How to Create a YouTube Video on iPhone

May 4, 2022

So you want to create a YouTube video but don't have time to sit in front of your computer? The good news is that you can create a YouTube video from your iPhone. Creating a YouTube video from your phone might be the easiest way to go if you're on the go. Follow these steps to learn how to do it.

How to create a YouTube video in 5 steps

1. Research and Plan your video

YouTube videos are the next big thing. Over 1 billion hours of YouTube videos are watched each day. That is an impressive number!

Whether you want to start your channel or just want to create some fun videos for your friends and family, it’s easy to do it with your iPhone. The first step is to research and plan your video. 

If you’re not sure what kind of video you want to make, spend some time researching what’s out there. 

Look up the YouTube channels that you watch and love, then research other channels that have similar content to what you’d like to make.

Think about what your video will be about. What will the topic be? What is the motive of your video?

For example, if you write product reviews, film yourself unboxing and testing the product. Once you've thought of a topic for your video, create an outline for it. 

You don’t have to have everything planned out, however. You only need to  have a general idea of what you want to do before you start shooting.

Learn more: YouTube Video Ideas

2. Shoot Your Video With Your iPhone

Once you know what kind of video you want to make, it’s time to start shooting! Now that you have a topic, it's time to create a video!

The type of video you make depends on the topic you've chosen. For example, if your topic is "Top 5 foundations for summer", you'd want to make a video about the best five summer foundations to wear. 

You could film yourself trying all the products on yourself, or you could film yourself trying the foundations on someone else. 

The first thing you need to do is find out what equipment you need for your video. Here are a few things you  need to have:

  1. A tripod: This will help keep your camera steady and prevent any shaking as you move around.
  2. A microphone: This will improve the audio quality of your video and make it easier for viewers to hear what's being said in your videos.
  3. Lighting: This is important if you're filming indoors or at night. You can achieve this by using natural light (i.e., sunlight coming through windows) or artificial light sources such as lamps or candles. If filming outdoors, use whatever lighting is available such as street lights, car headlights, etc.
  4. Camera: To shoot a good YouTube video, you don’t need expensive equipment. You already own a great camera in the form of your iPhone.

The best part about shooting videos with the iPhone is capturing high-quality footage even in low light conditions. 

Furthermore, while recording a video, it may be difficult for you to hold the phone steady. In such cases, you can use a tripod to manage this problem.

3. Edit your video

First, you'll want to plan out your video by thinking about the story you want to tell. You should ask questions such as:

  • What's the goal of your video? 
  • Who is it for? 
  • What do they need to know?

Then, film your video footage and edit it. Since most of us aren't professional videographers, plenty of apps and online tools make editing videos easy — and many of them are free. 

Here are some options to help you edit your videos on your iPhone

With the Photos App

Editing a youtube video With the Photos App

Photos app is the inbuilt gallery of your phone, and you can use it to do some basic video editing. 

  • The first step is to open the Photos app, then select the video you want to edit. Then tap Edit
  • Use the sliders on both sides of the video to decide the start and stop times. 
  • You can click the Play button to preview the trimmed video.

  • After trimming the video, Tap done and save the video. 
  • If you want, you can also rotate the video, add filters, and adjust your video's brightness and other factors. 
  • Click Done to save the video. But if you don’t want to, you can click Cancel. 

With iMovie

Editing a youtube video on imovie

iMovie is a basic yet powerful video editing software available on iPhones and iPad. You can quickly turn your homemade videos into Hollywood-style trailers or beautiful movies even if you have never done any video editing before. Just follow the steps below to edit videos in iMovie on iPhone.

  • Install iMovie on iPhone: If you already own an Apple product, you may have already installed iMovie on your iPhone or iPad. If not, go to the App Store, search for "iMovie," and install it on your device.
  • Press the Projects button on the main screen to view the videos in your video library.
  • Tap the video you wish to edit. The selected video will open on a new screen.
  • Tap the wrench icon at the bottom of the screen to access editing options, such as trimming, rotating, and adding text to your video.
  • Trim the selected video, remove unwanted clips and shorten the video. 
  • Increase or decrease the speed of your video using the timer tool. 
  • Add a transition between your video clips. Choose your preferred transition from the bar that appears below.
  •  Add Music to Your Video on iPhone. To Add music click on the plus sign at the left corner of the screen. You can add from iMovie’s library or add your own recorded audio. 
  •  Tap Share in the upper-right corner of the editing window when you have finished making changes to your video.
  • Choose an option from the menu that appears on-screen for sharing your edited videos, such as Email or YouTube

With YouTube Studio

YouTube Studio is a mobile app you can use to help manage your channel when you’re on the go. You can use the app to respond to comments, upload videos, and update your channel settings. Editing videos from your mobile device is simple with YouTube Studio.

Here are some steps on how to make a YouTube video using just your phone:

  • Download YouTube Studio from the App Store (iPhone/iPad).
  • Sign in to the app
  • On your phone or tablet, open the YouTube Studio app. If you don't have a Google account, you'll need to create one to sign in to YouTube. You can't sign in with your mobile phone number.
  • Open the YouTube Studio app to edit videos on your playlist.
  • From the bottom left of the menu, tap Content
  • Select the video you want to edit then tap “Edit.”
  • Edit the video settings and tap SAVE.

You can add details to your video using the YouTube studio app. You'll be prompted to add as much detail as possible about your video, like title, description, tags, etc. 

The more information you give about your video, the easier it will be for people to find it!

4. Add The Title and Description About Your Video

Once you've chosen your video, enter the title and description for your YouTube video. 

If you’re going to invest time and resources into creating videos for your business, you must do everything you can to ensure that your videos are getting seen by the right people.

One of the best ways to do this is to use keywords in your video title and description. This will help people discover your videos when they search on YouTube or any other search engine.

5. Publish Your Video on YouTube!

In the last step, you'll publish your video on YouTube. This is the final step before your video is available for the whole world to see. 

  • To begin, open the YouTube app on your phone. 
  • Tap on your profile icon on the top right-hand side of the screen. Select “Your channel.”
  • Tap on the “+” icon on the bottom menu bar. Select Upload a video. Allow access to YouTube to access your videos and images, then click on the selected video. 
  • Click Next. Do necessary editing. Add details like Title, Select audience, and visibility. Then Tap on Upload! 

There you go, your video is finally published!

What to do after I publish my YouTube Video?

Now that you've made and published your YouTube video, it's time to promote it through social media. 

To do this, click the Share button below your video. A window will pop up with options to share on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Make sure you're logged in to your social accounts before sharing.

Promote your videos on Facebook

If you have a business or fan page, share your videos on that page. If not, start one now! Choose which type of page is right for you.

When you post your video on Facebook, write a short description of your video and ask for feedback from viewers in the comments section below. 

You should also tag friends in the comments section who might want to see it. This will help increase engagement of the post and increase the visibility of the video.

Promote your videos on Twitter

Twitter can be a powerful tool when used correctly. Use hashtags to get more exposure for your tweets.

FAQs: How to create a YouTube video on iPhone

Why can't I upload videos longer than 15 minutes?

By YouTube’s default rule, you can upload videos up to 15 minutes long. But if you have verified your Google account, you can upload longer videos.

How do I make sure videos aren’t uploaded using my cellular data?

You can open YouTube app on your phone, then tap on your account icon in the top right corner. Tap on Settings> Data saving> Upload over Wi-Fi only. 

What Are The Different Video Privacy Options?

There are three types of video privacy options on YouTube. To change the privacy options on your video, you should open the YouTube Studio app, select Content, and the video you'd like to update. 

Click the down arrow under "Visibility" and choose the video privacy options - Public, Private, or Unlisted. 

How Do I Add My Music To The Video?

You can add your music to video on your iPhone with iMovie. If you are editing your video on iMovie, you get the option of adding music to the video. 

You can also add your recording or any audio of your choice. 

Where Can I Find My Uploads?

Open the YouTube app on your phone, tap on the profile icon in the upper-right corner, and show you the videos you've uploaded. 

Conclusion: How to create a YouTube video on iPhone

If you want to create a YouTube video on your iPhone, you should know that it is effortless. The only thing you need to do is have an iPhone and record the video. 

After recording the video using your iPhone, you can upload the video to your YouTube account from your iPhone itself. It will take only a few minutes. 

You can easily do this task without following any long instructions. But if you want direct instructions for doing so, we have written them for you in the above article. 

We Hope the article makes the task easier for you. 

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