How to Fix 3DS YouTube Error

Videos won’t playing in the YouTube app on Nintendo 3DS or in browsers? It keeps saying “An error while performing this operation”? This tip will help you fix 3DS YouTube error in 4 easy and quick ways.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Mar. 19, 2020

“Can anyone help, I have been able to watch videos earlier, but now when I try to watch video, I get ‘An error has occurred while performing this operation’, and I have not touched my 3DS since I got home! It happening on the YouTube app and even on the browser! It even wont let me change anything in the settings of YouTube!”

Fix 3Ds YouTube Error

Fix 3Ds YouTube Error

In recent days, you may meet the same situation as the above user that the YouTube app on your 3DS is stop working. Some of videos still work while most of the newly updated videos don’t. And when you click a video it says: An error occurred while performing this operation.

You may have tried deleting and re-downloading the YouTube app but nothing changed, right? Don’t worry. We are here to help you. In this guide we will share you 4 ways to fix 3DS YouTube error with minimal trouble. Keep on.

How to Fix 3DS YouTube Error in 4 Easy Ways

Method 1. Clean User Caches

Remove the cookies and caches, browsing histories stored in your browsers. In addition, delete system and user logs as well as outdated temp files.

iPhone & Mac: Safari > Bookmarks > History > Clear > Choose how much history you’d like to clear > Clear.

Android: Tools > Data > Tap on the data you’d like to clear > Clear.

Chrome: Settings > Clear Browsing Data > Choose the time > Click the data you want to clear > clear browsing data.

Method 2. Change the Time as Suggested & Update Version

In some cases, the system clock may have changed the time, so you just need to set the correct time as suggested. Aside from that, you have to check your 3DS, browser and Flash Player are in the latest version, if they are not, update them to the latest version. Then close the video tabs and try again, you can have access to the video now.

Method 3. Change Video Quality

YouTube usually adjusts the quality of the videos so that users can have a better viewing experience by switching definition. But there’s a problem that if the video was recorded using the standard definition, then it will be unavailable in high definition. In order to solve this problem, you should go to Gear icon to change the quality of the videos. What’s more, you’d better set the preference of default video quality in case you will meet the same problem.

Bonus Tip. Download YouTube Videos with AnyTrans

If above three way are not succeed in helping you fix the 3DS YouTube error, you can try this powerful YouTube video downloader – AnyTrans. It can help you download the videos you prefer from YouTube to your devices and computer directly.

AnyTrans supports lots of video formats, such as MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, FLV etc. And it will automatically convert the videos to iPhone-supported format. Moreover, It helps you save the videos in the best quality and auto skips ads for you. So, follow the steps below to give it a try now.

Step 1. Run AnyTrans on your computer (connect your device to the computer if you want to save the videos on your device) > Click Media Downloader on the main interface.

Click on Media Downloader in AnyTrans – Step 1

Click on Media Downloader in AnyTrans

Step 2. Copy and paste the URL of videos to the downloading area > Click Search button to find the video you want to download.

Copy URL and Search in AnyTrans – Step 2

Copy URL and Search in AnyTrans

Step 3. Click the button on the upper right corner to view the downloading process. If the download failed, just click Refresh to restart the process.

The Bottom Line

With above ways, you may have fixed 3DS YouTube error. If you have any problem, don’t hesitate to contact us via email or leave your comment below. By the way, AnyTrans is free for you to download videos all the time. Just get it to download your favorite videos from any website.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iPhone related issues.