Is your YouTube Vanced not working? Here is how to fix it!

Emre Çitak
Aug 12, 2023
Updated • Aug 11, 2023

YouTube Vanced not working has become a recurring issue in 2023, affecting many users across various platforms. The problems range from YouTube Vanced keeps stopping to not connecting to the internet or even not logging in.

YouTube Vanced is a modified version of the official YouTube application, specifically designed for Android devices. It offers various enhancements and features that aim to improve user experience compared to the standard YouTube app.

The app, which offers a customized experience, has many users, but the YouTube Vanced not working issue forces users to use the official Youtube app.

YouTube Vanced not working
YouTube Vanced is a modified third-party YouTube app for Android with various features like ad-blocking

Why is YouTube Vanced not working?

The YouTube Vanced not working issue is multifaceted, with several possible causes and solutions. By understanding the underlying issues and applying the appropriate fixes, users can improve their experience with YouTube Vanced.

Here are some possible causes behind your YouTube Vanced not working issue:

  • Outdated version
  • Incompatible device
  • Network issues
  • Corrupted app data
  • Rooted device

Outdated version

If users are using an outdated version of YouTube Vanced, it may lead to the YouTube Vanced not working problem, as older versions may not be compatible with newer features.

Incompatible device

YouTube Vanced might not work on every device, and compatibility issues can lead to performance problems.

Network issues

A poor Internet connection can lead to issues like YouTube Vanced not loading or connecting to the internet.

YouTube Vanced not working
The app offered customizable options, such as forcing specific video codecs or disabling 60fps for a cinematic experience

Corrupted app data

Sometimes the app data can become corrupted, causing YouTube Vanced to stop working.

Rooted device

If the device is rooted, it may cause issues with YouTube Vanced. Unrooting the device or using a different one might resolve the issue.

How to fix YouTube Vanced not working issue

If you are not sure about the source of the error, we recommend that you try the suggestions in order in the rest of this guide.

Check your internet connection

Users should ensure a stable Internet connection and try resetting the Wi-Fi or using a different network.

Clear cache and data

Going to the device's settings and clearing the cache and data for the YouTube Vanced app might fix any corrupted files and reset the app.

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Install correct route

Installing both microG and YouTube Vanced correctly is crucial. Proper installation includes unzipping and installing microG first, followed by YouTube Vanced.

YouTube Vanced not working
Using a VPN service may fix your YouTube Vanced not working issue

Use a VPN

Virtual Private Network (VPN) can be used to access restricted content, although users should be aware of YouTube's terms of service.

Disable battery optimization

Disabling battery optimization for YouTube Vanced on Android devices might prevent the app from being shut down by the system.

If all else fails, the problem might be on YouTube's end, and waiting and trying again later might resolve the issue.


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  1. MrBeast said on March 11, 2024 at 8:40 am

    It is working for me right now. I am a youtube and i recently used service called give me boost, simply search GiveMeBoost in google and you will find that website. It helped me get real youtube subscribers for my channel which helped me go viral on youtube. Just wanted to take a moment to give them a shoutout because they are simply awesome!

  2. Rex said on August 14, 2023 at 4:37 am

    Depends on how you define working – mine is now incapable of blocking ads in the feed, and it doesn’t save watched history anymore.

  3. Anon said on August 13, 2023 at 5:37 pm

    You need YouTube Revanced. Vanced is a dead app that no longer works and will never be updated. How are you a journalist? This happened back in April. Way to have your finger on the pulse, lol.

  4. Vanchef said on August 13, 2023 at 3:48 pm

    Go to settings>vanced settings>video> turn off button for enable protobuf spoof

    1. Patsgoat said on August 16, 2023 at 3:32 am

      Thank you that worked for me ?

      1. dfsdf said on August 16, 2023 at 10:54 am

        why does this work?

  5. Anonymous said on August 12, 2023 at 11:04 pm

    They dropped development of the app in 2022, I think that’s a more likely reason why it stopped working ?

    1. Albacore said on August 13, 2023 at 6:02 pm

      It’s being maintained by some people who picked it up after the original developers stopped working on it. I don’t use it anymore, never liked it, it was always a hassle to install it. I prefer NewPipe or LibreTube, but even those have problems all the time.

      It’s a constant game of cat and mouse to keep them working – API breaks or Google do something to it, then you have to wait for an update. I mostly prefer and, but since my Redmi 10C got Android 13 and MIUI 14, for some reason I have a lot of trouble playing in background, and I don’t know if it’s Xiaomi’s ROM or Android 13 that’s the problem.

  6. Anonymous said on August 12, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    I don’t think it’s proper to teach people piracy. Google doesn’t go left and right suing people but you really shouldn’t taunt them.
    I love this site and I don’t want the thing to bring it down be something easily avoided like this.

    1. Ted said on August 13, 2023 at 5:43 pm

      And I don’t think it is right for the corporate clowns in charge to rake in hundreds of millions in personal wealth while pretending that they have no choice but to raise prices or they will go out of business. I am certainly not going to enrich any more greedy and obscenely wealthy pricks who have to plaster ads all over everything just so they can buy another yacht, meanwhile all the YouTubers, devs and programmers get screwed beyond belief. If America isn’t going to have a French Revolution style restructuring, you can be damn sure I’ll be doing my part to limit corporate profit and power.

      You keep being a cog that keeps this greed machine running, and keep doing it while clothing your complicit foolishness in righteous indignation. I hope it works out for you.

    2. Shadow_Death said on August 13, 2023 at 3:43 am

      Do you use an ad-blocker?

      1. Bronx Macaw said on August 13, 2023 at 7:45 pm


        If you are saying adblockers are piracy…. well, they are NOT, blocking network requests and hiding HTML elements is NOT piracy, it is you blocking or hiding stuff from getting in your computer.

        Youtube allows Piracy, and that’s how you can search a song and you can find an official song updated by the Band/Singer, but then you also find 1928398139 videos with it, subtitles, reuploaded, an alternative video, longer version, remix, cover, 24 hours version, for karaoke and etc etc etc, and let’s not talk about movies and all that, where they, uploaders nor Youtube are not paying royalties for it, but then, Youtube/Google is making money out of it by forcing ads and selling people’s information when they watch those videos to advertisers.

        I mean, people might complain about piracy and say how it is stealing, like real piracy, like pirating a game or a program, but people are getting robbed by Government and banks every day, and that’s legal, only because it was ‘written in the law’.
        Some people don’t care you pirate their assets as long as you are not making commercial work with it, others care because they sell tutorials and people are not paying them, I guess if you pirate and you are harming anyone, you knowing it or not, it is bad, if not, like in the case of Youtube, where Youtube already shows ads, so they should pay all the singers and bands a contract, well, then it shouldn’t be up to the user to think “I am pirating for using an adblocking and remove annoyances”.

      2. Shadow_Death said on August 16, 2023 at 2:23 am

        LOL No. The main function of Youtube Vanced is adblocking, return youtube dislike, and Sponsorblock. There are other features like downloading youtube videos but there are already 3rd party apps that do that which youtube hasn’t send any kind of letter for.

        My point is people who say Youtube Vanced is bad should probably stop using adblockers too.

    3. Captain Jack Swallow a.k.a. suck my desk said on August 12, 2023 at 8:59 pm

      Piracy is a good thing, you are just too indoctrinated and scared of something you don’t understand.

      Google are making a lot of customer-unfriendly moves, especially on mobile phones with YouTube, like preventing background playback with their API. If you load the YouTube website on your phone and switch to desktop layout, background playback magically works again, because it no longer utilizes the mobile API and switches to the desktop one.

      Such underhanded tactics are why people invented 3rd party alternative apps. I use INVIDIOUS and Piped to watch YouTube, they also allow me to download videos.

      I’ve been pirating games since I had my first computer on age 13. All the kids I knew were pirating games. We were saying “when we grow up and have jobs we will start buying games”, turns out by the time we grew up and had jobs, games turned into customer-unfriendly online-only live service trash with battle passes and lootbox gambling that isn’t even worth pirating, first because it can’t work offline and can’t even be cracked and second, because it’s not even worth playing for free.

      So the joke is on you.

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