How to Clear YouTube Watch History on iPhone/iPad

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Myra Updated on Jun 25, 2019 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

There are many amazing videos that you can watch on YouTube. That's why it's such a popular video-sharing website and many people have installed the YouTube App on their devices. Unlike the article introducing how to play YouTube videos in background on iPhone, this article will tell you how to clear YouTube watch history on your iPhone or iPad. Read on to know the details.

Part 1: How to clear YouTube watch history on iPhone/iPad (non-registered user)

Deleting YouTube watch history is one of the ways to clean your iPhone. One of the Other ways is to clear cookies on iPhone. Besides, you can also clear cache on Mac to make your Mac run faster if you are a Mac user.

Step 1: Open YouTube App on your iPhone/iPad.

Step 2: Click the Menu option on the top left of the screen and tap on the Gear icon.

Step 3: Under "Privacy", click "Clear watch history". (You can also clear your YouTube search history here by choosing "Clear search history".)

Step 4: In the prompt asking you "Clear Watch History?", choose "CLEAR HISTORY" to confirm.

How to clear YouTube watch history on iPhone - Tip 1

Part 2: How to delete YouTube watch history on iPhone/iPad (registered user)

The way for YouTube registered users to clear YouTube watch history is slightly different from the way for non-registered users. The steps are shown below.

Step 1: Run YouTube App on your iPhone or iPad. (Make sure you have signed into YouTube.)

Step 2: Click the Menu option on the top left of the screen and choose "History" among the options.

Step 3: Then you will see the list of the videos that you have watched. Click the Trash icon below the Search sign to delete the YouTube watch history on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 3: When the dialog box asking you "Clear Watch History?" pops up, choose "CLEAR HISTORY" to confirm. 

How to delete YouTube watch history on iPhone - Tip 2