How to Clear YouTube Search and Watch History on iPhone

Admit it, we all watch videos on YouTube that we don’t want others to know. Be it your family or colleagues; we like to keep it private. To support your privacy, YouTube lets you hide or delete that activity from its history. However, hiding or deleting it makes sense when your kid or loved one is accustomed to using your iPhone, or your Google account is synced with multiple devices. To help you out, we have prepared this guide on how to clear YouTube search and watch history on iPhone and iPad.

How to Clear Individual YouTube Search History on iPhone and iPad

  1. Open the YouTube app on your device.
  2. Tap on the Search icon.Open YouTube App and Tap on Search on iPhone
  3. Slide left on a search result to delete it.Swipe Left on Search History and Tap on Delete to Remove Individual Search History in YouTube App

Likewise, you can delete multiple search results from your history.

How to Remove Individual YouTube Watch History on iPhone and iPad

  1. Open the YouTube app.
  2. Tap on Library at the bottom right corner.
  3. Tap on the More icon underneath a video.
  4. Hit Remove from Watch History.Delete Individual Watch History in YouTube App on iPhone

The video will be removed from the list of your watched content. You can follow the same steps to delete multiple unwanted videos from your history.

How to Clear YouTube Search and Watch His­to­ry on iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the YouTube app.
  2. Tap on profile icon at the top right corner.
  3. Go to the Settings.Tap on Profile and Then Tap on Settings in YouTube App on iPhone
  4. Scroll down and tap on Clear Watch History and Clear Search History, respectively.Clear Search and Watch His­to­ry Permanently from YouTube on iPhone

How to Pause Search and Watch History in YouTube

Pausing the history won’t delete any previous content you’ve watched. You can still view or delete it at any time.

  1. Open the YouTube app on iPhone.
  2. Tap on the profile icon and select Settings.Tap on Profile and Then Tap on Settings in YouTube App on iPhone
  3. Turn on the toggle for Pause Watch History and Pause Search History.Pause Watch History in YouTube App on iPhone
    Pause Search History in YouTube App on iPhone

YouTube won’t keep a record of any content you search and watch in your profile history. Later if you want YouTube to show your history, just disable the toggles, and it will start keeping a record of it.

Auto Delete Your YouTube History on iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the YouTube app.
  2. Tap the username icon.
  3. Select Settings.Tap on Profile and Then Tap on Settings in YouTube App on iPhone
  4. Scroll down and tap Manage all activity.
  5. You’ll be redirected to your YouTube History page under the Google Account settings.
  6. Now, tap Auto-delete.Tap on Manage All Activity and Then Tap on Auto-delete
  7. Choose from auto-delete activity older than 3 months, 18 months, and 36 months and tap on Next.
  8. On the next screen, hit Confirm and then tap on OK.Select Preferred Option and Tap on Next Auto-Delete YouTube Activity on iPhone

YouTube will automatically delete your history as per your selected time.

Signing Off 

As everyone wants to keep the complete privacy of the type of content they watch, maintaining the history of your YouTube profile can be a huge help. If you’d be asked to give feedback about this feature, what would you do? Let us know in the comment section below! Also, know about how to use restricted mode on YouTube.

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