How to Add Subtitles to YouTube - Add Video Subtitles with Simple Clicks

Lisa Ou

Feb 19, 2020 17:00 / Posted by Lisa Ou

YouTube is one of the most popular video sites on the internet. You can watch movie, learn  online courses, and more. As you might know, it shows the subtitles to help users better understand what the video is talking about. But sometimes, there is not always have the CC(closed captions) or subtitles. So how to add subtitles to YouTube?

There are different ways to add YouTube Subtitles. Please keep reading.

How to Add Subtitles to YouTube - Add Video Subtitles with Simple Clicks

1. How to Download YouTube Subtitles

If you don’t have a subtitle yet, you can download it from YouTube if you have uploaded it already. Below is how.

Visit YouTube Studio and log in your account.

Click Video on the left pane, open the video.

Click Subtitles > the three-dot more icon > Download.

Download YouTube Subtitles

2. How to Add Subtitles to YouTube Video

YouTube has its own tool to add subtitles for videos. You can add your subtitles files to YouTube by following below instructions.

How to Add Subtitles to YouTube Video on Web Page

If you have uploaded the video to your channel, you can go to YouTube Studio and add subtitles easily.

Go to YouTube Studio and log in your account.

Click Video on the left pane, and locate the video you want to add subtitles.

Click the more icon under the Subtitles section.

youtube Subtitles

Click Edit on Classic Studio, then click Edit on the upper-right corner in the pop-up window.

You can see Actions button on the top of the window, click it and choose Upload a file from the drop-down options. Of course you can also choose the right timeline and edit the correct subtitles in the box.

youtube upload Subtitles

Click Publish edits when you are done.

youtube edit Subtitles

How to Add Subtitles to Someone Else’s YouTube Video

What if you are not the owner of the video? You can figure it out from below steps.

Open the video on the YouTube web page, click the gear icon.

Select Subtitles/CC.

Click the Actions button and choose Upload a file.

Choose the file from the pop-up window and click Upload.

youtube upload Subtitles others

How to Add Subtitles to Video with FoneLab

FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate is an effective and safe tool to edit video subtitles. You can use it to convert video format, enhance video quality, add video watermark, rotate video and more. It supports different video formats.

Below is how to add subtitles to video with FoneLab

Download FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate from official site and then install it on computer. It will be launched automatically.

Drag the video to program directly, click the + icon.

video converter ultimate main interface

Choose subtitles from the pop-up window and then click Open.

Click Convert.

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Above is about how to make subtitles on YouTube, if you want to learn more about how to edit YouTube subtitles, you can move to the next part.

3. How to Edit Subtitles on YouTube

For most of YouTube users, watching videos online is a convenient and interesting thing. You are allowed to edit subtitles on YouTube with ease.

How to Change Subtitle Color on YouTube

If you don’t like the color of YouTube subtitles, you can change it via below operations.

Open the video on web page, click gear settings icon.

Click Subtitles/CC > Options > Font color, and then select the color you want from the list.

Change Subtitle Color on YouTube

Please kindly note that captions aren't available on the YouTube mobile site on iOS.

How to Change YouTube Subtitle Style on iPhone/iPad

Not only subtitle color, and its style can be customized if you want.

Go to Settings > Accessibility or Settings > General > Accessibility.

Tap Subtitles & Captioning > Style.

Adjust the background, text, and more you like.

change style youtube Subtitles

How to Translate YouTube Video to English Subtitles

If you want to translate the YouTube video to English subtitle, you can also check below demonstration.

Click gear settings icon on the bottom of the YouTube video section, then select Subtitles/CC.

Choose Auto-translate, and find English or other languages you want.

Translate YouTube Video to English Subtitles

4. How to Enable/Disable Subtitles on YouTube

After editing YouTube subtitles, you should know how to enable or disable subtitles on YouTube. No matter you are watching YouTube on web page or mobile phone app, you can check instructions as below.

How to Turn On/Off Subtitles on YouTube Web Page

On web page, it is easy to turn on or turn off the subtitles.

Open the video on YouTube web page, head over the video and click play button.

Click CC button. You can turn it off by clicking it again.

How to Turn On/Off Subtitles on YouTube App (iPhone/iPad/Android)

iPhone, iPad or Android YouTube users can follow below steps to turn on or off subtitles on app.

Open YouTube app, select the video.

Tap the three-dot menu icon, choose Captions > English. If you want to disable captions, you can choose No captions here.

That’s all about YouTube subtitles. If you have more questions, please leave comments below. By the way, FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate releases free-trial version now, why not download and have a try now!

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