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Can't Connect to Youtube on Ipod Touch

Dec 12, 2007 8:21AM PST

I have an iPod touch and am not able to connect to the built in app for youtube. However, I am able to access Safari and load web pages. The message that comes up simply says "cannot connect to youtube". Any ideas? Thanks

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(NT) Anyone?
Dec 18, 2007 8:23AM PST
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Head to some Apple store and try it there.
Dec 18, 2007 8:46AM PST

Stumper given only what's in your post.

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I'd say that the wireless network
Dec 18, 2007 10:25AM PST

would direct you to a security page, but if Safari works, this may not be the case. Either the Touch is faulty, the Tube has had some QT problems, or the network you're on is faulty. Most likely it's the app itself.

Have you tried it on different Wi-Fi signals?

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I have tried
Dec 19, 2007 12:40PM PST

connecting to many networks but the same result happens every time. I have no idea what to do.

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Then it must be some sort of app failure.
Dec 19, 2007 12:54PM PST

I suggest taking it to your local Genius Bar and have them run a test on it. Or you could try restoring the software on it. You didn't by any chance try to modify anything on it did you (like "jailbreaking")? Anyway, this is odd. I've never had problems with that app.

Take it to Apple if restoring doesn't work or you've tried already. Maybe while in Safari, something may have hopped on... It's possible but unlikely I suppose.

Let us know what Apple says.

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Jan 10, 2008 12:12PM PST

Not sure if you solved this yet, but I had the same problem. Check the date and time on your ipod. Mine was mysteriously set to the future and that caused me to be unable to connect.

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Thank you so much
Apr 9, 2008 10:52PM PDT

I had the same problem with UTube on my iPod. Thank you so much for the easy fix. I changed the date and time to the present and got right in.

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Thank you! Your solution fixed the prob. w/ itouch I have!
May 2, 2009 11:43PM PDT

Thank you! Your solution fixed the prob. w/ itouch I have!

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It Worked! Set correct time and date to get youtube!
May 20, 2009 3:47AM PDT

Thanks, your idea worked perfectly. My Itouch was set to a future date and time. As soon as I corrected that I was able to watch youtube. Thanks!

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May 19, 2008 8:28PM PDT

I have the answer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All it is, is the time & date settings!It usually will config to something year 2000!

Make sure you change the date to the current date and time in order for youtube to work!

I have this problem took me a week to solve!


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Enabling Youtube
Mar 29, 2009 10:27AM PDT

Ok this is what you have to do,
-First check if you have wifi
-then open youtube on your computer
-connect your ipod
-open (date and time) in general setting on ipod
-change the year to anything after 2030
-go to youtube app and open
-it is probably going to say cannot connect to youtube
-go back to (date and time) in general setting and change to 2009
-there you go, it should work now.

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Cannot connect to you tube in Itouch
Apr 14, 2009 2:04PM PDT

Thank you, thank you. All I needed was to reset the date and time and my you tube is back!

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connecting to utube
Aug 14, 2008 9:04AM PDT

Had same problem. Easy solve. You have to plug Ipod to computer and register it with Itunes. That sould do it.

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the real fix
May 12, 2009 12:27PM PDT

hey i work for apple the fix wouldn't be registering it but syncing it will also bring over the date and time from computer