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How to Delete YouTube History, Recommendations, Watched videos and Searches in Ipad, Iphone and Android

 

Every time we use YouTube, all the videos we watch and all the searches we do are automatically recorded. Sometimes it is useful but others we may want to keep this information private.

In this article we are going to learn how to delete all your YouTube search history and watch video activity in a computer, IPad, Iphone or android smartphone with or without an account.

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How to Delete Youtube History on Computer

  1. Log in to YouTube website at YouTube.com
  2. On the left side of your screen you will see the option history.
  3. You can also access through this URL. Now we will choose watch or search data.

 

How to delete Youtube Watch history

  1. On top of the screen you will see Watch activity click on it.
  2. You now can choose:
    1. "Clear all watch history" to remove all videos.
    2. "Pause watch history" to stop recording watched videos but keeping old ones.
    3. Remove some videos individually. Look for the cross on the right side of each video and click on it to remove the video.

 

How to delete Youtube Search history

  1. On top of the screen you will see Search activity click on it.
  2. You now can choose between:
    1. "Clear all search history" to remove all.
    2. "Pause search history" to stop recording watched videos but keeping old ones.
    3. Remove some searches individually.
    4. Look for the cross on the right side of each video and click on it to remove the search.

 

You can also see from this screen the list of video comments you have written through comment option.

 

How to clear Youtube activity on Ipad and Iphone

You can follow these steps on a IOS smartphone and an IPad.

  1. Open YouTube App.
  2. Click on the icon that looks like three horizontal bars on the left side of your screen.
  3. Select history.
  4. You will also all the watched videos. On the top right corner you will see a clear button.
  5. Select it.
  6. Then select the trash click on it and sign out.

If you want to do this on the website, you can use the first guide "I have a computer".

 

How to clear Youtube Activity Android Device

You can follow this guide on a tablet or an Android mobile.

  1. Open YouTube App.
  2. Select and click the menu button. It is like three horizontal bars.
  3. Then select history option.
  4. Now you can:
    1. Remove videos individually by selecting option "Remove from Watch History".
    2. Remove all videos through option Clear.
  5. To remove searches:
    1. Go to Settings - Search.
    2. Select Clear Search history.
  6. To pause
    1. Select "Pause search history".
  7. To stop recording youtube activity
    1. Select option "Never remember history".

If you want to do this on the website, you can use the first guide "I have a computer".

 

How to clear Recommendations and watch later videos

If you want to remove all the Youtube recommendations and watch later videos you have to clear your watch and search activity.

This activity is what Youtube uses in it's algorythm to make recommendations.

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