How to pay YouTube Premium in Russia under sanctions

Not so long ago, namely on March 10, Google completely deactivated YouTube Premium in Russia. Thus, the company completely deprived us of the ability to run picture-in-picture mode and other cool features that everyone is already very used to. The only joy was the lack of advertising, but bloggers will tell you the exact opposite, as all of them lost monetization, and therefore the lion’s share of channel revenue. For the authors of the solution to the problem, we cannot suggest, but for ordinary users, there are some suggestions. Yes payment method in the app store found, then how to renew youtube subscription Let’s try to understand twice, shall we? 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 the subscription feature for free.


Let me say right now that Subscribe to YouTube Premium in Russia now it won’t work. All the methods described below will be relevant only for those who have had a subscription before. Also, it’s important that you check out Premium through your iPhone or iPad the first time, 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. All you had to do was enter your credit card details and in no time the subscription was already available. Now, if you go to the YouTube Premium payment page, you will see this listing.

It’s nearly impossible to subscribe to YouTube Premium now, but it should still be possible to renew.

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

  • Go to Settings on your iPhone.
  • Next, tap on the first and last name, 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 debited, click Send.
  • Specify all parameters as shown in the screenshot.

  • Top up your mobile account with the required amount.
  • Then 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 know, it depends a lot 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 cell phone did not work for you, you can try renew your YouTube Premium subscription through a QIWI wallet. We talked about this in more detail in a separate article, now let’s review:

  • Get a QIWI wallet from the company’s official website.
  • Go to Profile, Identification, Upgrade.
  • Link the wallet to the State Services application, with their help you get the main status, nothing will work without it.
  • In the QIWI app, go to Search, type App Store and 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 must 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 the Redeem a Gift Card or Code section.
  • Next, click Enter code manually and enter the code from the last QIWI SMS message.
  • Then go to Settings, Payment and Shipping.
  • Make sure the gift card is activated.

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

After recharging the card, after a while, the paid YouTube Premium subscription should renew automatically. At least that’s what Apple’s technical support told me, where I’ve been calling almost every day lately. Again, this doesn’t work for everyone, not always.

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

How to Watch YouTube Picture in Picture

Many users have done YouTube Premium Subscription just because picture-in-picture mode. With it, anyone could watch any video while scrolling through the social media feed or chatting in Telegram.

I hasten to please you, you can easily enable picture in picture on youtube at present. This is done as follows:

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

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

For now, it’s practically the only way enable picture-in-picture video on YouTube. Yes, I tried the Scriptable method, which I used myself, I tried to start everything as my colleagues advised me, but to no avail. 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 on top of that, YouTube Premium offered watch videos in the background And offline access to all videos on YouTube, and I will tell you that doing this is also not a problem. On, how to listen to youtube on ios in the background described here, and about downloading videos from YouTube to iPhone – read here.

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