Re-authenticate your YouTube account

To protect your account, you may be asked to re-authenticate before using certain features on YouTube.

You can re-authenticate using one of these methods:

If you get an error saying "Action blocked," do the following on your mobile device:

  • Android devices: Stay signed into the Google account for 7 or more days.
  • iPhone or iPads: Install Gmail, the Google Search app, or YouTube app and stay signed in for 7 or more days.
  • Other devices: Add a recovery phone number to your Google account and wait for 7 or more days.
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