YouTube Tutorials
YouTube Tutorials

Here is a simple guide that will help you change the color of the subtitles in Youtube videos, both on Windows PCs and on Android phones and iPhones.

With so much content available today, it’s natural for YouTube to look for ways to make the site’s videos more accessible to people around the world.

Of course, this also refers to the inclusion of subtitles in various languages, automatically generated or created by users of the site itself. 

Be that as it may, there is no denying that these subtitles are missing something, especially in their original appearance. Fortunately, there are many options for customizing YouTube subtitles based on your preferences.

Subtitles have many advantages. They are useful when you are not familiar with the language of the video. They are also useful if you have difficulty understanding an accent. Finally, if someone has hearing problems, the subtitles will come to the rescue. 

All these advantages would make no sense if a person was unable to read subtitles correctly. The subtitle section on YouTube has a standard format which implies seeing white text on a black background with variable opacity, it is what we are used to in our mobile phones or PCs and in all types of multimedia elements that use these functions.

In this post, we will tell you how to customize the color and other aspects of the subtitles for YouTube on Android, iOS, and PC. We also mentioned some solutions in case of problems with subtitles, such as gray subtitles or low contrast subtitles. Let’s start.

How to change the color of subtitles in YouTube videos

To perform this process on PC we access YouTube and open any video, there we click on the “Settings” button and inside the displayed options we find “Subtitles”.

Clicking on this option will bring up a new window and click on “Options“.

Now all the options associated with YouTube subtitles will be listed.

Here you can customize everything related to subtitles such as color, font, background color, etc.

We click on the “Font color” option, which by default is white and in the new list we select the desired color.

In the case of Android, we first access the YouTube application and there we go to the top where we find the account logo.

We click there and then select “Settings“.

In the following window, we click on the “Subtitles” option.

We activate the subtitle switch to access the different options.

Click on the “Subtitle Style” option. If you like one of these, touch it to apply it. Alternatively, click Customize. A new set of customization options will be revealed. Modify them according to your preferences.

Click the “Font families” option if you want to set a different font or in “Text color” to choose the new color for the subtitles on YouTube.

On iPhone iOS, the subtitle personalization settings are tied to your phone. You need to change it directly in the phone settings. To do this, follow these steps:

Open Settings on your iPhone and go to General. Touch Accessibility. S run down and tap Subtitles and Subtitles in the Media section.

Touch Style. Choose the type of subtitle from the options indicated or touch Create a new style to customize according to your preferences.


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