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How to Enable or Disable Smart Downloads on YouTube and YouTube Music

Here’s how you can activate Smart Downloads on YouTube.

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‘Smart Downloads’ is one of the underrated features of YouTube Premium. While a Premium subscription to YouTube allows you to download unlimited videos and music at the highest quality possible, ‘Smart Download’ automatically saves your most played songs to your device. It also saves new videos from your most watched content creators to your device. In this article, we show you how to enable or disable Smart Downloads on YouTube and YouTube Music.

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How to Enable or Disable Smart Downloads on YouTube

Step 1: Open the YouTube app and tap on your profile icon at the top right corner of the screen.

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How to Enable or Disable Smart Downloads on YouTube

Step 2: Scroll down and select Settings.

Step 2: Scroll down and select Settings.

Step 3: Select ‘Background and downloads’.

Step 4: This is where you’ll find the ‘Smart downloads’ option. Turn the toggle bar on enable smart downloads for YouTube and turn it off to disable it.

You can also select the resolution you want to save the videos in by tapping on ‘Download quality’. To save mobile data you can choose to download videos only when your phone is connected to a WiFi network.

How to Enable or Disable Smart Downloads on YouTube Music

Step 1: Open the YouTube Music app and tap on the profile icon at the top right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Scroll down and select Settings.

Step 2: Scroll down and select Settings. How to Enable or Disable Smart Downloads on YouTube

Step 3: Tap on ‘Library and downloads’.

Step 4: This is where you’ll find the ‘Smart downloads’ option. Turn the toggle bar on enable smart downloads for YouTube Music and turn it off to disable it.

You can even decide how many songs you want the YouTube Music app to download automatically for you. The limit is set to 100 songs by default but you can expand it to 500 songs.

How to access and remove Smart Downloads?

The YouTube app opens the downloads folder when it is not connected to the internet. However, if you are connected to the internet, you can access your Smart Downloads by tapping on the ‘Library’ option at the bottom right corner of the screen and selecting ‘Downloads’. To remove a video, simply tap on the ellipses next to it and select ‘Delete from downloads’.

How to Enable or Disable Smart Downloads on YouTube

To access your downloaded songs in the YouTube Music app, tap on the ‘Library’ icon at the bottom right corner of the screen and select the Downloads folder. To remove any download, simply tap on the ellipses next to the song and select ‘Remove download’.

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Conclusion

This is how you can enable or disable Smart Downloads on YouTube and YouTube Music. Smart Download is a feature that is exclusive to YouTube Premium. Regular YouTube users can download YouTube videos manually but with the video quality capped at 360p. If you found this article helpful, let us know in the comments!

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