If YouTube Music Keeps Crashing, Follow These 6 Steps

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Are you stuck with a YouTube Music app that keeps crashing?

I’m honestly not surprised! Even with all the technological advancements we have nowadays, it would seem like crashing apps remain an inevitable inconvenience.

I can only imagine how frustrating it must be for you to be paying for a monthly subscription that you can’t fully enjoy.

But don’t worry, we’re here to help you out.

Below, you will find a list of 6 simple steps you can try to fix this problem once and for all. I’m certain one of them will do the trick.

These are:

  1. Relaunch the app
  2. Clear the cache
  3. Update the app
  4. Uninstall the app
  5. Update your mobile device
  6. Clear some storage space

Read on to make the best out of YouTube Music!

#1 Relaunch the app

I want to start this list with something simple.

There’s a very good chance that all you need to do to stop YouTube Music from crashing is to close and relaunch the app.

Why does that work so well? Because it acts as a forced restart.

You see, whenever we use our favorite apps, there are thousands of background processes being simultaneously executed. We might not see them, but they’re definitely there.

Mostly they’ll run perfectly, but on some rare occasions, one or more could crash and prevent some app features from operating as they should.

Closing and relaunching the app gets rid of any bugs or corrupted files that might be causing trouble, forcing all data to be restarted from scratch.

In most cases, doing this should get rid of any malfunctions. And the best part is that it works for 90% of technical problems on other devices as well.

Try it out!

#2 Clear the cache

The next thing I want us to take a look at is YouTube Music’s cache.

This is where most of the app’s important information such as images, videos, sounds, and sometimes even login credentials are stored. Keeping this data handy can help the app load much quicker on startup and provide you with an overall enjoyable experience.

These days most modern browsers and apps rely on their cache to make their processes more efficient and streamlined.

And while there are definitely more advantages than disadvantages to keeping your favorite apps’ cache untouched, this could also be the reason why you’re encountering difficulties.

In that scenario, your best bet will be to clear it.

Solution: The first time people hear about having to clear their cache, they panic, as it sounds like an overly complicated technical process. But in reality, it’s actually very simple.

Some minor details might vary between operating systems and devices, but the broad strokes should be very similar across all platforms.

Here’s how to do it on an Android system to give you a general idea:

  1. On your device, go to “Settings”

More than a fix, this is a good practice that will save you a lot of trouble in the future, so make sure to clear your cache at least once a month.

#3 Update the app

You might think that keeping your favorite apps slightly outdated is not a big deal. And while no one will come to your home and arrest you for it, it can definitely cause some technical issues down the line.

App developers try to keep as much backward compatibility as they can, but it’s not always entirely possible. Using an older version of the platform on a fully-updated mobile device could explain why YouTube Music keeps crashing on you.

Now, this shouldn’t usually be a concern as most updates are configured to be installed automatically. However, network interruptions or background process crashes could get in the way of this and leave the pending download stuck in Limbo.

In this case, you’ll have to do some manual updating. But don’t worry, it’s simpler than it sounds!


For IOS devices:

  1. Open “App Store”
Cellphone Updating First Step
Cellphone Example Step two Update

For Android devices:

  1. Go to Play Store and click on your profile, located in the upper-right corner of your screen

If you’re prompted with a notification saying the device needs your permission to install the updates, simply accept.

#4 Uninstall the app

Although closing and relaunching the YouTube Music app will work 90% of the time, in some instances it might not be enough.

There are occasions when too many bugs or severely corrupted files might need to be completely wiped off and reobtained in order to stop the app from crashing.

This, of course, should only be done as a last resort, but if it comes to it, it’ll work wonders.

Solution: In case you haven’t done it in a long time, here’s how you can go about it.

For IOS devices:

  1. Locate the YouTube Music app
Youtube App Remove Process

For Android devices:

  1. Go to Play Store

To redownload YouTube music, just go to Play Store or App Store and look up the platform’s name on the search bar.

#5 Update your mobile device

Keeping the YouTube Music app fully updated will improve your situation greatly, but what will truly drive this whole thing home is keeping your streaming device in the same condition.

Most system updates are usually installed automatically when your mobile device is charging at night. However, certain conditions, like scarce storage space, poor network quality, and bugs can interrupt the installation.

In this case, you’ll have to go in and do things manually.

Solution: It may sound challenging, but updating your operating system is very simple and quick.

Here’s what to do:

For IOS devices:

  1. Go to “Settings”
Process of software update in IOS Operative System

For Android devices:

  1. Go to “Settings”

#6 Clear some storage space

Last but definitely not least, let’s take a look at your available storage space. A common misconception is that you can use up all the available storage space your device has to offer without consequences.

But this is not the case and it’s strongly advised against.

Why? Because your apps and settings need some free space to run their background processes adequately and prevent issues like freezing, crashing, and failure to load.

With every update, apps get larger in size, and since very few mobile devices can get memory upgrades, it’s recommended that you only keep the apps you actually need on your phone.

Solution: If you’re in a position where you need to free up some storage space, this might be the best time to get rid of any unwanted apps.

Assuming you just want to free up space without any other considerations, feel free to use the instructions from point #4 to clear any undesirables.

But if you want to make an informed decision, follow the process below to see how much storage space each one takes.

  1. Identify the apps you no longer want
Steps To IOS operative system
Whatsapp Delete Process

Unless your mobile device is filled to the brim, getting rid of 2 or 3 apps should get the job done and prevent YouTube Music from crashing in the future.


Stability is one of the most important features of streaming apps. After all, watching your favorite movie or listening to your beloved artists is a whole experience. One that can be quickly disrupted by constant crashes.

What a terrible situation!

Luckily, as I hope you’ve learned in this piece, addressing most of the causes behind this issue is fairly simple and quick. More often than not, frequently clearing your cache and making sure that you have enough storage space available for background processes to be executed, should do the trick

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Best of luck to you.