How to Fix Youtube Keeps Crashing on iPhone 12

If you can’t use your Youtube app on the iPhone 12 as it keeps on crashing, we’ve got you covered. Find out how you can deal with Youtube keeps crashing on iPhone 12 by following the recommendations on this post. Read further until the end. 

How to Deal with Youtube App that Keeps Crashing on iPhone 12

App crashes would normally occur if you have been using  your phone for an extended period and it is encountering some minor glitches. That’s normals as there are bugs that could cause the functions of some apps to act up. However, what is not normal is if the app keeps on crashing even if the phone has not been worked out. 

There have been some reports where Youtube keeps crashing on iPhone 12. To address this issue, I have mapped some simple solutions that should suffice software glitches on the iPhone 12 that may have been hindering the app’s functionality. Read further if  you’re one of the users being affected with an issue on their Youtube that keeps on crashing. 

First Solution: Close Background Apps and Restart the iPhone 12

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Majority of app issues that would occur on smartphones are due to minor glitches. These types of glitches can be either due to prolonged usage or not closing the app in the background. This might have been the reason why the Youtube app on the iPhone 12 would not work properly and it keeps on crashing. 

  1. Swipe your finger up and then pause from the Home screen.
  2. Swipe left or right to navigate through the apps preview. 
  3. Then swipe up on each app’s preview to close individual background apps. 

After closing the background apps, it is also important to refresh the phone’s system by restarting it. 

  1. Press and hold the Power/Side button and either of the Volume buttons simultaneously for a few seconds. 
  2. Release both buttons once the Slide to Power off prompt appears on the screen.
  3. Drag the Power off slider to the right to turn off your phone.
  4. After 30 seconds, press and hold the Power/Side button again until you see the Apple logo.

Once the phone has fully restarted, check the Youtube app if its functionality has returned to normal. 

Second Solution: Update Apps on the iPhone 12

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Conflicts on the apps caused by bugs can be due to outdated app versions. They can affect how the app would work on a device and may have been the main cause why Youtube keeps on crashing. To rule this out, make sure to normally check for app updates on your iPhone 12 by following these steps: 

  1. From the Home screen, tap on the App Store to open it. 
  2. Tap on Today tab at the bottom-left corner. 
  3. Then tap on the user profile icon on the top right corner of the screen. 
  4. You should see the account details. 
  5. Scroll down to the Available Updates section. 
  6. Tap on Update next to the app to update individual apps.
  7. Tap on Update All to update all apps simultaneously. 

Once the apps have been updated, check your Youtube if it still crashes or not anymore.

Third Solution: Reset Network Settings on iPhone 12

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There are instances where network configurations will be misconfigured and it causes app issues such as crashing. One good way to eliminate these invalid network settings on the iPhone 12 without deleting your personal information is to perform a reset network settings procedure. 

  1. Access Settings from the Home screen. 
  2. Tap General.
  3. Scroll down to and then select Reset
  4. Tap the Reset Network Settings option.
  5. Enter your device passcode once prompted.
  6. Then tap to confirm network settings reset.

Once the reset has been completed, set up your networks such as WiFi and open the Youtube app on your iPhone 12 to check if the issue has been resolved.

Fourth Solution: Uninstall and Reinstall the Youtube on iPhone 12

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If the Youtube app still keeps on crashing after performing the steps above, the problem might be caused by in-app bugs that’s preventing it from functioning properly. Removing the Youtube app on the iPhone 12 will also delete the files on the system that may have gone erratic. Reinstalling it again allows a fresher data to be processed that may greatly help in rectifying the issue. 

  1. From the Home screen, tap and hold on an app icon until the icons start jiggling. 
  2. Tap the X on the app you want to delete or select Remove App from the options.
  3. Select Delete to confirm the deletion of the selected app. 
  4. Perform a restart on your iPhone.
  5. After the reboot process is done, open the App store from the Home screen. 
  6. Tap on your profile icon then tap on Purchased. 
  7. Tap the Not on This iPhone tab.
  8. Select the app that you want to reinstall on your device.
  9. If you don’t see the app from the selected tab, try switching to All tab.

Once you have reinstalled the Facebook app, open it and check it if the crashing problem still exists. 

Fifth Solution: Factory Reset the iPhone 12

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You might need to delete the contents on your iPhone 12 if the issue persists up to this point. The main reason why you will need to do this is to remove all possible bugs or glitches that may have been affecting your Youtube app’s performance. You can always create a backup if you are worried about your important files. 

To create a backup via iTunes:

  1. Prepare a Mac or Windows computer with the latest iTunes installed.
  2. Connect your iPhone to the computer using the Apple-supplied USB/lightning cable. 
  3. Open iTunes on your computer. Then allow iTunes to sync with your iPhone and backup files.

If you are ready, here’s how you can do a factory reset on iPhone 12. 

  1. Access Settings from the Home screen. 
  2. Tap General.
  3. Scroll down to and then select Reset
  4. Tap the Erase all contents and settings option.
  5. Enter your device passcode once prompted.
  6. Then tap to confirm all settings reset.

After doing a master reset, set up the device and install the Youtube app. Then check if it functions normally or if it still experiences a crashing problem.

Still Having a Youtube that Keeps Crashing on iPhone 12

Should the Youtube app still keep on crashing on your iPhone 12, then it is time to report this problem to the app support. Just inform them about the procedures that you’ve already taken. You can also contact Apple support for further assistance and to get official recommendations on how to deal with the problem. 

Also Read: How to Fix No SIM Error or No SIM Card Installed on iPhone 12 Pro Max

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