Fix YouTube “Something Went Wrong, Tap to Retry” Error on iPhone or iPad

  • 2 January 2023
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by: Paul Horowitz


Some YouTube users on iPhone and iPad have noticed that videos fail to play at random, instead showing an error message that says “Something went wrong. Tap to retry”.

YouTube is apparently aware of the issue, as it is being commonly reported by many iPhone and iPad users on Twitter and throughout social media.

If you experience the issue, it’s fairly obvious. You go to play a video, and it will randomly not play and instead show a black screen with an error message that states “Something went wrong. Tap to retry”. If you tap to retry, either nothing happens and the error message stays, or it spins and reappears.

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Not had this issue on any of the 4 iPhones in the household or the iPad. But handy to be aware of an issue

We have always had to sometimes have to quit the app and reopen it to fix YouTube not loading videos