YouTube employs sophisticated and efficient algorithms to keep you glued to your screen for hours on end. You may go to YouTube to watch a video that a buddy recommended, but you frequently wind up watching ten more videos. There are also times when you want to re-watch a video but don’t know what to type into the search bar.

As a result, you select More Options, then History, and begin scrolling through your watch history. The only issue is that YouTube does not always update your watch history. Let’s look at several options for resolving this problem.

Why isn’t my YouTube viewing history updating?

Quick Tip: See if this is a known issue. In fact, it looks that this is a frequent issue. Check to see whether other people have lately complained about the same problem.

Pause Watch History is disabled.

Check to see if the “Pause watch history” option was mistakenly enabled. YouTube will not save your watch history if you do so. Furthermore, your viewing history will not be shown on the YT app. Turn on Watch history by selecting More options, History, and Turn on Watch history.

Youtube watch history turn on search history
Youtube watch history turn on search history

Check if your watch history is now available by refreshing your browser tab or restarting the YT app. If it isn’t working, log out of your Google account, restart YouTube, then log back in and give it another shot. Alternately, go to a different account to see whether the problem has been resolved.

Clear the Cache and Update Your App

Check for updates if you’re having trouble with the YouTube app for Android. Launch the Play Store app, type YouTube into the search bar, then tap the Update button. update-youtube-app

Then go to Settings, then Apps, and then YouTube. To clear the cache, go to Storage and tap the Clear cache button. clear-cache-youtube

Uninstall the app and restart your smartphone if your YouTube history still does not appear. Then go back to the Play Store and download YouTube. Check to see whether reinstalling the programme fixed the problem.

Clear your cache and disable your extensions if this problem is affecting your web app. To delete your browsing cache in Chrome, follow this step-by-step guide. Check the outcomes by restarting your browser.

Turn off your ad blocker.

Some customers were able to resolve the issue by uninstalling the YouTube ad-blocker that they had previously placed on their browser or phone. Ad-blockers and privacy addons have been known to cause scripts on web pages to malfunction. Ad-blockers, for example, can prevent YouTube from tracking your history by blocking the URLs it uses (, and Check the results by whitelisting these URLs or disabling your ad-blockers.

Additional Alternatives

Disable any third-party software that may be interfering with your YouTube connection. Disable your antivirus, firewall, VPN, and IP masking software, for example. Check the results by relaunching YouTube.

Make sure your Internet connection is working. If you’re using a PC, restart your router. Disable cellular data and activate Airplane Mode for one minute if you’re using Android. Return to the internet or switch to a new connection after that.


Log out of your Google account, restart your YouTube app or refresh your browser tab, and log back in if YouTube won’t save your viewing history. If you’re using an ad blocker, turn it off and see if the problem goes away. Ad-blockers, according to many users, frequently prevent YouTube’s history tracking URLs. Have you been able to resolve this issue and regain access to your watch history? Please let us know in the comments section below.


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