The TV app on your iPhone can consolidate a number of different movie and video streaming apps, allowing you to play a lot of different content from one convenient location. It also stores a history of the videos that you have watched, allowing you to reference that information later in the future, if necessary.
But you might find that you don’t want other people being able to see the videos that you have watched, or that the presence of the history is negatively impacting your watching experience on your iPhone. Fortunately it is possible to clear your play history from the iPhone’s TV app so that you can start over fresh.
How to Clear the TV Play History in iOS 10
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.2. This is going to delete the stored play history from the TV app for all of the devices that share your Apple ID.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Select the TV option.
Step 3: Touch the red Clear Play History button at the bottom of the menu.
Step 4: Tap the Clear Play History button at the bottom of the screen to confirm that you understand that this will delete the play history, as well as remove TV shows and movies that you are watching from Up Next.
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Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
He specializes in writing content about iPhones, Android devices, Microsoft Office, and many other popular applications and devices.