The YouTube app is optimized to work properly on a device including Apple’s iOS. So it seldom happens that the app won’t play or stream videos especially on a high end device like the iPhone 14 Pro.
If for some reason your device can no longer play videos using the Youtube app, don’t worry too much about it as you can actually fix it easily.
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Here’s what you should do if the YouTube app won’t play videos on iPhone 14 Pro:
The first thing you have to do is to close the app and re-open it. So just swipe down from the bottom of the screen and stop in the middle to view recently used apps.
Now look for YouTube and swipe up on it to close it. After that, launch the app again and try to stream videos. If that doesn’t fix the problem, then try the next solution.
Make sure you have an Internet connection.
The next thing you have to look into is your device’s connection. If you have a slow, unstable or no connection at all, then that might be the reason why Youtube won’t stream videos.
Just launch the web browser and head to speedtest.net, then begin the test to know if you have a connection and how fast it is.
If your connection is fine, then try the next solution.
Check for updates.
You also have to make sure that the app you’re using is running the latest version. You just have to open the App Store, click on your profile picture and scroll down to the section where you can find the apps that have available updates.
If Youtube is one of those apps, then make sure to update it. It will only take a few seconds to complete depending on your connection.
Uninstall and reinstall the Youtube app.
After doing the previous solutions and the app on your iPhone 14 Pro is still not able to play or stream videos, then it’s possible that some of its installation files are corrupted.
To rule that out, uninstall Youtube and then re-download it from the App Store. This will not only replace all the installation files but makes sure you’re running the latest version of the app.
- YouTube app
- Apple iPhone 14 Pro
While we are inclined to suggest to check if YouTube servers have issues, history would tell us that it would only take a few minutes for Google servers to recover from minor issue or server maintenance.
We hope this guide can help.