Solution – Unable to turn on monetization from YouTube Studio App from mobile device ?

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How to turn on monetization from YouTube Studio App from mobile device ?

If you are using a mobile device to upload videos to YouTube then you might have realized that you cannot turn on monetization from YouTube Studio App from mobile device. If you are solely using mobile device then you need a different solution turn on monetization from YouTube Studio App from mobile device. In this post we will see how to turn on monetization from YouTube Studio App from mobile device.

While we can easily upload videos to YouTube using the YouTube app or the YouTube studio app, you cannot monetize videos using the YouTube studio app on mobile devices. There is no option to turn the monetization on or off.

Watch this short video how to turn on monetization from YouTube Studio App from mobile device

How to turn on monetization from YouTube Studio App from mobile device

During the video upload process from the YouTube App, you are asked to put title and some other details about the video, but there is no option to select the monetization option. The video gets uploaded. And later, if you go to your content list and edit the video, again, there is no option to turn on the monetization. You see the $ sign greyed out and there is no option to change it.

The same is also the case in the YouTube Studio App on mobile devices. You have no option to change the monetization status on or off.

If you have access to a computer, you should switch to the computer and turn on the monetization. But if you are using only mobile device for now to upload your videos, then you need another solution. The solution is this.

1) Open Google Chrome web browser app on your mobile device.

Open https://studio.youtube.com and sign in with your YouTube account

2) Access your ‘Channel Contents’ / Your Videos

3) Tap on the $ sign which is greyed out

4) You will get option to turn ON or OFF. Select ON and tap on NEXT

5) You will be presented with a page to select your ratings. Do as needful, and tap on SUBMIT.

Your changes are saved and monetization is turned on for the video.

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So, as you can see, the feature to turn on monetization or turn off monetization is available from the browser but not from the YouTube or YouTube studio app on mobile.

Similarly, if you want to upload a thumbnail for your YouTube video then you cannot do so from the YouTube app on your mobile phone. But you can upload thumbnail for your YouTube video by opening YouTube Studio using Google Chrome browser.

 

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