Creator Studio ios Trick to Find All YouTube Comments

Using the Creator Studio ios App is The Easiest Way to Reply to Your YouTube Comments

I use iPads for just about everything. Writing my blogs with the WordPress, Ulysses and Editorial apps, creating, editing, uploading and managing my YouTube channel with iMovie, Creator Studio and the YouTube apps, editing photos for my blog posts and videos with Snapseed and One Edit Pro apps, and keeping track of everything in my life with Evernote. Those are all the apps I couldn’t live without…or at least couldn’t work without…which are one and the same things for me.

Link to Creator Studio ios app


So when I discovered that YouTube had the ios app Creator Studio, at first I wasn’t sure if I’d find a use for it. But after just a few short weeks it became my preferred way of managing just about everything on my YouTube channel.

I cover most of how I manage viewers’ comments it’s Creator Studio in my post on How to Find Out Who Subscribes to Your YouTube  Channel, which has ended up being one of my most popular posts of all time. But when I first wrote it, I was still managing comments using the Chrome app on my iPad (because you can’t do much with Safari and YouTube on an iPad.)  More recently I updated that post, and updated added a section about how to manage comments with Creator Studio.

But there’s been one annoying problem I didn’t address because I didn’t know the answer too.

Above:  All of the videos on my YouTube channel.

Creator Studio Displays a Number in a Circle in the Top Right Corner

For a long time I wasn’t sure exactly what this number was for. When you tap on the number some comments may display…but not always. If they do, trying to find the actual comments to approve and reply to seems impossible.

Comments Menu Item

It took me some time to realize that I needed to manage comments using the menu on the left side of the app. Then even longer to realize that the small downward pointing arrow at the top of the Comments page on the right is the key to approving and replying to Comments.

But even after I figured all that out…and spent some time approving and replying to viewers comments…that number wouldn’t disappear. It might go down…say from 5 to 2…but getting it to disappear seemed impossible.


Today I discovered that the comments I was still being notified about with that number were:

Comments that Were Likely Spam

Knowing that was useful but didn’t solve my problem of how to make that number go away!

How to Find & Decide Whether or Not to Approve Comments Held Due to Likely Spam

When you use the Comments Menu on the left, more than likely the last view that you opened here will display. In my case it was ‘Published Comments.’

If you tap on the downward pointing arrow you’ll see all the available options you have for working with comments, shown below:

Select the ‘Likely Spam’ category and then those comments will be displayed. If you determine that a comment isn’t spam, you can approve it first, and then reply to it.


It’s really easy once you know the trick…but Creator Studio’s ios app doesn’t talk about any of this in their help section.

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About vsajewel

Hi...I'm the author of 2 main blogs on WordPress.com. vsatips...which is about tech tips for mobile devices like cellphones & tablets. vsatrends, my 2nd blog, is focused more on lifestyle trends...especially those with a strong design element. I also host a YouThe channel which includes aspects of both websites.
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