How to Delete Youtube Search History and Watch History?

By nawa | Updated On July 1, 2022 

Youtube is the biggest video-sharing platform with loads of various content creators providing you with the best videos to enjoy. However, often we search for or watch something on Youtube that we don’t want to share with others, mainly those who share the same device with others. You can get out of this awkward situation by clearing your search history and watching history on Youtube, here’s how to delete your Youtube search history and watch history. 

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Youtube - How to Clear Search History on iPhone

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How to clear Youtube search history on a computer?

  1. Go to youtube.com and log in to your account if you haven’t.
    Go to Youtube
  2. Click on History on the left pane.
    Click on History tab
  3. Select Search history on the right pane.
    Click on Search history
  4. Click on the ( X ) icon of the search you want to delete.
    Delete search history
  5. If you want to clear all search history at once:
    • Click on CLEAR ALL SEARCH HISTORY.
      Click on CLEAR ALL SEARCH HISTORY
    • A popup will appear, select CLEAR SEARCH HISTORY to confirm.
      Confirm CLEAR SEARCH HISTORY

If you want to pause your Youtube watch history, click on PAUSE WATCH HISTORY and click PAUSE to confirm.

 

How to delete Youtube search history on iPhone, iPad, or Android?

Important: You cannot delete individual Youtube search history from the app. 

  1. Open the Youtube app on your phone.
    Open Youtube app
  2. Tap on your profile at the top right corner of your screen.
    Tap on profile
  3. Choose Settings at the bottom of the page.
    Select Settings
  4. On the Settings page, select History & privacy.
    Click on history & privacy
  5. Tap on Clear search history.
    Tap on Clear search history
  6. A confirmation popup will appear, select CLEAR SEARCH HISTORY.
    Confirm to CLEAR SEARCH HISTORY
  7. If you want to pause your Youtube search history from tracking, toggle on the Pause search history option.
    Toggle on Pause search history

How to delete Youtube watch history on a computer?

  1. Go to youtube.com and log in to your account if you haven’t.
    Go to Youtube
  2. On the left pane, click on History.
    Click on History tab
  3. Hover your cursor over the history you want to clear and click on the ( X ) icon.
    Delete Search History
  4. If you want clear all Youtube watch history at once:
    • Click on CLEAR ALL WATCH HISTORY.
      Click on CLEAR WATCH HISTORY
    • A popup will appear, click CLEAR WATCH HISTORY to confirm.
      Confirm to clear watch history

How to clear Youtube watch history from the app?

Note: You cannot delete individual watch history from the app. You’ll need to delete all watch history at once. 

  1. Launch the Youtube app on your phone.
    Open Youtube app
  2. Tap on your profile picture at the top right corner.
    Tap on profile
  3. Tap on the Settings option.
    Select Settings
  4. Now, select History & privacy.
    Click on history & privacy
  5. Tap on Clear watch history.
    Tap on Clear Watch History
  6. A popup will appear, tap CLEAR WATCH HISTORY to confirm. 

If you want to pause your Youtube watch history, toggle on the Pause watch history option.

 

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