If you’ve had your YouTube channel for some time, you might find yourself wanting to change the name you initially chose. Whether you no longer wish to use your real name or want to get rid of an embarrassing username from the past, we are here to guide you through the process.
In this tutorial, we will cover the following topics:
- What devices can you use to modify your username?
- How to change your YouTube username on a computer
- How to change your YouTube username on iOS
- How to change your YouTube username on Android
Let’s get started by exploring the devices and applications you can utilize to update your YouTube username.
What devices can you use to modify your username?
1. Desktop – PC or Mac
To change your username, log into your YouTube account on YouTube.com. You can access this platform using any Windows PC or Mac computer with your preferred web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, or any other browser.
2. iOS – iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
If you own an iOS device, like an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can modify your username using the YouTube mobile app for iOS. This app is compatible with all iOS devices and can be downloaded for free. Ensure you have an internet connection, preferably Wi-Fi, before starting the process.
3. Android – any Android smartphone or tablet
The third category of devices that allows you to change your username on YouTube are Android devices. If you own an Android smartphone or tablet, such as a Google Pixel, Samsung device, Huawei, etc., you can edit your username using the YouTube mobile app for Android.
Note that there are limitations on the number of modifications you can make to your username within a certain period. Regardless of the device you use, you can only edit your YouTube name three times every 90 days.
Now that you are aware of the types of devices suitable for changing your name, let’s dive into the instructions. First, we will explain how to modify your name on YouTube.com using your computer.
How to change your YouTube username on a computer
- To begin, open your preferred web browser and visit YouTube.com. Sign into your YouTube account.
Launch the web browser of your choice on your PC or Mac. While we are demonstrating with Google Chrome on a PC, these steps are applicable to any computer and browser combination. Once the browser is open, go to YouTube and log in.
- Click on your profile icon in the top right corner, then select Settings.
Next, access your account details by clicking your profile icon at the upper right corner. In the menu that appears, click on Settings.
- Next to your name, click Edit on Google.
On the account overview page, select Edit on Google next to your current username.
- Change the name of your channel to your desired choice, and then click OK to save.
On the next page, click inside the text box where your current name appears. Delete your current name by pressing the backspace key on your keyboard. Next, enter the new name you want for your YouTube channel. Once you are finished, click OK.
These four simple steps allow you to modify your username on the YouTube desktop site. If you wish to change your channel name using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, the next section provides instructions tailored to those devices.
How to change your YouTube username on iOS
- Launch the YouTube app.
On your iOS device’s home screen, tap the YouTube app to open it.
- Tap your profile icon in the top right.
In the top right corner of the iOS app, you’ll find your profile image. Tap your profile icon to access a menu of options.
- Tap My Channel from the menu.
From the menu on the left side, select My Channel.
- On your channel page, tap the Settings icon.
You should now be able to see your own channel. Tap the Settings button, which resembles a small gear, located on the right side.
- Tap the Edit button beside your current channel name.
On the channel details page, including the name and description, you can make modifications to your name by tapping the Edit icon (resembling a pencil) next to it.
- Change your name, then tap the check mark in the top right to save your changes.
Erase your current username and type in your desired new username. Once you finish typing, tap the check mark icon to save your new name.
That concludes the steps needed to modify your YouTube name from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The process for changing your name on YouTube for Android devices is quite similar to the iOS process. The following section will guide you through those steps.
How to change your YouTube username on Android
- Launch the YouTube app on your Android smartphone or tablet.
Tap the YouTube icon on your home screen to open the app.
- Once the app is open, tap your channel icon in the top right.
When the YouTube app is open on your Android device, locate and tap your channel icon. This action will take you to your channel page.
Then, select My Channel from the menu.
- On the right side, select the Settings icon.
On your channel page, tap the Settings button to access the options for making changes to your channel.
- Beside your name, tap the Edit button.
Next to your channel’s current name, tap the Edit button to make changes.
- Type in your new desired name, then tap OK to confirm your changes.
Delete your current channel name and enter the new username you wish to use. After typing your new name, tap OK to save it.
That covers everything you need to know about changing your YouTube name. You now have a clear understanding of the frequency at which changes can be made, the devices suitable for this process, and the step-by-step instructions for making modifications. Feel free to modify your name as desired. If you wish to learn more about other features available on YouTube, check out our free course [here](insert course link).