YouTube videos on full screen go black after unlocking the phone’s screen to resume it, and at this point, the screen can’t be switched to full screen

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Description of the issue:
If you’re watching YouTube videos on full screen, and the phone’s screen gets locked, after you unlock the phone’s screen and try to resume the video (Note: now the screen isn’t in the full screen anymore), the video is black and remains like that, but you could hear the audio only, with no image.
Also, at this point, you cannot switch back to full screen anymore.
Only refreshing the webpage and playing it from the beginning would bring the image and switching it to full screen back again.

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Launch Brave
  2. Visit YouTube, then play a video on full screen.
  3. Pause the video while on full screen.
  4. Phone’s screen gets locked (due to auto lock activated, more than 30 seconds or more).
  5. Unlock the phone’s screen, then try to resume the video to play, but the image is black, cannot be resumed anymore, however the audio is working.
  6. Also, try to switch back the image to full screen but it cannot.

Expected result:
The video should resume where it was paused before the phone’s screen got locked.
The video image should be able to be switched to full screen.

Brave Version( check About Brave):
Version 1.56 (

Mobile Device details
iPhone XR, iOS version 16.2

Additional Information:


I notice this too. I’ve just been resfreshing the page and restarting, but that’s annoying bc, especially when you don’t remember where you left off.

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I have this issue frequently

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