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Cannot connect to YouTube

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by iPad911, Apr 9, 2010.

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    Having a problem connecting to YouTube on my iPad can anyone help?
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    Have you tried the YouTube app that comes bundled...if your online it will work fine.
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    thats what im saying the youtube app dont work for me it happend today.
    when i click on the youtube icon it opens up the app then it says connect connect to youtube.
    im restoring the ipad now will see how it goes.
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    i restored the ipad still YouTube App is not working when the app turns on it says cannot connect to youtube please someone helpp
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    i fixed it the time and date was wrong on my ipad now it works.
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    I have the same problem. I checked the time and date on my iPad and it was already correct. Did you do anything else to fix the YouTube connection problem? Mine hasn't been working since I got it on April 5th.
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    I got the same problem, can anyone help?
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    Connect to iTunes and sign into the account. Make sure you can access iTunes store then perform a sync. It should work.
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    All you have to do is reset your time and date in settings. For some odd reason though, my computer's time and date are never correct, even after I've changed them.
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    I have checked everyway possible still my Youtube is not running, and says the same old thing Cannot Connect To Youtube !!! plz give me some other ideas abt fixing this prb! thnxz
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    I've been researching this problem for quite a while. Although I haven't pinpointed any possible solution yet but here's what I have noticed:

    The videos on the YouTube app don't always fail to play with the classic "cannot connect" message. It only fails when I'm using wifi at home with my ISP. If I'm staying at a friends house with Different ISP, it works Like a Swiss watch.

    Now whether my ISP somehow blocks most videos on YouTube is a weak claim, note that whenever I try to load the same video a couple of times, it works. So there's some sort of delay.

    My question is, with my current set up, is it possible to port forward the YouTube app on my iPad through my wifi modem. Has anyone done it before???

    Appreciate any feedback!
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    Sounds like a router blocking issue...did you try resetting router to factory settings?....how old is router? There have been many other posts bout this and when they bought a new router everything was fine.
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    I'm having the same problem. It was working then yesterday started asking me for username and password.. but it doesn not accept them, and does not show where to go to fix. I tried resyncing but this does not work either. Any solutions would be appreciated.
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    How come I have a you tube app preloaded on my iPad2, but. Whenever I try to connect to you tube I t "cannot connect to you tube . This is ridiculous - and this forum was no help at all.
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    I still have this issue - all suggestions from this forum have not worked. Tried sync with mother ship, connected to itunes on both PC and ipad2, also reset the network settings and rebooted ipad2. Still getting the "Cannot connect to YouTube" message - Anyone have other suggestions?
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    It must be really frustrating for you to have this app and for it not to work, but I'd like you to follow these steps and give it a try-

    Do the four finger swipe up or double press the home button to reveal your multi task bar along the bottom. It will show all the apps that you have opened at one time or another. Long press one of these apps until they start to jiggle and red minus signs will appear above them all. Press all the minus signs, this will close them, not delete them. It's a good idea to do this regularly just to keep them all running smoothly, I do mine every night. Check and see if it is operating now. if not a restart is in order.

    Restart: Press and hold the power off button, the one at the top right. You will see a slide appear to power off, slide this and the screen will go dark and a Whirly will appear. When the Whirly disappears your iPad is now off. Press the power button again until the Apple logo appears, this will take a few seconds and your iPad will start again. You should restart your iPad occasionally also as it will keep it running smoothly. Now see if it is operating. If not a reset is the next step.

    Reset: Hold the power off button and the home button simultaneously, keep holding them in and you will see the power off slide appear and disappear, wait until you see the Apple logo appear before releasing the buttons. It will take a little longer for your iPad to start. This is a reset.

    When your iPad begins to behave strangely these are the first steps you should do to rectify it. Let us know how you go, good luck!!

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    Leelai - thanks for your note. I have indeed tried all your suggestions (in the order you state). Still no joy I still get the message.
    Is it possible my router is blocking? Or maybe the ISP? This would be strange as it worked the first day or so then stopped with the error message quoted. How can I check this - I'm with BT, which must be pretty common here in uk. Is it possible that no-one has YouTube app working? Anyhow further next step suggestions appreciated.
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    I'm in Australia and my YouTube works fine. From what I've been reading I think it may point to your router.
    Try powering down your iPad, then switch your router off for say 20 seconds then power back up your ipad and see if they can reconnect. May be an idea to clear your settings and reinput them too. Others have had problems too from what I've seen. Give it a try and hopefully this will be it. Let us know.

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    try this as it has worked for me, go to:

    setting > general then hit reset then reset network settings

    it worked for me this is what i got from apple support and its worth a try
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    I'm still unable to connect to YouTube, this is frustrating. I've done the following:
    Shut down all aps running in background
    Turned off iPad
    Reset iPad
    Reset network connections
    Connected to iTunes store & sync'd
    Changed time to wrong time, then back, turned auto time on and off
    Used different networks (also verified others using similiar iPads on the same network could connect to you tube)

    Any other ideas, it won't let me delete and reinstall the app either.

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