How To Fix “Attempted to start an invalid broadcast” on iPad

How To Fix “Attempted to start an invalid broadcast” on iPad

Are you getting the “Attempted to start an invalid broadcast…” error on your iOS devices, especially your iPad?

If yes, then you may have caught the “popular” broadcast “bug”.

This error is similar to the invalid broadcast session error on Discord, however, they cannot be fixed in the same way.

For most Apple iPad users, the error happens when they are streaming or screen-sharing on Google Meet, Twitch, Zoom, Loom app, Teamviewer, or even YouTube. 

For a few, only happens when they end a stream and hit the “Stop broadcast” button.

As of the time of writing this, no one knows why this error happens or why it is common to iPad users, but we can still fix it momentarily before Apple provides a permanent fix for it; maybe in the upcoming iOS 16 update.

In this guide, you will learn how to fix “Attempted to start an invalid broadcast” on iPad and other iOS devices.

How to Fix “Attempted to start an invalid broadcast” on iPad

Since this error is common amongst iPad users, it means that the broadcast error is not app-specific; the issue is from the iPad.

So to fix this, you have changed up a few settings on your iPad, maybe clear a few cache data, and so on.

Let’s get started.

  1. Clear cache data by reinstalling the app
  2. Use the rotate method on your iPad
  3. Update your iOS device

1. Clear cache data by reinstalling the app

First things first, you need to clear cache data on your iPad by uninstalling and reinstalling the app that you’re getting the broadcast error on.

To do this, tap and hold on to the app (Zoom, YouTube, etc.) and tap on the “X” icon on the top right to uninstall, confirm the action, and then wait for 3-4 seconds.

Next, go to the App Store and reinstall the app, log in again, and check if the error persists; if yes, follow the next step.

2. Use the rotate method on your iPad

If after clearing the cache data of the app getting the “Attempted to start an invalid broadcast…” error did not fix this.

Using the rotate method might help; to do this, whenever you get the “Attempted to start an invalid broadcast…” error pop-up message, just rotate your iPad in a 90-degree anti-clockwise position and then tap on “Ok” and then rotate it back.

3. Update your iOS device

In the rare situation where the 90 rotate method or clearing cache data of the app getting the “Attempted to start an invalid broadcast…” error did not fix this error for you, updating your iOS to the latest version (v.16 as of 2022) should help.

Simply go to the settings app of your Apple device, tap on “General” and then scroll to find “Software Update”, tap on “Upgrade to iOS 16” and then “Download and Install”.

You may be asked to input your password and agree to some Apple terms, do that, and then wait for the installation and phone reboot to complete, and that’s it.

Conclusion

The “Attempted to start an invalid broadcast…” error has become quite common with streaming apps over the years, mostly because more and more people stream daily.

If you stream with Apple iPad a lot, you may have experienced this broadcast issue in one of two ways while streaming or screen-sharing with apps like Google Meet, Twitch, Zoom, Loom app, Teamviewer, or even YouTube, which can be very frustrating if it happens constantly.

Even though the cause of this error might not escape high bitrate or too much user traffic; it can still be fixed momentarily by following the steps in this guide.

Brianna Bailey

Brianna is based in Minnesota in the US at the moment, and has been writing since 2017. She is currently a 3rd Year med student at the time of writing this.