Youtube App Eating Up Data

LittleBro98

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The YouTube app on my nexus 7 is eating though my storage. Every video I watch it increases. Is this normal and is there why to fix this without switching to another app.
 

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Go to settings, applications, youtube and clear cache or data. See if that helps

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What do you mean by "eating through your storage"? Are you saying that your available storage memory decreases? It is normal for YouTube to use storage temporarily while watching videos because it stores the video data in the cache. It's smart enough not to increase the cache indefinitely. Unless it's impacting your device's overall performance, you shouldn't have to worry about it.
 

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The cache is up to 6 GB? That does sound abnormal. To be clear (and no offense intended), you're sure that it's the YouTube cache that's 6 GB, and that it's not the Data Usage that says 6 GB? Data Usage tracks how much cumulative data an app has used over a specified time period, to allow those who have limited data plans to keep a close eye on their usage. It's typically not an issue for Wifi-only Nexus 7's.
 

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Sorry, still scratching my head here. Where exactly are you looking that says YouTube is taking up 6 GB of storage? Is it Settings/Storage? That doesn't list specific apps, only categories. Is it under Settings/Apps? That should only show you Data and Cache.

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How bout posting a screen shot (hold power n volume down buttons down for a sec) of your settings> storage>

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Looks good to me. You have 24.37 of 27.58gb free. So you've only used a total of 3.21gb....

Not seeing the 6gb you were speaking of.

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That's where I got it from.

That screen tells you how much data you have used in a given time period.
It's really useful when managing your data plan usage. It has nothing to do with your "data" on the device (unless you are downloading files with your data plan)

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This is what I suspected the OP meant--if you use YouTube for a while, the total data downloaded (which is what the Data Usage screen tells you) will build up. It just tells you how much data has been downloaded from the web over a period of time, not how much storage has been used. The downloaded data does NOT build up indefinitely in your storage.

As I mentioned before, YouTube will store some data in its cache, but it shouldn't reach the 6 GB range. The amount that was on your previous screenshot is more like it, in the MB range.

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