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Turn captions on and off

Captions are only available on videos where the owner has added them, and on certain videos where YouTube automatically provides them.

If a video has captions, you can turn them on by clicking the captions icon at the bottom of the video. Depending on your location and device, the captions icon will look like one of the following:  or .

To turn them off, click the captions icon, then Turn Captions Off.

Manage default settings for captions

You can change the default settings for captions on your computer or mobile device.

Subscribe to the YouTube Help channel for video tips, tricks, and how-to's.

Adjust default size and style of captions

You can turn YouTube captions on or off and adjust their size on your computer and mobile device.

  1. Open the YouTube app for Android.
  2. Tap on Menu .
  3. Go to Settings > Captions.


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