How to Customize Caption in YouTube

Couldn’t understand particular words or sentences while watching a YouTube video? Take the help of captions to get them easily. Moreover, you can also manage captions settings on YouTube on your iOS device, Android, and computer.

Better still, you also have the option to adjust the default size and style of captions. If you no longer want to be confused by certain accents, you should take full advantage of this neat feature. Do note that captions are not available on the YouTube mobile site on iOS. Let’s take a closer look!

How to Turn On/Off Caption in YouTube on iPhone, iPad, and Android

Though most YouTube videos have captions, some might not support them.

  1. Open the YouTube app on your iOS device and head over to the video.
  2. Now, tap on the menu button.Tap on Menu in YouTube App on iPhone or iPad
  3. Tap on the captions button.Tap on Captions in YouTube on iPhone or iPad
  4. Next, you need to select English (auto-generated.)Enable Caption in YouTube on iPhone, iPad, and Android

Now, captions will appear for your video. You can use the same steps to enable them for more videos.

If you ever want to disable them, follow the same steps, and then tap on No captions (on iOS) or Turn off captions (on Android.)

Disable Caption in YouTube on iPhone, iPad, and Android

How to Adjust Default Size and Style of Captions on iPhone and iPad

If you want to ideally adjust the default size and style of captions in YouTube, take the help of the Settings app.

  1. Launch Settings on your iOS device
  2. Now, tap on General → Accessibility.Tap on Settings then General then Accessibility on iPhone or iPad
  3. Next, under the “Media” section, tap on Subtitles & Captioning → Up next, tap Style to adjust display size and font style.Tap on Subtitles & Captioning on iPhone or iPad
  4. Now, tap on Create New Style for more font styles, sizes, and colors.Change Size and Style of Captions on iPhone and iPad

Adjusting captions on Android is even easier. Keep reading…

How to Change Size and Style of Captions in YouTube on Android

  1. Open the YouTube app on your mobile device
  2. Now, tap on your Profile.
  3. Next, tap on Settings.Tap on Profile then Tap on Settings in YouTube on Android Device
  4. Up next, turn on Captions and then adjust the size and style.Change Size and Style of Captions in YouTube on Android

 

You can also enable captions on YouTube on your Mac, Windows PC, or Linux.

How to Turn On/Off Caption in YouTube on Computer

  1. Open YouTube and head over to the video and play it.
  2. Now, click on the CC button

That’s it! Captions will go live for the video.

Enable Caption in YouTube on Computer

If you ever wish to disable captions, Click on the CC button again.

How to Change Caption Font Size & Style in YouTube on Computer

  1. Open YouTube on your computer and click the settings button.Click on Settings in YouTube on PC
  2. Now, click on Subtitles/CC.Click on Subtitles CC in YouTube on Mac or Windows PC
  3. Next, you need to click on Options.Click on Options in YouTube Settings
  4. Now you can customize the following things
    • Font, color, opacity, and size
    • Background color and opacity
    • Window color and opacity
    • Character edge style.How to Change Caption Size & Style in YouTube on Computer

Make Captions Bigger or Smaller in YouTube Using the Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Using keyboard shortcuts, you can quickly adjust caption formatting while watching your video
  • To do so, first, click on the video player, then “+” makes the captions bigger. “-” makes the captions smaller

How to Change Captions Language in YouTube on Computer

There is also an option to choose different caption languages. In case the language isn’t listed, you will get the option for auto-translated captions.

  1. Open YouTube and navigate to the video
  2. Now, click the settings icon at the bottom of the video screen.Click on Settings in YouTube on PC
  3. Click Subtitles/CC.Click on Subtitles CC in YouTube on Mac or Windows PC
  4. Next, click Auto-translate.Click on Auto-translate in YouTube on Mac or Windows PC
  5. Up next, select language.How to Change Captions Language in YouTube on Computer

 

For videos with captions, you can check out the full captions transcript. Besides, you will also be able to quickly jump to the specific parts of the video.

How to View Captions Transcript on YouTube on Computer

  1. Launch YouTube and go to the video
  2. Under the video player, click More button.Click on More Button in YouTube on Mac or Windows PC
  3. Now, you need to click Open transcript.Click on Open Transcript in YouTube on PC
  4. When watching the video, the transcript will scroll to display the current caption text.View Captions Transcript on YouTube on Computer

You can click on any line of caption text to jump to that part of the video.

That’s pretty much it!

Over to you

YouTube is a hub of entertainment and boasts all the ingredients to thrill you. Whenever my fun time seems to be a bit under the weather, I use this app to bring up plenty of laughter. What’s your thought about it? I would like to know in the comments.

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Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.