Do YouTube videos keep pausing automatically randomly? As reported by some users, their videos on YouTube are stopped or paused randomly and repeatedly without pressing the Pause button. This issue is reported to occur on both PC as well as mobile phones. Now, how you can fix this issue, let us find out in this post.
How do I stop YouTube from auto pausing?
To stop YouTube from automatically pausing itself, you can check if your headphones are not disconnecting randomly, as YouTube pauses videos whenever your headphones are disconnected. Besides that, it could be a temporary issue, so restart your device and check if the problem is fixed.
YouTube keeps pausing itself
If YouTube keeps pausing videos randomly by itself, here are the solutions you can use to get rid of the problem:
- Check if there is an internet connectivity issue.
- Clear browser cache and cookies.
- Disable browser extensions.
- Close conflicting software.
- Use AutoTube to watch YouTube nonstop.
- Turn off Remind Me to Take a Break.
- Check if your headphones are causing the issue.
- Switch to a different web browser.
- Download the video to watch it offline.
- Contact the YouTube Support team.
1] Check if there is an internet connectivity issue
This problem might occur in case of a weak internet connection or other network issues. Hence, the first thing you should do is check your internet connection and make sure you are well connected to a good speed internet connection. Here are some tips you can follow:
- Check if there are internet connectivity issues and fix them.
- Test your internet speed and upgrade your network plan if required.
2] Clear browser cache and cookies
Outdated or corrupted browser cache and cookies might be interfering with the working of YouTube and causing it to auto-pause itself. Hence, if the scenario is applicable, you can delete the cache and cookies from your web browser and see whether the issue is resolved. Here’s how:
- First, open your Chrome browser, tap on the three-dot menu button, navigate to the More tools option, and choose the Clear browsing data option. Alternatively, you can also quickly press the Ctrl+Shift+Delete hotkey.
- After that, set the Time range to All time and tick the Cookies and other site data, Cached images and files checkboxes.
- Lastly, hit the Clear data button and when the process is completed, reopen YouTube and check if the auto-pause issue is fixed.
- First, go to Edge, press the Settings and more (three-dot menu) button, and choose the History option. Or, use CTRL+H to select the History option.
- Now, click on the three-dot menu button in the appeared box and then select the Clear browsing data option.
- After that, choose All time as the Time range and tick the options called Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files.
- Once done, click on the Clear now button and then reopen YouTube to see if the problem is fixed.
3] Disable browser extensions
Another potential cause of this issue could be a problematic third-party browser extension that might be interfering with YouTube. Now, if the scenario is applicable, you can fix the issue by disabling or uninstalling any suspicious browser extension. Here are the steps to do that:
- First, open Chrome, click on the three-dot menu button, go to the More tools option, and select the Extensions option.
- Now, you can disable a suspicious extension by switching off the toggle associated with it. Or, you can permanently uninstall an extension by clicking on the Remove button.
- First, open Edge and press the Settings and more button.
- Now, click on the Extensions option and choose the Manage extensions option.
- After that, remove or disable any suspicious extensions and then reopen YouTunbe to check if the issue is fixed.
4] Close conflicting software
Conflicting software like a VPN or a third-party antivirus running in the background can be another reason for the autopause issue on YouTube. Hence, you can try closing background programs and see if the issue is resolved. This fix applies to both PC as well as mobile devices.
5] Use AutoTube to watch YouTube nonstop
If the issue persists even after trying the above fixes, you can use the AutoTube extension in your browser to watch YouTube nonstop without a pause issue.
YouTube might pause videos after a while when you are continuously watching YouTube videos. However, if you want to watch YouTube without any hindrance, AutoTube is the solution. It is a free web extension for Chrome that lets you watch YouTube without interruptions and also auto-skips to the next video present on the list.
You can download AutoTube from the Chrome web store and add it to your browser.
6] Turn off Remind Me to Take a Break
YouTube provides a handy Remind me to take a break feature that notifies you that you have been continuously using the app for quite a while and pauses your video. It is quite useful when you want to focus on other work. This feature is automatically enabled for users below 18 years old and is disabled by default for adults.
Now, if this feature is enabled on your YouTube account, you can disable it by switching it off from your settings. This feature is available on mobile phones only. Here are the steps to disable the Remind me to take a break feature on YouTube:
- First, open your YouTube app and click on your profile picture.
- Now, choose the Settings option and then move to the General tab.
- Next, scroll down to the Remind me to take a break option and disable the toggle associated with it.
You can now start watching YouTube videos without autopause.
7] Check if your headphones are causing the issue
If you are using a headphone, especially on your phone, the video automatically pauses when the headphones are disconnected. So, if you are using a wired headphones, make sure it is properly connected to your device. In the case of Bluetooth or wireless headphones, ensure the headphones are charged and connected to your phone or PC.
8] Switch to a different web browser
You can also try using a different web browser to fix the YouTube auto-pause issue. The problem might be browser-specific, so switching to another web browser should help you fix the problem.
9] Download the video to watch it offline
If the problem is occurring with specific videos, you can download the videos offline and then watch them. You can find a Download option below a video to save it offline. Click on this option and then choose the video quality in which you want to download and watch the video. See if this helps you fix the problem.
Why is YouTube quitting every few seconds?
YouTube crashing or closing randomly could result from various factors, including network issues, a server outage, insufficient storage space, and a corrupted app cache. Besides that, if your YouTube app version is outdated, this problem may occur. It might also be the case that the app installation is corrupted or incomplete, which is why it keeps crashing. So, check your internet connection, ensure YouTube servers are not down, clear the YouTube cache, and update YouTube.
Now read: Fix YouTube Music app crashing in Windows PC.