Watching YouTube videos is perhaps the most entertaining thing you could do on your iPhone or iPad. Apart from entertainment, users also watch some edutainment on YouTube channels.

In the middle of this, if you have watched something objectionable, you should better delete or clear watch history on YouTube in your iPhone or iPad before your kids take control of your iDevice.

How to Clear YouTube History on iPhone and iPad

Spring-cleaning at frequent interval is necessary for the health of your iDevice, and hence, keep deleting or clearing watch history on YouTube.

How to Delete YouTube Watch History on iPhone/iPad

Step #1. Launch YouTube app on your iPhone and sign-in with your Gmail account.

Step #2. Tap on Menu icon on the left side.

Tap on Menu Icon in YouTube iPhone App

A screen will open with your Gmail ID shown on the left side. Below this, you will find several options like Home, My Channel, Subscriptions and more. Next to Subscriptions, you can see History with an hourglass icon.

Tap on History in YouTube App on iPhone

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Step #3. Now tap on History. You can see all the YouTube videos you have watched till the date. On the right corner, you will find a Delete icon (Trash can).

Tap Trash Icon in Youtube App on iPhone

Step #4. Once you tap trash icon; a dialog box will appear asking you: Clear Watch History? There are two options: CLEAR HISTORY and CANCEL.

Step #5. Tap on CLEAR HISTORY.

Tap Clear History in YouTube iPhone App

All the videos will be deleted from the list. This method is applicable only when you are logged into your YouTube account. If you are not logged into your YouTube account, follow another method as mentioned below.

Step #1. Launch Youtube app on your iPhone and tap on menu icon on the left side.

Step #2. Now tap on Settings icon (the cogwheel).

Tap on Settings Icon in YouTube iPhone App

You will be landed on a Settings screen, where you will find several options under five sections: YOUTUBE, PRIVACY, OFFLINE, UPLOADS, and ABOUT.

Step #3. Tap on Clear search history under PRIVACY section.

Tap on Clear Watch History in iPhone YouTube App

A dialog box will appear asking you: Clear Watch History?

There are two options: CLEAR HISTORY and CANCEL.

Step #4. Tap on CLEAR HISTORY.

Delete YouTube Watch History on iPhone

All the videos in History will be deleted immediately. If you want to confirm that all videos are deleted, you can check by tapping on History option from the list mentioned below Home icon. On the History screen, a message can be seen: This list has no videos.

Apart from creating watch history, YouTube also creates search history, which shows keywords you have typed in the search bar to search videos. YouTube provides an option to clear search history also. If you want to clear search history from YouTube, follow the same steps as mentioned above.

How to Clear YouTube Search History on iPhone

Step #1. Open YouTube app on your iPhone.

Step #2. Tap on Menu icon on the left side.

Step #3. Now tap on Settings icon (cogwheel).

Settings screen will appear with five different sections: YOUTUBE, PRIVACY, OFFLINE, UPLOADS, and ABOUT.

Step #4. Go to the PRIVACY section and tap on “Clear search history”.

Clear YouTube Search History on iPhone

A dialog box will appear prompting you: Clear Search History? Two options are given: CLEAR HISTORY and CANCEL.

Step #5. Tap on “CLEAR HISTORY”.

Your search history will be deleted or cleared.

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