How to Fix YouTube Videos Lagging on Android Phones

This guide has some quick tips and tricks to fix YouTube video lagging errors on Android Phones.

Over the years, YouTube has grown as a giant video streaming platform. Sometimes, while streaming videos on YouTube, you might get some playback errors that might be annoying. There might be some minor bugs, or internet connectivity issues that cause these errors. If you are facing YouTube videos lagging on your Android phone, follow the steps mentioned in this guide.

Fix: YouTube Videos Lagging on Android Phones

Fix YouTube Videos lagging on Android Phones

To fix the YouTube video lagging error on your Android Phone, follow these steps:

1. Check the Internet Connection

The poor internet connection might cause the videos to lag. If you are using a cellular network and watching videos on HD, try switching to a Wi-Fi network to solve the issue, or watch videos on a lower resolution.

2. Turn off Data Saver and Battery Saver Mode

  • Data savers control the usage of your internet data. This might lower the internet speed while streaming high-quality videos. To fix this, you will need to turn off the Data Saver by going to Settings > Mobile Network > Data Usage > Turn off the Data saver toggle.
  • On the other hand, battery saver mode also lowers the internet speed in an attempt to increase the battery life. You can turn it off by going to Settings > Battery > turn off battery saving mode toggle.

3. Clear YouTube videos Cache

You might encounter corrupted files that cause YouTube videos to lag. You can fix this by going to Settings > Application Management/Apps > YouTube > Clear Cache. Clearing the cache removes all the errors and refreshes your app. Also, restarting the phone after clearing the cache is a more effective way to fix the issue.

4. Update YouTube App

If there are any minor bugs and you are using an old version of the app, updating the YouTube app from the Play Store can solve the issue. If the error continues, try uninstalling and reinstalling the application.

5. Force Stop and Restart YouTube App

Sometimes force stopping and restarting YouTube helps to fix the issue. To force stop and restart the YouTube app, follow these steps:

  • Open Settings app
  • Scroll and search for the ‘application management’ or ‘apps’ tab and tap on it.
  • From the list of all apps, find YouTube and tap on it.
  • Tap on the ‘Force Stop’ option on the new window. After some time, launch the app again to see if the error is fixed.
  • These steps are sufficient to fix the errors. If the error continues, repeat the above steps, and the issues should be solved.

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