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Force YouTube links to open in mobile website on iOS iOS devices
The default YouTube app in iOS was great back in 2007, but it hasn't seen a significant update in years and is lacking many features compared to the newer mobile YouTube website that Google launched two years ago.

To stop iOS from launching the native YouTube app, and force it to use the superior YouTube mobile website, simply disable YouTube under Settings > General > Restrictions.

This will make all YouTube links open the mobile website and will also hide the native YouTube app on the device. If you decide you want to revert these changes, simply go to the Restrictions settings and toggle YouTube back on.
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Force YouTube links to open in mobile website on iOS
Authored by: hobbster on May 26, '12 07:36:10AM

Thanks, I like it!



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Force YouTube links to open in mobile website on iOS
Authored by: SoundFlunky on May 26, '12 02:25:11PM

Doesn't this make embedded YouTube videos unplayable?



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Force YouTube links to open in mobile website on iOS
Authored by: seanm5 on May 29, '12 12:26:42PM

I've tested it with dozens of embedded videos and they all played fine for me. Most of those were the newer "iframe" embeds that YouTube has been using for the past two years, so perhaps it might not be as reliable with the older/classic embed code? Not really sure. Either way, it's easy to change back with a simple toggle.



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Force YouTube links to open in mobile website on iOS
Authored by: tburger on May 29, '12 06:23:37AM

Please tell me the name of the Google version of the YouTube app.



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Force YouTube links to open in mobile website on iOS
Authored by: WadeHM on May 30, '12 02:50:46PM

This had the opposite effect, it won't allow YouTube videos to play in iOS at all plus the app goes away so no way to play YouTube videos at all.



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