How to fix Youtube constantly buffering on Android

Constant buffering makes you wonder why you’re bothering. It’s enough to make you close YouTube and try a similar service but it doesn’t have to be. Find out how to fix YouTube constant buffering on Android so you can experience videos on your Android device that run smoothly.

Troubleshooting playing videos in the Android app

The buffering issue could be one of three things. It’s important to work out which one is wrong in order to resolve the issue. The poor video quality and problems like slow loading, buffering issues or choppy playback can means there’s an issue with your Internet Service Provider (ISP). These things can also be a symptom of too many users or devices hogging the internet connection, hardware issues, software problems, issues with your internet connection or a problem with the video itself created by the person who uploaded it or with the file itself.

Adjust video quality

Adjusting the video quality is a way of managing the issue. To make the necessary adjustments touch the menu icon on a video and select the Gear icon.

Retry the play back

Your next step is to replay the video. If the problem persists, you’ll need to try something else. Clearing the cache by visiting settings, apps and manage app, select YouTube then click clear cache. This is something which can make a major difference when playing a video. Turning the device off and then on again to restart it is your next option if the video playback continues to pose problems.


If you’re trying to play the video through the mobile internet, that could be your issue. Why not log onto your Wi-Fi network and try again. This should be a more consistent network.

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