To clear cache on YouTube on Android:
To clear cache on YouTube on iPhone, delete the app and reinstall it.
To clear cache on YouTube on a desktop browser, clear the cache on the browser.
If you are someone like me who is obsessed with YouTube and treats it as your primary source of information, music, learning, or getting help for something, you know how infuriating it is when it starts acting up.
When I opened YouTube yesterday, I noticed it was not loading as expected. Over time, the YouTube app or web version accumulates a lot of stored cache that can cause glitches, lagging, and cause a decline in performance.
If you’ve noticed YouTube working less efficiently and slowing down, it’s time to clear the cache.
Keep reading the post to learn how to clear cache on YouTube on mobile and desktop, including different web browsers.
Below we’ll walk you through the steps to clear YouTube cache on Android and iOS.
You can clear the YouTube cache in your phone’s settings:
Unfortunately, iPhones don’t offer the option to clear cache in apps. So if you want to clear cache on YouTube, you need to delete the app and reinstall it.
Now, go to the App Store, search YouTube, and download the app.
If you are using YouTube on a computer, there’s no direct way to clear cache on YouTube or other websites on Windows and Mac.
Instead, browsers have one place where they store web cache data. So to clear cache on YouTube, you have to clear cache on the web browser you are using, which will, in turn, improve the website’s performance and remove issues.
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Apart from clearing cache on YouTube, you can also clear your watch history if you want to stop YouTube from recommending videos based on your recent watch history and start afresh.
Your YouTube watch history will be wiped clean.
Note: If you don’t want YouTube to save your watch history at all, on the YouTube history page, click on Saving your YouTube history and click on ‘TURN OFF’ on the next page.
You can now start with a clean slate on YouTube.
Note: To stop YouTube from saving your watch history, on the YouTube history page, tap on ‘Saving your YouTube history.’ On the next page, tap on ‘TURN OFF.’
The cache helps YouTube load faster and improves performance; however, with time, it can take up storage space and cause glitches or lags.
Therefore, you should clear cache on YouTube occasionally to free up storage space. In this article, we covered the steps for clearing cache on mobile and computer. While Androids offer the option to clear cache on apps, on iPhone, you can only clear it by deleting the app and reinstalling it.
On the other hand, browsers don’t have the option to clear cache for a specific site. Instead, you can clear cache in the browser you are using, which will apply to your overall website experience.