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Fix YouTube Connection to Server Lost, Touch to Retry in Android Devices

by Fahad Saleem

YouTube app is perhaps the most famous video watching app on Android devices. The best part is that the YouTube app works on Android devices even in the countries where YouTube is blocked. But several users have reported “connection to server lost” error. There are multiple reasons behind this error, but the good news is that you can easily fix YouTube connection to server error in Android.

Fix YouTube Connection to Server Lost Android

Edit Wi-Fi Settings

Tinkering with advanced settings of your Android device could easily fix connection lost problem in Android. Follow the steps given below to get the fix.

Head over to the Settings in your Android phone.

Open Wi-Fi and press and hold the name/icon of the Wi-Fi connection you are using. Tap Modify Network Config option.

Now tap Show advanced options (if visible, this option doesn’t come in many other phones, so you can skip this step in that case)

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Here, you must now check the status of the Proxy Settings. The proxy settings must be set to “None”. The other option is “Manual”, which must not be set in this case.

That’s it. After you save the settings, try launching a video in the YouTube app and it will work fine. Otherwise, move on to the next step.

Disable Ad-Block

Disabling ads-blocker software is one useful way to fix connection to server in Android, provided that you have enabled it in your smartphone. You can simply go to the ad-block app and disable it in the settings. Adblock somehow blocks the proxy and variable that are used by YouTube and some other websites to fetch data and render videos.

Reinstall App

Sometimes, the memory variables assigned to video apps by the Android OS stick in a never ending vicious circle and you will keep seeing YouTube connection to server in Android. In order to fix connection to server, you could uninstall the app and then reinstall the YouTube app from the Google PlayStore. While this may seem a drastic measure, it promises to fix connection to server.

Let us know which method worked for you. Share your feedback in comments.


Images: Guiding Tech, JoyofAndroid

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