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Disabling iOS’ built-in YouTube app

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Tuesday, May 29, 2012
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Apple has generally done a great job of keeping its built-in iOS apps up to date—with the YouTube app a glaring exception to this rule. Barely updated since its debut on the original iPhone in 2007, it has long since been surpassed by the video sharing giant’s own mobile website—yet iOS is still set to open all YouTube videos in the native app. Luckily, there’s an easy way to get around this limitation. Simply fire up Settings, tap on General, tap on Restrictions, enable Restrictions if you haven’t already, and disallow YouTube. Doing so has the dual benefit of redirecting all YouTube links to the mobile website and hiding the native app on the device, clearing up more space for apps you actually want to use. [via Lifehacker]

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This, unfortunately, no longer works. Now, if you do this, instead of opening the YouTube links in Safari, the iPhone refuses to open any YouTube links at all, saying that the “address is invalid”. :(

Posted by boyd on August 2, 2012 at 7:12 PM (CDT)

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Hellow sir i have iphone 4 and my youtube build in icon app is deleted from my iphone through cydia please help me how can i recover and i am also go restrictions to enable but not show please reply on my email thanks

Posted by Vicky on December 2, 2012 at 9:21 AM (CST)

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