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

Lisa OuUpdated by Lisa Ou / Jan 21, 2021 16:30

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
Guide

Guide List

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.

Step 1Visit YouTube Studio and log in your account.

Step 2Click Video on the left pane, open the video.

Step 3Click Subtitles > the three-dot more icon > Download.

Download YouTube Subtitles
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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.

Step 1Go to YouTube Studio and log in your account.

Step 2Click Video on the left pane, and locate the video you want to add subtitles.

Step 3Click the more icon under the Subtitles section.

youtube Subtitles

Step 4Click Edit on Classic Studio, then click Edit on the upper-right corner in the pop-up window.

Step 5You 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

Step 6Click 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.

Step 1Open the video on the YouTube web page, click the gear icon.

Step 2Select Subtitles/CC.

Step 3Click the Actions button and choose Upload a file.

Step 4Choose 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

Step 1Download FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate from official site and then install it on computer. It will be launched automatically.

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Video Converter Ultimate is the best video and audio converting software which can convert MPG/MPEG to MP4 with fast speed and high output image/sound quality.

  • Convert any video/audio like MPG, MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV, MP3, etc.
  • Support 1080p/720p HD and 4K UHD video converting.
  • Powerful editing features like Trim, Crop, Rotate, Effects, Enhance, 3D and more.

Step 2Drag the video to program directly, click the + icon.

video converter ultimate main interface

Step 3Choose subtitles from the pop-up window and then click Open.

Step 4Click Convert.

output format

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.

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  • Powerful editing features like Trim, Crop, Rotate, Effects, Enhance, 3D and more.

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.

Step 1Open the video on web page, click gear settings icon.

Step 2Click 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.

Step 1Go to Settings > Accessibility or Settings > General > Accessibility.

Step 2Tap Subtitles & Captioning > Style.

Step 3Adjust 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.

Step 1Click gear settings icon on the bottom of the YouTube video section, then select Subtitles/CC.

Step 2Choose Auto-translate, and find English or other languages you want.

Translate YouTube Video to English Subtitles
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  • Support 1080p/720p HD and 4K UHD video converting.
  • Powerful editing features like Trim, Crop, Rotate, Effects, Enhance, 3D and more.

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.

Step 1Open the video on YouTube web page, head over the video and click play button.

Step 2Click 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.

Step 1Open YouTube app, select the video.

Step 2Tap 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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Video Converter Ultimate is the best video and audio converting software which can convert MPG/MPEG to MP4 with fast speed and high output image/sound quality.

  • Convert any video/audio like MPG, MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV, MP3, etc.
  • Support 1080p/720p HD and 4K UHD video converting.
  • Powerful editing features like Trim, Crop, Rotate, Effects, Enhance, 3D and more.
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