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How to go back to previous video in YouTube app

Last Updated on February 23, 2022 by Kennedy

If you recently switched from android to ios or new to iPhone in general, you will definitely get confused as to how to go back to previous video in YouTube app.

I see quite a number of persons ask how do you go back to what you were watching on YouTube on iphone and I understand the situation as I have seen myself getting confused on my first time using an iPhone or to watch YouTube on iphone. 

On android, thanks to the navigation menu you can easily switch forward or go to your previous page but the is quite different on iphone.

As a first time iphone or iPad user, you will be wondering how you can go back to previous page or video on YouTube.

I tell you it is very much easy just like on android and I will explain how to to go about it.

How to go back to previous video in YouTube app

To go back to previous video in YouTube app on iphone, kindly swipe down from the top of screen using a finger or two fingers and this will take you back to your previous page or screen.

Once you swipe down from top of your screen you will be taken back to the previous page or youtube video. It is just like tapping on the back button on android YouTube and you move to the previous page.

This is just all about YouTube but also for other video apps like Netflix, kodi, etc. Nevertheless, I must say that I really enjoyed it compared to tapping on the back button to go back to the previous video as it won’t reload the previous page.

On Android

On android, there is no need asking how to go back to previous video in YouTube app as long as you have the navigation buttons on your screen. All you need to do is to tap on the back button and it will take you back to the previous page or video.

Where people get confused is on iphone where there’s no back button making it look quite difficult to navigate through or going back to previous video or page on YouTube app.

Where is the back button in YouTube app?

On iphone, there’s no back button in YouTube app as you only need to swipe down from the top in order to go back to the previous video or page.

While on android you will find a back once you enabled the navigation button on your android phone.

To set navigation buttons on android, open the settings app, scroll down to display and open it.

You will see where it states navigation bar, kindly tap on navigation bar link and right you will find two options which includes;

  • Navigation buttons
  • Full screen gesture

How to go back to previous video in YouTube app

You will have to select navigation buttons and this will make it lot easier for you to navigate on your mobile phone and go back to previous video in YouTube app compared to when you select full screen gestures.

Where is the menu button on YouTube on iphone

Please note that there’s no menu button on YouTube for iPhone just like it is on android and thanks to the availability of the navigation buttons features on all android phones and tablets.

How do I find my history on YouTube?

To find history on YouTube, kindly open the YouTube app or the url and below your screen you will see library, tap on the library and you will see YouTube history which includes all the YouTube videos you have watched so far.

How to go back to previous video in YouTube app

This is both applicable to YouTube android and ios.

How far back does your YouTube history go?

YouTube history contains all that you have done or watched on your YouTube account starting from the first day you opened and watched YouTube videos using your Google account. 

However, it can be quite stressful going through your youtube though there’s a search button available for you to search for a video in your YouTube history, but you can’t select the date or the month.