How to Delete Search History on YouTube App

Published on December 20, 2023

Have you ever searched for something on YouTube that you'd rather not have anyone else know about? Whether it's a personal interest or something more private, it's natural to want to keep your search history private. Fortunately, YouTube has made it easy to delete your search history with just a few clicks. In this article, we'll show you how to delete your search history on the YouTube app in a few simple steps.

First, let's take a look at why you might want to delete your search history. Perhaps you've been searching for something that you don't want others to know about, or maybe you're just tired of seeing the same old recommendations. Whatever your reason, deleting your search history can help you keep your online activity private and improve your YouTube experience.

Now, you might be wondering how to delete your search history on the YouTube app. Don't worry, it's a straightforward process that can be done in just a few steps. In this article, we'll walk you through the process step-by-step, so you can feel confident that your search history is gone for good.

Before we dive into the details, it's important to note that deleting your search history will not affect your YouTube account or your subscriptions. It will only remove the search terms that you've entered into the YouTube search bar. So, if you're ready to take control of your search history, let's get started!

Step 1: First, let's open the YouTube app on your mobile device.

Step 2: Tap on your profile picture at the bottom right corner. Then, tap the gear icon at the top right corner.

Channel Icon - Gear Icon

Step 3: Next, tap on Your data in YouTube.

Your data in-youtube

Step 4: Scroll down and tap on Manage your YouTube Search History. You will see a list of all your watch and search history.

Step 5: If you just want to delete a specific search entry, tap on the X icon besides it, then tap Delete in the popup that appears.

Search history X icon

Step 6: To delete all your YouTube search history, tap on the Delete button. Select Delete all time, then in the next page, tap Delete.

Delete all time

Step 7: If you want to stop YouTube from saving your history, you can pause it permanently. To do so, tap on CONTROLS at the top. Next, tap the TURN OFF button, then tap Pause.

turn off serach hstory

And that's it! All your YouTube search history has been deleted.