Are you facing issues while using YouTube Go on your phone? Is it getting difficult to load videos inside the app? Worry not; we have listed seven effective ways to fix YouTube Go not working or not loading on your Android.

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Ways to Fix YouTube Go Not Working Issue

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YouTube Go is an official ‘light-weighted’ app from YouTube that allows you to download videos for offline viewing. In addition to downloading, you can choose your desired quality and file size to view or share it with your friends easily.

However, users have often reported video playback or black screen issues while playing videos on the YouTube Go app. With that being said, let’s look at the top 7 ways to address and fix these issues on this app.

Force Close the App and Relaunch it

The quickest method to fix the ‘YouTube Go not working’ issue is to close the app and then relaunch it manually. Follow these steps for a quick fix.

1. Open the Settings app and scroll down to open the App Management.

2. Next, tap on the App List and locate the YouTube Go app in the list to configure it.

3. Further, tap on the Force Stop button to close all running instances of the app on your Android device.

4. Relaunch the app on your phone by tapping on the YouTube Go icon.

Clear Cache Files and App Data

The YouTube Go app accumulates many cache files and app data over time since it is primarily used to download videos for offline viewing. This excessive accumulation might sometimes produce issues in playing videos. To fix this problem, you need to clear the cache files manually and app data associated with YouTube Go on your device.

1. Open the Settings app and tap on App Management to configure it.

2. Next, tap on the App list and locate the YouTube Go app to open it.

3. Further, tap on the Storage Usage option and press the Clear Data and Clear Caches option to remove all app-associated temporary files.

Restart Your Android Device

To quickly fix the ‘YouTube Go not working or not loading’ issue on your Android device, you should reboot/restart it. Follow this quick guide to restart your Android device.

Uninstall the App and Reinstall it

Sometimes, an existing bug/glitch in the app might trigger the video playback or loading issues on the YouTube Go app. To fix this situation, you should uninstall the app and reinstall it again to eliminate all the bugs creating issues.

1. Open the settings app and locate the YouTube Go app in the list of all the installed applications.

2. Tap on the Uninstall button to remove the app from your device.

3. Next, download and install the app from Google Play Store (if it’s available) or third-party sites such as ApkPure.

Check Your Internet Connectivity

If you are often facing the ‘YouTube Go app not loading’ issue on your device, then you must first ensure your connectivity to a stable internet connection. Android users have often reported YouTube Go app crashes and loading issues without a good internet connection. Follow these easy steps to measure internet speed on your device.

Ensure Sufficient Storage on your Device

If your Android device doesn’t have sufficient storage or less free space, then you are most likely to face the ‘YouTube Go not working or not loading’ issue on your phone. To resolve this issue, you need to review all the installed applications on your phone and delete the unnecessary apps and data to release some storage.

1. Open the settings app and tap on App Management to view the app list of installed applications.

2. Next, browse the list of all the installed applications and uninstall the unnecessary ones.

3. You can tap on the Uninstall button to release the storage consumed by a particular installed app.

4. Additionally, you can check available free space on your Android device by tapping on the Storage option present in the settings app.

Bonus Tip: Access YouTube on a Web Browser

If you are still facing issues with the YouTube Go app after trying all the above fixes, then you should uninstall the app and use your web browser app to access YouTube. You can choose from various web browsers, such as Google Chrome and Brave browser, or even use the default web browser that came preinstalled on your device.

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Final Words: Fixing YouTube Go

That’s a wrap for the top 7 ways to fix the ‘YouTube Go not working or not loading’ issue on your Android devices. If this troubleshooting walkthrough has helped you to successfully fix existing problems with the YouTube Go app on your device, then hit the Like button and share this read among your friends to guide them as well. Subscribe to GadgetsToUse for more quality guides.

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