Are you running out of storage on your mobile device because the Youtube app is taking up too much space? You should know that the deleted videos from the Youtube app go to the trash but don’t delete automatically. This means that you have to delete them manually. In this blog post, we will provide you with several solutions to delete documents and data from the Youtube app.
The Challenge of Deleting Documents and Data from Youtube App
Have you ever thought about how much space the Youtube app is consuming on your mobile device? If you have already deleted videos from the app, there are chances that its documents and data are still consuming space on your device. If this is not addressed, it can affect a lot of functionalities on your device. For instance, you may find it difficult to install new apps or take pictures. This is why it’s important to delete documents and data from the Youtube app.
Things You Should Prepare for
Before we dive into the methods of deleting documents and data from the Youtube app, there are a couple of things you need to prepare for:
- Make sure your device is fully charged or connected to power.
- Ensure you have a stable internet connection.
- Check for available storage on your device.
- Back up essential data in case of any loss.
Method 1: Clear Cache via App Settings
Clearing cache in an app is one of the most common solutions to free up space on mobile devices. In this method, we will guide you through the steps of clearing cache via app settings.
Clearing cache can be done easily and quickly as long as you follow these steps. Next, we will show you how to clear cache via app settings.
- Open the Youtube app on your mobile device.
- Click on your profile picture in the top right corner of the app.
- Click on "Settings".
- Click on "Delete search history".
- Click on "Clear watch history".
- Click on "Clear all watch history".
- Click on "Clear all search history".
- Click on "Clear cache".
- Easy and quick solution.
- Doesn’t delete saved data.
- Doesn’t require additional software.
- Clear cache doesn’t free up a lot of space all at once.
- Your Youtube app may run slower until cache is rebuilt.
Method 2: Uninstall and Reinstall the Youtube App
When you uninstall an app, it gets rid of all the documents and data associated with it. In this method, we will guide you through the steps of uninstalling and reinstalling the Youtube app.
This method is more efficient if you haven’t used the Youtube app for a while or if you have already backed up the essential data. If you still want to go through with this method, then you have to follow these steps.
- Hold down on the Youtube app until the icons on your screen start to shake.
- Click on the "X" icon next to the Youtube app.
- Click on "Delete" to confirm app deletion.
- Open the App Store on your device.
- Type "Youtube" in the search bar.
- Click on the "Get" icon next to the Youtube app.
- Click on "Install" to start the installation process of the Youtube app.
- Login to your Youtube account to access your saved data.
- Deletes all documents and data from the app.
- Reinstalls the app with a clean cache.
- Resolves any existing issues on the app.
- Deletes all documents and data (including saved).
- You have to login again to your account.
- You will lose any downloaded videos on the Youtube app.
Method 3: Use An App Cleaner
App cleaners are third-party applications that can help you manage your mobile device storage. In this method, we recommend using an app cleaner to delete documents and data from the Youtube app.
Using an app cleaner can be very efficient and fast. It can help you clear out the unwanted files and data from the Youtube app. We recommend using ‘CleanMyMac X’ as a popular app cleaner.
- Download and install ‘CleanMyMac X’ on your Mac device.
- Open ‘CleanMyMac X’ and click on the "Application" tab.
- Click on the Youtube app.
- Click on "Scan".
- Click on "Clean".
- Efficient and fast solution.
- Professional tools are associated with it.
- You need to download additional software.
- Some app cleaners require payment to use their services.
Why Can’t I Delete Documents And Data from Youtube App?
Sometimes, users may face difficulties when trying to remove the documents and data from the Youtube app. Here are some reasons why:
1. I can’t see documents and data in the Youtube app, so I don’t know how much space it’s consuming.
A: You can’t see how much space the documents and data are consuming separately because they are merged with the app. However, you can check how much space the app is taking by following these steps:
- Go to your device "Settings".
- Click on "General".
- Click on "iPhone storage" or "iPad storage".
- Look for the Youtube app to see how much space it’s taking.
2. The Youtube app may have a bug that prevents users from deleting documents and data.
A: If you are encountering this problem, you can try updating the app to the newest version or reinstalling it to see if it resolves the issue.
3. The Youtube app may contain some protected documents and data that can’t be deleted.
A: If the documents and data are protected, it means that they are essential for the proper functioning of the app. In this case, you shouldn’t attempt to delete them as it may cause unexpected errors on the app.
Here are some additional tips to optimize your Youtube app:
- When downloading videos from the Youtube app, ensure you save them externally to save space on your device.
- Enable the auto-delete option in the Youtube app to delete watched videos automatically.
- Keep your device clean and up-to-date to maintain optimal performance.
- Install new apps on external storage devices to save space on your device.
5 FAQs About Deleting Documents And Data from Youtube App
Q1: Will I lose my downloaded videos if I clear cache in the Youtube app?
A: No. Clearing cache only deletes temporary data and files. Your downloaded videos are saved in a separate space on your device, and you won’t lose them.
Q2: What is the best method to delete documents and data from the Youtube app?
A: It depends on your preferences and the severity of the problem. If you want to delete all documents and data, then you can use method 2: uninstalling and reinstalling the app. If you want a more conservative approach, then you can use method 1: clearing cache via app settings.
Q3: Can I restore my documents and data from a backup after deleting them from the Youtube app?
A: Yes. If you create a backup of your device before deleting the data, you can restore your documents and data from the backup.
Q4: Is it safe to use third-party app cleaners?
A: Yes. If you choose a reliable app cleaner, it’s safe to use. Ensure you check the reviews, ratings, and ratings before installing any third-party app cleaner.
Q5: What should I do if none of the methods work?
A: If none of the methods work, consider resetting your device to its factory settings. However, this will remove everything from your device, including saved data. Therefore, ensure you create a backup of your device before resetting.
We hope this blog post has provided you with solutions to delete documents and data from the Youtube app. Remember to follow the guidelines provided for each method, and always create a backup of your essential data. If you have further questions or need further assistance, don’t hesitate to contact the Youtube support team.