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How To Stop YouTube Videos From Lagging On Your Android Phone
While the YouTube app is a consistent favorite among Android users, there is one thing people hate about it: consistent and pervasive video lag. If you’ve already tried restarting your device and app to no avail, there are a few more handy solutions you can try to fix this issue on your Android device.
Change Resolution
Resolution is one of the most significant factors affecting how your YouTube videos play. On Android, the video quality is set to Auto by default, which means the resolution automatically adjusts based on several factors, including internet speed and screen size — but for the best results, you should change the resolution based on your internet speed.
Recommended speed by resolution:

4K: 20Mbps

1080p: 5Mbps

720p: 2.5 Mbps

480p: 1.1 Mbps

360p: 0.7 Mbps
Clear The Cache
An app’s cache is comprised of temp files that are saved to your device so you don’t have to redownload them every time you open the app, giving you a smoother experience. However, cache data gradually builds up over time and takes up space on your device, potentially degrading your phone’s and the app’s performance.
To clear YouTube’s cache:

1. Go to your device’s Settings and select “Apps & Notifications.”

2. Tap “See All Apps” and tap “YouTube.”

3. Tap “Storage & Cache,” then tap “Clear Cache.”

4. Restart your YouTube app and check if this solves the lagging issue.