Vanced FAQ

YouTube Vanced is a modified version of the official YouTube app with extra features to make your YouTube experience better!

Such features include:

  • Background Playback
  • Picture in Picture (PiP)
  • Black AMOLED Theme
  • Ads blocking (requires enabling)
  • Override max resolution (allow playback of video with a resolution higher than your screen)
  • And much more!

Google won't allow a modded version of their own app to be on Play Store. So don't look for it on the Google Play Store. Those are fake apps.

You can only download and install Vanced using the Vanced Manager app which can be found on our website. But you can also grab it from GitHub repo

  1. Download the Vanced Manager APK from here.
  2. Navigate to device Settings > Security and allow installs from Uknown Sources.
  3. Install the Vanced Manager from the downloaded APK.
  4. Launch the Manager app and install YouTube Vanced.

Read the full guide here on how to install Vanced on Non-Rooted and Rooted devices.

No, but official YouTube offline video feature available for supported countries.

Or you can try Pure Tuber, an alternative for YouTube Vanced which allows you to download videos.

YouTube Vanced is NOT YouTube Premium

It is a new modded version of stock YouTube app which contains a lot of features like Ad Blocking, Background Playback and many more.

If you have the comments section shown at the bottom (old place) in Vanced Settings > Layout Settings, disable it and restart the app.

If that doesn't work, force stop the app and clean its data.

No, it doesn't.

But Vanced Manager will send you a notification whenever there is an update available.

Configure it in Vanced Settings > Accessibility.
If the settings fail to open or don't work, go to your device accessibility settings and disable sound amplifier, switch access, live caption.


  1. The stock app uses it so Vanced uses it too.
  2. It only installs the languages you specify to reduce storage consumption.
  3. It has the only version of the core APK that your device requires.

Don't worry though, Vanced Manager does all the hard work for you so just tap on the "Install" button.

In the Vanced Settings menu, tap on the "About" section 6-7 times continuously to enable it. This only enables the additional video codec settings.

As the title says, a lot of users have been asking how to make YouTube Vanced as default.

For rooted devices, you don't need to worry because it is already set by default since YouTube Vanced gets replaced with Stock YouTube.

For non-root, solutions have been divided between as OneUl, MUM, and the rest.

OneUl users:

  1. Tap and hold down on YouTube or YouTube Vanced app icon
  2. Tap on App info.
  3. Find "Set as default" and tap it
  4. Tap "Open supported links" and select "Open in this app"

In older versions of OneUl, the name of the options in the 4th step might be slightly different. Tap "Go to supported URLs" and choose the "In this app" option. In the very older version of OneUl, go to Settings > Apps > [tap three dots at the right corner] > Default apps > Set as default. After the apps are loaded Find YouTube Vanced or YouTube and follow the 4th step.

MIUI users:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Go to Apps
  3. Manage apps
  4. Then, tap the three dots at the right corner
  5. Default apps
  6. Opening links
  7. Wait until all our as es sets are listed...
  8. Find YouTube or YouTube Vanced and tap it.
  9. Tap "Open supported links' and select "Open"

AOSP & other custom Uls (00S, ColorOS, EMUI, etc.):

  1. Open Settings
  2. Go to Apps
  3. Tap Default apps
  4. Find YouTube or YouTube Vanced
  5. Tap "Go to Supported URLs and choose the "Open in this app"

If you're still struggling with this, you may need to search some "how-to" articles/videos on Google or you can install a 3rd party app from Play Store to save you from this hassle.

To hide microG the notification,

  1. You can disable battery optimization for Vanced microG and reboot your device.
  2. If the above method doesn't work, disable microG notifications by holding on to the notification, toggle it off and tap Save.

Disabling app notifications can be done in different ways depending on the Android user interface. If you don't know how to disable it, try using Google for learning how to disable it.