How to disable Smart Downloads in YouTube Premium?

Hey there, in this post, I'll be talking about how to disable Smart Downloads in YouTube Premium. Many users find this feature a bit overwhelming and are looking for ways to turn it off. Smart Downloads is a feature in YouTube that automatically downloads the related content of the videos you primarily downloaded yourself. This means if you download one episode, it will automatically use some AI algorithm to download a few related videos just in case you have more content to watch.

By default, this feature is enabled. However, it can be a bit confusing because this is a recent addition and many users aren't aware of this feature. For instance, if you download a single video, you may end up having seven videos downloaded in your folder, which can be annoying.

To turn off Smart Downloads, follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the background and downloads section in your YouTube app.
  2. Here, you can toggle off Smart Downloads, which is enabled by default.

It is essential to note that if you disable the download of WiFi-only, you need to be careful while traveling. For instance, if you download only one video while roaming and explore the downloads folder later only to find out that there are eight videos downloaded, you may end up consuming a lot of data on roaming data, which can be quite expensive.

In conclusion, if you find Smart Downloads to be a bit of an annoyance, you can turn it off from the background and downloads section. However, if you feel confident about your data and want to have more content downloaded, you can enable it. It is always good to stay informed about the features of your app to avoid any unexpected charges.

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