YouTube Keeps Buffering on Android? See How to Fix It

How to Fix YouTube Buffering Videos on Android

Enjoying YouTube videos on your Android smartphone while on the go or while commuting to work? Ever experienced situations when YouTube keeps buffering or even disconnects? It’s time to solve these YouTube issues once and for all. Enjoy uninterrupted YouTube streaming of your favorite videos wherever you may be, no issues.

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Why Does YouTube Keep Buffering on Android?

YouTube uses the active Internet connection on your Android phone. Whether you’re commuting by bus, train or just walking down the street, you probably use public WiFi networks. As you move around, the signal strength of the WiFi hotspot you’re connected to will change, resulting in a change in speed performance. When you’re nearing the edge of a WiFi hotspot, you will most likely get an Internet connection that doesn’t work.

Also, sometimes your phone connects to a bad WiFi hotspot. This means that although it’s connected to WiFi, it doesn’t have any Internet connectivity.

In both cases – edge of WiFi and bad WiFi connection – your Android doesn’t know you don’t have a working connection to the Internet. The phone will stay connected to the WiFi hotspot (even if it doesn’t work) until:

  • it finds a stronger signal for the same WiFi network;
  • it detects another known WiFi network to connect to;
  • it will switch to cellular eventually.

During all this “waiting” time, YouTube will not be able to load and stream your videos. That’s how YouTube buffering issues on your Android appear.

YouTube Keeps Buffering on Android When Switching from WiFi to Cellular

If your smartphone cannot find any known WiFi networks nearby, it’ll switch between WiFi and cellular. The problem is that Android smartphones prefer WiFi connections rather than cellular ones by default. Even if your WiFi connection is poor and slow, your phone will stay connected to that while it’s in its range. Only after it loses signal, will it switch to cellular.

In this case, as you get away from the hotspot, your speed drops and YouTube will have streaming issues. It will buffer or even disconnect until your Android phone switches to cellular.

EdgeWise to Stop YouTube Video from Buffering on Your Android

EdgeWise Connect is an app for your Android phone. Just push the button to activate it and it runs in the background, acting as both a VPN and a connection manager:

  1. EdgeWise constantly monitors the quality of the WiFi signal.
  2. Once you step out of your WiFi range or connect to a bad hotspot, EdgeWise seamlessly moves your traffic over to your cellular connection.
  3. When you’re back in range of a good WiFi hotspot, EdgeWise moves your traffic back to WiFi to conserve potentially expensive cellular connections.

This way, EdgeWise rescues you from bad WiFi hotspots and connection gaps. YouTube will no longer keep buffering on your Android!

How EdgeWise Solves Android Situations where YouTube Keeps Buffering

We recommend you get EdgeWise if your Android phone loses connectivity often or when the WiFi Internet is too slow. Being powered by Speedify fast bonding VPN, EdgeWise also encrypts all your traffic to and from the Internet. So, you get both a stable Internet and a secure one.

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EdgeWise is free to use for 3 hours per day. If you need us to rescue your YouTube connectivity 24/7 or you want to help save owls, get a monthly or yearly subscription starting at $1.66 / month.

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