Anyway to STOP Youtube links from opening in the app?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Gonky, May 24, 2017.

  1. Gonky macrumors regular

    Gonky

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    #1
    I use the YouTube app for a few things but would rather videos clicked in links etc opened in Safari, there used to be a way to get this to work by clicking 'cancel' on the 'open in Youtube' prompt but it seems that prompt no longer exists. Does anybody know of a way to get this to work?
     
  2. cswifx Suspended

    cswifx

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    #2
    I'm not sure what app you're getting the direct app opening, but you may want to try 3D touching on 'm.youtube.com/...' links and selecting Open in Safari.
     
  3. Abazigal macrumors 604

    Abazigal

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    #3
    What I do is to delete the youtube app and use Protube. Then if you want to view a youtube video in the app, use Opener in Safari to open the youtube video link in Protube.
     
  4. KALLT macrumors 601

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    #4
    Normally iOS should remember your preference when you leave the app by clicking on the button in the top-right to switch to Safari. Is this button not there?
     
  5. zorinlynx macrumors 601

    zorinlynx

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    I have the opposite problem on my phone; I ALWAYS want YouTube videos to open in the app, but whether they do or not seems random, and they usually don't.

    It's more consistent on my iPad; most YouTube links there open in the app. But there is still the occasional link that won't.

    There needs to be a setting somewhere we can flip so both of us can be happy with how YouTube links are handled.
     
  6. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    Press and hold on the YouTube link and choose an option. Whichever you choose Safari will remember as default when tapping on a link.
     

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