How to turn on subtitles on YouTube on your phone or computer, and set them to stay on automatically
- You can turn on subtitles on YouTube in a few easy steps.
- It's easy to turn on subtitles - also known as closed captions - on YouTube using a web browser or the mobile app.
- You also have the option to turn on subtitles on YouTube for all videos, and captions will always be on by default as long as you're logged in.
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YouTube can display subtitles - also known as closed captions - on videos uploaded to the platform to provide helpful written text alongside the audio.Captions can be either auto-generated or provided by the user who uploaded the video, and turning captions on and off is a quick and easy process when you're watching a video.
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How to turn on subtitles on YouTube in a web browser
1. You can turn on subtitles by clicking the CC icon at the bottom of a YouTube video. A red line will appear under the icon when closed captions have been enabled.
2. You can also adjust caption settings by clicking the gear icon. If subtitles are available for a video, a choice of generated captions and other formats will be available here.
How to turn on subtitles on YouTube for all videosYou can enable closed captioning for all the videos you watch on YouTube from your web browser.
Enabling always-on captioning can be done from your account settings, and the feature will work as long as you're logged in.
Here's how to enable captions for all videos:1. Click your account icon to open the account menu.
2. From the account menu, click Settings.
How to turn on subtitles on YouTube in the mobile app
1. Tap the three-dot menu in the upper right corner.
3. Select the type of captioning you prefer.
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