How to pay for YouTube Premium in Russia under sanctions

Not so long ago, namely on March 10, Google completely disabled YouTube Premium in Russia. Thus, the company completely deprived us of the opportunity to run the picture-in-picture mode and other nice features that everyone is already very accustomed to. The only joy was the lack of advertising, but bloggers will tell you the exact opposite, because they all lost their monetization, and hence the lion’s share of income from channels. For the authors of the solution to the problem, we cannot suggest, but for ordinary users there are some suggestions. If payment method in the App Store found, then how to renew youtube subscription Let’s figure it out twice, right? In today’s article, I propose to talk about these and other nuances of YouTube in Russia.

We tell you how to renew YouTube Premium or access subscription functionality for free.

Let me state right away that Subscribe to YouTube Premium in Russia now it won’t work. All methods described below will be relevant only for those who have already had a subscription before. Plus, it’s important that you check out Premium through your iPhone or iPad the first time, and not through the YouTube website.

How to pay for a YouTube Premium subscription in 2022

Previously, you could pay for a subscription directly from the YouTube app on your iPhone or iPad. It was enough to enter the details of your bank card and within a short time the subscription was already available. Now, if you go to the YouTube Premium checkout page, you will see this inscription.

Now it is virtually impossible to subscribe to YouTube Premium, but it should still be possible to renew.

Despite the seemingly complete disabling YouTube Premium, you can still pay for a subscription from your iPhone. You can do this through the settings of your smartphone:

  • Go to Settings on your iPhone.
  • Next, tap on the name and surname, go to the Payment and delivery section.
  • Go to Payment and delivery, wait for the download.

  • Click Add payment method, Mobile phone.
  • Then select the phone from which the subscription money will be charged, click Send.
  • Specify all parameters as shown in the screenshot.

  • Top up your mobile account with the required amount.
  • Next, go to Settings, Apple ID (first name, last name), go to YouTube Premium subscription.
  • Select the subscription you need, click on the tariff, follow the instructions on the screen.

This method does not work for everyone. As far as I understand, a lot depends on your mobile operator. Tele2, for example, completely refuses to be friends with my iPhone, so I had to look for other ways.

How to Renew Your YouTube Premium Subscription Under Sanctions

If the method of replenishing a mobile phone did not work for you, you can try renew your YouTube Premium subscription through a QIWI wallet. We talked about it in more detail in a separate article, now let’s go over the tops:

  • Set up a QIWI wallet on official website of the company.
  • Go to Profile, Identification, Upgrade.
  • Link the wallet to the State Services application, with their help you get the status of the Main one, nothing will work without it.
  • In the QIWI app, go to Search, type App Store & iTunes.
  • Enter your card details and top-up amount.
  • Follow the instructions on your iPhone screen.
  • Wait for an SMS with a code that you need to enter in the App Store.

After purchasing a gift voucher, you and I need to activate it in the App Store. This is done as follows:

  • Open the App Store on your iPhone, go to Profile by clicking on your photo.
  • Tap on the Redeem a Gift Card or Code section.
  • Next, click Enter code manually and enter the code from the last QIWI SMS message.
  • Next, go to Settings, Payment and Shipping.
  • Make sure the gift card is activated.

Enter the code from the SMS in this section and activate the card.

After topping up the card, after a while, the paid YouTube Premium subscription should automatically renew. At least that’s what I was told by Apple tech support, where I’ve been calling almost every day lately. Again, it does not work for everyone, not always.

Important: Be sure to remove all cards from the Payment & Shipping section of the Apple ID menu. The iPhone is stupid and always chooses a bank card as a priority payment method, no matter what you do.

How to watch YouTube picture-in-picture

Many users have made YouTube Premium subscription just because picture-in-picture mode. With it, everyone could enjoy watching any video while scrolling the feed on social networks or chatting in Telegram.

I hasten to please you, you can easily enable picture-in-picture on YouTube right now. This is done as follows:

  • Download to smartphone X app from the App Store.
  • Open the video you are interested in on YouTube.
  • The More button is at the end of the list.

  • Under the video, click on the Share button, then click More.
  • In the menu that opens, find and click X: Video > Picture in Picture.
  • After that, you will automatically be transferred to the X:Video application, click Picture in Picture.
  • Everything, after that the video will be launched in picture-in-picture mode.

At the moment, this is practically the only way enable video in picture-in-picture mode on YouTube. Yes, I tried the Scriptable method, which I used to use myself, tried to start everything as my colleagues advised, but all in vain. If you have alternatives, be sure to write about it in our Telegram chat or in the comment below. Let’s help each other!

Many of you will say that in addition to this, YouTube Premium offered watching videos in the background And offline access to all videos on YouTube, and I’ll tell you that doing this is also not a problem. About, how to listen to youtube on ios in the background described here, and about downloading videos from YouTube to iPhone – read here.

Plus, be sure to unsubscribe if it worked renew your YouTube Premium subscription. The guys say that the method works, but for me personally, the iPhone completely refuses to deduct money from the Apple ID account.


Source: AppleInsider.ru — крупнейший сайт о iPhone, iPad, Mac в России by appleinsider.ru.

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