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[Mega thread] why my youtube high resolution is 480p

  1. Batman360
    OnePlus Accessory Tester May 2, 2020

    Batman360 , May 2, 2020 :
    No there isn't, and i suggest you to watch in low quality only, as the internet consumption is increasing worldwide.
    There is an alternative that you can watch it on browser or laptop but i would suggest you don't.

    P.S. Search first before creating new threads, this has been answered many times.
     

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    Caomhin likes this.
  2. shoghi07
    Froyo May 2, 2020

    shoghi07 , via OnePlus 7T , May 2, 2020 :
    Because of the increasing consumption of data services YouTube and other streaming platforms have reduced the quality to 480p for mobile devices. As most of us are streaming a lot of content, this action has been taken in terms of the current global crisis.
     

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  3. PritamBarua
    Cupcake May 2, 2020

    PritamBarua , via OnePlus 7T , May 2, 2020 :
    so this is only for the crisis time ?
     

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  4. Batman360
    OnePlus Accessory Tester May 2, 2020


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  5. PritamBarua
    Cupcake May 2, 2020


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  6. Newop7t
    Eclair May 5, 2020


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  7. Divyangtopiwala
    Cupcake Jun 3, 2020

    Divyangtopiwala , via OnePlus 7 Pro , Jun 3, 2020 :
    Using the Wifi also won't solve the issue.

    Use VPN. Connect it to USA server and bang. you can use whichever resolution you want.

    Tip: Connecting to VPN also helps to play YouTube in Picture in Picture mode.

    Stay Home. Stay Safe :)
     

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  8. Jagadeesh shiva
    Cupcake Aug 6, 2020

    Jagadeesh shiva , via OnePlus Nord , Aug 6, 2020 :
    Recently I bought OnePlus Nord and while testing the phone ,I used YouTube videos and the highest resolution that I can see is only 480p it's not showing 720p or 1080p .please help me to solve this issue
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  9. jasonarima
    Honeycomb Aug 6, 2020


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  10. Bhargavesque
    Honeycomb Aug 6, 2020

    Bhargavesque , via OnePlus 5T , Aug 6, 2020 :
    That is because YouTube has restricted it to 480p on mobile data in India.
    If you use Vanced Youtube there is a workaround for it. Google search should bring it up. Or you can watch it on full resolution on tablets/PCs and mobiles if you're on wifi network.
     

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  12. Caomhin
    Marshmallow Sep 10, 2020

    Caomhin , via OnePlus 6T , Sep 10, 2020 :
    It can also depend on the video and what resolution it was uploaded at.

    Check this Video and see what options you have


    These were mine

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    #72
    Artemus. and zayn_ys like this.
  13. Caomhin
    Marshmallow Sep 10, 2020

    Caomhin , via OnePlus 6T , Sep 10, 2020 :
    Also copy the link into a browser such as Chrome and check to see what resolution options you get from the YouTube Web page as well. For comparison.
     

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    Artemus. and zayn_ys like this.
  14. G_prateek_vashishth_ICbk , via OnePlus 5T , Sep 11, 2020 :
    In both youtube app & youtube in crome 480p is maximum resolution.
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  15. Caomhin
    Marshmallow Sep 11, 2020

    Caomhin , via OnePlus 6T , Sep 11, 2020 :
    Try Clear the YouTube App info Cache and App info Storage as well. This will reset the YouTube app. See if that helps.

    Also try youtube on your 4G connection to see if there is any difference.

    If not then it would appear that YouTube or your Internet service provider may be reducing the resolution of YouTube in your region to save on bandwidth.
     

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  16. G_prateek_vashishth_ICbk , via OnePlus 5T , Sep 11, 2020 :
    Cache & app storage cleared but issue not resolved.
    Try youtube on Airtel 4G India also but 480p is maximum.
     

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  17. Caomhin
    Marshmallow Sep 11, 2020

    Caomhin , via OnePlus 6T , Sep 11, 2020 :
    Sounds like YouTube are still limiting the bandwidth, do you have the latest update for YouTube from the Playstore.

    Also contact YouTube support on this as its not the phone limiting resolution.
     

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  18. G_prateek_vashishth_ICbk , via OnePlus 5T , Sep 12, 2020 :
    Youtube app is updated. I have second mobile Samsung Note 10 on same broadband provider and it showing 1080p resolution.
    Is the problem in Oneplus 5T.
     

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  19. D1512040437286
    Cupcake Sep 18, 2020

    D1512040437286 , Sep 18, 2020 :
    Hello, why again from since end of Aug 20' - Sep 20' in my OnePlus 5 the HD resolutions are disappeared from youtube app despite Wifi? On other side it's still available on OnePlus 7 Series phones, moreover Google hasn't declared any new remarks on restriction policy.
     

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  20. Caomhin
    Marshmallow Sep 18, 2020

    Caomhin , via OnePlus 6T , Sep 18, 2020 :
    Unless youtube see the device in a different manner and have dropped their resolution for 5T. Its something you will have to discuss with YouTube support.
     

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