I just get stuck on "Tap to Retry" get a pop up box to update but it does not (forget exact sequence of the "stuck" loop.

What is like a nuclear option way to update Youtube app on old iPad 2?

I cannot play any videos on it now and it only shows Tap to Retry.

  • You might be in a situation that the literal current version of the YouTube is incompatible with your device. If that’s the case there is no way to install it
    – Ramhound
    Jan 15, 2022 at 3:21

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The iPad 2 can be updated up to iOS 9.3.6 only, the current version of the YouTube app requires iOS/iPadOS 12 though. So you can‘t update the app on that iPad any longer.

You can try to use Safari to access YouTube instead.

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