Anyway to DISABLE the YouTube App?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Khryz, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Khryz macrumors 6502a

    Jan 7, 2007
    I hate how when clicking a YT link, it automatically opens up into the YouTube app. Is there anyway to disable that or something besides copying the link and pasting it into a new browser window (something I shouldn't have to do).

    While the iPad's YT App is better than the iPhone's (by far), I'd still much prefer the mobile web version.
  2. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    I don't know if there's a way to just disable it, but I did a little search for you, and here's what I found.
    Hope this helps :)
  3. sanPietro98 macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2008
    You can disable the YouTube App via:

    Settings App --> General --> Restrictions
  4. Spikeywan macrumors 6502

    Dec 11, 2012
    This doesn't seem to work any more with the new YouTube app. Is there another way to stop Safari firing it off, other than by deleting the app?
  5. benlinus121 macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2013
    In short: no, you can't stop it. It's Google re-directing you.

    You can work around it though. You can scroll down to the very bottom of the page and tap the "desktop" link, which will take you to the full desktop version of the site. If what you want is the YouTube app to open, then all you can do is copy the name of the video from safari into the YouTube app.

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