6 Easy Ways to Fix YouTube Music Lyrics Not Showing on Mobile

The YouTube Music app offers a lyrics feature that allows users to follow along with the words as the music plays. However, there may be instances where this feature doesn't work as expected. Don't worry, though! You don't need to rely on third-party apps to view lyrics for your favorite songs. This article will provide you with six simple fixes to bring back the missing lyrics in the YouTube Music app.

1. Try Another Song

It's important to note that YouTube Music does not offer lyrics for every track in its library. If you find that lyrics are not showing up for some of your songs, it may simply be because those songs don't have lyrics available. To check if this is the case, try playing some popular tracks and see if the app shows lyrics for them. If lyrics are not showing up for any of the songs, continue with the fixes below.

2. Don't Use Offline

Another reason why YouTube Music may not display lyrics for songs is if your phone is not connected to the internet. While you can play downloaded songs offline with YouTube Music Premium, those audio files don't include lyrics. So, if your Android or iPhone is not connected to the internet while playing offline, the YouTube Music app won't show the Lyrics tab. Make sure your phone is connected to an internet connection and check if that solves the problem.

YouTube Music App Lyrics Tab on Mobile

3. Sign Out and Sign Back In

Authentication issues with your Google account can also cause certain YouTube Music features to stop working, triggering errors such as “Lyrics not available.” In most cases, you can resolve such issues by signing out of the app and then signing back in.


  1. Open the YouTube Music app, tap the profile icon in the top-right corner, and select your account.
  2. Tap “Manage accounts” and select your Google account from the following menu.
  3. Tap “Remove account” and select “Remove account” to confirm.


  1. Open the YouTube Music app, tap the profile icon in the top-right corner, and select “Switch Account.”
  2. Select “Manage accounts on this device” and tap the “Remove from this device” option.

Sign back into the YouTube Music app and check if the issue is still there.

4. Clear App Cache

Music streaming apps like YouTube Music tend to accumulate significant cache data as you continue to stream your favorite songs. While this data contributes to the app's smooth operation, it can become outdated or corrupted over time. When this happens, YouTube Music could misbehave and may not display real-time lyrics on your phone.

To resolve this, try purging the existing app cache:

  1. Long press on the YouTube Music app icon and tap the info icon.
  2. Go to “Storage” and tap the “Clear cache” option at the bottom.

For iOS users, since clearing the app cache is not possible, the best option is to reinstall the YouTube Music app on your iPhone.

5. Check if YouTube Music Is Down

There's a chance that YouTube Music servers are experiencing difficulties, causing the app to malfunction. To check for this possibility, you can visit Downdetector and check YouTube Music's server status.

YouTube Music relies on third-party lyric providers like Musixmatch, LyricFind, and LASSO to provide lyrics for songs. If these services are experiencing issues, lyrics won't appear in the YouTube Music app. However, such server-side issues are usually resolved quickly, so you shouldn't have to wait long. Try using the YouTube Music app after some time and check if the problem is still there.

6. Update the App

Using an outdated version of the YouTube Music app can also cause issues with displaying lyrics. If the problem is occurring due to a bug within the app, updating it should help.

Head over to the Play Store (Android) or App Store (iPhone) and update the YouTube Music app. After that, the app should show lyrics as expected.

Unlock the Words

When you want to sing along to your favorite songs or immerse yourself in the melodies, the absence of lyrics can diminish the overall music experience. By following the above tips, you can solve the problem and get the YouTube Music app to display lyrics on your Android or iPhone. Enjoy singing along to your favorite tunes!