How to Get YouTube Back On iOS 6

After upgrading to iOS 6, users may notice the YouTube app is missing from their home screen.

In addition to ditching Google Maps for the new Apple Maps app, Apple pulled the YouTube app from iOS 6, but users can download a new and improved YouTube iPhone app from the App Store.

Read: iOS 6 Tips and Tricks

Apple removed the YouTube app from iOS 6 because it lost the YouTube license. Without the app, YouTube videos will play in the browser, but the app offers a better user experience.

The new YouTube app is free for all users.

How to Install YouTube on iOS 6

Tap App Store.

App Store

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Select Search and enter “YouTube”.

Search YouTube

Chose the YouTube app and tap Install App.

YouTube

Once the YouTube app is installed look for the new YouTube icon. The new YouTube app is an improvement, with better sharing to social media, channel support, but it lacks uploading.

YouTube vs. YouTube

The new YouTube icon is the one that is highlighted. If the user downloads the app before upgrading to iOS 6 the new YouTube will still be there and the old version will be lost in the update.

Uploading to YouTube on iOS 6

Users can still upload videos to YouTube with the Photos app or with iMovie, so the lack of in app uploading in the new YouTube app isn’t a major loss. To share, find the video in Photos, tap the share icon and then choose YouTube.

iOS 6 YouTUbe

iOS 6 YouTube uploads still work in Photos.

Users can choose which account to upload to YouTube from, as well as all the YouTube upload options from iOS 5.

Despite this small loss, the iOS 6 update delivers a number of new iOS 6 features.

Some of the most anticipated are the new Apple Maps application with turn by turn navigation, Siri’s ability to check sports scores, post tweets & more, and Do Not Disturb for actually winding down at the end of the day.

While it seems like iOS 6 may be the perfect companion for older iPhone’s there are a few snags. Some of these are not having full support for flyover mode in the new Maps application.

Comments

    • S Stubbs says

      Open youtube with safari, login, use square with arrow at top of page to make an app for screen. Works well…browse, favs, etc.

    • Margaret Marsh says

      I have lost Safari from my I pad was there one day next day gone . How can I get it back . The app says I am not connected to the Internet but my mail comes in ok and I have looked and my wi fi is ticked . I am new to I pad .

      • John says

        Go to restrictions and see if its off and if it isn’t u should download puffin free or google chrome. On puffin u can play games that require I think it’s called flash player or shock wave that u can’t play on the safari

    • G says

      I have just found all my play lists and they are still there. Click on your user name in you tube screen and you will see play lists

  1. jonah lawrence says

    but it wont let me sign into my account i have to creat a new count with google.

  2. mari says

    so i juss updated my ipad and all i realy did was go on youtube all day and now im with an ipad that doesnt have youtube that was the dummest choice that apple ever made

        • Jonathan says

          When will it happen. I hope it happen soon. I hate the new you tube app on iOS 6, it sucks big time, I have the ipad 2 which is pre installed on the main Manu, it was very good, but after in downloaded the iOS 6. It disappeared. Google please mix the problem.

    • Mark Right says

      Download it in App Store. Down lone iphone version, iPad coming soon. Then bottom right of your iPad screen press x 2 , to fit to screen

      • Naiive donator says

        Lets get beyond obvious responses and provide useful solutions if any. Downloading a poor app from Apple is not what people on this forum are after. The resolution is awful. Doesn’t fit to landscape. Searches are tedious, etc. Apple is learning the downside of trying to keep things proprietary. If you’re greedy Apple, be prepared to experience isolation from your service providers. And next time, let your customers know that by “upgrading” they will end up with a pooer experience. At least then they can decide.

        • Begum says

          If I’d known I’ll lose all my ‘favourite’ vids, I wud nvr bother updating!
          I dunno how to get them back as the vids were saved to the app as I’ve nvr had a YouTube account….
          Fuming & disappointed!

          • Jshere says

            Hi, when you down load another YouTube app, you will get our videos back. It worked for me. Jshere

          • Sarah says

            Me too! I had YT a/c but still lost all my Fav videos = gutted! Apple could warn you that upgrade will lose them.

        • Kevin says

          I totally agree! All I do on my iPad is watch YouTube videos. I would never have upgraded. What a dumb decision on Apple’s part!

          • TheMrs says

            Look for a folder in safari with your name under bookmarks. Just found all my favs there. Hope this helps :-)

        • Mel says

          Is there anyway around this. My 2yr old daughter loved to watch vids on the old YouTube. She could easily navigate to history, etc. when I updated to iOS 6.0 I lost that version. Had I known I would have never updated. Any ideas?

          • Swarna says

            Yes write to the idiots at apple. They need an agreement with google . Asses at apple.

        • The Wease says

          Well said. Started writing something similar. Dropped it when I remembered that money talks and corporate greed makes a poor audience (Honey Badger don’t care). Anyway, I came across this posting within minutes of my own decision to let Apple face the consequences without me. Again, well said.

          • Disheartened says

            So stupid that you cant go back…..I now have a toy..thats it. Im disabled and bought the Ipad so my long long painful days could be occupied, now Im unable to watch ..and on a small budget so cant replace. Will put it away and learn my lesson, never ever to update anything, as if its not broke , you dont “fix” it. Money grabbers the lot of them…

    • Sm morris says

      True I wish I never updated and guess I’ve got because I’ve just notice my iPad and I’m using my iPad

    • Urnameismine says

      Same here…all i do is just watch movie and now..they ruin it………….i should have read it first before updating it

    • Donna scala says

      I wish I had ios5 back.
      I can’t get audio on any vids on FB! Since I watch the majority of vids in FB this update sucks.

    • Sashi says

      Jasmine – YouTube Client (Free) by Morrissey Exchange Pty Ltd is another free alternative for YouTube. If you aren’t satisfied with the official YouTube app (since the native YouTube app is no more), then this app is a great choice to consider.

  3. John says

    Until the I pad App comes out I downloaded the I phone app onto my iPad. It worked even though the view is small

    • Luis says

      I am not happy with apple, this upgrade to os 6 , remove YouTube if I knew that I wouldn’t updated my iPad

      • Luis says

        I just got the iPad 4 weeks ago and just because it remove you tube I feel like returning it back for a refund ,upgrade its suppose to make it better not worst….

      • Donna scala says

        I feel exactly the same. No audio in FB sucks. I have to leave FB, pull youtube up in safari, watch it then go back to the post to comment. I WILL NEVER MINDLESSLY UPDATE ANYTHING AGAIN.

  4. Keisa says

    The new youtube app is HORRIBLE! THE VIDEOS ARE TOO PIXLATED ! It is so hard to even watch the video!!! Why must the quality be so poor?

  5. William Pincott says

    iOS 6 is a real backward step and I would go back to iOS5 in a instant. Strongly recommend that you don’t er, downgrade to iOS6.

    Google’s Street View and YouTube were the two Apps we used the most and our iPad 2 is now suddenly a lot less useful. Really bad move Apple. Get your apps up to speed before dumping Google’s.

    Unless Google now creates a map/streetview App, Apple users outside of a few US cities are probably going to have to wait many years for Apple Maps to catch up to the iOS5 lost functionality.

    Sounds like a YouTube App for iPad is coming in a few weeks – so what was all that about Apple – or are you going to block it?

    • Danny says

      Once I have upgraded to ios6. I have the following problems: I don’t know how to play the playlist or favorites in YouTube. In music icon can’t open the videos folder, instead those videos open from video icon, but without video’s folder. Still more coming.

    • Carly says

      You know you can still access Google Maps via Safari, right? All it takes is you going to find the website online, which takes seconds longer than opening the app does. Just because the app is gone, doesn’t mean you can’t use Google Maps any other way. Same goes for YouTube. Calm down, people.

  6. ActiveMind says

    The new YouTube app can’t airplay which I do a lot. I only get audio but not video via AirPlay. That really suck.

    • Deb says

      I left feedback on the YouTube app about this very thing! Not sure I want to upgrade to ios 6 until there is a way to watch (not just listen) via AirPlay.

      • Donna scala says

        I am having the opposite problem with YouTube in FB. I can watch but no audio. Would be good if I was a lip reader

    • Carol says

      Hi there, I found the same frustration! When on my iPad, using the iPhone youtube app, I just double clicked the home button at base of iPad and then scroll the menu sideways to the right, and select ‘mirroring’ ON.. Youtube then plays on the apple tv! Tilt your iPad/phone sideways for bigger view. Good luck. Not sure if the new apple tv plays airplay from youtube without doing this though as that would be better.

  7. Meetha says

    I bought iPad 2 because of YouTube, and now it is not there, to me it is total loss. Also I have made an effort in savings videos which i like in “favourites”, and everything i had there is gone. I wish if I have read the reviews before upgrading to iOS 6. I am started questioning Apple strategies, though their products are excellent but they are not aware what people like…since they made me liking their products, and now I am very disappointed.

    • Avyu says

      Dear meetha,

      I give you some good news, relax all your favorites are stored under bookmarks in the safari,
      Please check your safari bookmarks, there should be a youtube folder.
      Apple is not bad after all.
      Good day
      Avyu

      • heather says

        Oh my gosh. So glad I read this! I would have never known my favorites were still there! Thanks for sharing this bit of info. How did you know where to find them?

        • Avyu says

          By Luck, i was thinking in so many ways to get back my fav, even complicated methods like system dumps and so on,
          I would have lost almost 1.5 years of video collection.
          But just by luck i had this strange idea to look in safari bookmarks.

      • Teddy says

        Avyu, thank you for your reply to Meetha- it was your comment that I was searching for and got hit in the search engines results…
        I thought I lost my YouTube favorites!
        Much obliged…!

      • Donna says

        Hi Avyu,
        Thank you for your knowledge! I too was soooo upset as I thought I lost all my favorites that I had downloaded in the old YouTube but now my question is how do I sync my old favorites from the old YouTube with the new YouTube I have now?

    • Jonathan knight says

      I’m really naffed off aswell as I’ve lost a lot of great music vids which I saved in favourites I think apple has really messed up

  8. Annmarie says

    I think new products will have an opportunity they could not have previously. However, before Apple decided to drop these vital apps that their users use on a daily basis, they should have had something of quality to replace them. This would have offered users a choice instead of being offered a downgrade. While I understand they what to remove their entanglements with Google, they should have thought far enough ahead and with consideration about the effects of their decision on their users. People change when they have enough dissatisfaction with current circumstances. Apple’s gamble with the user’s dissatisfaction on the new changes may be sufficient enough to affect loyalty. This could project the sentiment that they do not care for the customers. When you no longer care for your customer, then they will find satisfaction elsewhere.

  9. Justin Boyd says

    Do you not know how to read people? Apple had a legitimate reason to take off the youtube app. In actuality, It is youtube’s fault that they dont have an app intergrated into IOS 6 because they decided to get rid of the license. Understand that and take it because there is nothing you can change.

    • Swarna says

      You are dumb. Apple is nothing without YouTube. That is all anyone ever uses. So shut up

  10. lmn says

    too bad, the new youtube app is not working well with airplay :-( I was using this option every day! and nothing yet for ipad !

    • Carol M says

      When on youtube’s iPhone app, using my iPad, I double clicked HOME button at base of iPad, and menu appears. Scroll to right and you will see ‘mirroring’ Select On. Youtube then plays to tv albeit smaller, but tilt iPad sideways for bigger horizontal view.
      Good luck

  11. Diane. Woods says

    I hope that apple can return to the old YouTube I am very angry about the download of ios6 If I knew that I would not be able to get my faviorts back from the new YouTube. I. Would of never download ios6 please do something about this

    • Avyu says

      Dear iwan,

      I was worried too, thought apple could never do such a thing and i was right,
      Please check your safari bookmarks
      You will find a folder for youtube with all your favorites
      Good day
      Avyu

      • Safa says

        Can u tell y I can not add anything to my favorite list on the new YouTube it keep telling me error adding this clip to ur list pls let me know

  12. Avyu says

    I was worried too, thought apple could never do such a thing and i was right,
    Please check your safari bookmarks
    You will find a folder for youtube with all your favorites
    Good day
    avyu/united.soals

    • Kayla says

      Thank you so much for your help. My husband was devastated, he didnt know he was going to lose the installed YouTube and the songs he had marked!

  13. Clive says

    So out of touch with reality / customer preference , Apple iOS 6 has helped me going for Samsung g-3, After loyal apple customer for last 9 years(since iPod ).

    • Sm morris says

      I know actually I bought this iPad about afew weeks ago and I was thinking of the Samsung note

  14. Chris Starpoli says

    I do not see a bookmark for my youtube favorites. I can’t even sign in with my username and password. I don’t get it

  15. The Real Estate Corner says

    This is bs.. Now my Facebook doesn’t show my timeline either. Just a logo that says no new stories. I thought the new iOS would be better. I’m doubting that with the loss of YouTube and glitches with Facebook

  16. LG says

    I found my old favorites in bookmarks and was able to play them. My frustration is now I cannot add to the new favorites under the ios6 you tube

  17. K says

    WOOO! The ios6 is out but does jack sh*t for the iPhone 4 user cuz you don’t get the new Siri, 3D map, Panorama etc .. I wish I can downgrade back to ios5 .. Its pointless to have the ios6 if your a iPhone 4 user cuz you don’t get anything that they advertise!

    This website will show what you get and don’t get. Also comparisons of other Apple devices
    http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/18/ios-6-review/

  18. Rogue says

    This sucks I miss apples YouTube! Horrible. Plus the maps too?? Steve wouldn’t have ever let this roll out! Who has a downgrade link?

  19. Autumn says

    I want the old ios5 is that possible? I already downloaded the ios 6 and its horrible i loved the old youtube because it would let me view only the new videos that my subs uploaded an now its all dumb and it will only show up in the news feed. Great disappointment.

  20. JFK says

    this is Big BS. I didn’t know i could of lost youtube which my kids is so attached on that … what a shame Apple…

  21. Maria says

    It got friggin’ replaced by a clock..as if I needed another clock..how could they lose one of the most popular apps for iPad..

  22. Nate says

    I hate the new YouTube, I lost the volume option on the screen wich sucks, do not like to use the side buttons, don’t like that you have to turn the screen sideways to get rid of the detailed information.

  23. RawrTiger says

    I’m so upset. I spent all of my time on YouTube on my iPhone and the new app is horrible. Good job my iPod hasn’t updated yet, I can still use the YouTube app there.

  24. Jelly says

    I can’t believe apple have gotten rid of it !!! I spent all my time on YouTube on my iPad which was great with the big screen, I’m so upset its gone if I could go back to IOS5 I would do it right this second, so annoyed and disappointed :/

  25. sumedha says

    Guys try app named “watch later” for you tube from ipad. i think its working pretty good..atleast i am happy:)

  26. Jozz says

    Calm down everyone… there are excellent alternatives. Head over to the App store and search for the Jasmine YouTube client. Much better than ‘the original’ and it is FREE!

  27. Helpful Sam says

    I was really mad too, because YouTube app was really good, and I thought I lost favorites. But the favorites are in safari bookmarks. Also download Jasmine for iPad. It is even better than the old YouTube app.

  28. Nic says

    iOS6 …very sad to see youtube not there …..my Ipad 2 is of no use for me ….my Son’s only timepass on ipad was youtube.

  29. Miranda says

    Hi! That’s great but is there any way to get all the videos that I had favourited before(over 100) as I was not logged into any account when I favourited them. Please help!

  30. Girth says

    If you load up you tube via safari then bookmark it by selecting the icon at the top left of the screen, it is a rectangle with an arrow sticking out (the one next to the cloud). Then hey presto you are back in business.

    • Naiive donator says

      Fantastic! Thanks for the info. Seems to work perfectly for me, or is there a loss of functionality I’m not aware of?

  31. Mike labossiere says

    Hugely pissed off about Youtube! How many iPads are out there? No iPad app? Really???

  32. iDomes says

    I can’t believe people are writing and others are reading such posts!? It’s like reading about how to drink glass of beer…. I look forward to read about: “How to turn on your Ipad device”… are you really that stupid to follow such posts which have been posted in reply to popular search phrases?

  33. Tina says

    My father updated it for me when I was in school and when I came home with my friend we were shocked! And I cried.

  34. Girth says

    iDums, doesn’t the fact that so many people are posting and commenting tell you something? We can’t all be iPad super nerds you know. Respect the differences in others and learn to let live. Oh and Please don’t go searching for how to drink beer instructions as you are angry enough without it.

  35. Tikatika says

    Hello guys.
    After updating i am having problem with safari.browsing is slow.is that problem with my ipad or

  36. Samantha says

    It said I needed this update so I did it. YouTube was my life! It was my favorite app ever! After I updated it YouTube was gone! I was shocked! I asked my dad if he could get is back, but there is no YouTube for iPad year. All there is is iPhone! So it’s huge and hard to work with! There is also something called jasmine which is a stupid app that is really slow and everything I type in says “no results found!” It’s a dumb app. Don’t get it! I told my dad that this was the worst thing that ever happend to me! I cried for an hour! I hate iOS6!

  37. Kevin says

    Hi AvYu, I found it in the safari like you said, but only for a day. Then I have no idea what happened, it s all gone the next day. Very frustrated now. And when I tried to save more favorites, it always says your fab has been saved. But I can never find where they are. I m so frustrated with iOS ver6. Any help will be immensely appreciated.

  38. Olii says

    You tube was what everyone used, now put it back you idiots, after this you think what is the point of updating, it’s got worse not better! Sort it out apple! ;(

  39. Robbie Caballero says

    So after installing ios6 a few hours ago and seeing that my youtube app was gone, I found this thread. One new feature is the add app to home screen. So here is my recommendation, go to http://m.youtube.com/#/home which is the mobile site for YouTube and also the one you use to sync with devices like the ps3. You can use this without the ps3 and just play on the iPad. It will allow playback in HD. After signing in, go to the home screen, then click the button near the address bar square with arrow. And save it. Tell me what you think. Also this is a great solution because it looks like Safari is not carrying the new version of flash player, but this workaround is still good for that.

  40. Rudy says

    Well it freakin’ sucks, YouTube was my google for videos damn it. Now I gotta open it in chrome. IT SUCKS DAMN IT.

  41. Meme says

    Bad update for my ipad 2 its so unfair to get the worst youtube app since the new ios 6 i don’t like it at all i wish i could get back ios5 im sooo sad ;(

  42. KLT says

    Everyone stop picking on us Youtube fans. I am also one of the FAVORITES users, with around a couple of hundred saved. They were important things, for the health of my son! Now gone!!!!!!!!

  43. Joe Reynolds says

    Can I swap Siri for the old You Tube? Can I uninstall iOS6 and reinstall iOS5 and the old, but extensive, YouTube?

  44. Alan says

    I think the writer has used the wrong phrase to explain why there is no Youtube on iOS6. Apple does not want to install Youtube on iPhone; therefore they did not need to pay the license fee in order to have the Youtube app on the iOS6. Apple does not “lost the YouTube license”; instead they reject to keep the license for all iDevices’s users. This is another way Apple tries to earn more by selling a less functionable iDevices to the customers. Fans of Apple! WAKE UP NOW! You love Apple. Apple in fact may not love you except the money you paid for the iDevices. Same price with less functions. Apple wants to hedge every single penny from the customers. Can you see?

  45. Taylor Mäk-ATTACK says

    Well this app is dumb. It won’t let me shut my screen of so I can just listen to audio.

  46. Seriously Ticked says

    arrrrgh!!!! WTF apple????? SERIOUSLY???? maps BLOWS!!!! no street view?? directions now is horrible!!! google allows to multiple options of bus, walking or driving.. your crappy ass maps is the same as using an ACTUAL paper map. and no YOUTUBE??? Fffffaaawwwk youuuuuu apple. or should i say fawQ APPHOLE!!!!!! for the “leader” in computer technology…..wow. what a ridiculous massive failure. wtf were you guys THINKING??????

  47. Pieman says

    Well I’m glade to see someone is finally sticking to crapple in their quest of proprietary dominance…. I hate both companies fighting the for the monopoly. But if I would of known they were going to take YouTube away I wouldn’t have upgraded my mom piece of shit maxipad. Again it is good to see someone’s finally hitting macinshit hard, but I wanted somebody other then google to have the balls to.

  48. A. says

    at least it’s easy enough to add you tube and goole maps to home screen… now to see if they both work properly or all glitched like everyone says..

  49. Yes thanks morans for ruing it!! says

    Thank you very much you stupid ios6!!! I never been so negative and dissapointed about new updates.. BUT THIS NEW YOUTUBE UPGRADE IS SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope apple goes down with its new ios6. Why you make me hate you so much right now aaaahh?

  50. Youtube??? Seriously???? says

    God damn tha fuck you pigs smoking there??? Youtube???? Seriously??? YOU FUCKS!!! I`ll never forgive you! Been with this shitfone for nearly two years, My contract is finishing in next month!! Ohhhhh yes S3 come to daddy!! P.S. Just my last wish…

    Take that idiot who created ios6 a such a shit with ruining youtube to woods and shoot him in legs, then arms, then in the fucking hed!!

  51. Angel says

    I hate this new utube I can save no fans like the old one I lost all my saved music videos so ain’t happy grrrrrrrr

  52. NickCaligo42 says

    iPad users: you know you can just hop on Safari and go to YouTube.com… Right? Like, I just did it. It works great. Better than the app did, actually, because now I can access playlists.

  53. Mrredblueberry says

    I hate the new YouTube version. I download it in my new iPhone, and I cannot manage what so called my favorite in my account. There is not button anywhere that I can delete any video in my favorite channel. Two, every time I click on a video it starts to play. I don’t want that damn video to play, I want to see what is next after a certain video. Don’t play video for me when I didn’t choose to. The bottom line is simple, whoever design the new version YouTube is totally an IDIOT. I wish they just leave the old version alone. If stupid google want to redesign, make simple to use it. But again typical google. I hate google.

  54. Anonymouse says

    HOW IS IT NEW&IMPROVED???

    The display is smaller,
    no volume control on screen
    and have to do all kinds of
    back-tracking to do things!

  55. Avfitz says

    How do you get the old one back because you should tell for iPod to. Because I want to have it back and without Cydia

  56. Trish says

    How come my YouTube.com does not let me pause any videos through safari? I can’t find my subscriptions either, I miss the app! Someone please help!

  57. Miranda says

    I wish I have never “upgraded” to IOS6. In actuality it was a downgrade! Apple should at least inform that we would lose features so that we can decide whether or not we want to “upgrade” or, better, downgrade our systems or softwares. There is a huge room for improvement in the service provided by Apple. They can sell great hardware, but when it comes to service after that, they suck!

  58. Janitor says

    Apple is all about monopoly and controlling its customers about what to do with their paid expensive iOS devices, not only you pay a lot of money for apple devices, but you are controlled and limited on what do do with your device, it is like if you were leasing it instead of owning it.
    The worst part is that this company will not stop abusing their customers until the mob of zombies that follow them stop buying their devices.
    I can’t believe all those zombies making lines from days before to buy the crappy iPhone 5.
    Please anything that the iPhone 5 does an iPhone 4 can do it, all you need is to jailbreak it, but people don’t understand that and they just act like hipnotized zombies buying every device they come up with basically every 6 months. People needs to use their brain and don’t allow apple to abuse them.

  59. J Mac says

    I agree with ALL that has been submitted in regards to this system upgrade. My main issue about this YOU TUBE downgrade / debacle is that I cannot DELETE a YOU TUBE favorite of mine. To add insult to injury when I contacted Apple Care about the YOU TUBE issue .. the off the cuff comment, don’t upgrade till all the hiccups are corrected. REALLY !!

  60. Josh says

    Another crappy thing is the YouTube app does not work with apple tv. I’m getting audio only from the airplay from YouTube app on my iPad to my apple tv.

  61. Dave says

    I just wish Apple had been more open and honest with us. We should have been informed about this loss of functionality with the IOS6 release notes. I now have become very suspicious of Apple and will proceed very cautiously before “upgrading”.

  62. Emily says

    I used to listen to music on YouTube. You could double click the home button and the little menu thing would pop up and while YouTube was open you could press play and go on other apps while the music on YouTube was playing. I can’t do that anymore since ios 6. I hate it. :(

  63. Ha says

    Apple is pulling another one on you! And everione is liking it. Like a new app for you tube. It is crapy!!! It does not work with Air Play. It will only deliver the sound not the video. That is wrong with all this funs of apple???

  64. Vteck says

    Apperntly I’m some of the lucky few who knew this would happen(not gloating, and I feel for those that didn’t know). I dl’d the iPhone version while giving a better social options it totally lacks in uploadability. In short the app sucks, well for now. I will wait to upgrade iOS 6 till a better version is out and I suggest others do the same.

  65. Dougie says

    Is anybody’s videos still kinda blurry even after puttin HD on? My friends iPhone plays videos & they’re very crisp mines are still some what blurry. Anybody know why?

  66. Nck says

    Funny thing…iOS6 gave me Siri….when I ask her why she took away my youtube app she is clueless

  67. Joy says

    This has completely aided my decision to move to getting the new nexus tablet. I am done with apple. After being a loyal apple consumer for many years, removing the YouTube app without letting people know is disturbing and the last straw. Off to list my iPad …..

  68. Andrew says

    Another airhead review by someone that totally glosses over the problems. What if you don’t want to update and more importantly why on an older phone where you lose many of the benefits but gain few of the new features. Might be an idea in future to be a journalist rather than a photocopier of publicity blurbs.

  69. Jack Le says

    You can just go to youtube site and upload your videos like how you do on the computer because ios 6 allows you to add files to the website now.

  70. Firnron002 says

    I honestly couldn’t care less about HOW the new Youtube works, but as a person who uses it while doing other thins I am disapointed by one major thing:

    I CANNOT RUN YOUTUBE VIDEOS OFF BROWSER OR WHEN IT’S IN STANDBY MODE!

    Basically if I want to listen to a video and play around with my documents app I got two options:
    1: buy a second Iphone and use one for youtube, the other for the doc’s app
    2: use computer for videos and iphone for doc’s tab.

      • Firnron002 says

        Download PlayTube.

        Pros: Allows you to watch YT vids in background.
        – Downloads videos somehow (basically you can watch videos without wifi

        Cons: need to manually pause videos (can’t pull out headphones to pause sadly)
        – Unable to sign into Youtube

        You may thank me or hate me later

  71. Aaron says

    Stop saying it was their decision. Youtube stopped licensing their app for Apple, so of course it had to be removed. I’m not saying Apple is great, but it was not their decision to remove the app.

  72. Doc says

    Wanna hear something funny? I can connect to the Apps Store, but when I search “YouTube” it errors out “cannot connect to iTunes Store”. Results of a battle?

  73. dr. says

    Let’s us know, next time at least if you have the sence, Fire the managment all, and stop saying Apple real sorry for this and that, by the way you are not the only one, get it

  74. Jon says

    When will it happen. I hope it happen soon. I hate the new you tube app on iOS 6, it sucks big time, I have the ipad 2 which is pre installed on the main Manu, it was very good, but after in downloaded the iOS 6. It disappeared. Google please mix the problem.

    • Steve says

      Aside from the volume control, I miss being able to easily read a stack of comments in the right column while the video plays. Jasmin looks ok. PlayTube is good, but cluttered. I suppose theres a legal reason none of these “new” player apps appear or function too similar to the simple old one from pre ios6. Any other recommendations? Free is great but it would be worth paying for to get something like the old one back.

  75. Gary burnett says

    I have the original iPad with os5 and I refuse to buy any replacement iPad until apple includes both utube and flash player as native apps. They are in the business of making money, not satisfying customer demands, and please don’t give me the liscense bs, apple could have solved it if they cared about customer base.

  76. Kristina says

    I’m so freaking mad right now words cannot even describe how mad I am that my YouTube app is gone. The new app is a pain in the butt, I wish I could undo the iOS update..

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