YouTube for iOS Gets First Update Since December


YouTube for iOS has acquired a brand new update. Although the brand-new model does not convey any fascinating options or notable adjustments to focus on, it’s the first update that Google has offered by way of the App Store since December.

The new update additionally comes practically two months after Apple rolled out privateness labels on the App Store to element which app is taking how a lot of your machine and private knowledge.

It was part of the privacy-focused updates that the iPhone maker introduced the final 12 months. It did face criticism from some corporations, together with Facebook, that everyone alleged Apple monopolising person privateness as a substitute for defending it.


As initially reported by 9to5Google, Google released the updated YouTube for iOS that brings version 15.59.6. The changelog available on the App Store doesn’t talk about what changes Google has added to the new update. It says that the update has “fixed bugs, improved performance.”

However, the latest YouTube version for iOS comes over two months after Google brought its last update (15.49.4) to the App Store that took place on December 7.

This is unusual if you look at the version history of the YouTube app on the App Store that shows the app receiving a new update once in a couple of weeks.

The new Privacy Labels in the App Store might be the reason behind the delay in the update of the Youtube app by Google.


Users expected to get some new features with the new update but it only brought bugs fixes.

New Privacy Labels in App Store

The new update to YouTube for iOS is also the first that Google has provided since Apple implemented privacy labels for App Store listings. The company in January promised to cooperate with Apple and update its app page listings on the App Store to include privacy details. However, it hasn’t yet come up with any new updates.

Apple Term reported that Google silently updated the App Store listing of the YouTube app for iOS earlier this month to start showing privacy labels. This means that showing privacy labels wasn’t Google’s aim for bringing the new update.

Gadgets 360 has reached out to Google for clarity on the latest update and comment on when privacy labels will be rolled out to other of its apps on the App Store. This report will be updated once the company responds.


Harshit Bhasin
I’m a student currently doing B.A(hons) English from Dyal Singh College, Delhi University. I like to read and write and apart from it, I like watching movies, series, animated series (Animes) and playing games. I’m also a sportsperson and I like to perform outside activities regularly.

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