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[Updated] YouTube app not loading or crashing on iOS 16 devices, issue acknowledged (potential workaround inside)

New updates added at the end of this story…

Here’s the original story (published September 22, 2022):

Millions of people use YouTube every day to watch videos, making it the most widely used video streaming service in the world. However, every time there is a service outage or glitch, many of those millions are affected.

That said, we previously covered an issue where video timestamps stopped working for many users, negatively impacting their experience.

YouTube app not loading on iOS 16

And now iOS 16 users (1,2,3,Four,Five,6,7,8) reported issues with the YouTube app not loading or crashing.


@TeamYouTube Ever since updating to the new iOS, YouTube keeps crashing…now won’t open.I deleted the app and redownloaded it, but after a while it opens againsauce

Anyone broken @YouTube app on iOS 16? It just freezes on the splash screen until it finally crashes.

@YouTube Is your app not working on iOS 16? Can’t open the app, only the main screen crashes? I already deleted and downloaded the app several times, but it didn’t fix it.

It takes a few tries to open the app, but when it does, it just says “A serious error has occurred”.

This issue prevents users from getting past the loading screen. In addition, there are also some reports showing that: youtube music app It started crashing even with the iOS 16 update.

Affected users have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app, and even rebooting their devices, to no avail.

Official acknowledgment and possible workarounds

Luckily YouTube is aware of the crashing issue on iOS 16 and said the team is currently working on a fix.

Thank you for your screenshot! There have been similar reports of this issue and we are currently investigating.

I also found a workaround that might help solve the problem. This includes resetting the Google Usage ID in the app’s “History & Privacy” settings.

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Workaround for YouTube crashing issue for iOS 16 users

It looks like those affected will have to wait until the team finds a solution.

We are constantly monitoring YouTube app crashing issues on iOS 16 and will update the article when we find out anything interesting.

Update 1 (December 1, 2022)

11:58 AM (IST): YouTube users on the iOS app were once again facing issues. crash problem. However, it was quickly fixed by the developer.

Youtube crash problem

Update 2 (08/28/2023)

11:00 AM (IST): Some users are currently reporting (1, 2, 3, Four) I found the YouTube app crashing on iOS.

Fortunately, TeamYouTube has acknowledged the issue and is investigating.

We are investigating an issue where the YouTube app is not opening on iOS devices. Please wait(sauce)

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