This post shares the detailed steps to change YouTube channel background images on Android and iOS mobile phones.
If you are a content creator, you should need to be on top of your game. YouTube has become increasingly competitive, with creators going the extra mile to polish their content.
The pursuit of viewer attention, engagement, and growing the channel never seems to stop. Well, it’s also a way to make your channel stand out by changing your YouTube channel’s background picture, which also encourages the audience to follow your channel or leave a nice comment. Also known as the channel cover picture among many. So do you know how to change the background on YouTube channel? Is it possible to directly change the background on YouTube channel on the YouTube app?
Let’s take it to step by step, starting with changing the background of your YouTube channel.
For detailed operation steps, you can also refer to this video.
To get started, open the installed YouTube app on your Android phone or iPhone.
Now you need to tap your profile picture in the up-right corner. And then choose the Your Channel which is located under the Add account.
Now you will see there are 2 options. Click the EDIT CHANNEL button and you will enter the Channel Settings which supports editing your YouTube name, adding a description for the channel, changing the YouTube background picture, etc.
You should click on the camera picture which is under the three vertical dots. At the bottom of the page, you will see 2 options listed. Now you can choose to take a photo or choose from your photos to upload a new background image.
Well, if you choose from your Photos, then all the pictures you own on your device will be listed here. Select one and you can see there are 3 boxes located on the photo. Take into account that only specific dimensions will be visible in the background picture. The prompt will guide you on ways to maximize visibility on different devices.
Finally, click the Save button to complete the change of your YouTube background.
Once you have changed your YouTube background banner successfully, you could go back to your YouTube app on the phone. Pull to refresh the app and then you will see the new background banner.
Now that you’ve learned how to change the background of your YouTube channel on your mobile phone, I believe that you can’t wait to give it a try! Yet what picture or image is good for your channel? If you don’t have it in mind already, check out the best places to find high-quality and eye-pleasing YouTube channel background images.
Canva is an online design tool that allows you to add a splash of personality to your YouTube channel with a customized channel background template, and there are tons of awesome arts available in Canva YouTube channel art.
Pinterest is a popular image-sharing site on which you’ll be able to easily discover thousands of beautiful images for YouTube banners or YouTube channel backgrounds.
Shutterstock is a popular free stock photo site with hundreds of thousands of high-definition image collections. On Shutterstock, you can easily search for the desired YouTube background image according to your channel topic or channel name. See Shutterstock YouTube channel background search.
To change YouTube background from white to black or black to white, tap your profile picture > click Appearance > and Select “Dark theme” to use the dark theme setting, or Light theme or use device theme.
You need the YouTube Android/iOS app to change your banner image on your phone. Tap your profile picture > Your channel > Tap EDIT CHANNEL > and tap your banner image on the right.
To change your YouTube profile pictures on phones, go to the YouTube app, tap your profile picture > tap on your channel > edit channel > and then tap your profile picture > upload and save the added image.
To change the background picture on Youtube on iPhone, you need YouTube iPhone or iPad app: tap your profile picture > tap Your channel > tap EDIT CHANNEL > your banner image on the right.
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