How to Disable & Stop Automatic Translations of YouTube Video Titles

Have you ever been browsing YouTube videos in your native language, only to have the titles automatically translated into another language? This can be frustrating, especially if you don’t understand the other language. 

Luckily, there is a way to disable this function and avoid this issue on YouTube. In this blog post, we will show you how to disable and stop automatic YouTube video title translations. This way, you can keep browsing and streaming in your preferred language without any unwanted auto translations happening.

How to Disable Auto Translations to Stop YouTube Video Titles from Being Automatically Translated

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Disabling automatic title translations on YouTube account is a simple process. Just follow the steps below to stop the titles of your YouTube videos from getting translated:

  1. Open the YouTube app on your device.
  2. Tap on the three dots in the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Tap on “Settings.”
  4. Under “General,” look for the “Language” section and click on “Edit.”
  5. Under “Video Translation Options,” uncheck the box next to “Enable automatic translation of video titles.”
  6. Click “Save” at the bottom of the page.

From now on, you’ll only see video titles in their original language when watching on YouTube.

How to Turn Off & Disable your YouTube Closed Captions

If you’re not a fan of automatic translations on YouTube, you can change your language settings to disable them. Here’s how:

  1. Sign in to YouTube and click on the three lines in the top left corner of the main screen.
  2. Scroll down to “Settings” and click on it.
  3. In the “Settings”, choose “Playback” from the options on the left side of the screen.
  4. On the right side of the “Playback” menu, find the “Subtitles/CC” section and click on the box next to “Off.”
  5. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click “Save.”

And that’s it! Your YouTube videos will no longer be automatically translated into other languages.

How to Turn On Auto-Translation Back on your YouTube Account

To turn on YouTube Auto Translation feature back on your account:

  1. Go to your account settings by clicking on your profile picture in the top right corner of YouTube and selecting “Settings.”
  2. Under “General,” select “Language.”
  3. Select “Enable auto-translation” next to the languages you’d like to use.
  4. Save your changes.

Keep in mind that while YouTube Auto Translation can be helpful, it isn’t perfect and may not always translate everything accurately. If you want to get the most accurate translation possible, we recommend using a professional translation service.

Why are Auto-Generated Subtitles on YouTube So Bad?

There are a few reasons why auto-generated subtitles on YouTube can be bad. 

First, the software that generates them is not perfect. It can make mistakes in understanding the audio, and it can also produce inaccurate transcriptions. 

Second, even if the transcription is accurate, the translation may not be. The software that translates the subtitles may not be able to understand the context of the video, or it may use poor translations for certain words or phrases. 

Finally, even if the translation is good, it may be hard to read because of the way that it is formatted.

We hope that our guide on how to disable automatic YouTube video title translations has been helpful. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us in the comments below. Thank you for reading!

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David Porter
David Porter
David is prolific writer and full-time Digital Nomad who loves to follow the recent technology updates on streaming. In his free time, he loves surfing and travel.



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