How to Upload a Video to YouTube from iPhone
You don’t want to use up all your data and you’re not sure how long the video can be.
Uploading a video to YouTube from your iPhone is easy.
You can upload videos of any length, but you’ll need to use Wi-Fi or data on your phone plan if the video is longer than 15 minutes.
If you’re uploading a video that’s shorter than 15 minutes, there are two ways you can do it using the Photos app and YouTube iOS app.
Read the article below if you want to learn how to upload a video to YouTube from iPhone.
Recommended Method: Use The YouTube iOS App
On your phone, you’ll need to download the iOS version of the app. The easiest approach to do it is with the YouTube iOS app. Follow these procedures to employ this method:
1) Open the app and tap on "Upload"
For this example, we’ll use the Photos app. Open the Photos app and select a video to upload from your albums.
2) Tap on "Video"
After you’ve selected a video, tap on “Video” at the top of your screen.
3) Select "YouTube"
After you tap “Video,” you’ll be able to choose the sharing service.
Tap on “YouTube” at the bottom of your screen.
4) Choose a title
After you select “Video,” you’ll need to choose whether to save it or upload it. To upload, choose “YouTube.”
A popup will appear, asking for your video’s title. Type in a video title and tap “Next.”
5) Add tags
When you’re done adding a title, you’ll be able to add tags.
6) Choose a category
Next, you’ll be able to select a category for your video. Tap on “Categories” at the bottom of your screen and choose a category that best fits your video.
7) Tap on "Next"
After you’ve added tags and chosen a category, tap on “Next.” The app will take about 5 minutes to upload your video.
Tap on “View Video” when the upload is completed.
8 ) Tap on "Add Video"
When your video has finished uploading, tap on “Add Video.” You’ll be able to remove it or move it to a different album if you like. Your video should show up in the Videos app.
Alternative Method: Use The Photos App
If you don’t want to use the YouTube iOS app, you can follow these steps to upload a video using the Photos app:
1) Open the Photos app and select a video
For this example, we’ll use the Camera Roll album. Open the photos and tap on your video.
2) Tap on "Share"
Tap on “Share” at the bottom of your screen.
3) Tap on "YouTube"
After you’ve selected your video, tap on “Share” at the bottom of your screen.
Tap on “YouTube.”
4) Choose a title
After you select YouTube, a popup will appear asking for your video’s title. Type in a short and sweet title and tap “Next.”
5) Save or upload your video
After you select YouTube in the sharing options, a popup will appear asking if you want to save your video or upload it. To upload, tap on “Upload.”
After that, follow steps 5-7 in the recommended method above.
What Are The Different Video Privacy Options?
When you upload a video to YouTube from your iPhone, you can either make it public or keep it private. 
If you want other people to be able to see your videos after you’ve uploaded them, check the box next to “Make all future videos Public” when a popup appears asking if you’d like to change sharing settings after your first video has finished uploading.
To make your videos private after you’ve uploaded them, tap on “Settings” on the top right-hand side of the screen. Then, select “Privacy.”
A popup will appear with three options – Public, Unlisted, and Private. Select Private to keep all future uploads on YouTube private by default.
If you want to do the same after your first upload, tap on “Make all future videos Private” before hitting “Submit.”
How Do I Add My Music To The Video?
You can add music from YouTube or another source, such as iTunes. You cannot use the music that you’ve recorded directly from your iPhone.
To add music from YouTube:
1) Tap on “Music” at the bottom of your screen.
2) Select a song and tap on “Add”
After you’ve selected a video, tap on “Music.” A popup will appear that says “Drag songs directly here to use as background music for your video.”
3) Select a song
Tap on the song you want to add. The video will begin playing with that song selected as its soundtrack.
Note: You cannot use the music that you’ve recorded directly from your iPhone; it has to be music already housed on your devices, such as songs from iTunes or another source.
Where Can I Find My Uploads?
After you’ve uploaded a video from your iPhone, it will appear in two places:
1) In the “My Videos” section of the YouTube app on your phone.
2) In your YouTube account on youtube.com or via other apps that have access to your YouTube videos, such as a YouTube channel app.
To access your videos from within the YouTube app, tap on “My Videos.” To access them via your account on youtube.com or a YouTube channel app, go to the video manager section of your account and check the box next to any uploaded videos you’d like to watch.
Note: Don’t forget that if you made a video public, other people can watch it, too!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. Why can't I upload videos longer than 15 minutes?
YouTube’s terms of service don’t allow for video uploads that are longer than 15 minutes in length.
The exception to this is if you’re using YouTube Red, then you’ll be able to upload videos up to 30 minutes long.
Q2. How do I make sure videos aren't uploaded using my cellular data?
You can use Wi-Fi to upload your video or activate Airplane Mode before you start uploading if you’re worried about using up all of your data.
To turn on Airplane Mode, swipe up from the bottom of your screen and tap on it in the Control Center.
Q3. Can I save my video before uploading it?
You can do this on the YouTube iOS app by tapping on “Save Video” on the screen where you enter your title and tags.
From there, tap on “My videos” in the bottom right corner of the screen to move your saved video to a different album.
If you’d like, you can delete your saved video from the YouTube iOS app by tapping on “Delete Video.”
Although it can be a bit of an inconvenience, video uploads are limited to 15 minutes on YouTube.
So if you need to upload something longer than that for whatever reason, try using the YouTube iOS app or save your video before uploading it.
As always, thanks for reading!
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