How To Install YouTube Vanced on Android Devices

YouTube Vanced, an alternative to Google’s YouTube app, is gaining in popularity because it doesn’t play commercials, as well as a slew of other features.

Several modders have worked together to improve the stock YouTube app and make it more user-friendly.

It’s exclusively available for Android smartphones and requires a few more steps to set up than the built-in YouTube app on Google’s Play Store.

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

A smart option is to turn off automatic updates from the Play Store because the app may be replaced depending on the version.

What is YouTube Vanced?

For those who don’t want advertisements, YouTube Vanced is an excellent alternative to Google’s YouTube app.

There are many other features outside just removing advertisements, however.

If Sponsor Bloc is enabled, sponsored advertising will be included.

Root vs. Non-Rooted

If your smartphone isn’t already Rooted, you’ll need to download and install MicroG.

MicroG’s installation is straightforward, with an option to do so included in the process.

MicroG is a free alternative to Google Play Services that is open-source and free of charge.

If our device doesn’t have root access, we should install MicroG first.

Install From Unknown Apps

You’ll need to enable the option to install apps from untrusted sources in order to do this.

If you’ve downloaded and installed APKs from places other than the Google Play Store, Unknown Apps may already be enabled.

You may be prompted to enable this feature during the installation process.

Go to Settings > Apps & Notification > Special App Access > Install Unknown Apps to enable it.

Choose your browser such as Chrome and be sure the option is enabled.

How to Install YouTube Vanced Android

1. Download Vanaced Manager APK here.

2. Install Vanaced Manager APK on your Android phone.

3. Once installed, open the Vanaced Manager app.

4. Tap Lets Get Started.

5. Ensure YouTube Vanced is Check marked and click the Arrow.

6. If your Android device is not Rooted, tap the Nonroot arrow at the bottom.

7. Tap close on a popup.

8. Choose the Vanced MicroG option and the drop down arrow to download it.

9. Vanced MicroG will download. And then tap Settings.

10. Turn On Allow From This Source.

11. Tap the back button and tap Install. This will install Vanced MicroG on your device.

12. Once installed, tap on YouTube Vanced download arrow.

13. An install screen will show up with preferences, tap Install for the Default options.

14. YouTube Vanced will Download. Then tap Install.

15. After it installs, open the YouTube Vanced App.

16. Now youi can sign in your Google / YouTube Account.

I’m Getting a Connection Error

  • MicroG problems are the most common cause of this error.
  • First and foremost, make sure that MicroG is running the most recent version.
  • MicroG generally needs to be uninstalled and reinstalled if your Google password has been changed.
  • Delete all Vanced and MicroG App data. In Settings>Apps>MicroG for Vanced> Storage>Clear App Data, tap Clear.
  • MicroG and Vanced should not have their battery optimization enabled at all.

Will YouTube Vanced Auto Update?

No, the app will not auto-update when new releases are made available; instead, users must update the app themselves.

Installing the app from scratch is all it takes to do a manual update.

A Play Store Update has Replaced Vanced with the Stock YouTube App

If the Google Play Store updates or installs the Vanced App, it will overwrite it.

To uninstall updates, navigate to Settings> Apps> YouTube> tap the three dots in top right and select “uninstall updates”.

YouTube Vanced can also be reinstalled.


If you want to get the most out of the YouTube app without having to deal with annoying advertising, YouTube Vanced is the best solution.

More sophisticated Android users will find the installation process more complicated.

It is only available on Android devices, hence there is no iOS version.

The Stock YouTube version may be overwritten if you update the app from the Google Play Store after installation.

A manual update is required from time to time as new versions are released.

How long have you been a user of YouTube Vanced? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment here.

How To Install YouTube Vanced on Android Devices
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