How do you intend to fix “Oops, youtube something went wrong tap retry” when you want to watch your favourite video on youtube either on Android or computer or even your smart TV at home? Well, we have some tips that you can try to tackle the “Opps something went wrong on youtube tap to retry whenever it happens again.
We know that youtube records millions of visitors daily which can sometimes make the platform go offline or have its server down.
So, since the error message, something went wrong please try again youtube do not have definite reasons why it populate, we will state various approaches on how to fix something went wrong youtube that we think will be beneficial and help to resolve the issue on youtube web as well as the youtube app.
The youtube oops something went wrong is not a static error. It is random. So, you might not experience it often. But when it does occur, you need to find a means to fix the error to be able to access the youtube platform again.
Therefore, as rightly stated, we will discuss various approaches on how to fix youtube oops something went wrong tap to retry.
What is Oops Something Went Wrong Youtube Tap Retry App?
Oops something went wrong on youtube and the youtube app is an indication that your phone or computer or youtube app is unable to connect to the youtube server.
This could be because the youtube server is down or your network connection cannot connect to the internet and retrieve information from the youtube server.
The youtube oops something went wrong can easily be fixed if the error is coming from your end such as a network error or an outdated youtube app.
But if the youtube something went wrong error tap to retry is a result of the youtube server, you would have to wait until the error is noticed and fixed from youtube’s end.
With this being said, we will walk with you to fix the youtube oops error on your phone, computer browser, and youtube app to regain access to the youtube.com platform again.
How to Fix youtube Something Went Wrong Tap Retry
Here are the steps to take to fix youtube something went wrong tap retry on Android and computer/laptop [Windows or Mac] browsers.
Youtube Server is Down
The first soft spot to consider when you are unable to connect with youtube or you keep seeing oops youtube something went wrong on the youtube app or browser, check whether the youtube server is up and running. If it’s not, then the oops something went wrong with youtube is from the server end.
You can check to confirm whether the youtube server is down or not. To find out whether the youtube server is down go to “Downdetector” to verify this. If the status is “Down” then you would have to wait until the issue is resolved by the youtube teams.
Check your Internet Connection Speed
If the youtube server is not down then you might need to turn to your internet connection and the speed. If your internet speed test indicates that the connection is slow you might face difficulties in connecting to the youtube server thereby resulting in oops something went wrong with youtube.
This doesn’t have anything to do with WiFi or Hotspot. If the speed is quite slow you might not be able to access the youtube platform. To find out more about your internet speed go to Fast.com or speed.net and click on the “Go” button.
Update the youtube App
If you are a mobile user [youtube app] then we will recommend you check for the latst update because running an outdated version can crash the youtube app, even often.
For Android users, follow the steps below to update the youtube app to the new release to see if it fixes the youtube oops something went wrong tap retry.
- Open the Google play store app on your Android phone.
- Tap the “Profile” picture.
- Choose “Manage apps & device” from the menu.
- Under “Manage apps & device” click on “Manage.”
- Tap “Update Available.”
- Find the “youtube” app and click on it.
- Tap on “Update.”
Wait for a couple of minutes to download and install the latest youtube update on your Android phone.
For iPhone users, follow the steps below to update the youtube app on your iPhone/iPad.
- Launch your iPhone/iPad apps store.
- Tap on “Profile Picture.”
- Scroll down to find youtube from the pending update.
- Tap on “Update” close to the youtube logo.
Wait for a couple of seconds to download the latest youtube version and install it.
After the above steps, the youtube something went wrong should be fixed on your smartphone if the error emanated from the app version that is on your phone.
Refresh the Google Sign-in Page
Refreshing the Google sign-in page could be the simple approach you need to fix the youtube something went wrong error page. This will possibly occur if the Google or youtube page has been idle for a very long time.
So, you might be logged out with the youtube oops error message prompting you to resign into your Google account. To refresh the Google sign-in page on your Windows computer follow the steps below.
- Press F5 or Ctrl R or Right-click and select “Reload.”
The page will be reloaded and then possibly clear off the oops youtube error code.
For a general approach to refresh the entire browser’s tab and skip the Google sign-in cache loading follow the steps below.
For Windows users to hard refresh your browser press Ctrl + Shift + R, Ctrl + F5, or Shift + F5. For Mac users, we recommend Shift + Command + R.
Restart the Browser and Close other Tabs
Too many tabs at the same time can affect how your browser works. It could slow down the browser or affect the browser’s performance. The tabs could start hanging or not responding due to the volume of the tabs. This could also affect the youtube track record on your login thereby resulting in youtube something went wrong tap retry.
To restart the browser click on the browser close tab [red button] to the top right. And to close other tabs, you can either close them one after the other or right-click on the youtube tabs and click on close other tabs.
Meanwhile, save important information on each of the opened tabs in other not to lose the information on each tab.
Update your Browser
The Google Chrome browser malfunction most times because the browser is outdated. The same thing applies to all other browsers such as Opera browser, Mozilla Firefox, Chromium, and others.
So, often time there will be a communication error if the browser is outdated. For this, and in an attempt to resolve the youtube something went wrong error message on the youtube sign-in page we will walk you through how to update popular browsers on your Mac and Windows computer.
Update Chrome Browser
- Tap on the more option to the top right.
- Scroll down and select “Help.”
- Choose “About Google Chrome.”
If there is an update available it will be downloaded and replace with the old one. To finish up the Chrome update, you must restart the browser.
Update Mozilla Firefox Browser
For Firefore browser’s users, follow the steps below to update the browser to the latest version to fix youtube something went wrong tap retry.
- Choose the Mozilla Firefox menu option. That is the hamburger.
- Choose help >> about Firefox.
- This will check for the Firefox update if there is an update available. If there is an update available, it will download and install it to replace the outdated Firefox browser.
- Relaunch the browser.
After this, retry the youtube sign-in page and see whether the error message would have been fixed with the upgrade.
Update Opera Browser
Below is how to update Opera mini browser on Windows and Mac computers.
- Open the Opera browser.
- Tap on the Opera icon to unleash the menu option.
- Choose “Update & recovery.”
- A page to check for the Opera browser’s update will pop up and start checking for the update.
- If there is an update available, the update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
Turn off your VPN service if you are using VPN to access the youtube page. This could cause unforeseen occurrences that kept prompting the youtube something went wrong message. Once you have turned off the VPN service, go back to the youtube page and refresh the page to login to the youtube account whether the oops youtube app something went wrong would be cleared.
Change your youtube Location Manually
I don’t normally turn on my current location feature on mobile and PC. This is for personal reasons, however, if your location is set to automatic, you may want to attempt the manual approach as this might end the long term, oops something went wrong on youtube.
Aside from that, if the server that youtube dedicated to your region has an internal problem you will not be able to access the youtube.com and youtube.com/activate portal until fixed. Therefore, switching to another location manually could be your lasting solution.
- Go to the official youtube video site on your browser [https://www.youtube.com].
- Click on the URL column and delete “www” and replace it with “ca.” Or another location shortcode.
- Click on the “Enter” button.
If the youtube oops something went wrong has something to do with your previous location this new trick should fix it.
Reduce YouTubes Video Quality Playback Quality
This is for some common cases. If the youtube video suddenly stopped and display oops something went wrong with the youtube video this could be because your network couldn’t power the video quality. Therefore, reducing the video quality could be the fix that you are looking for.
To reduce youtube videos quality on browsers follow the steps below.
- Open any video on youtube.
- Click on the “Gear” icon to the bottom right of the video.
- Click on “Quality” and choose a lower quality in the video playback resolution.
Refresh the page and see if oops youtube video something went wrong persists.
For smartphone users, follow this guideline.
- Open the youtube mobile app.
- Click on the 3 dots to the top right of the video after the closed caption [cc] button.
- Tap on the “Quality” gear icon.
- Choose “Advanced.”
- Choose another video quality other than 1050p.
The higher the video quality the higher the strength of the network that you will need to stream the video. So, reduce the quality or setting the youtube app video quality to data save could harm or do good to your experience.
Clear your Browser Cache
This is not for youtube something went wrong alone. It works for all websites. If a website isn’t working clearing the browser cache can fix the error and restore the website to normal.
This also depends on the browser that you are using. However, we will describe the basic approach to clear browser cache on all browsers.
- Launch the browser that shows oops something went wrong with youtube.
- Go to the browser history.
- Find and click on “Clear browsing data.”
- Choose the option to clear “cached images and files” and “Cookies and other data.”
- Go to “Time Range” and select “All Time” from the cache time drop menu.
- Choose “Clear Data.”
Once this is done, close the browser and revisit the youtube error page to see whether the error persists.
Block Content Delivery Network [Addresses] on your Computer
The youtube video platform uses a CDN to deliver content globally to avoid downtime and slow loading. However, accessing a website that uses a CDN can prompt the internet connection to interfere with the website.
You can connect directly to the youtube server instead of the CDN. But you can block the CDN on your computer first. To do this, follow the steps below.
- Open your computer command prompt. On Windows computer you can use Win + R to open the run tab and input CMD and hit the enter button to open the command prompt.
- Input the command”netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=”YouTubeTweak” dir=in action=block remoteip=220.127.116.11/24,18.104.22.168/16 enable=yes”
- Hit the Enter button
Open the youtube page with the something went wrong message and see whether this also fixes it.