Quick Tip: Disable The YouTube App in iOS 5

disable youtube app ios 5

Our own Alex Jordan posted on the removal of the YouTube app in iOS 6, but it was Shawn Blanc's post on the topic which alerted me to a great way to block the YouTube app in iOS 5 right now.

All you have to do is head to Settings -> General -> Restrictions and turn the YouTube app OFF. This will cause all video links to launch the YouTube web app, which I definitely prefer over the lackluster native app. Relevant search results show up faster in the web app and I find it much easier to share URLs by tapping in the URL bar instead of generating an e-mail in the native app and copying the URL from there.

Oh, and while you're still in Restrictions, you should probably also turn Ping off because it's, well, completely useless.