Hugh Jeffreys is a popular YouTuber.
He has more than 700 thousand subscribers on his YouTube channel by name, Hugh Jeffreys.
Hugh Jeffreys was born in 2002 and hails from Geelong, Australia.
Currently, he lives in Australia.
Love for filmmaking-
From a young age, Hugh developed a passion for filmmaking.
At 5, he got his first camera and started shooting videos of himself tinkering with things and doing other things and he used to also do voice overs.
At that time, Hugh didn’t know about YouTube and this passion for filmmaking later inspired him to become a YouTuber.
Passion for repairing-
At 6, Hugh got a PC and as he had a passion for tinkering things and repairing them, he disassembled the PC and reassembled it.
Even though the PC didn’t turn on, he repeatedly disassembled and reassembled it as he was fascinated to learn the PC’s working mechanism.
Later, Hugh received some old iPhones and he started fixing them with new housings and he also replaced their screens and as his repairs were successful, he continued repairing phones.
His family also gave him broken computers and laptops to tinker with.
Working on YouTube-
At 8, Hugh started posting videos on his brother’s YouTube channel.
During that time, he was posting videos not related to technology and he didn’t have his own YouTube channel.
These initial videos are now unavailable on YouTube.
Starting his own YouTube channel-
His brother suggested he start his own YouTube channel and so, at 9, Hugh started his YouTube channel by name, Hughydo (now known as Hugh Jeffreys) on 6 July 2011.
As during that time, he was attending school five days a week, he used to work on his channel on Saturday nights and Sunday mornings.
Since the beginning of his channel, Hugh renamed his YouTube channel many times.
Initially, he named his channel as Hughydo and then, changed it to Hughydo Master of Computer and then to Hugh Master of Technology and finally settled on Hugh Jeffreys.
Initially, Hugh didn’t have a studio for shooting videos, so he started off by shooting videos in his bedroom.
During that time, he was using his father’s iMac (21.5-inch, 2010).
In February 2020, Hugh shifted to a new house and here, he built his own studio.
He uses Mac Pro (2010) for editing his videos and this is his main computer.
Hugh was disturbed to see people throwing away phones after a couple of years and so, he started collecting such phones and repairing them.
And this became his passion and he later branched out to restoring iPods, MacBooks, laptops, watches, tablets, computers and he even restored a 1935 vintage Dodge car along with his father.
Hugh also repaired houses.
His first phone was an iPhone 4 and he replaced its black glass and later, replaced its display.
Hugh receives phones and other electronics to repair from his family, friends, local sellers and eBay.
Initially, he used to repair only iPhones but later he also started repairing Android phones.
Hugh also builds custom phones and supports the right to repair movement and is a supporter of restoring and using old electronic items rather than throwing them into a landfill.
Also, through his videos he teaches people do it yourself (DIY) repairs.
It took Hugh around a year and eight months to acquire 10 subscribers.
And it took him around 6 years and 7 months to acquire 10,000 subscribers.
And as of March 2022, Hugh has more than 700 thousand subscribers on his YouTube channel.
In 2019, he also received a Silver Creator Award (Silver Play Button).
Hugh has a website by his name.
Here, he sells used and refurbished phones, tablets, etc. and also phone components.
Career & education-
For three years, Hugh worked part-time at a local commercial radio station and here his job involved doing weather announcement, controlling live events, etc.
In 2020, he enrolled into a university for a degree in Information Technology.
An interesting fact-
Hugh is a fan of Ariana Grande and he attended her concert and also met her at the Dangerous Woman Tour.
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