How to Turn On or Off YouTube Smart Downloads?

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YouTube is an online video sharing and social media platform by Google. It is a widely used platform and has millions of active users around the world.

The platform has a smartphone downloads feature that automatically downloads your favorite videos on your Watch History and your Activity. However, many users don’t know how to enable or disable this feature.

So, if you are also one of those who want to enable/disable YouTube Smart Downloads, you just need to read the article till the end as we have listed the steps to do so.

How to Disable YouTube Smart Downloads?

The Smart Downloads Feature on YouTube automatically downloads videos based on your YouTube Watch History when the user is connected to a Wi-Fi network. In this article, we have added the steps by which you can enable or disable it.


Enable or Disable Smart Downloads

You can easily enable and disable the YouTube Smart Downloads feature on Android, iPhone, and iPad. Follow the below steps to do so.

  • Open the YouTube app on your phone.
  • Click on your profile picture icon on the top-right side.
  • Tap on Settings from the given options.
  • Click on Offline under the Settings and you will see a Recommend Downloads option.
  • Turn on the toggle next to Recommend Downloads to enable it.
  • If you want to disable it then turn off the toggle next to it.

Now, if you have enabled the Recommend Downloads (Smart Downloads) feature and want to change the quality of videos, you can also do it. To do so, click on Download Quality just below the Recommend Download option then choose the video quality.

Delete Downloaded Video

If you want to remove a downloaded video from your account, you can easily do it. However, note that YouTube automatically deletes a set of videos every day. Here’s how you can remove them.

  • Open the YouTube app on your device.
  • Click on the Library option at the bottom right side.
  • Tap on Downloads from the given options.
  • Click on the three-dots icon at the top of the video which you want to remove.
  • Select Delete from downloads to delete the video from your downloads.


So, these are the steps by which you can turn on or off Recommend Downloads on YouTube. We hope the article helps you in enabling or disabling Smart Downloads.

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How do I change the video quality of Recommend Downloads?

To change the quality of recommended Downloads video, open the YouTube app >> Navigate to Settings by tapping on your profile picture at the top >> Tap on Offline >> Click on Download Quality >> Select the video quality you want to set.

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