Watching videos with subtitles is pretty common among iPhone users, particularly for people that are often on the move with their iPhone and don’t have or don’t like headphones. Whether you are suffering from hearing loss, or choose to view videos with subtitles, it’s possible that you find the current subtitle style difficult to read.
Fortunately the iPhone has several different subtitle styles from which you can select. You can even elect to customize your own subtitle styling if you don’t like any of the default choices. Our tutorial below will show you where to find the subtitle style menu on an iPhone so that you can see the different choices and pick the one that you like best.
How to Change the Appearance of Subtitles and Captions in iOS 11
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 11.3. By completing the steps below you will be changing the way that subtitles and closed captioning looks on your iPhone for videos that use the default iPhone subtitle and captioning style. There are several options to select from, and you can see a preview of what each style looks like before you decide on your choice.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 3: Choose the General option.
Step 3: Scroll down and select Accessibility.
Step 4: Scroll to the bottom of the menu and choose the Subtitles & Captioning option.
Step 5: Touch the Style button.
Step 6: Tap a style to see how it will look in the preview window at the top of the screen. When you are done, press the Home button under the screen to exit the menu. If you don’t like any of the default subtitle options, you can choose the Create New Style button and customize the appearance of the subtitles yourself.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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