How to Turn off Live Captions on Android, Youtube and Instagram

Looking for How to Turn off Live Captions on Android?? Many people find the Live Captions in Android, youtube, instagram and Google Chrome a useful tool where they need help in understanding audio or video content. For other people, however, it can be a needless interruption. If you wish to disable the Live Captions then this guide provides an easy way out.

How to Turn off Live Captions on Android

This is one of the most useful features in Android that I’ve ever used. Live captions are really helpful for those who are not native speakers. Nowadays there are many apps and inbuilt features for live captions. 

It is widely used on YouTube videos where no live captions are available. And to understand the video you can enable the live caption feature in your mobile phone or Android. 

However sometimes you may get irritated by seeing the live captions. That may ruin your video experience. Following are the ways you can turn off live captions on Android.

  1. Turning off in app settings

There are many apps available in the Android Play Store. If you are using any of the apps that you installed from the Play Store then you have to go to the setting and turn it off from there only. You might have incidentally turned your live captions on from there only.

  1. Turning off from phone settings

Some of the phone companies provide live caption features in build. And Samsung is one of them. If you are using a Samsung Android If you are using a Samsung mobile phone then you can just turn off the live captions from the settings.

How to Turn off Live Captions on Youtube

This is very simple, to turn off live captions from YouTube all you have to do is to click on the CC or subtitle button in the video that you watch on YouTube.

It is located on the bottom right side of your screen of the video.

How to Turn off Live Captions on Instagram

To turn off live caption from Instagram you just have to go to the settings in Instagram app then on the 7th option you will see captions setting. You want to go to the caption settings and then turn off the live caption from there. Here is a video guide for you.

How to Turn off Live Captions on Chrome

You can also quickly disable Live Captions from the Global Media Controls:

  1. Click on the media playback control icon in the top right corner of the browser window (it resembles three horizontal lines with a music note symbol).
  2. Toggle the “Live Caption” switch to the off position.

Additional Tips

  • If you find yourself needing Live Captions occasionally, you can easily toggle them back on using the same steps outlined above.
  • For more accurate transcriptions, consider using a dedicated voice-to-text app like Notta.


Live Captions can be a valuable accessibility feature, but they can also be a nuisance when not needed. By following the simple steps outlined in this guide, you can easily disable Live Captions in Chrome and regain control of your browsing experience.

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