Playback error on Youtube? 5 Solutions you can try to fix this error.

Camilla Mo, in Youtube Issues Tags: Youtube



If you can’t play Youtube video your iPhone, and encounter error “Playback error Tap to retry”, you can use methods here to fix the problem. After that, you should watch the video again.

There are 5 solutions you can try. You may not have to try them all; just work your way down the list until you find the one that works.

Method 1: Sign Off Your Google Account from Youtube
Method 2: Reset the Router
Method 3: Uninstall Youtube then Reinstall it
Method 4: Update the Router Firmware
Method 5: Change the DNS address

Method 1: Sign Off Your Google Account from Youtube

If you have signed in to Youtube with your google account, sign off then try using Youtube again. It works if the problem was caused by a problematic google account.

Method 2: Reset the Router

Try resetting the router and it may work like a charm for you.


Method 3: Uninstall Youtube then Reinstall it

If there is something wrong with the Youtube app, the problem would occur. So to fix the problem, you can try uninstalling it then reinstalling it.


Method 4: Update the Router Firmware

Many iPhone users reported that updating the router firmware work for them. So this method is worth a try. Regarding how to update the router firmware, you need to check the modem model then you can find the detailed instructions on the router vendor’s website. 


Method 5: Change the DNS address

Follow steps below:

1. Tap on Settings.


2. Tap on Wi-Fi. (Ensure your iPhone has access to your Wi-Fi network.)



3. Tap on the info icon as shown in below screenshot.



4. Change the DNS to 8.8.8.8.



Hope methods here help you solve the youtube video not playing issue.

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