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How to Fix Quality Unavailable on YouTube

Last Updated on January 5, 2024 by Bestusefultips

Is it annoying that you are unable to change YouTube video quality on Android phones while watching YouTube? Here’s how to fix quality unavailable on YouTube. Sometimes, after a YouTube app update, you can see several YouTube issues, like the YouTube app video quality option not being seen, YouTube mobile not changing quality, or a YouTube streaming issue being generated on your device. When we watch videos on the YouTube app, it sets good quality by default, but sometimes low quality is selected. So, you need to change the YouTube video quality.

When internet speeds slow, you must reduce the YouTube video quality from 1080p to 720p/720p to 480p/360p/240p on your Android phone or tablet. Also, the manual YouTube quality selection error message over a cellular network is not supported on your 4G/3G, LTE/AT&T/Verizon, Samsung Galaxy, OnePlus, and other devices. Follow the troubleshooting steps below to fix YouTube video quality not changing Android phone or tablet devices.

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How to Fix Quality Unavailable on YouTube on Android

Below are possible methods to fix YouTube quality unavailable or the YouTube app can’t change quality issues.

1. Latest Flash Player Installed

Check the flash player you use. Make sure to install the latest Adobe Flash Player on your device.

2. Check your Network Connection

If your internet connection is slow, YouTube can’t stream high-quality video. So, YouTube reduces the quality of video or makes quality settings unavailable.

3. Lower-Quality YouTube Video

If the uploaded video is of lower quality, you can’t see the YouTube quality options. If you’re uploading video still processing, you can’t see the video quality settings.

4. Set YouTube Video Quality as Autto

Step 1: Open any video in your YouTube app.

Tap Settings gear icon on YouTube video in your Android Phone

Step 2: Tap the video and tap the Settings gear icon at the top right corner.

Change Quality YouTube Video on Android Device

Step 3: Tap Quality.

How to Fix Quality Unavailable on YouTube Android

Step 4: Choose an Auto (Recommended).

5. Clear YouTube Cache and Data

How to Fix YouTube Quality Unavailable or Not Changing

When you clear the YouTube cache, it will delete the temporary data of the YouTube app. If you clear data, all your YouTube app data will be removed permanently from your phone.

6. Uninstall YouTube Update

Step 1: Go to Settings.

Step 2: Tap on Apps.

Step 3: Tap See all apps.

You can see a list of all installed apps on your Android phone or tablet device.

Open YouTube app on your android device

Step 4: Scroll down and tap on YouTube.

Touch more in YouTube app info

Step 5: Tap Three vertical dots (More) from the top right corner.

Uninstall YouTube app udpate on android phone

Step 6: Tap the Uninstall update.

You can see the below screen on your device.

YouTube video quality not changing

Step 7: Tap on OK.

Now, uninstall the YouTube app update from your device. Restart your Android phone and update the YouTube app. After updating the app, check to fix the quality unavailable YouTube problem.

7. Force Stop YouTube

Settings > Apps > See all apps > YouTube > Force Stop > OK.

8. Check for App Update

Ensure the YouTube app is updated with the latest version on your phone.

Open the Play Store> Profile icon at the top right corner > Manage apps & device > See details or Update all.

I hope the above possible solution fixes YouTube quality not changing after the updated app. If you know other tricks to solve the YouTube video quality problem that can’t be changed, please share them with us. If you find this article helpful, share it with your friends on social networks.


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