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How to Fix YouTube History Missing After ‘You’ Profile Update

  • This guide provides two methods to fix the issue of missing YouTube History after the ‘You’ Profile Update.
  • Developers are aware of the problem, but no ETA for an official fix has been given.
  • Users should exercise caution and may seek official support if unsure when applying the suggested workarounds.

If you’re one of the many users frustrated with the disappearance of your YouTube History after the ‘You’ Profile Update, you’re not alone. YouTube, in its quest to keep evolving and adding new features, occasionally leaves users grappling with unexpected issues. The introduction of the ‘You’ section already made accessing playlists more complicated, and now the vanishing History section has only added to the frustration.

In this blog, we’ll get straight to the point and provide you with a couple of simple workarounds to fix this problem. We understand the annoyance this issue can cause, so let’s dive right in to help you regain access to your valuable YouTube History.

Fix YouTube History Missing after ‘You’ Profile Update

If you’ve experienced the frustration of your YouTube History disappearing after the ‘You’ Profile Update, don’t worry, there are some steps you can take to resolve the issue. We’ll guide you through the process, and it’s a good idea to try each of the following workarounds to see which one works for you.

Solution 1: Downgrade YouTube

Your first move is to revert the YouTube app to a previous version by removing the latest updates. This is crucial to ensure that the app doesn’t automatically update itself to the problematic version. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Go to your device’s Settings.
  2. Find and select “Apps” or “Applications.”
  3. Look for “YouTube” and tap on it.
  4. Tap the overflow icon (usually three dots) and select “Uninstall Updates.” Confirm by tapping “OK.”

Tap the overflow icon (usually three dots) and select "Uninstall Updates." Confirm by tapping "OK."

After you’ve uninstalled updates, the next step is to prevent the Play Store from automatically updating the YouTube app. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the Play Store on your device.
  2. In the search bar, look for “YouTube.”
  3. Tap the overflow icon for YouTube (usually three dots).
  4. Uncheck the option that says “Enable Auto Updates.”

Uncheck the option that says "Enable Auto Updates."

By following these steps, you should be able to resolve the issue and regain access to your YouTube History.

Solution 2: View in Incognito Mode

Another potential fix is to use YouTube’s Incognito Mode. However, it’s important to note that while this may solve the issue, the content you see in your feed won’t be tailored to your preferences. If that’s acceptable to you, follow these steps:

  1. Open the YouTube app.
  2. Navigate to the ‘You’ section.
  3. Tap on ‘Turn on Incognito.’

Tap on 'Turn on Incognito' to Fix YouTube History Missing After 'You' Profile Update

By using Incognito Mode, you might be able to resolve the problem. Keep in mind that this mode won’t take your personal preferences into account when showing content, so it’s a trade-off between privacy and customization.


In summary, we’ve provided you with two methods to resolve the problem of YouTube History going missing after the ‘You’ Profile Update. While the official developers are aware of this issue, there is no confirmed timeline for when a fix will be rolled out. We will keep this guide updated with any official fixes as they become available. In the meantime, the workarounds we’ve outlined are your best options to regain access to your YouTube History.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this guide is intended to assist users in resolving the issue of YouTube History missing after the ‘You’ Profile Update. While we have made every effort to ensure the accuracy and effectiveness of the suggested workarounds, please be aware that technology and software can change rapidly. As such, we cannot guarantee that these solutions will work for all users, and there may be variations depending on device types and software versions. It’s recommended to exercise caution when making changes to your device’s settings. We are not responsible for any unintended consequences or issues that may arise from following these methods. Users should proceed at their own discretion and, if in doubt, seek assistance from official support channels.

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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