How to Change Video Quality on the YouTube App: Follow The Detailed Guide 

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How to Change Video Quality on the YouTube App: Follow The Detailed Guide 

A larger number of people access YouTube through phones, and many users change video quality based on preference, which might be for a better experience or to save data.

YouTube has four different video quality options, which are Auto (Recommended), Higher picture quality, Data saver, and Advance. It is important to note that advance option is only available during playback.

How to Change Video Quality on the YouTube App

Here are steps to change video quality on YouTube App

1. Open your YouTube application

2. Click on the profile icon at the right side of the phone screen

3. On the menu, click on “settings”

How to Change Video Quality on the YouTube App
How to Change Video Quality on the YouTube App

4. On the settings menu, Click on video quality preferences.

How to Change Video Quality on the YouTube App
How to Change Video Quality on the YouTube App

The video quality preference has four options:

How to Change Video Quality on the YouTube App
How to Change Video Quality on the YouTube App
  • Auto(Recommended): In auto options, the video quality switches to the highest resolution when the network is fast, and when the internet speed is slow, a lower resolution is selected.
  • Higher picture quality: This option consumes more data and displays YouTube videos in 720p resolution or more
  • Data saver: This option reduces the video and picture quality
  • Advance: the advance option is only available during playback.

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5. You can now Choose a video quality you want to set.

Another Step to changing video quality on the YouTube app can be during playback, which is where advance comes in.

  1. Open the YouTube app and click on any video.
  2. At the right side of the screen, click on the three dots,
  3. choose “quality”, and tap “advance” from the pop-up
  4. Click on the specific video quality you want, and your will video will start playing on the selected quality.

Conclusion

For most users they change video quality for reasons and based on preference. While the majority might change video quality to a data saver, it is important to note that changing to a data server will reduce the video and picture quality. With the steps provided on how to change the video quality on the YouTube app, I’m sure you can now choose your video quality preference.

Jael Okwuchukwu
Jael Okwuchukwu
I am Okwuchukwu Jael, a writer, educator, and musician from Enugu State. Teaching, both academic and musical, is a passion of mine, and I specialize as a Western pianist. Currently, I am employed as a blogger at Writer's King LTD, combining my love for writing and desire to share knowledge with a broader audience.

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