How To Install YouTube Vanced for Android Devices

By | August 19, 2021

How to Install YouTube Vanced Android Overvew
YouTube Vanced is becoming very popular as an alternative to the Google YouTube App since it removes ads from being played, along with many other features.

It is a collaboration of mods who have modified the stock YouTube App and added many nice options.
How to Install YouTube Vanced Android
It can only be installed on Android devices and does have a few more steps compared to the stock Google YouTube app.

After installing YouTube Vanced, do not update from the Google Play Store, or it will overwrite the app.

It is a good idea to disable auto-updates from the Play Store as depending on the version may replace the app.

What is YouTube Vanced?

YouTube Vanced is a modified version of Google’s YouTube app that has many nice features such as no ads and more.

While the main benefit is the removal of ads, it also has Background Playback, Custom Themes, Override Max Resolution, and much more.

This includes sponsored ads when the option Sponsor Bloc option is enabled.

Root vs. Non-Rooted
If your device is not Rooted, it will need MicroG installed.

The installation of MicroG is easy, with an option to install it included in the installation wizard.

MicroG is an open-source free alternative to Google Play Services.

Simply be sure to install MicroG first if our device does not have Root.

Install From Unknown Apps
The option to install apps from unknown sources will need to be turned on.

If you have installed APKs from sources other than the Play Store Unknown Apps is likely already on.

Depending on your device this option will likely ask to be turned on during installation.

To turn it on, go to Settings–> Apps & Notifications–> Special App Access–> Install Unknown Apps.
Turn on Install From Unknown Apps

Select your browser such as Chrome and be sure the option is enabled.
Turn on Install From Unknown Apps 2

How to Install YouTube Vanced Android

  1. Open a web browser such as Chrome and go to vancedapp.com
  2. How to Install YouTube Vanced Android Step 1

  3. Click on Vanaced Manager and Download the File
  4. How to Install YouTube Vanced Android Step 2

  5. Click Open
  6. Click Install
  7. How to Install YouTube Vanced Android Step 4

  8. Once installed Click Open
  9. How to Install YouTube Vanced Android Step 5

  10. Click Lets Get Started
  11. How to Install YouTube Vanced Android Step 6

  12. Make sure YouTube Vanced is Check marked and click the Arrow
  13. If your device is not Rooted select the Nonroot arrow at the bottom
  14. How to Install YouTube Vanced Android Step 8

  15. Click close on a popup
  16. How to Install YouTube Vanced Android Step 9

  17. Select the Vanced MicroG option and the drop down arrow to download it
  18. How to Install YouTube Vanced Android Step 10

  19. Vanced MicroG will download
  20. How to Install YouTube Vanced Android Step 11

  21. Click Settings on a popup
  22. How to Install YouTube Vanced Android Step 12

  23. Turn On Allow From This Source
  24. Click the back button and select Install
  25. Vanced MicroG will install
  26. After MicroG installs click on YouTube Vanced download arrow
  27. How to Install YouTube Vanced Android Step 16

  28. An install screen will come up with preferences click Install for the Default options
  29. How to Install YouTube Vanced Android Step 17

  30. YouTube Vanced will Download
  31. How to Install YouTube Vanced Android Step 18

  32. Click Install
  33. How to Install YouTube Vanced Android Step 19

  34. After it installs, Launch the App
  35. How to Install YouTube Vanced Android Step 20

  36. Log into your Google / YouTube Account

I’m Getting a Connection Error

  • This error is usually caused by a MicroG issue.
  • Be sure to MicroG is installed first with the newest version available.
  • If you have changed your Google password, MicroG usually needs to be uninstalled and reinstalled.
  • Clear Vanced and MicroG App Data. Go to Settings–> Apps–> MicroG for Vanced–> Storage–> Clear App Data.
  • Disable Battery optimization for MicroG and Vanced.

Will YouTube Vanced Auto Update?
No, the app will not automatically update, and it will need to be manually updated as new releases become available.

A manual update is simply installing the app again as it was the first time.

A Play Store Update has Replaced Vanced with the Stock YouTube App
The Google Play Store will overwrite the Vanced App if it is updated or installed from the Play Store.

To uninstall updates, go to Settings–> Apps–> YouTube–> click the three dots in top right and click “uninstall updates”.

Alternatively, YouTube Vanced can be installed again.

YouTube Vanced APK Download
The only official place to download the APK is from the website vancedapp.com.

Any Play Store App or other websites with the APK are not the official App and should be ignored.

Summary
YouTube Vanced is a great way to get more out of the YouTube app with no ads, and many more options.

The installation is slightly more involved and geared toward more advanced Android users.

There is no iOS version with it only available on Android devices.

After installing the app do not updated form the Google Play Store as it may overwrite it with the Stock YouTube version.

It will need a manual update from time to time as new releases become available.

Have you installed and used YouTube Vanced? Let us know your thoughts below.


 




 

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