How Do I Change the Video Quality on YouTube on My iPhone?

Are you tired of videos on YouTube constantly buffering or not playing smoothly on your iPhone? One of the easiest ways to fix this is by changing the video quality. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to change the video quality on YouTube on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open YouTube App

The first step is to open the YouTube app on your iPhone. You should see the YouTube icon on your home screen. Tap on it to open the app.

Step 2: Search for a Video

Once you have opened the app, use the search bar at the top of the screen to find a video that you want to watch. Type in any keywords related to your desired video and tap on “Search.”

Step 3: Tap on Video

From your search results, select a video that you want to watch by tapping on it.

Step 4: Tap on Three Dots

After selecting a video, look for three dots located at the top right corner of your screen. Tap on it.

Step 5: Tap Quality

From the options that appear, select “Quality.” This will show you all available video qualities.

Note: The available options will depend upon how high quality (or low quality) is available for that particular video.

Step 6: Select Desired Quality

You should now see a list of different resolutions from which you can choose. The higher resolution options may not be suitable if you are experiencing buffering or slow internet speeds. Select a resolution that works best for you by tapping it.

  • TIP: If you have an unlimited data plan or are connected to Wi-Fi, choosing higher resolutions such as 1080p HD would provide better viewing experience.

Step 7: Start Watching the Video

After selecting the desired quality, the video will automatically start playing in that resolution.


Changing video quality on YouTube is a simple and effective way to ensure a smooth viewing experience on your iPhone. By following these easy steps, you can select a quality resolution that suits your internet speed and needs. Next time when you have trouble while streaming videos on YouTube, use this tutorial to change the video quality and enjoy uninterrupted streaming.