YouTube for iOS basics

Watch the world’s videos and keep up with your favorite YouTube channels with the official YouTube app for iOS. Sign in to access your subscriptions, playlists, uploads, purchases, history and more.

Need to fix an issue in the app? Visit Troubleshooting YouTube for iOS.

Download and install the iOS app

The YouTube app for iOS can be downloaded from the App Store.

The latest version of the YouTube app can be used on iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices with iOS 6 and above.

Sign in to YouTube on iOS

  1. Open the guide by swiping from the left.
  2. Touch Sign in.
  3. Select an existing account or sign in with a new account.
    • If you've signed in with another Google app on your iOS device, you may see this account listed. 
    • To add a new account, select Add account and follow the prompts.

Sign out or switch accounts

Touch your account name in the guide to sign out or switch to a different account.

To create an account, visit and select Create account. To create a YouTube channel, visit

Fix a sign in issue: If you’re unable to sign in to your account, visit our sign in troubleshooting guide.

For questions about Google identities on YouTube, please visit YouTube Accounts help.