Clearing YouTube’s cache helps fix issues with the platform’s app and website and lets you watch your favorite videos uninterrupted. We’ll show you how to do that on your Android phone and your desktop web browser.
Deleting the YouTube cache doesn’t remove your personal data with the platform. The process only removes YouTube’s temporary files, which it internally uses to enhance your experience.
Note that you can only clear the YouTube app’s cache on Android; the iPhone doesn’t allow deleting the app cache.
In Settings, select “Apps & Notifications.”
On the “Apps & Notifications” screen, choose “YouTube.”
Tip: If you don’t see “YouTube” on the app list, tap “See All X Apps” (where “X” is the number of installed apps) to find the app.
On YouTube’s app page, tap “Storage & Cache.”
Select the “Clear Cache” option.
Without any prompts, your phone will delete the YouTube app cache. You may now relaunch YouTube on your phone and watch your videos. Enjoy!
To resolve cache-related issues with YouTube’s desktop site, you can clear the cache for all sites in your web browser. You have to do it for all sites because browsers don’t let you clear site-specific caches.
Check out our guide for your specific web browser to learn how to delete the cache:
- Clear the Cache in Google Chrome
- Delete the Cache in Mozilla Firefox
- Remove the Cache in Microsoft Edge
And that’s how you get rid of YouTube’s problematic cache and enjoy uninterrupted access to your favorite
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