How do you watch YouTube videos on iPhone, with app, Safari or third-party browsers? Are you experiencing 'YouTube videos won't play on iPhone' no matter which way you try even though the network (Wi-Fi or cellular data) is quite good? Well, this article will help you find out the best solution to fix YouTube not playing/working/loading on iPhone (7/6s/SE) problem.
Everyone may get the fix of YouTube videos won't play on iPhone error by asking for help from Apple forum/community or searching on Google. Most answers are similar. If you got YouTube error message 'Playback error tap to retry', the following solutions probably appear in every suggestion.
1. Change the network. Wi-Fi connection is much better than 3G/4G network.
2. Clear cache files and cookies of YouTube app and browser.
3. Restart device. Other apps or low memory may cause YouTube not playing on iPhone.
4. Try to use other browsers or install the latest version of YouTube app.
5. Update your iPhone to the latest system.
Some guys can handle with the problem following the above ways but more users complain that the issue persists. In order to watch YouTube videos on iPhone without not working/loading error or other interruptions, it is better to download YouTube videos to iPhone driving you to enjoy favorite videos/movies offline in a smoother way.
WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is an all-in-one video downloader and converter, which is not only able to free download SD/HD/4K/8K videos in MP4, WebM, FLV, 3GP format from YouTube and other 300+ sites, but also convert the downloaded videos to well preset device profiles, including iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s (Plus), iPhone 6 (Plus) and previous generations with crisp images to erase incompatibility problem. With this tool, you can completely fix YouTube videos not playing on iPhone error.
Step 1. Import YouTube Video URL
Launch WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe and click YouTube URL button. Search your wanted video on YouTube. Copy and paste the link to address bar of pop-up window.
Step 2. Select Output Version
Click Analyze button and the video info including title, duration and versions varying from resolution, format, size and code will be listed a couple of seconds later. Select one version and click OK.
Note: Uncheck Auto convert module if you only want to free download YouTube video. Otherwise, the video will be automatically added to convert list and you can convert it to iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, Web Video, HD Video and more.
Step 3. Start Downloading
Click RUN button to start downloading the YouTube video. After the download process is finished, you can sync it to iPhone with iTunes. Now, open the downloaded YouTube videos on iPhone. Not playing error will never happen.
Tip: Quite a lot videos eat your iPhone storage? Unwilling to delete loved movies, music videos? You can transfer iPhone videos to computer for a backup before deleting them from devices. WinX MediaTrans is the perfect choice which can batch transfer selected videos from iPhone, iPad, iPod to PC/Mac at an extremely fast speed.
▪ Transfer any downloaded YouTube videos (SD/720P/1080P/4K/8K/3D/VR/360 degree) from computer to iPhone (7/Plus) with ease.
▪ Auto convert incompatible video formats to iPhone accepted format making any video succefully play on iPhone.
▪ Auto rotate synced video from vertical to horizontal giving a full-screen playback effect on iPhone.
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