YouTube is arguably the most used app on any Android device, whether it is a smartphone or tablet. Given the large size of a mobile screen, people like to watch their favorite videos and movies on YouTube. But sometimes, this visual treat turns bitter with an error message that reads, “YouTube has stopped”. So what is the fix for this error “Unfortunately YouTube has stopped” on Android phone and tablet?
Well, there are a couple of solutions to fix this issue. In our troubleshooting guide, we will deal with the issue with four different fixes. You can follow each one by one; even if your problem is resolved, continue reading for your knowledge and information to share with others.
How to Fix “Unfortunately YouTube Has Stopped” Error on Android Phone and Tablet
YouTube users are most annoyed by this error as it spoils their entertainment time. Simply follow the methods and get rid of ‘App has stopped’ error on your Android device.
First and foremost, force stop the YouTube app and then launch the app again on your device.
Step #1. Launch Settings app.
Step #2. Tap on Apps ⟶ Application list.
Step #3. Select YouTube from the app list and tap on it.
Step #4. Here, tap on FORCE STOP button.
Go back to app drawer and open YouTube and enjoy the videos. If the problem persists, read more.
Clear YouTube App Cache and Data
You watch videos often, especially during the night and clean forgot to clear app cache. When the app cache gets piled up, YouTube begins to throw tantrums and stops working. An easy solution is to clear app cache and data from YouTube on your Android phone or tablet.
Step #1. Open Settings on your device.
Step #2. Tap on Apps and then Application list.
Step #3. Scroll down and locate YouTube from the app list; tap on it.
Step #4. Next, tap on Storage option.
Step #5. Here, you will find two options: CLEAR DATA & CLEAR CACHE.
When you hit CLEAR DATA, a pop-up appears on the screen asking you to confirm your action. Tap on OK button. Similarly, tap on CLEAR CACHE and remove all the cache files from YouTube app.
Uninstall/Reinstall YouTube App
YouTube is now available as a default app on many devices. However, there are many Android devices that do not come with YouTube as the stock app. If the app is not built-in, you can uninstall YouTube and then reinstall to get rid of the error.
Open Settings ⟶ Apps ⟶ Application list ⟶ YouTube ⟶ UNINSTALL ⟶ OK.
Alternatively, you can uninstall YouTube from Google Play Store.
Launch Google Play Store ⟶ Hamburger icon ⟶ My apps & games ⟶ INSTALLED ⟶ YouTube ⟶ UNINSTALL.
A soft reset means restarting your device. This will put many things in order; simply turn off your phone and then power it on again. It is a good practice to power off your Android device once a week. I would recommend shutting down the phone in the night and starting it again in the morning. A good night sleep for you and your phone!
This should be your last option, as it will wipe out all your phone data including photos, files, documents, app data and all. Before you factory reset your Android phone, take a backup of your Android device data and then go ahead.
Step #1. Go to the Settings.
Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Backup & reset.
Step #3. Next, tap on Factory data reset.
Step #4. Finally, tap on Reset Phone and then Erase Everything.
Note: This action of yours will remove all your data, including Google account settings, Settings configuration data and applications, Installed apps, Music, Photos, Other user data, and Linked accounts (Facebook, Dropbox, Twitter, and more).
After factory reset, you have to configure your phone or tablet again from scratch.
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Hopefully, above solutions will fix the issue of ‘YouTube has stopped’ error on your Android phone and tablet. Which solution did work for you? Share your feedback with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.