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YouTube On iPad/iPhone – Users Not Able To Sign In

Quite a few iPad and iPhone users have been reporting this morning that they have been unable to sign in to the iPad’s YouTube application to view their subscriptions and favorited videos. Users who attempt a login are shown a message that reads, “YouTube Not Available“.

A message on the Apple Support forums reads,

“When I try to log in to the YouTube app on my iPad I get a message telling me the YouTube app is unavailable and then logs back out. I have the correct user and pass so I’m not sure why it’s doing it. All other apps are ok and I am connected to the Internet.”

Now, it is not clear if this is a universal problem. I can however confirm that I am able to replicate the same issue on my iPhone 3G (yes, I love OLD phones) that runs on iOS 3.X.

Are you facing the same issue on your iPhone or iPad? Write down in the comments below.

YouTube not available

Update : The issue appears to be resolved. No more login problems. Strange though that YouTube has not acknowledged it either on their blog nor on Twitter.

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Comment from Harmanian
Time August 18, 2010 at 5:07 pm

Yes, mine too in Australia

Comment from Tess Kelly
Time August 18, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Still not working for me. Boo.

Comment from b00n
Time August 18, 2010 at 9:09 pm

I still can’t sign in using YouTube app. Maybe because I’m on jailbroken 3G with OS still on 3.0. Sucks big time.
Guess I’ll just need to rely on the mobile YouTube version using safari. Anyway it’s better that way cos can directly link video to either Twitter or facebook which the app itself lags because of no updates.

Comment from Anand Srinivasan
Time August 18, 2010 at 9:11 pm


I am on a jailbroken iPhone 3G running an 3.x version of iOS as well and now I don’t have an issue signing in..It’s probably because of your geographical location..Just guessing..

Comment from Glen
Time August 18, 2010 at 11:20 pm

Yes it is back up here in Colorado

Comment from EDZiLLUH
Time August 19, 2010 at 4:36 am

same problem here iphone 4, just started happening um like 2-3 days ago.!!!!!!!

Comment from b00n
Time August 19, 2010 at 9:01 am

Yes, probably because of geographical location, either that or by their servers and partitions which hasn’t reached me by then.
Anyway, I can sign in already.
Seems weird as there’s still no news/clarifications on this matter.
Good luck to others who are still trying.

Comment from Justin
Time August 19, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Started to work again but I can’t favorite vids:(

Comment from Blaze
Time August 19, 2010 at 11:44 pm

same here

Comment from Fran
Time August 24, 2010 at 3:33 am

The youtube app gives “Authentication Failed”.

Safari does not log me in but does not complain about incorrect username/password.
If I use a random username/password it complains that it’s incorrect.

iPad 3.2.2
New Zealand

Comment from Dennis
Time August 27, 2010 at 12:38 am

I had the same problem as well on my iPhone 4.
I activated push notifications, and was able to log right on.

Comment from Kashif
Time August 28, 2010 at 7:22 pm

When I try to Upload a movie to YouTube from my iPhone it asks for my username and password. When I hit sign-in button after entering my credentials it doesn’t log me in it just shows the login popup again. The same credentials are working fine on YouTube’s webpage. This started happening few days back.

BTW I’m on iPhone 3GS iOS 4.

Comment from Daniel
Time September 4, 2010 at 6:13 am

Here in England on holiday from Australia with my iPad (32GB, just WiFi) YouTube won’t load anything. Every time I try to click a button down the bottom it stops and says “could not connect to YouTube”. I know this isn’t a network problem because if I change networks, it’s still the same. I have tried a sync and after that didn’t work, I updated the iOS to 3.2.2. Still no luck….. Any suggestions? I’ve also tried using the Google public DNS.

Comment from Gloria
Time September 6, 2010 at 11:31 am

I’m in The Bay Area, aka Apple’s backyard. iPad came with YouTube installed but it doesn’t work. I can’t watch YouTube or any video. I’m so over this piece of sheet. I wish I had never bothered. I’m ready to sell on craigslist. Anyone want a barely used iPad?

Comment from Jason
Time September 6, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Same here for the past few days. Psl Fla

Comment from Nick g
Time September 11, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Well my phone’s still not letting me use YouTube, so no fix there!!!

Comment from Taras
Time September 15, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Same here. Ukraine. Iphone 3g 4.0

Comment from Glen
Time September 17, 2010 at 6:27 pm

Looks like the problem is back, was on last night around 6 pm, but when I tried this morning, nothing

Comment from vincent
Time September 25, 2010 at 12:47 pm

I had this same problem of this on my ipad. I think i found the fix. turn off ‘Cellular data’ in the Settings/control panel.
thats it!!! 🙂

Comment from Zemkla
Time October 1, 2010 at 7:02 pm

iPod touch does not have a “Cellular data” setting. So, I still cannot sign in to YouTube with my 2G-3G ipod. But, on PC, password works OK. Maybe “joe” (above) is correct with his “conspiracy theory”. ha,ha.

Comment from SA
Time October 2, 2010 at 1:04 am

When I started using you tube on my 3G 4.0. iPhone after quite a long gap last week, message “youtube-not-available” appeared. I thought some site related issue and did not bother much. Now, I realize that this problem is common and being faced by apple “community” over. Is there any solution?

Comment from ccc
Time October 15, 2010 at 10:19 pm

The list keeps on expanding

Comment from Dee
Time October 29, 2010 at 4:19 pm

I have the same problem on a 4th Gen Touch…

Comment from angelica enriquez
Time December 9, 2010 at 11:04 am

i got the same problom

Comment from Eric
Time December 19, 2010 at 10:29 pm

This is what worked for me: go to the other computer that you used your YouTube account and log out. If you’ve already cleared your cookies or browser history on that computer or can’t remember what computer you used your YouTube account on, find a computer and login and then logout on the other computer. The point is to make sure you are fully logged out of your YouTube account. Then find the login button on your iPhone YouTube app and login. Cheers!

Comment from Dell
Time March 14, 2011 at 2:56 am

Same prob still going on!!! Fix!!!

Comment from Gdog
Time July 10, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Mine worked out of the box….. About a day. Now it doesn’t. What gives?

Comment from Melissa
Time February 8, 2012 at 11:06 am

Same problem. I can see my favorites, but when I go to subscriptions, I get “Youtube not available”

Comment from susanne
Time April 15, 2012 at 7:17 am

same here it started a few day ago HELP!

Comment from Terri Ryan
Time May 4, 2012 at 2:09 am

May 2012 and my ipad2 won’t let me like a video, share a video or save! grrr

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