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How to Fix YouTube “An Error Occurred, Please Try Again” Issue

Don’t know what to do with the YouTube error you meet? Read this post, you’ll get the simple methods to tackle the YouTube ‘an error occurred, please try again’ problem easily, and also download your favored YouTube videos for free.

By iMobie | Posted on: Nov. 09, 2018,Last Updated: Aug. 16, 2019

How to Fix YouTube ‘An Error Occurred, Please Try Again’

Have you ever run into such a situation that you are going to watch videos on YouTube but just receive an error message says ‘an error occurred, please try again’? And try to fix this error by refreshing but nothing works?
Well, no matter you have met this dilemma or not, as the most common error of YouTube, all of us has a chance to come across with it. So this post is here to sum up several simple methods to help you tackle YouTube ‘an error occurred, please try again’ problem easily.

Also Read: How to Download Any Video from Any Site Using URL >

How to Fix YouTube “An Error Occurred, Please Try Again” Issue

Tip 1. If you have tried refreshing and it not works, maybe you can try to delete cookies, cache, history and other temporary Internet files in your browser. Go to: tools > data > click on cookies as well as other ticked boxes > clear.

Tip 2. Change video quality of the “errored video”, you can just pause the video and choose one of the several resolutions proposed by the YouTube player (720p, 480p, 360p, 240p etc.). Then try to run the video again by clicking on the Play button.

Tip 3. Make sure that your browser and Flash Player are in the latest version. If yours are not, then update them first. Or you can watch the YouTube video in another browser or computer.

Tip 4. There are users said that when they get that error they can still watch the video by hitting the pop-out button below the viewing screen to get a new window to play, or hitting the backspace key to go back to the video as soon as the message appears.
So if the above methods do not work for you, maybe you can give these two a try, even it can’t stop that error occurring but you are still able to watch the video.

Bonus Tip: How to Download YouTube Videos And Convert It to Mp3 For Free

Although you have learned some YouTube skills or tricks, here we still want to recommend two free tools that help you download YouTube videos and convert YouTube videos to Mp3. And both of them are totally free, you don’t need to pay a penny.

Part 1: How to Download YouTube Videos to Computer/iPhone/iPad For Free

AnyTrans for iOS, a professional iPhone iPad data management tool, while it fitted with another nice feature – downloading YouTube videos free. You just need to find the video you like on YouTube, and then copy this URL to AnyTrans’s search box, then you can download it to your computer or iPhone/iPad/iPod to view.

Step 1. Download and Open AnyTrans on your computer > Plug in your device if you want to download videos from YouTube to your iPhone/iPad directly > Choose Media Downloader option.

Choose Media Downloader Option in AnyTrand for iOS – Step 1

Step 2. Copy and paste the URL of the specific video to the searching area > Click the Search button and then click Download button to start. Click the button at the top right corner to check and manage the download videos.

Download Videos in AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

Part 2: How to Convert YouTube to Mp3 For Free

You must have found some nice videos, and want to convert it to Mp3. AnyGet is a tool like this. You just need to search a keyword in the search box, and find the video you like, then click it to view details. At this moment, AnyGet offers you a direct access – converting it to Mp3. Except this, you also can choose to download this video in Mp4, M4a, and other formats. It is also totally free.

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The Bottom Line

With the four solutions we list above, you can handle the ‘an error occurred, please try again’ YouTube error with ease. And with the well-rounded YouTube video downloader, you can download YouTube videos easily for free.


Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as an anime lover. Like to share solutions on iOS and Android related problems.