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How to Fix Switch to YouTube.com

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Are you getting a “Switch to YouTube.com” error on Android or iPhone?

Here’s the second part of the error, “This version of YouTube is out of date”.

Followed by, “And no updates are available for your device”.

And, “Please visit YouTube.com on a browser instead”.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix the “Switch to YouTube.com” problem on the YouTube app on Android or iPhone.

How to Fix Switch to YouTube.com

Switch to YouTube.com

To fix “Switch to YouTube.com”, you can try clearing YouTube’s cache or updating the app.

You can also try to update your device or download an older version of YouTube from a third-party site.

Fix 1: Clear YouTube’s cache

  1. Open the Settings app and tap on “Apps”.
  2. Tap on “Manage apps” and search for “YouTube”.
  3. Select “YouTube” and tap on “Storage”.
  4. Tap on “Clear data” and “Clear cache”.
  5. Open the YouTube app to see if the issue is fixed.

Fix 2: Update YouTube

  1. Open the Google Play Store and search for “YouTube”.
  2. Select “YouTube” and tap on “Update”.
  3. Open the YouTube app to see if the issue is fixed.

Fix 3: Update your device

  1. Open the Settings app and scroll down.
  2. Select “Software update”.
  3. Tap on “Download and install”.
  4. Open the YouTube app to see if the issue is fixed.

Note: The YouTube app requires Android phones and tablets to be running version 7.0 or above to work.

Fix 4: Download an older version of YouTube

  1. Delete the YouTube app from your device.
  2. Go to youtube.en.uptodown.com/android/versions.
  3. Select an older version of YouTube and tap on “Download”.
  4. Open the YouTube app that you’ve just downloaded to see if the issue is fixed.

Note: If you’re still getting the “Switch to YouTube.com” error, try downloading the latest version of YouTube from Uptodown instead.

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