Many Google users are facing trouble while logging into YouTube with a message of “There was an Issue Signing you into YouTube. Troubleshoot here”.
However, there are many articles to fix this problem but the solution is still not working for everyone.
I am adding complete troubleshooting methods through which almost everyone can rid of this problem both on PC and Phone.
Why can’t I Sign into YouTube with my Google Account?
Based on many users who reported to me about these issues, I found 3 major causes behind the YouTube sign-in problem.
- Browser Cache: is the major cause behind not signing into YouTube. This also becomes a cause for problems like youtube broken recommendations.
- Switching between a couple of Gmail account: Most of the users have multiple Gmail IDs and this was also one of the causes behind the YouTube signing problem according to many users.
- Chrome Extension:- Most of the users are using different browser extensions on chrome. These extensions may cause problems and won’t let you sign in to Google.
These are the few major causes and now let’s see how you can fix this problem quickly.
How to FIX there was an issue signing you into YouTube – PC
I am sharing the 5 most effective solutions to fix the YouTube signing problem. Apply these fixes one by one.
Now for a quick solution, you can try signing into YouTube in “Incognito mode”. On Chrome click on the 3 dots at the very right-hand top and choose Incognito Mode.
Solution 1:- Clear Cookies and make sure Cookies are enabled
Previously saved cookies or disabled cookies on your browser may lead to a signing problem. Let’s clear YouTube cookies and enable cookies on the browser.
Step 1:- Click on the Chrome 3 dot located on the very right-hand top and choose Settings. Now click on “Privacy and Security” and then on “Site Settings”.
Step 2:- Scroll down to the Content section and click on “Cookies and Site Data”.
Step 3:- Now in the general settings make sure cookies are set to “Allow all cookies” and again scroll down and click on “See all cookies and site data”.
Step 4:- Here you will see all the cookies, click on Remove all to delete all the saved cookies.
Once done restart your browser and check if this fixed “there was an issue signing you into YouTube. Troubleshoot here”. If not then proceed to the below steps.
Solution 2:- Clear Cache and Browsing Data
Browser cache and data are one of the major causes for issues like YouTube sign-in problems.
Step 1:- Click on the Chrome 3 dot located at the very right-hand top and choose settings. Click on “Privacy and Security” from the left-hand menu bar and then click on “Clear browsing data”.
Step 2:- Now click on Advanced and set the time range to “All time”. Leave Password and Autofill form data unchecked and then click on Clear Data.
Step 3:- Wait for the process to get completed and restart your browser.
Solution 3:- Sign out of all other accounts
Are you confused with this solution? Don’t be as many users recommended this method. Try this solution if the above two solutions fail to fix the problem.
On your browser, open YouTube, click on the profile picture and choose Switch Account. This can also fix problems like youtube comments not loading.
Now sign out of all the accounts displaying here one by one. Once done, restart your browser and then try signing again.
Solution 4:- Disable all Chrome Extensions
Using different third-party extensions on chrome is really a great help but sometimes it can cause some conflicts and errors.
Now just to make sure extensions are not creating a problem for signing into YouTube, we will disable all the installed extensions and check if this works.
Step 1:- Click on the Chrome 3 dot and hover up to more tools and choose Extensions.
Step 2:- Now here you will see the list of all the installed extensions. You will see the switch in a blue color to enable and disable. Click on the switch of every extension to disable it.
You can also remove the extensions that you don’t identify or not in use. Once done restart your browser and check again if this worked.
Solution 5:- Reset Browser and clear device temporary files
If nothing is working then we can try resetting the entire browser settings. We also need to clear the Windows temporary files as well.
How to reset Chrome browser
Step 1:- Click on the Chrome 3 dot at the very right-hand top and choose settings. Now scroll down to the very bottom and click on Advanced.
Step 2:- Now again scroll down to the very bottom again and click on “Restore settings to their original defaults”.
Step 3:- From the confirmation box, click on “Reset settings”.
Wait till it gets completed and restart the browser. Probably this will surely fix your problem.
How to FIX there was an issue signing you into YouTube – Phone
If you are having this problem with the phone app then apply these below solutions.
- Update your Google and YouTube app from Play Store.
- Clear app cache and data. Open settings > Apps and look for the YouTube app. Now tap on Storage and then tap on “Clear Cache” and “Clear Data”.
- Uninstall the app and reinstall it again.
- Reboot the phone
- Make sure you are signing in with a Google account.
- Reboot your phone
- Update App from App store
- Reinstall the app again
I am sure these solutions will help you to get rid of the “There was an Issue Signing you into YouTube. Troubleshoot here” problem.
Well, according to most of the users, browser cache and cookies were found as the major cause for this error. Probably you can easily get rid of the problem for the next time with this step.