YouTube is the top video streaming application. Nothing annoys me more than when a video on YouTube begins to lag. Don’t worry if you’re experiencing this difficulty, here’s how to fix YouTube videos lagging on your device. We have a couple of methods here to help you tackle this situation and give you a smooth video viewing experience on YouTube.

Check Your Internet Connection

The first thing you should do if you are experiencing YouTube video lag is check your internet connection. Your videos may lag and take way longer to load if your internet connection is slow. You may use an app or a website to test your internet speed, there are several tools available online to check the connection speed. SpeedTest by Ookla is one of those tool where you can easily check your network speed.

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These tools might be useful in detecting slow internet connections on any device. If your internet connection is slow, connect to a different Wi-Fi network or switch to a mobile data network. You can also try turning on or off Airplane mode in your device to optimize internet connectivity.

Clear YouTube Cache

If your internet connection is fast then the issue might be with the YouTube app. Clearing the app cache and data might help resolve any issues that are creating latency.

Steps to Clear YouTube App’s Cache

  1. Go to your Android Settings and select Apps and Notifications.
  2. Find the YouTube app and tap on it.
  3. Click on Storage and then Clear Cache.
  4. Once you’ve cleared the cache and data, restart your device and try playing a YouTube video again

This may solve the issue you are having with the YouTube app. If not, then move to the next method listed below.

Update Your YouTube App

If you haven’t updated your YouTube app in a while, there could be problems or bugs in the previous version causing lag. Check the Google Play Store for updates, and if there are any, download and install them.

Steps to Update YouTube App

  1. Open Google Play Store and search for YouTube.
  2. Open the YouTube Store page.
  3. If an update is available, you will see an Update button instead of an Open button.
  4. Tap the Update button to start updating the YouTube app.


This will help to fix any performance issues and make the application run more smoothly.

Disable Battery Saver Mode

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If you have your Android device’s battery-saver mode enabled, then it may be reducing the performance of your YouTube app. Background processes are limited in battery-saver mode, which might cause lag in videos. All you need to do is open the Settings app and go to the Battery menu. Here you will see a power-saving option. You can easily disable this by tapping the toggle icon beside it. The slower loading speed of the YouTube application will result in slower video loading or lag.

Turn On/Off Airplane Mode

There are chances when your phone shows you that you are connected to the internet but actually, you are not. So, you can try turning Airplane Mode On and Off. This method is effective when you are at a place with lower network coverage than normal. Turning Airplane Mode On/Off causes the device to try to reconnect to the internet which results in comparatively better connectivity or better internet speeds.

Restart Your Android Device

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If none of the above methods works, restart your Android device. This will remove any minor glitches that may be causing the lag. Just press and hold your device’s power button while tapping “Restart” or “Reboot.” This will make sure to stop all processes or activities that may be causing lag issues on the YouTube app. Once you restart the phone you can

Wrapping up

In conclusion, slow and laggy YouTube videos are annoying, but there are a few easy fixes you can try. Check your internet connection or delete your YouTube cache and data or try updating your YouTube app, also,  turn off power saver mode, and try restarting your device. You can enjoy smooth and seamless YouTube video streaming on your Android device by following these tips. Follow us on social media for more amazing tips and tricks like this one.

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