Prevent YouTube from Storing your Search & Watch History

You can stop YouTube from recording your watch and search history with this simple trick. Delete the YouTube history and pause the tracking.

Youtube is a great place for sharing and watching videos online and offline. It is 2nd biggest search engine right after Google, bigger than Yahoo! and Bing combined. Millions of visitors each month search and watch theirs likes on videos on YT.

Similar to other Google products YouTube also keeps track of your interest and shows you videos recommendations based on the same. YouTube also shows search history and watch history over its App and Web. So, to stop YouTube from recommending you and recording your watch & search history you need to make some simple setting changes.

From YouTube Android App

  1. Open YouTube App.
  2. Go to your Accounts.
  3. And on the right top click on 3 dots for more options.

    Clear and pause Youtube App History

    Clear and pause Youtube App History

  4. Here click on settings.
  5. Open History and privacy.
  6. Clear watch history and clear search history.
  7. To avoid future recordings Pause watch history and Pause Search History.

From Web Browser

  1. Open Youtube.com
  2. On dashboard click on History.

    Clear and Pause Search History WEB

    Clear and Pause Search History WEB

  3. Clear Watch history and Pause watch history.
  4. Clear Search history and Pause search history.

From YouTube iPhone App

  1. Open YouTube App.
  2. Go to account.
  3. Click on 3 dots on the right top.
  4. Open Settings.

    iPhone IOS Clear and Pause History

    iPhone IOS Clear and Pause History

  5. Now under PRIVACY clear watch history, clear search history.
  6. You can also pause your watch history and search history prevent future recordings.

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