Can YouTube enter full screen mode on iPad, iPad Air, or iPad Pro? Or is the video stuck or not rendered correctly in full screen mode?
Full-screen issues can occur with YouTube apps and YouTube.com mobile sites. Please make the following corrections to resolve the issue.
Try alternative gestures
In the case of a square full screen If the icon in the lower right corner of the YouTube video pane doesn’t seem to respond, try these gestures instead.
- Twist: Place two fingers on the video pane and pull them apart to enter full screen mode.
- Pinch in: Release and pull two fingers to exit full screen mode.
Depending on your browser, the above gestures may not work on the YouTube mobile site on your iPad. Instead, double-click the video pane to start and exit full-screen mode using the mouse or trackpad.
The best way to fix YouTube full screen issues or other YouTube issues on your iPad is to kill and restart the YouTube app.
To do this, open the app switcher (swipe from bottom to top of the screen) and YouTube A card at the top of the screen. Then reopen the YouTube app to see if full screen mode works.
If you’re having trouble with your web browser, try closing and opening YouTube in a new tab. If that doesn’t work, kill it and restart your browser.
Clear your browser cache
If your browser’s cache is corrupted, YouTube may behave abnormally, so try removing it. In Safari, setting App and selection Safari >> >> Clear history and website data..