Youtube app on home page

Discussion in 'iPad' started by martosprint, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. martosprint macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2010
    The other day I clicked and opened the youtube app on my iPad and was viewing a clip. So far so good, this was the first time I've used the app. After finishing watching the clip I clicked on the "Clear" button top left thinking that it would just get me out of youtube. Well as you can expect I guess, that cleared out all the youtube videos that were on there. The app is now empty and the videos that came with the iPad were gone, every single one of them. I was wondering (I doubt it) if I could get them back. I tried syncing with iTunes but that didn't do anything, the app was still empty. I don't suppose there is a way to get them videos back into the app, is there? It's not a critical issue for me, but was just wondering if there was a way to get them back into the youtube app. They are probably gone forever, but I thought I would ask in here anyway. Thanks for a reply..
  2. pelicanflip macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2009
    Are you sure you didn't just clear your history in the youtube app? That's the only clear button i really can see.

    And what videos are you talking about? I don't recall my iPad coming prepackaged with any Youtube video clips.
  3. MikeTemple macrumors member


    Jun 4, 2010
    In the cloud
    The only place there is a clear button is on the history page. So the videos you saw on there were ones you (or someone else) had watched on your iPad.

    I don't think you can get your history back once it is cleared.
  4. KidMoe85 macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Not sure if you're just talking about your viewing history but youtube videos are not actually downloaded on your iPad.....they stream from the internet.
  5. martosprint thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2010
    Maybe I didn't make myself clear enough. Those youtube videos were already pre-installed in my youtube app, and so I didn't put them in there. I did not see any history button, there was just the one button in the upper left corner that said "Clear"! Like I said I was watching a youtube video and when I was done I clicked on the Clear button thinking it would just get me out of the app. And yes there were a bunch of videos in that app when I got the iPad. I didn't put them in there.
  6. SteveAbootman macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2008
    You seem to not understand how YouTube itself works. Videos are not installed on your iPad, they are on the internet and stream to your device. Those videos you saw were probably featured videos from the site which change all the time.

    After watching the video it likely brought you to your history tab which shows videos you've recently watched. Pressing that clear button just erases the list. The videos are still on youtube.
  7. SchneiderMan macrumors G3


    May 25, 2008
    Facepalm. You can now come out from under the rock! :D
  8. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Hey it's the elusive creature!

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  9. iThinman macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2010
    Someone please let me know when teh internets are restored and please to be not deleting again!!!!!!!!11

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