Upload a Video to YouTube Directly from iOS

Oct 27, 2012 - 1 Comment

Upload a video directly to YouTube from iOS

You can easily upload a video directly to YouTube right from your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. This feature has actually been around for a long time, but it’s notable perhaps more so now that the YouTube app is no longer installed by default in iOS 6 onward. The process is very simple:

  • Open Photos app and tap on the video to upload
  • Tap the [>] arrow share button, then tap the “YouTube” icon
  • Upload the video using your YouTube login credentials, provide a title, description, and more info if desired

Videos uploaded over 3G/4G and LTE will be more compressed than videos uploaded while connected through Wi-Fi, so keep that in mind before posting something you want in high definition. For full 1080p quality, you’ll still want to transfer the HD movies from iOS to a computer, though trimming a video down to a shorter selection is also a quick way to preserve some quality from mobile uploads.

Mac users can do the same from Share Sheets in OS X, and choose from other video services as well, suggesting future versions of iOS could expand on the sharing options.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks

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  1. Tim Hibbard says:

    With iOS 6, you can “browse to upload”. So you can go to youtube.com, click desktop version, sign in and upload as if you were on a desktop.

    For large files, I try to touch the phone every couple minutes so the safari upload session doesn’t time out.

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