How to fix the YouTube problem with server 503

503 is a common error code. Any website may display this error when you try to access it. The error may be due to a problem with the website, or due to a problem with your computer, router or ISP. The 503 error code means that the connection between your system and the website server cannot be established.

YouTube Server 503

Error 503 YouTube server

YouTube, like any other website. can display error 503. When it does, you will not be able to load the website at all. The error message may be accompanied by other error codes but the problem boils down to the link it did not establish. It is not up to you to determine if the problem is with YouTube, your browser, your computer, or your router.

1. Check if YouTube works

If YouTube is down, you may get the server error 503. This is a simple way to find out if the problem is on the end of YouTube.

  1. Visit him Down to everyone or just me.
  2. Enter a YouTube URL.
  3. The website will tell you if YouTube is down.

If YouTube is down, you have to wait for it to return online.

2. Restart the router

Your router may be having connection problems. Try restarting.

  1. Press and hold the power button on the router.
  2. Wait 5-10 seconds.
  3. Release the button.
  4. Wait another 5-10 seconds.
  5. Press the power button again to turn on the router.

3. Clear watch list

The 503 server error often prevents videos from playing but allows users to access other areas of YouTube eg account preferences, playlists, watch list etc. If so, try clearing the watchlist. It has helped to resolve the issue. If you want to keep some of these things, consider marking them up in your browser instead.

On the desk;

  1. Visit YouTube and click Watch Later from the left hand column.
  2. Click the More options button next to video and select the remove option.
  3. Repeat for all videos.

On your phone;

  1. Open the YouTube app.
  2. Go to the Library tab.
  3. Tap Watch later.
  4. Tap on the More options button and select Remove from Watch later.
  5. Repeat for all videos.
  6. Quit the app and reopen it.

4. Clear app data / browser cache

Reserved files of all kinds can pose connection issues. Cleaning these files may help resolve network error 503.

On your desktop browser;

  1. Go to your browser settings.
  2. Look for an option to clear the browsing data.
  3. Restart the browser.

On your Android phone;

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to Apps or Application Manager.
  3. Select YouTube.
  4. Tap on storage.
  5. Tap on the clear cache and clear data buttons.
  6. Leave YouTube and reopen it.

On your iPhone;

You will need to uninstall and reinstall the YouTube app. You will lose the videos you downloaded but you can download them again.

5. Try a different connection

If you are connected to a WiFi network, try connecting to a different 3G or 4G network. Set up a hotspot on your phone and connect to it. If you are using a 4G or 3G network, try connecting to a WiFi network instead. If switching networks gets YouTube working, the problem is with your network. It’s probably annoying YouTube traffic.

6. Try VPN

Try using a VPN; if your ISP is blocking YouTube, the VPN will be able to get around it. It’s then up to you to figure out why the ISP is blocking YouTube, or you can continue to use VPN whenever you want to watch YouTube video.


Error 503 may not completely lock you out of YouTube. It often only prevents videos from playing which, implemented as YouTube’s full point, means that the problem may not be as severe as it seems. The cache should be cleared in most cases.

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