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Pascal325

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Seems lately, after iOS 11 update at least, the Youtube app is killing my phones battery and causing it to get very HOT. It has never done this before. I saw on Reddit many other people are showing the same issues. I have the 8 plus, but people have the X, and the 7's are having it too.

Wonder if there is a way to fix or report the issue?
 

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Seems lately, after iOS 11 update at least, the Youtube app is killing my phones battery and causing it to get very HOT. It has never done this before. I saw on Reddit many other people are showing the same issues. I have the 8 plus, but people have the X, and the 7's are having it too.

Wonder if there is a way to fix or report the issue?
You said YouTube app? That’s youtube problem. I use youtube via safari.
 
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pat500000

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Seems lately, after iOS 11 update at least, the Youtube app is killing my phones battery and causing it to get very HOT. It has never done this before. I saw on Reddit many other people are showing the same issues. I have the 8 plus, but people have the X, and the 7's are having it too.

Wonder if there is a way to fix or report the issue?
If you’re uncomfortable with this, just exhcange it or return it.
 
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Sorig

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Yup it's true. I got rid of the youtube app and now watch youtube on chrome. It's a shame the video quality on web browsers is not as sharp compared to the youtube app though.
 
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Pascal325

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Are you on 11.0 or 11.1? I have not experienced this on my X upgraded to 11.1.

11.1 now. But it did it on 11.03 I believe was the version.
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If you’re uncomfortable with this, just exhcange it or return it.

And what does this have to do with a youtube app issue or ios issue? LOL.
 
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jimmy_uk

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Gets warm for me also on ios 11.1.

Also when watching a video and scrolling through the comments they judder. The frame rate is really poor.

Guessing in needs another update?
 
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pat500000

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11.1 now. But it did it on 11.03 I believe was the version.
[doublepost=1509910320][/doublepost]

And what does this have to do with a youtube app issue or ios issue? LOL.
It appears that you would think it’s a hardware problem rather than the software. Or don’t use the app.
 
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Pascal325

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Please tell me what made you think I said it was a hardware issue?! Because NO WHERE did I say it was. I said an APP or iOS issue. How about stop posting until you actually post something constructive.

It appears that you would think it’s a hardware problem rather than the software. Or don’t use the app.
 
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pat500000

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Please tell me what made you think I said it was a hardware issue?! Because NO WHERE did I say it was. I said an APP or iOS issue. How about stop posting until you actually post something constructive.
As i said....get rid of your app? How’s that for constructive?
 
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Just an update with my experience: I'm running 11.1 on my iPhone X with the most up-to-date version of the YouTube app. I've been watching videos for half an hour straight (first 20 minutes on LTE, last 10 on Wi-Fi) and the phone is no warmer than it would be when inactive (to the touch) and it's used about 7% battery from nearly a full charge.
 
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pat500000

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Just an update with my experience: I'm running 11.1 on my iPhone X with the most up-to-date version of the YouTube app. I've been watching videos for half an hour straight (first 20 minutes on LTE, last 10 on Wi-Fi) and the phone is no warmer than it would be when inactive (to the touch) and it's used about 7% battery from nearly a full charge.
So it’s been okay?
 
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saltd

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Glad I’m not the only one to have noticed this! No way I’m ditching the app, as I pay for the Red service. I’m sure they’ll sort it out, if they haven’t already.
 
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daffie

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Youtube update available.

After installing the issue is solved. No heating issues, connection stable, smooth scrolling, and normal battery usage (2% for 15 minutes playback 1440p).
 
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Pascal325

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Youtube update available.

After installing the issue is solved. No heating issues, connection stable, smooth scrolling, and normal battery usage (2% for 15 minutes playback 1440p).
Of course after I uninstalled it. LOL! I will give it another try. Thanks for reporting!
 
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Galacticos

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Youtube update available.

After installing the issue is solved. No heating issues, connection stable, smooth scrolling, and normal battery usage (2% for 15 minutes playback 1440p).

I just installed it and had the problem worse if anything. 20 min video got very hot and drained 16% battery..

Otherwise I’ve had very good battery
 
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deuxani

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I have the same issue on both my 7 Plus and X, but it doesn't happen with every video or every time. Sometimes it works like normal and sometimes the phone heats up and drains like crazy. It's definitely a YouTube app issue and I hope Google will fix it soon.
 
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daffie

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Yes after latest update my iphone doesn't heat up any more when playback youtube vids. Battery usage is 6% per 15 minutes (1080p / 1440p). I guess that's about normal?
 
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YouTube always pushes the temps on my phone, its not really a hardware issue.

As others stated, either live with it, update the app or do what many of us do, just view the videos in safari.
 
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