What to do if Galaxy A80 Youtube videos won’t play | Youtube keeps crashing

Youtube is one of the most popular apps in the world and currently being enjoyed by over a billion users. Although it works 99% of the time, Youtube may encounter problems in individual devices for many reasons. In this troubleshooting article, we’ll help you identify the cause why your Galaxy A80 Youtube videos won’t play or why the app keeps crashing.

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What to do if Galaxy A80 Youtube videos won’t play | Youtube keeps crashing

If your Galaxy A80 Youtube videos won’t play and you have no idea why, follow our suggestions below to fix.

Galaxy A80 Youtube videos won’t play fix #1: Confirm there’s no service interruption/outage

Youtube can sometimes suffer from server outages and may not work properly or at all. In such situations, Google or the technical team that handles the situation usually acknowledges the problem and provide solutions if available. Make sure that you check if Youtube service in your country or region is up-and-running by checking new sites. Simply do a quick Google search about “Youtube news” and you should get the information.

Galaxy A80 Youtube videos won’t play fix #2: Check for errors

If there’s no known server trouble at all but you’re getting an error code or message when trying to play Youtube videos on your Galaxy A80, the next thing to do is to deal with that error. Errors are usually helpful in fixing problems and in your case, may be a key to solving it. Again, use Google search to find solutions but this time, make sure to include the exact error in your query. If the error is known and there’s an available solution, you should be able to fix the problem easily.

Galaxy A80 Youtube videos won’t play fix #3: Restart app

Some bugs can develop if a system is left to run for a long time. Try to force quit the app and see if that will help. There are two ways to do this.

Method 1: Close an app using Recent Apps key

  1. On your screen, tap the Recent Apps soft key (the one with three vertical lines on the left of the Home button).
  2. Once the Recent Apps screen is shown, swipe left or right to look for the app. It should be here if you managed to run it previously.
  3. Then, swipe up on the app to close it. This should force close it. If it’s not there, simply tap the Close All app to also restart all apps.

Method 2: Close an app using App Info menu

Another way to force close an app is by going within the app’s settings itself. It’s a longer way compared to the first method above but it’s equally effective. You want to use this method if you plan on doing other troubleshooting for the said app like clearing its cache or data. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Open Settings app.
  2. Tap Apps.
  3. Tap the More settings icon (three-dot icon, upper right).
  4. Tap Show system apps.
  5. Find and tap the app.
  6. Tap Force Stop.

Galaxy A80 Youtube videos won’t play fix #4: Check if internet is fast

If Youtube videos on your Galaxy A80 still won’t play, try to see if the problem is caused by slow internet connection. If using cellular data, try switching to wifi. If Youtube works normally on wifi, you may have a problem with slow mobile data connection. Work with your network operator on how to improve the situation.

If you are positive that mobile data or wifi is fast, there must be other factors causing the problem.

Galaxy A80 Youtube videos won’t play fix #5: Clear Youtube cache

Deleting the cache is one of the direct ways to troubleshoot a problem app. It’s usually effective in fixing minor bugs caused by outdated cache or temporary files. It can be done safely without losing any user-related content in the app. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Go to the Home screen.
  2. Tap Apps icon.
  3. Open Settings app.
  4. Tap Apps.
  5. If you’re looking for a system or default app, tap on More settings at the upper right (three-dot icon).
  6. Select Show system apps.
  7. Find and tap the appropriate app.
  8. Tap Storage.
  9. Tap Clear Cache button.
  10. Restart the device and check for the problem.

Galaxy A80 Youtube videos won’t play fix #6: Reset Youtube

Should nothing happen after clearing an app’s cache, the next good thing that you can do is to clear the app’s data. Unlike the previous procedure, this one might delete important information or data within the app. For example, if you’re trying to address an issue with a messaging app, clearing its data will delete all your messages. For games, doing this may delete your progress. If you don’t want to lose important stuff, be sure to back them up ahead of time.

  1. Go to the Home screen.
  2. Tap Apps icon.
  3. Open Settings app.
  4. Tap Apps.
  5. If you’re looking for a system or default app, tap on More settings at the upper right (three-dot icon).
  6. Select Show system apps.
  7. Find and tap the appropriate app.
  8. Tap Storage.
  9. Tap Clear Data button.
  10. Restart the device and check for the problem.

Galaxy A80 Youtube videos won’t play fix #7: Reinstall

If Youtube app is not part of the original software package, which means that you installed it after setting up your phone, it’s considered third party app. If that’s the case, you want to reinstall the app instead of delete its data. This is usually a more effective way of fixing app problems. Below are the steps to delete an app:

  1. From a Home screen, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
  2. Open Settings app.
  3. Tap Apps.
  4. Ensure All is selected (upper-left).  If necessary, tap the Dropdown icon (upper-left) then select All.
  5. Locate then select the appropriate app. If system apps aren’t visible, tap the Menu icon (upper-right) then select Show system apps.
  6. Tap Uninstall to delete an app.
  7. Tap OK to confirm.
  8. To uninstall app updates (This option is only available when an update has been installed.)
  9. Tap Uninstall Updates.
  10. To confirm, tap OK.

Galaxy A80 Youtube videos won’t play fix #8: Clear cache partition

Some apps may be impacted negatively if the system cache is corrupted. Android uses a system cache, which is stored in the cache partition, to load apps quickly. Sometimes, this cache gets corrupted during and after an update, or for some other reasons. While this may sound harmless, a corrupted cache can eventually cause performance issues as well as a bunch of other minor annoyances. To ensure that your phone’s system cache is fresh, you can wipe the cache partition. This will force the phone to delete the current cache and replace it with a new one over time.

To wipe the cache partition on your Galaxy A80:

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby key, then press and hold the Power key.
  3. When the green Android logo displays, release all keys (‘Installing system update’ will show for about 30 – 60 seconds before showing the Android system recovery menu options).
  4. Press the Volume down key several times to highlight ‘wipe cache partition’.
  5. Press Power button to select.
  6. Press the Volume down key until ‘yes’ is highlighted and press the Power button.
  7. When the wipe cache partition is complete, “Reboot system now” is highlighted.

Galaxy A80 Youtube videos won’t play fix #9: Reset network settings

At other times, apps that require near-constant internet connection may suddenly stop working due to incorrect network settings. Make sure that your Galaxy A80’s settings are configured properly with these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap General Management > Reset > Reset network settings.
  3. Tap Reset settings.
  4. If you have set up a PIN, enter it.
  5. Tap Reset settings. Once complete a confirmation window will appear.

Galaxy A80 Youtube videos won’t play fix #10: Restart on Safe Mode

If Youtube videos still won’t play on your Galaxy A80, the next good thing to do is to check for the possibility if a third party app may be to blame. To check if that’s the case, restart the phone to safe mode. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Press and hold the Power button until the Power off window appears then release.
  2. Touch and hold Power off until the Safe mode prompt appears then release.
  3. To confirm, tap Safe mode.
  4. The process may take up to 30 seconds to complete.
  5. Upon reboot, “Safe mode” appears in the lower-left of the home screen.

Remember that third-party applications are disabled in this mode so what you can use are pre-installed apps. If Youtube works on safe mode, that means that the problem is due to a bad app. Uninstall the app you recently installed and see if that will fix it. If the problem remains, use the process of elimination to identify the rogue app. Here’s how:

  1. Boot to safe mode.
  2. Check for the problem.
  3. Once you’ve confirmed that a third party app is to blame, you can start uninstalling apps individually. We suggest that you begin with the most recent ones you added.
  4. After you uninstall an app, restart the phone to normal mode and check for the problem.
  5. If your Galaxy A80 is still problematic, repeat steps 1-4.

Galaxy A80 Youtube videos won’t play fix #11: Sign out of your Google account

In some cases, logging out of your Google account then signing back in afterwards fixes Youtube bugs. Try doing this and see if it works. To remove a Google account:

  1. From a Home screen, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
  2. Open Settings app.
  3. Tap Accounts and backup.
  4. Tap Accounts.
  5. Select the appropriate Gmail address. If there are multiple accounts, make sure to pick the one you want to remove from the device.
  6. Tap Remove account.
  7. To confirm, review the notification then tap Remove account.

Once you’ve deleted the app, you can restart the phone and add your Google account again. Here’s how:

  1. From a Home screen, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
  2. Open Settings app.
  3. Tap Accounts and backup.
  4. Tap Accounts.
  5. Tap Add account.
  6. Tap Google. If you set up a screen lock option such as PIN, Password, or Pattern, you should enter it here when prompted.
  7. Enter the Gmail address then tap NEXT.
  8. Enter the password then tap NEXT.
  9. To continue, review the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy then tap I AGREE. To review the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, tap the appropriate link and language then tap Close (at the bottom) when finished.
  10. If presented, tap the Back up to Google Drive switch to turn on, then tap Accept.

Galaxy A80 Youtube videos won’t play fix #12: Factory reset

If none of the solutions above work at all and Youtube still play on your Galaxy A80, there may be a software bug causing it. Try to erase your device with factory reset. Below are the two ways to factory reset your A80:

Method 1: How to hard reset on Samsung Galaxy A80 via Settings Menu

This is the easiest way to wipe your Galaxy A80. all you have to do is to go under Settings menu and follow the steps below. We recommend this method if you have no trouble going under Settings.

  1. Create a backup of your personal data and remove your Google account.
  2. Open Settings app.
  3. Scroll to and tap General management.
  4. Tap Reset.
  5. Select Factory data reset from the given options.
  6. Read the information then tap Reset to continue.
  7. Tap Delete All to confirm action.

Method 2: How to hard reset on Samsung Galaxy A80 using hardware buttons

If your case is that the phone is not booting up, or it boots but Settings menu is inaccessible, this method can be helpful. First, you need to boot the device to Recovery Mode. Once you successfully access Recovery, that’s the time that you begin proper master reset procedure. It may take some tries for you before you can access Recovery so be patient and simply try again.

  1. If possible, create a backup of your personal data ahead of time. If your problem prevents you from doing that, then simply skip this step.
  2. Also, you want to make sure that you remove your Google account. If your problem prevents you from doing that, then simply skip this step.
  3. Turn off the device. This is important. If you can’t turn it off, you’ll never be able to boot to Recovery Mode. If you are not able to shut the device off regularly via the Power button, wait until the phone’s battery is drained. Then, charge the phone for 30 minutes before booting to Recovery Mode.
  4. Press and hold the Volume Up button and the Bixby button at the same time.
  5. While still holding the Volume Up and Bixby keys, press and hold the Power button.
  6. The Recovery screen menu will now appear. When you see this, release the buttons.
  7. Use the Volume Down button until you are highlighting ‘Wipe data/factory reset.’
  8. Press the Power button to select ‘Wipe data/factory reset.’
  9. Use Volume Down to highlight Yes.
  10. Press the Power button to confirm factory reset.

 


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