How to Fix YouTube Error 503


Want to know how to fix YouTube error 503? This tutorial involves 4 solutions to help you with it.

Oct. 17, 2018


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Following the last lesson of how to fix YouTube error 400, we continue to talk about YouTube errors. In this tip, YouTube error 503 will be our topic.

Since half hours ago, Google’s sever break down, and many users find they are stuck on “YouTube Error 503”, or when they select some video to view, then get an error message like “An error occurred. Please try again later”. Just like the following screenshot shows:

YouTube Error – An Error Occurred. Please try again later

YouTube Error – An Error Occurred. Please try again later

You must want to know what YouTube error 503 is, and how to fix this problem. Next we will talk about the two question in detail:

What YouTube Error 503 is

YouTube error 503 is a server-side response code that means the site’s server is simply not available for now. It always occurs with the reminder of 503 Server Error: Service Unavailable. It can happen in any browser in any operating system, even on your smart phone, or on some applications. This YouTube 503 service unavailable error is generally caused by the Connector once either the connection times-out or it’s unable to connect to the proxy server. Mostly, this 503 error occurs since the server is too busy or when there is maintenance being performed on it.

How to Fix YouTube Error 503

The reason why YouTube error 503 occurs maybe sound complicated. But to solve this 503 error is much easier. There are 4 methods to enable you to fix it.

Method 1. Try refresh the YouTube video web page

Even though the YouTube 503 Service Unavailable error means that there’s an error on another computer, the issue is probably only temporary. Sometimes just trying the page again will work.

Method 2. Restart router, computer or device

The YouTube error 503 is still most likely the fault of the website you’re visiting, and it’s possible that there’s an issue with the DNS server configurations on your router or computer, which a simple restart of both might correct.

Method 3. Try to reload the video in a period later

Since this error 503 is a common error message on highly popular websites such as YouTube when a huge increase in traffic overwhelms the servers, so simply waiting it out is often a great option.

Method 4. Waiting for Google to Fix It

If you have tried the solutions above, and still haven’t fixed this problem. This means it is a problem of Google. Because there’s something wrong with Google’s Server, this makes you have this YouTube 503 error and can’t get access to YouTube. At this moment (Oct.16th,2018), you can’t fix it with any existing solutions, your only solution is waiting for Google fix it. So be patient.

Bonus Part: How to Download YouTube Videos or Convert YouTube Videos to Mp3 For Free

Although you can do almost all the things with your YouTube App or YouTube website. While if you want to download some YouTube videos, extract audio from some YouTube video, or convert some videos to Mp3, at this moment, you have to use tome third-party small tool. Here we recommend you two free tools that help you make it.

Part 1: How to Download YouTube Videos to Computer/iPhone/iPad For Free

AnyTrans for iOS, basically a professional iOS data manager, while it fitted with a fantastic feature of downloading videos free from YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, etc. To download videos from YouTube or other website, you just need to find the video you like from YouTube, and then copy this URL to AnyTrans’ search box, then you can download it to computer or iPhone iPad directly.

How to Download Videos from YouTube with AnyTrans for iOS

How to Download Videos from YouTube with AnyTrans for iOS

Part 2: Extract Audio from Any YouTube Videos or Convert It to Mp3 For Free

You must have found some nice videos, and want to have it in audio version, like Mp3. AnyGet is a tool like this, which allows you to search anything you like in the search box, then you will get a large number of search results from YouTube, Soundcloud, Vimeo, etc. And you can pick one from them to view online, download it in video and audio formats. And even convert this video to Mp3 format.

Extract Audio from YouTube Video or Convert It to Mp3

Extract Audio from YouTube Video or Convert It to Mp3

The Bottom Line

Compared to the other three options, I prefer downloading video from YouTube. Because it is not limited to the 503 service unavailable error, but also we can watch the videos anytime and anywhere, even without network. So download AnyTrans for iOS right now.

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