YouTube is a popular online video sharing and social media platform with over two billion monthly logged-in users. It has localized versions in over 100 countries across 80 different dialects. And with 500 plus hours of content uploaded every minute, it has cemented its position as the most popular online video sharing site. Needless to say, if you want to share some piece of information with the world, you are going to have to use YouTube.

So you've recorded your content and done all the editing, the last step is to upload it, right? But how do you upload a video to YouTube from an iPad? Well, that's the easy part, it really just falls down to a few easy steps. Let's take a look.

How to upload a video to YouTube from iPad

Ideally, the first thing you'll need to do is download the YouTube app from your iPad's App Store if you don't have it already. It is important to note that the app will need you to grant it a lot of access to your iPad before you can use it or share information.

Once that is set, it takes four easy steps to upload a video to YouTube.

1.    Open the application

After granting YouTube access to your microphone, library, and camera (which is required if it's your first time uploading a video), open the YouTube app and proceed to tap on the camera icon located at the top of the screen.

2.    Select the video

Tapping the camera icon will open a file explorer with a bunch of files. Choose the video you wish to upload. The good thing is that YouTube allows basic editing like trimming and filters. You can access these features at this stage by clicking on an icon at the center bottom of the screen.

3.    Add title and description

Once you are satisfied with the video, click on the 'next' button on the top right corner of your iPad. This will take you to the title and description page. Create a title and description for your video. For the best outcome, make the title catchy, so people can easily find and click on your content.

4.    Upload the video

Now, this is the part of the process where you actually post the video. To do this, you simply tap the upload button in the top right corner, and that's it. Your video has been uploaded to YouTube. You will receive an email notification notifying you the video has been uploaded successfully.

Using VideoStudio to edit and upload to YouTube

Before you get to uploading, you want to make sure your video is well edited and flawless. Viewers gravitate more towards high definition, professional quality content. Unfortunately, the YouTube app does not offer extensive editing tools for videos. You'll need the help of external editing software.

One of the best computer programs out there for this is VideoStudio. It's a drag-and-drop video editing software offering hundreds of effects, filters, graphics, and transitions, including Artificial Reality Stickers. Using VideoStudio to edit videos turns life experiences and moments into unique movies.

Here are some essential features that make VideoStudio stand out in the video editing sector.

  • Easily split, trim, and crop videos directly on the timeline.
  • Change the aspect ratio or rotate the video with just a few clicks.
  • Remove fisheye distortion captured by wide-angle or action cameras by applying lens corrections.
  • Color correct your clips to adjust the temperature or create unique effects.
  • Choose from instant project templates; title presets, filters and transitions.

In addition to these features, VideoStudio is compatible with most video, audio, image, and 360 video formats and works on most desktops or laptops.

However, the software needs a few requirements to work efficiently:

  • For starters, it doesn't have an iPad app. It is only available for Windows 10, 64 bit Operating systems.
  • It requires a stable internet connection for installation, registration, and updates.
  • You need to have a Core i3 or AMD A4 series for standard videos, and as for HD and UHD videos, you need an Intel Core i7 or AMD Athlon A10 with over eight GB of RAM. With this, you can handle even the heaviest edits.
  • To complete the installation, a Windows compatible sound card is also required with a minimum of 6 GB.


Through this guide, you can now upload videos to YouTube in the four easy steps explained without worrying about the quality of the video you are uploading.

Using VideoStudio to edit your videos before uploading adds the cherry on top. It can help transform your videos from amateur footage to a masterpiece.

Need to Download VideoStudio?

Download a free 30 day trial now!