Frequently Asked Questions

YouTube Vanced is a modded version of the YouTube app that provides additional features not found in the official app with extra features to make your YouTube experience better!, such as the ability to play videos in the background and block ads. It is not an official app and is not available on the Google Play Store.

Such features include:

  • Background Playback
  • Picture in Picture (PiP)
  • Black AMOLED Theme
  • Ads blocking (requires enabling)
  • Override max resolution (allow playback of video with a resolution higher than your screen)
  • And much more!

No, it is not available on the Google Play Store. YouTube Vanced is a modded version of the official YouTube app and as such, it is not endorsed or supported by Google. It can only be downloaded from third-party websites. Using modded apps like YouTube Vanced may be against the terms of service of the official app, so it's important to be aware of the risks before downloading.

You can only download and install Vanced using the Vanced Manager app which can be found on our website. But you can also grab it from GitHub repo

    Installing YouTube Vanced can be a bit more involved than downloading a regular app from the Google Play Store, since it is not available on the official app store. Here are the general steps to install YouTube Vanced: Make sure your device is rooted or has been jailbroken. Download the APK file for YouTube Vanced from a reputable third-party website. Allow installations from unknown sources in your device's settings. Install the APK file as you would any other app. Once installed, open YouTube Vanced and sign in with your Google account. Please note: I would recommend you to read the terms and conditions of YouTube Vanced and also the risks involved with installing the modded version of YouTube. As it may not be legal in some countries and also it may violate the terms of service of the official YouTube App.

  1. Download the Vanced Manager APK from here.
  2. Navigate to device Settings > Security and allow installs from Uknown Sources.
  3. Install the Vanced Manager from the downloaded APK.
  4. Launch the Manager app and install YouTube Vanced.

Read the full guide here on how to install Vanced on Non-Rooted and Rooted devices.

No, but some countries can use the official YouTube offline video feature.

Or you can try YTMP3, a different way to download videos from YouTube that is similar to YouTube Vanced.

YouTube Vanced is NOT YouTube Premium

It is a new version of the stock YouTube app that has been changed. It has a lot of features, like blocking ads and playing videos in the background, among other things.

If the comments section is at the bottom (the old place), turn it off in Vault Settings > Layout Settings and restart the app.

If that doesn't work, force stop the app and clear its data.

No, it doesn't.

But Vanced Manager will let you know when there is an update to install.

You can set it up by going to Advanced Settings > Accessibility. If the settings won't open or don't work, turn off the sound amplifier, switch access, and live caption in your device's accessibility settings.


  1. It's used by the stock app, so Vanced does too.
  2. To use less space, it only installs the languages you tell it to.
  3. It's the only place your device can get the core APK it needs.

But don't worry, Vanced Manager will do all the hard work for you. All you have to do is tap the "Install" button.

Tap the "About" section of the Vanced Settings menu 6-7 times in a row to turn it on. This does nothing but turn on the extra video codec settings.

As the title says, a lot of people have been asking how to make YouTube Advanced the default.

On rooted devices, you don't have to worry about this because Stock YouTube has replaced YouTube Vanced, so it's already set.

The solutions for non-root have been put into three groups: OneUl, MUM, and the rest.

OneUl users:

  1. Tap and hold the app icon for YouTube or YouTube Vanced
  2. Tap on App info.
  3. Find "Set as default" and tap it
  4. Tap "Open supported links" and select "Open in this app"

In older versions of OneUl, the names of the options in the fourth step might be a little bit different. Tap "Go to URLs that work" and then choose "In this app." In the very old version of OneUl, go to Settings > Apps > [Tap the three dots in the right corner] > Default apps > Set as default. Once the apps are loaded, go to YouTube or YouTube Vanced and do the 4th step.

MIUI users:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Go to Apps
  3. Manage apps
  4. Then, tap the three dots at the right corner
  5. Default apps
  6. Opening links
  7. Wait until all our as es sets are listed...
  8. Find YouTube or YouTube Vanced and tap it.
  9. Tap "Open supported links' and select "Open"

AOSP & other custom Uls (00S, ColorOS, EMUI, etc.):

  1. Open Settings
  2. Go to Apps
  3. Tap Default apps
  4. Find YouTube or YouTube Vanced
  5. Tap "Go to Supported URLs and choose the "Open in this app"

If you're still having trouble, you could look for "how-to" articles or videos on Google, or you could download a third-party app from the Play Store to save you the trouble.

To hide microG the notification,

  1. You can turn off Vanced microG's battery optimization and restart your device.
  2. If the above method doesn't work, turn off microG notifications by holding down on the notification, toggling it off, and tapping Save.

Depending on how your Android device is set up, there are different ways to turn off app notifications. If you don't know how to turn it off, you can use Google to find out how.