Solved: How do I fix HTTP Error 429 Too Many Requests on YouTube app?

Problem Symptom

Users reported when watching a video on YouTube for the first time on the day. While trying to access YouTube, Youtube’s Analytics, or after replying user’s comment, the “HTTP Error 429: Too Many Requests” message was prompted. The user is unable to reply to anyone else’s comment subsequently.

Solved: How do I fix HTTP Error 429 Too Many Requests on YouTube app?

Many users reported “HTTP Error 429: Too Many Requests” happen on YouTube with similar questions as below:

  • What does “HTTP Error 429: Too Many Requests” mean for YouTube app?
  • Why does HTTP Error 429 occur on YouTube?
  • How do I fix a network HTTP error 429 on the YouTube app?

Follow the below solution steps to resolve HTTP Error 429: Too Many Requests issue on YouTube.

Content Summary

Potential Causes
Solution 1: Wait for restore
Solution 2: Reset Internet connection
Solution 3: Open YouTube using new browser’s tab
Solution 4: Contact ISP to Change VPS Protocol or IP
Solution 5: Turn off restricted mode
Solution 6: Force to use IPV4
Solution 7: Clear YouTube App Data and Cache

Potential Causes

  • Receiving a HTTP status 429 is not an error, it is the YouTube server asking you to please stop spamming requests. You should not seek to “dodge” this, or even try to circumvent server security settings by trying to spoof your IP, you should simply respect the server’s answer by not sending too many requests.
  • YouTube server perform update maintenance.
  • The number of requests made by the user to the server is more than the limit, the user is either banned temporarily or permanently based on the user’s IP Address.
  • Certain ISPs that might have been banned by YouTube and their IP Addresses might have been blacklisted.

Solution 1: Wait for restore

HTTP Error 429 happen related to YouTube itself, just wait an hour or two for it to restore.

Solution 2: Reset Internet connection

Perform below steps to reset Internet connection by rebooting hotspot or router, etc:

Step 1: Plug out the power cord of the Internet router from the socket.

Step 2: Press and hold the Power button on the router for more than 30 seconds.

Step 3: Plug the power cord back into the Internet router and press the Power button.

Step 4: Wait for the Internet connection to establish.

Solution 3: Open YouTube using new browser’s tab

Try to swap the tab, or close it, and try again later.

Solution 4: Contact ISP to Change VPS Protocol or IP

If you are using VPS that has been blocked by YouTube, it is recommended to contact the ISP and check to make sure that they haven’t been blocked by Youtube. If the ISP or related IP address has been blocked by YouTube, ask the ISP to change the IP Address.

Solution 5: Turn off restricted mode

Follow the below steps to turn off restricted mode in YouTube setting:

Step 1: Browse to YouTube page.

Step 2: Go to Settings < General > Turn off restricted mode.

Follow the below steps to turn off restricted mode in YouTube setting.

Solution 6: Force to use IPV4

Execute the following command to force YouTube to use IPV4 instead of IPV6:

Step 1: Open the YouTube-dl command line.

Step 2: Type in the following command and press Enter: youtube-dl -4

Note: -4 will prompt the application to force connections over IPV4.

Solution 7: Clear YouTube App Data and Cache

Step 1: Restart your phone.

Step 2: Go to App info of YouTube App.

Step 3: Tap on Clear Data and Clear Cache button to clear all the downloaded videos, files, and account info.

Tap on Clear Data and Clear Cache button to clear all the downloaded videos, files, and account info.

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