The YouTube Studio is a great tool if you are a content creator like me, it’s kind of a separate YouTube for creators only. I use the YouTube studio desktop site on Chrome to streamline the overall management of my YouTube channel.
The usability of the YouTube desktop version website even on a mobile phone is quite impressive. I cannot say the same for the YouTube studio mobile app, unfortunately.
Personally, I have been using the app for a few years now and Google has improved the app quite substantially. In 2022, the app still does not quite function as I would expect it to. Thus, I always resort to using the YouTube studio desktop on chrome most of the time.
One of the main reasons is that the YouTube studio phone app lags behind when sending through push notifications whenever my videos receive new comments or replies to the old ones. There are cases where the comments that I already replied to are pushed after a day to the mobile app.
If you are in the same boat, in this guide I’ll go over step by step how to access the YouTube Studio desktop site on Chrome or any other mobile browser of your preference.
This guide applies to phones as well as all the tablets or iPads. Since they fall under the same category, you can follow the steps mentioned below on these similar devices and access YT studio dashboard.
1. Open YouTube Studio Desktop Site On Phone or Tablet
While preparing for this tutorial, I had the YT studio mobile app on my iPhone 12 Pro max. Every time I was trying to access the desktop version of the YT studio, it was forcing me to use the mobile app instead.
I was not given any option to choose whether I wanted to use the mobile app or the browser. If you are also facing this issue, go ahead and uninstall the YT studio mobile app. You can always reinstall it and the app will be in the same state as you left it before uninstalling it.
Before I purchased YouTube premium, I was always using YouTube’s desktop version site to play my YouTube videos on repeat.
1.1 The Browser Of Choice To Access YT Studio For Creators
Safari, Chrome, Opera, Firefox, or any other mobile browser that supports desktop browsing. I just use Safari or Chrome.
In this guide, I’ve used Safari and Google Chrome since it will just be repetitive, please let me know if you face any issues while using other browsers. I shall update this guide accordingly if I find other ways or new ways that work on all browsers as time passes on.
To eliminate any confusion and discrepancies in the steps mentioned below, I suggest you sign out from your YouTube account on your mobile browser if you are logged in already.
1.2 Open YouTube Studio Desktop Site Chrome Browser
- Open Google Chrome and go to “studio.youtube.com”, do not tap on any links that Google chrome suggests.
- If you are not logged in, login with your respective YouTube/Google account.
- If taken to a page where it suggests you download the “YouTube Studio” app, tap on the “CONTINUE TO STUDIO” option at the bottom of the page.
- Viola! You should be taken to the desktop version of YouTube Studio’s dashboard.
Please refer to the screenshots above, since they will be identical to the ones posted above.
1.3 Open Youtube For Creators On Safari Mobile Browser
- Open your browser and type in “studio.google.com” and tap “go”. If you are reading this article from your phone, just tap on the link below :
Youtube Studio Desktop Site URL – studio.youtube.com
- This takes you to google’s sign-in page. Sign in with your Google account that you use for YouTube.
- YouTube prompts you to “Try out the YouTube Studio app” but if you look closely at the bottom of the page you will find a “CONTINUE TO STUDIO” option, tap on it.
- Wait for a few seconds and you should be logged in to your YouTube studio’s creator dashboard – the desktop version full site.
- If YouTube is forcing you to use the Studio mobile app but automatically redirecting you to the app, just remove the app for the time being as I mentioned earlier.
If removing the app does not resolve the issue, please let me know in the comments section and I shall find the solution for you as usual.
2. Why do I Use the Youtube Studio desktop version website on my phone?
This is a question that I have been asked a few times in the past. One of the main reasons is to be able to respond to comments promptly (most of the time). Since I create tutorials and guides, sometimes I find myself in a rough spot and need some help to figure out how certain things work.
I try to reach out to people that have similar questions or content but hardly I get a response on time. Therefore, I use the desktop version site on my phone predominantly over the app to be able to see if there are any time-sensitive questions or anything that can be solved quickly since the mobile app takes its time to get all the latest comments.
I can also quickly browse through my YouTube comments history and use proper filters to find the content that I want quickly on the website.
Not to mention all other features such as :
- Content removal requests
- Creator messages
- Full set of tools to edit/manage my videos
- Better controls if I want to upload a new video
These are just some of the features that come to mind while I finish up this guide.
Hope you are also able to access the YouTube studio desktop site after following this guide. If you run into any issues, please do not hesitate to reach out in the comments section down below as I try my best to respond to all your queries and issues eventually.