Can't upload to Youtube from Photos app

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by netsped, May 28, 2015.

  1. netsped macrumors 6502

    Jul 8, 2008
    Hello, does anybody else has trouble uploading videos from the stock Photos app to Youtube. When I try to upload a video using the share sheet a message pops up about Youtube not being available.

    It's been like this for at least a month, I recently switched from an iPhone 5 to an iPhone 6 and even after setting it up as new the problem persists.

    Does it have anything to do with the recent Youtube API changes? is it fixed in recent betas?

    I hope it gets fixed, I use that feature at least once a week and find it to be the best option to upload directly from the iPhone.

  2. pacorob macrumors 68000


    Apr 8, 2010
    the Netherlands
    I'm not using this for YouTube but i just tried and i do get the 'YouTube' icon in the share sheet and when i press it i can type in the name of the video and the description. I didn't press send but i didn't have issues untill this step. When does the popup message occur on your end?

    I've tried on a iPhone 5s running iOS8.3 and the latest YouTube app version.

    Have you tried turning off/on your iPhone? What OS version are you running and are you using the latest YouTube app version?
  3. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    I rarely upload raw video without editing.

    Upload with iMovie frequently.
    You could try the YouTube Capture app, it allows for full 1080p upload while I think the Photos upload downscales to 720 at best.

    edit* Just uploaded a 14s vid of my cat. Had to authenticate in the Photos app, but went zip right on up. iOS8.4b
  4. EdgardasB macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2014
  5. netsped, May 29, 2015
    Last edited: May 29, 2015

    netsped thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 8, 2008
    It happens as soon as I press the icon in the share sheet. It will load the Youtube screen but a second later it show the "Youtube not available" message with only an Ok button.

    I've tried with an iPhone 5 and an iPhone 6, both with iOS 8.3 and the latest Youtube app.

    Yes, I've tried turning it off/on, I've just bought the iPhone 6 10 days ago and I even started fresh with nothing restored from a backup.

    Will try the Capture app. I don't need to edit the videos I take because they are of random stuff, just don't want them to take space on the iPhone nor iCloud.

    It must be something with my account then. Are you using two step verification on your Google account?
  6. EdgardasB macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2014
    Yes I do. However before iOS 8.3 sharing video account was been set differently. I have used random key which was generated via google account security management. Tried today, appeared login window, entered account information, entered two step code and thats all.
  7. jtmacb macrumors member


    Mar 23, 2004
    Triangle, NC USA
    YouTube Capture is the app to use. Longer videos, can add music and do other editing if you wish before uploading to YouTube. However, speaking of things not uploading, why is it that you can upload directly to YouTube from within Photos on a Mac? I remember being able to do that with iPhoto. And you can do it from iMovie. So why not Photos?

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