Article ID : 00227587 / Last Modified : 27/06/2019

How to turn captions on or off when watching Internet videos from YouTube

The information below is current as of August 2018. The specifications of the YouTube™ app may change without notice. Also, the displayed content varies depending on the selected language and viewing environment. For the latest information, visit the YouTube Help page on how to manage caption settings.

The captions on YouTube is available for the following conditions:

  • Videos with captions added by the owner.
  • Videos that use YouTube's automatic caption feature.

Enable Captions on Your Computer or Mobile Device

Follow the instructions according to your device type.

  • Enable captions

    • Click on the CC icon to enable the captions.
      • The icon changes to CC enabled icon.
      • Click on the CC enabled icon icon again to disable it.
         
    • Select video content on YouTube to start playing
      • You'll see the CC icon if captions is available on the screen.

        CC icon

    • Select caption language
      1. Click the Settings icon.

        Settings icon

      2. Select Subtitles/CC.
      3. Choose your preferred language.
        • If your language is not on the list:
          1. Click Auto-translate.
          2. Select your preferred language.
            • This option translates the captions using the Google™ Translate feature.
  • Android mobile device
  • iPhone and iPad mobile device