Why YouTube Subscription Not Working? Solved!

YouTube subscriptions is helpful for youtubers to get important information about the videos. However, many users have encountered YouTube subscriptions stop working problems. These YouTube subscription not working problems can be due to some technical or management issues. Each of us face different kinds of troubles relating to YouTube subscriptions and luckily, each problem can definitely be solved. Below are list of YouTube subscription problems with their possible solutions. Make sure to follow the instructions thoroughly to avoid further problems from occurring again. Good luck!

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1. Mobile YouTube Subscription Not Working on iPad, iPhone, Android

There are a lot of ways on browsing YouTube on mobile. You can go to your favorite browser and just go to YouTube or you can also install the YouTube app on your device. If you're having trouble accessing YouTube subscriptions using browsers, you're alternative would be the YouTube app. However, there can be instances when both your alternatives fail to work on loading and showing your YouTube subscriptions. Here is a simple solution for that:


  • Go to your device's Settings.
  • Select Wireless & networks.
  • Scroll down and select Mobile networks.
  • You will see a bunch of selections with checkboxes beside each. Look for Data enabled. Uncheck it, wait for a minute or two, and then check it back again.
  • Go back to your browser or to your YouTube mobile app and you shall have your favorite subscribed channels showing on your subscriptions again.

2. YouTube Subscription button Not Working

There are also instances when YouTube subscription buttons are not working. Every time you want to subscribe to a channel and click the subscription button, it is suppose to say Subscribed and that channel that you subscribed a moment ago should be seen on your subscription list. Oftentimes, it fails to work that way. Many subscribers complain about subscription button not working and responding on their actions. Here is a possible solution for that problem:


  • Open your favorite browser.
  • On its toolbar, select Menu.
  • Select More tools and then click Clear browsing data.
  • A box will then appear. Check the boxes for Cookies and plug-in data so as the Cache images and files.
  • Then, select Clear browsing data.

3. YouTube Subscription box Not Working

Many also encounter YouTube subscription box problems. The subscription boxes oftentimes fail to load and show. Try the following guide. This might be a solution.


  • Go to Subscriptions on the upper right corner of your home page.
  • You will be redirected to another page. On the upper right corner, click Manage Subscriptions.
  • Then, you will be redirected to your collection of subscriptions where you can see all of the channels you've subscribed to. Each channel has a little, tiny box on its left side. Mark and check all the boxes of the channels. You can instantly select and check all the boxes by clicking the uppermost little box with a dropdown arrow.
  • Beside the uppermost little box is the Actions button with another dropdown arrow. Click that to select some options.
  • As the options appear, select Show only uploads in feed.
  • Wait for minutes, and you will be able to see all your subscriptions again.

4. YouTube Subscription list Not Working

Many Youtubers complain that only the list of Recommendations, Suggestions, and Most Popular (which are really not that necessary for them) are only seen on the home page, while the list of YouTube subscription videos don't really appear. They said subscription list only keep on loading, but is really not showing on the home page. Many Youtubers have been crying out for help on this, so here is a possible solution to that:


  • Log in to your YouTube account.
  • On the upper right corner of your home page, click the view button with a dropdown arrow.
  • You will see a dropdown selection. Select Everything.
  • Then, you will be able to get your normal subscriptions list back again.

5. YouTube pinned Subscription Not Working

Pinning YouTube channels on the top list of subscriptions is also a very important feature on YouTube. It enables users to access and see the latest uploaded videos of their favorite channels instantly and easily. Pinned channels are supposed to be seen on the top subscriptions of your home page. Oftentimes, it doesn't work like that at all. So here is an easy way of recovering your favorite pinned channels back to where they're supposed to be.


  • On the left side of your home page, you will see some channels you've subscribed to. Scroll down and click See all.
  • You will then be redirected to All Subscriptions where you can see all the list of channels you've subscribed. You will see a tiny pin icon beside each channel. Choose and click your favorite channels you want to pin.
  • After choosing the favorite channels you want to pin, wait for minutes to save and update changes.

Many users really encounter a lot of problems with YouTube subscriptions, but are still lucky as each problem actually has solutions. Every time you encounter a bug or a problem with YouTube subscriptions, you can always report and send an email to the management for it to be fixed. Refreshing and updating browsers and apps are also a good idea in fixing bugs you might encounter.

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Mar 22,2017 14:11 pm / Posted by to Download YouTube

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