My YouTube App Is Taking up Too Much Space on My iPhone: How to Fix?

My YouTube app is taking up 20 GB on my iPhone. My iPhone storage is almost full. How do I do with the YouTube videos that I downloaded and how to clear data on my iPhone?

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Gorilla· Answered on Apr 01, 2024

When you check your iPhone storage and discover that the YouTube app is taking 15 GB or more, you need to:

  • Turn off the Smart Downloads: Head to YouTube > your profile > Settings > Downloads. Look for the "Smart Downloads" option and toggle it off. Once the feature is disabled, the app will no longer automatically download recommended videos for you to watch offline.
  • Delete unnecessary videos: On your iPhone, navigate to Library > Downloads to delete unwanted offline downloaded videos.
  • Move valuable videos from iPhone to PC: If there are some precious videos stored on your iPhone that you don't want to delete, you can use EaseUS MobiMover to import videos from iPhone to PC or Mac.
  • Clear the video cache: Go to YouTube > your profile > Settings > Storage. Then select "Clear watch history" and "Clear search history."
  • Delete the YouTube app and reinstall it: Press and hold the YouTube app icon on your iPhone until it starts shaking. Tap the "X" icon on the app to delete it. Go to the App Store, search for the YouTube app, and reinstall it.

Note that if you don't have a YouTube Premium, then the Smart Downloads feature is not available yet, and you don't need to check that setting. It's suggested to clear the app cache, migrate all valuable videos to PC and delete all the unwanted YouTube videos that you downloaded on your iPhone before firstly. If the problem is still unsolved, you can uninstall the YouTube app directly and then re-download  it.

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