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Youtube Vanced not working: Quick Fix

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Youtube Vanced is a modified version of the official Youtube app that offers extra features such as ad-blocking, background playback, dark mode, and more. It is a popular app among Android users who want to enjoy Youtube videos without interruptions or limitations.

However, sometimes Youtube Vanced may not work as expected due to various reasons such as outdated app versions, corrupted files, network issues, etc.

If you are facing any of these issues with your Youtube Vanced app, don’t worry. Some easy ways exist to fix them and get your app back to normal. But before that, let us examine the possible causes for the Youtube Vanced not working issue.

Youtube Vanced not working: Possible causes

Here are some possible reasons why Youtube Vanced isn’t working:

  • Internet issues: If your internet is weak or unstable, you cannot run data-intensive apps like Youtube Vanced.
  • Outdated app: If the app has not been updated in a while, there is a possibility that the order version will not work properly.
  • Cache build-up: Cache build-up often leads to disruptions in various app functionalities.

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Youtube Vanced not working: Possible fixes

Now that we have understood the possible causes behind the non-working of the Youtube Vanced app, let us head to the fixes.

Update your Youtube Vanced app

Since the Youtube Vanced app is unavailable on Google Play Store or the Apple App Store, you must navigate to the official website to get the latest updates.

Also, you will get notifications once the company has released an update.

Clear your app data and cache

As explained earlier, cache build-up causes the app to malfunction or crash.

Head to Settings > Apps > Youtube Vanced > Storage > Clear Data and Clear Cache to fix this.

This will delete all your app preferences and settings, so you may need to reconfigure them later.

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Check your network connection

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Make sure that there is no network issue at your end. For that, there are certain things that you must first take care of:

  • First, ensure there isn’t any internet outage in your area. You can ask your Internet Service Provider for the information or visit their website.
  • If there is no outage, it is time to check the hardware to ensure they are not damaged. Check all the hardware associated with the internet connection. That includes your router, modem, power cable, and the main power source, among others. Ensure that all the hardware is undamaged and working properly. If you notice any damage, change it asap.
  • If the hardware is fine, then it is time to check the connections. Make sure that the cables are secured firmly in the proper ports.
  • Sometimes, there is too much distance between the WiFi and the receiving device. Make sure that the distance is less. Or, you can directly connect the internet to your computer as it provides a more stable speed than WiFi.
  • Also, remove any other electronic appliances that might interfere with the WiFi signals. While at it, place the WiFi on a raised platform so that the devices catch signals seamlessly.
  • If many devices are connected to your network, remove them before playing games on the internet, as the devices share the limited bandwidth of the plan. You can also think of upgrading your existing internet plan.

Reinstall your Youtube Vanced app

If none of the above solutions works for you, you may need to reinstall your Youtube Vanced app completely. This will remove any corrupted or damaged files that may be causing your app not to work. To do this, uninstall your Youtube Vanced app from your device settings. Then, download the latest version of the app from its official website or a trusted source.

These are some of the best ways to fix your Youtube Vanced app not working issue. We hope this article was helpful and informative for you.

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Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: