have all the system issues, errors, problems fixed.
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YouTube Videos Won’t Play – Fixes For Computer (Chrome Browser)
Step 1: On your phone open Chrome.
Step 2: Then tap the three vertical dots at the upper right corner and tap on “Settings”.
Step 3: Now tap on “Advanced” and then tap on “Site Settings”.
Fixes 2: Check Update For Chrome
If the YouTube videos are not playing in chrome then try to update the chrome (browser).
To do this, follow the below steps.
Step 1: Open Chrome and then tap the three vertical dots.
Step 2: Then tap on “Help” and select “About Google Chrome”. (You can also find it under “Settings” > “About Chrome” depending upon your device).
Step 3: If the update is available then tap on “Install” button and go through the instructions.
I know how much you get irritated or worried when your YouTube app not working or opening. But I hope after going through above-mentioned methods and fixes.
If you are using Samsung phone and YouTube has stopped working on it, then you are strongly recommended to try Android Repair Software as it repair Android OS and thereby it help you to get rid of error message “Unfortunately, YouTube has stopped”.
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Max Field is a founder of Recover Android Data. He is an Android lover and loves to write tips, tricks, fixes for errors, data recovery solutions and more related to Android. He has 9+ years of experience in this field.