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  • Outdated version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Outdated version

If users are using an outdated version of YouTube Vanced, it may lead to the YouTube Vanced not working problem, as older versions may not be compatible with newer features.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. bruh said on August 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Uhh, this has already been possible – I am not sure how but remember my brother telling me about it. I’m not a whatsapp user so not sure of the specifics, but something about sending the image as a file and somehow bypassing the default compression settings that are applied to inbound photos.

    He has also used this to share movies to whatsapp groups, and files 1Gb+.

    Like I said, I never used whatsapp, but I know 100% this isn’t a “brand new feature”, my brother literally showed me him doing it, like… 5 months ago?

  2. 💥 said on August 18, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Martin, what happened to those: 12 Comments ( Is there a specific justifiable reason why they were deleted?

    Hmm, it looks like the gHacks website database is faulty, and not populating threads with their relevant cosponsoring posts.

  3. 45 RPM said on August 19, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk that it’s about to be deleted from my ‘daily reads’.

    It’s really like “Press Release as re-written by some d*ck for clicks…poorly.” And the subjects are laughable. Can’t wait for “How to search for files on Windows”.

    1. owl said on August 20, 2023 at 12:51 am

      > The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk…

      Sadly, I have to agree.

      Only Martin and Ashwin are worth subscribing to.
      Especially Emre Çitak and Shaun are the worst ones.

      If intended “Clickbait”, it would mark the end of Ghacks Technology News.
      Ghacks doesn’t need crappy clickbaits. Clearly separate articles from newer authors (perhaps AIs and external sales person or external advertising man) as just “Advertisements”!

      We, the subscribers of Ghacks, urge Martin to make a decision.

  4. chessandonions said on August 20, 2023 at 12:40 am

    because nevermore wants to “monetize” on every aspect of human life…

  5. Frank Rizzo said on August 20, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    “Threads” is like the Walmart of Social Media.

  6. Ashray said on August 21, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    How hard can it be to clone a twitter version of that as well? They’re slow.

  7. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    Yes, why not mention how large the HD files can be?
    Why, not mention what version of WhatsApp is needed?
    These omissions make the article feel so bare. If not complete.

    1. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      Sorry posted on the wrong page.

  8. Marc said on August 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    such a long article for such a simple matter. Worthless article ! waste of time

  9. plusminus_ said on August 21, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    I already do this by attaching them via the ‘Document’ option.

  10. John G. said on August 21, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    I don’t know what’s going on here at Ghacks but it’s obvious that something is broken, comments are being mixed whatever the article, I am unable to find some of my later posts neither. :S

  11. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Quoting the article,
    “As users gain popularity, the value of their tokens may increase, allowing investors to reap rewards.”

    Besides, beyond the thrill and privacy risks or not, the point is to know how you gain popularity, be it on social sites as everywhere in life. Is it by being authentic, by remaining faithful to ourselves or is it to have this particular skill which is to understand what a majority likes, just like politicians, those who’d deny to the maximum extent compatible with their ideological partnership, in order to grab as many of the voters they can?

    I see the very concept of this as unhealthy, propagating what is already an increasing flaw : the quest for fame. I won’t be the only one to count himself out, definitely.

    1. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm

      @John G. is right : my comment was posted on [] and it appears there but as well here at []

      This has been lasting for several days. Fix it or at least provide some explanations if you don’t mind.

  12. Tom said on August 24, 2023 at 11:53 am

    > Google Chrome is following in Safari’s footsteps by introducing a new feature that allows users to move the Chrome address bar to the bottom of the screen, enhancing user accessibility and interaction.

    Firefox did this long before Safari.

  13. Mavoy said on September 16, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Basically they’ll do anything except fair royalties.

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