Several users have reported that they were unable to watch videos via the YouTube app. They receive this error message: “you do not have permission to access the requested resource”.
How to fix YouTube app error
Please try each step until you resolve your issue
- Check your Settings > General > Restrictions to ensure that you have permissions set properly.
- Restart YouTube by double clicking your home button, A list of apps will appear along the bottom of the screen. then find and press / hold the YouTube icon until the icons begin to shimmer, then tap the “minus sign” . Click home button and re-launch the YouTube app by tapping the YouTube icon.
- Restart your device (iPad, iPhone or iPod) by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds until you see the red “slide to power off” then slide the slider. Then press and hold the Sleep/Wake button to turn device on.
- Open your web browser (e.g. Safari), visit youtube.com, and create an account, if you do not have one. Then launch the YouTube app and sign into your YouTube account by tapping the “Sign In” button.
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