Solution: YouTube watch history not updating
YouTube employs highly intricate and efficient algorithms that keep you glued to your screen for hours on end. You can go to YouTube to view a video a buddy recommended you watch, but you usually wind yourself watching ten more videos. There are also occasions when you want to revisit a particular video but don’t know what to enter into the search field.
So you pick More Options, then history, and begin scrolling through your watch history. The only issue is that YouTube does not constantly update your viewing history. Let’s look at how you can solve this issue.
My YouTube viewing history isn’t updated
Note: double-check to see whether this is a recognized problem. It appears that this is a frequent issue. Check whether other users have lately complained about the same issue.
Turn off Pause watch history
Check to see whether the “Pause watch history” option was mistakenly turned on. If you do, YouTube will delete your viewing history. In addition, your watch history will not be shown in the YT app. To enable watch history, go to More Options, pick history, and then Enable Watch History.
Check if your watch history is now visible by refreshing your browser tab or restarting the YT app. If it doesn’t work, log out of your Google account, restart YouTube, sign back in, and try again. Alternately, go to a different account and see whether the issue has been resolved.
Clear the cache and update your program
Check for updates if you’re having trouble with the YouTube Android app. Launch the Play Store app, type YouTube into the search bar, then tap the Refresh button.
Then go to Settings, select Applications, and tap on YouTube. Go to Storage and tap the Clear Cache button.
Uninstall the app and restart your smartphone if your YouTube history still does not appear. Then reopen the Play Store app and search for YouTube to download. Check to see whether reinstalling the application fixed the issue.
Clear your cache and stop your extensions if this issue is impacting your web application.
Turn off your adblocker
Some folks could resolve the issue by uninstalling the YouTube ad blocker from their browser or phone. Ad blockers and privacy plugins have been known to cause scripts on websites to malfunction. Add filters, for example, can prevent YouTube from monitoring your history by blocking the URLs it uses (s.youtube.com and video-stats.l.google.com). Check the results by allowing these URLs or disabling your ad blockers.
- Disable any applications that could be obstructing your YouTube connection. Disable your antivirus, firewall, VPN, and IP cloaking software, for example. Relaunch YouTube and examine the results.
- Make sure your internet connection is working. If your router is connected to your computer, restart it. Turn off mobile data and turn on airplane mode for one minute if you have an Android device. Then either go back online or change your connection.
Finally, Log out of your Google account, restart your YouTube app, refresh your browser tab and log in again if YouTube does not store your viewing history. If you’re using an ad blocker, turn it off and see if the issue goes away. Ad blockers frequently prevent YouTube history monitoring URLs, according to several users. Have you been able to resolve this issue and retrieve your watch history?