How to fix Youtube that keeps crashing after iOS 13.2.3 on iPhone XR

Major software updates are designed to provide fix patches to reported errors from the previous platform and offer features enhancements. But right after installing the new iOS 13.2.3 update, many iOS users reported that their iOS devices dramatically sustained unwanted errors affecting the in-apps. And one of this is the crashing issue with the YouTube app. Tackled in this post are the common triggers for the occurrence of the crashing symptom on iPhone XR device after iOS 13.2.3 and the possible fixes. If you are looking to find out  what is cell standby then you will find here detailed guide here:

Fixing YouTube app that keeps crashing after iOS 13.2.3 on iPhone XR/ cell standby mode

When installing a software update on your iOS device, make sure that you don’t leave any of your in-apps in standby mode. Or else these apps will develop a fault once the new platform has been implemented. Another thing that can trigger your in-apps like YouTube to keep on crashing after iOS update is if the app has not been updated for quite some time or you didn’t set your phone to automatic updates. Thus, the app can no longer cope up with your phone’s new system and eventually will go wrong. Automatic settings override transpired during the new iOS implementation can also be the underlying cause. Listed below some workarounds end-users can utilize to clear out software-related errors that triggered YouTube app to keep on crashing after iOS 13.2.3 update. Read on.

First solution: Restart your iPhone XR (soft reset or force restart) to fix YouTube that keeps crashing after iOS 13.2.3.

Your phone’s system could have been flawed by minor system glitches resulting for the apps to keep on crashing after the iOS update. It is also necessary to give your phone a quick restart after a major software update for the system changes to be properly implemented. To address these issues, try to restart your iPhone XR. If the screen is still responding even if there are apps that keep on crashing like YouTube, perform a soft reset. Otherwise, you need to carry out a force restart. To perform a soft reset on your phone, follow these steps:

  1. Press and hold the Side/Power button and either Volume buttons simultaneously for a few seconds
  2. Release both buttons when the Slide to Power off command appears.
  3. Drag the power off slider to the right to completely turn off your iPhone.
  4. After 30 seconds, press and hold the Side/Power button until your iPhone XR boots up again.

Alternatively, you can also refresh your phone’s internal memory by performing a force restart. This method is ideal when your phone has incurred screen display issues like lagging and freezing because of the YouTube app that keeps crashing everytime it is launched. Here is how it’s done:

  1. Press and then quickly release the Volume Up button.
  2. Press and then quickly release the Volume Down button.
  3. Finally, press and hold the Side or Power button again until the Apple logo appears.

Wait for your iPhone XR to be back up and running again. Then launch the YouTube app and see if the crashing issue has been fixed. If not, move on to the next solution.

Second solution: Close YouTube app and other apps that are on cell standby mode.

Apps that are left running in the background will be dumped to standby mode. Thus, it will occupy most of your phone’s resources and may interrupt the phone’s system functions. This will also lead for the apps to crash as they are likely to get rogue when left running in the background for a long period of time. To rule this out, quit the YouTube app and the rest of the running apps, then re-launch YouTube. Here is what you need to do:

  1. On your Home screen, swipe up from the bottom and slight pause in the middle until the App Switcher appears.
  2. Swipe left or right to locate the YouTube app.
  3. Swipe up the YouTube app preview to force close the app.
  4. Follow the same instructions to close the remaining apps that are left running in the background.

Once you have successfully closed all the background apps, restart or soft reset your iPhone XR device. This is to ensure that all cache files from these apps will be completely cleared out. Then launch the YouTube app again and see if it is no longer crashing.

Third solution: Check for and install apps updates including for YouTube.

If the underlying cause for the YouTube app to frequently crash after the iOS update is the app being out-dated, then it is fair enough to update this app and the rest of your in-apps so they can withstand with your phone’s new platform. To check for and install pending apps updates, follow the steps:

  1. Launch the App Store from the Home screen.
  2. Tap your Profile icon on the top-left corner of the screen.
  3. Scroll down to the Updates section to view the list of recent apps updates. If there are no updates available, you may need to refresh the page by dragging the screen downward.
  4. Once the list of pending updates populated, search for the YouTube app update, then tap the Update button next to it to install its latest version.
  5. Otherwise, tap Update All to install all the pending apps updates at once.

After you have successfully installed all the pending apps updates, restart (soft reset) your iPhone XR to make sure that the newly installed updates will be properly implemented. Once your phone is already back on, launch the YouTube app again and check if the crashing problem has been rectified. If the problem persist, try the next option.

Fourth solution: Reset network settings to fix YouTube that keeps crashing after iOS 13.2.3 on iPhone XR.

Automatic network settings alteration can happen after an iOS update. And this can conflict some of the saved settings on your phone resulting for the in-apps to act up. To clear out network-related errors, try restoring your phone’s network settings to default. Doing so will delete all the saved network in your phone’s directory including Wi-Fi passwords, Bluetooth paired devices, and VPN settings. But all the important files saved in your phone’s memory or on iCloud will remain intact. Just make sure to take note of your Wi-Fi password as you will be needing this information once you set up your Wi-Fi again to reconnect. Here is how you reset the network settings on your iPhone XR device:

  1. From the Home screen, open the Settings app.
  2. Select General.
  3. Scroll down to and tap on Reset.
  4. Then select Reset network settings from the given options.
  5. If prompted, enter your device passcode and then continue.
  6. Then select the option to confirm the network settings reset.

After the network settings reset, your phone will reboot by itself and then reloads the default network settings once it’s completely back on. Any invalid network configurations or network-related errors that triggered the YouTube app to keep on crashing should be eliminated afterwards. To check if the problem has already been corrected, launch the YouTube app. If it continues to crash, try removing the app from your phone’s system and then reinstall. Check out the next solution.

Fifth solution: Uninstall and then re-install the YouTube app.

An app that is completely corrupted has the tendency to repulse any attempts to fix the crashing issue. Hence, it is necessary to have this app removed from your phone’s system and then re-install to give it a clean and fresh start. There are two ways on how to uninstall an app from your device. You can directly remove it from your main screen or through your phone’s settings menu. In this tutorial, we will show you how to do it via settings menu. Here is how:

  1. Open the Settings app from your Home screen.
  2. Select General.
  3. Tap iPhone Storage.
  4. Search through the list and select YouTube.
  5. Then tap Delete App option.
  6. If prompted, tap Delete to confirm the deletion of the app.

If the app has been uninstalled, restart (soft reset) your phone. Then proceed to re-install the YouTube app using these steps:

  1. Launch the App Store from the Home screen.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom-right corner of the screen and then tap the Search menu.
  3. On the search field, type in YouTube.
  4. Then tap the Search key on your phone’s keyboard to search for the YouTube app.
  5. Select the latest version of the app and tap the Get button located on the upper-right corner of the screen.
  6. Tap Install and then follow the onscreen prompts to confirm the app installation.

Once done, restart your iPhone XR in order for the app installation to be properly applied.

Sixth solution: Reset all settings on your iPhone XR.

In the event that YouTube continues to act up even after giving it a clean and fresh start, try to reset your phone’s settings. It is possible that some settings have been changed after the iOS update that trigger the YouTube app to misbehave. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Head to Settings from Home.
  2. Select General.
  3. Scroll to and tap Reset.
  4. Then select Reset all settings option.
  5. Enter your device pass code, and then continue.
  6. Then select the option to confirm all settings reset.

Wait for the phone to boot-up completely after the reset. Then proceed to re-configure your phone’s settings according to your preference. But make sure not to enable Content & Privacy Restrictions, or you’ll end up losing access to your in-apps.

Is YouTube still keep crashing on your iPhone XR device?

If you fail to fix the YouTube crashing problem on your end, you can escalate the issue to YouTube Support. There might be on-going server maintenance and everything should be back to normal again after the downtime. Or else, Google will also make some assessments regarding the issue and might provide you with more-advanced solutions to restore the app’s working stability.

Also read: Dealing with apps crashing issues on iPhone XR after iOS 13.2.3 update