Changing YouTube video quality on your Android and iOS devices can help you to save the mobile data if you are not streaming YouTube videos using Wi-Fi network. It goes without saying that streaming videos in high resolution will consume more mobile data and battery too. If there is little bandwidth, you would like to tighten your fist regarding bandwidth usage. A better way is to change YouTube streaming quality on your iPhone and Android devices.

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In this tutorial, we will be dealing with both the methods to change the YouTube video resolution. Note that you can go back to set default YouTube video quality on your Android and iPhone.

How to Change YouTube Video Quality on Android and iPhone

How to Change Video Quality on YouTube from Android and iPhone

How to Change YouTube Video Quality on Android Phone/Tablet

Step #1. First off, open YouTube app on your Android phone or tablet.

Open YouTube app on your Android smartphone

Step #2. Now start playing a video given on the home page of the app; else, you can search your favorite YouTube channels to select a video.

Play any YouTube video on Android device

Step #3. While the video is being streamed on your device, tap on three vertical dots seen on the top right corner of your device screen.

During Video Play, tap on three vertical dots in Android YouTube App

Step #4. Select the Quality with Settings icon.

Tap on Quality option in Android YouTube App

Step #5. This will bring up another list of options, which show different resolutions. Here, you can select your choice of resolution.

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Change Video Quality on YouTube from Android Device

That’s it!

How to Change YouTube Video Quality on iPhone and iPad

The procedure of changing video quality in YouTube on iOS device will remain more or less same.

Step #1. Launch YouTube app on your iOS device.

Launch YouTube app on your iOS device

Step #2. Now you can either play any video displayed on the home screen of the app or find your favorite one.

Play any YouTube video on iOS device

Step #3. During the video play, tap on three vertical dots from the top right corner.

During Video Play, tap on three vertical dots in iOS YouTube App

Step #4. There are a few options from which, you need to tap on Quality (the first option).

Tap on Quality option in iOS YouTube App

Step #5. This will bring up a list of resolutions; here, you can select any resolution that fits your need.

Change Video Quality on YouTube from iOS Device

That’s all friends!

In case, you want to go back to default settings, follow the same steps as mentioned above. From the resolution options, tap on Auto; this will set the default YouTube video quality.

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