How to: Watch HQ YouTube Video over 3G
This came up in another thread during a discussion about data limits; rather than hijacking that thread any further, I thought we could start a new one for a tip that often goes overlooked.
The conversation from the original thread:
Sure you can. Just use the mobile site: How to Watch HD YouTube Videos over 3G on iPhone | iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
And use this trick so that YouTube links alwaysopen in mobile Safari instead of opening the YouTube app: iOS Tip: Speeding Up YouTube | jack john brown
Here's a screenshot; all you need to do to turn HQ on or off is tap the red HQ button. Notice I'm on 3G.
Final tip: bookmark the YouTube mobile site with a Home Screen icon, and you'll have a pretty full-featured replacement for the native app!
- 03-02-2012, 07:02 PM #2
That's a great tip. Thanks for sharing. I'm really curious as to why Apple restricts the 3G data coming into the device.
Not only was YouTube horrible to use, iTunes Match and any device that needs data, would stutter and buffer constantly. I never experienced this on my Android devices.
I jail broke my 4s and installed 3G Unrestrictor. I can now play HQ videos on YouTube and play my cloud based music files without any hiccups.
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- 03-03-2012, 10:38 AM #3
That does make sense, but I wish they made it easier for users who WANT to use the fuller versions to do so. The part that doesn't make sense to me is why the native YouTube app was always so slow—even on wifi. Easily half of the videos I tried to watch would require continual rebuffering with the app. As soon as I switched to the mobile site those same videos were lightning fast.
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