Download YouTube Videos to iPhone

Tutorial to Download YouTube Videos to iPhone and Watch Offline

YouTube is a large video-sharing platform with 2 billion logged-in monthly users. Everyday there are 1,300,000,000+ hours of videos uploaded to YouTube. You can see many interesting and amazing original videos created by numerous YouTubers. If you really like the streaming video, you can download YouTube videos to iPhone for offline playback. Thus, even though the YouTube video is unavailable or vanish due to these or those reasons, you can still get a copy of the YouTube video.

Download YouTube Videos to iPhone

Download YouTube Videos to iPhone

In the past times, you can get many YouTube downloader iOS apps to download YouTube to iPhone directly. As time goes by, most YouTube downloader apps for iPhone has been removed from the iOS App Store. But don't worry about that, you can still get many available ways to download YouTube videos to iPhone in 2020. Just read and check.

Part 1: How to Save YouTube Videos for Offline Playback

No matter you watch YouTube videos with iPhone or computer, you need to save YouTube videos first. Later, you can move the downloaded YouTube videos to iPhone Camera Roll in different ways. So, this section just shows how to download a video from YouTube. If you want to transfer YouTube videos from PC/Mac to iPhone, you can move to part 2.

Way 1: Download YouTube Videos with YouTube Premium

YouTube Premium is the only official tool that allows you to directly download YouTube videos to iPhone legally. After subscribing to YouTube premium, you can get YouTube video ad-free and background play features. The most surprising thing is that you can download YouTube videos and playlists to iPhone. You can play the downloaded YouTube videos offline for up to 30 days without being connected to the Internet.

YouTube Premium offers a 1-month free trial. Later, you can download YouTube videos to iPhone and watch offline with YouTube Premium with $11.99 per month.

Step 1. Run the YouTube app on iPhone.

Step 2. Open the YouTube video. Make sure you own the membership of YouTube Premium.

Step 3. Tap Download underneath the YouTube video title.

Step 4. Choose the YouTube video quality, and then tap OK to download a YouTube video to iPhone without app.

Download video with YouTube Premium

Way 2: Download YouTube Videos with Third-party YouTube Downloader App

You can use online YouTube downloaders to download YouTube videos to iPhone free as MP4 and other formats, like iTubeGo Free YouTube Downloader, YouTube Download Video, etc. Or you can use offline YouTube downloader apps for iPhone, such as ClipGrab, Documents, Readdle and more.

Well, the entire YouTube video downloading process is quite similar. You need to copy and paste the YouTube video link within the YouTube downloader on iPhone. Later, you can save videos on iPhone from Internet.

Here is the tutorial to extract the YouTube link to download YouTube video from Safari, Chrome, Firefox and other web browsers, as well as the YouTube app.

Step 1. Open the YouTube site or app.

Step 2. Navigate to the YouTube video you want to save.

Step 3. Tap the Share button.

Step 4. Choose Copy link to copy a YouTube download link on iPhone. For desktop users, you can choose Copy next to the URL directly.

Step 5. Use any YouTube video downloader app to download a YouTube video to iPhone for free or not.

Copy YouTube video link

Way 3: Download YouTube Videos by Recording (iOS 11 or Later)

iOS 11/12/13 users can download YouTube videos on iPhone by screen recording. The YouTube video will be saved into the iPhone Camera Roll by default.

Step 1. Open a YouTube video for offline watching.

Step 2. Change the orientation to landscape on iPhone.

Step 3. Swipe up the Control Center. Tap the Record circle to start recording a YouTube video.

Step 4. Stop recording when the YouTube video ends. You can download YouTube video to iPhone Camera Roll directly.

Download YouTube video by recording

Part 2: How to Download YouTube Videos to iPhone

If you download YouTube videos on Windows or Mac, you need to move the offline YouTube videos to iPhone to complete the process. Here're some quick ways to download YouTube videos to iPad, iPod or iPhone from Windows, Mac or another iPhone.

Way 1: Transfer YouTube Videos to iPhone with AnyMP4 iPhone Transfer Pro

To batch transfer large YouTube videos to iPhone from the desktop, using AnyMP4 iPhone Transfer Pro is your first choice. You can preview and transfer YouTube videos, music files, TV shows, podcasts, playlists, and many other media files to iPhone flexibly. The program will convert YouTube video to a compatible format for iPhone playback automatically. Just choose which YouTube video you want to move to iPhone and set the appropriate category. Later, you can download YouTube videos to iPhone Gallery, Camera Roll or elsewhere without quality loss.

You can transfer all iPhone videos or entire iPhone files to computer or another iPhone in one click. It is a good way to switch data to new iPhone or make an iPhone copy. During this time, you just need to download the selected YouTube to iPhone only.

1. Download YouTube videos on iPhone from Windows, Mac or any other iPhone devices.

2. Convert YouTube video to the iPhone compatible format automatically.

3. Find the certain YouTube video quickly with the built-in search engine.

4. Support iOS 13 on iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/XS/XS Max/XR/X/8/7/6, etc.

5. Superfast file transferring speed.

Step 1. Free download, install and launch AnyMP4 iPhone Transfer Pro. Plug iPhone into the computer via a lightning USB cable. To download YouTube videos to iPhone on iOS 13, you need to enter the password on iPhone after tapping Trust.

Run iPhone Transfer

Step 2. Choose Videos in the left pane. You can see all categories about iPhone videos in the main interface. Choose the destination folder for your YouTube videos. Then click the Add icon on the top toolbar. You can add files or folders to move YouTube videos.

Add Files

Step 3. Browse and select the saved YouTube video from your computer. Click Open to confirm. You will be notified with Add videos to device successfully after the video transferring process.

Open files and transfer to iPhone

Moreover, you can export the YouTube videos from iPhone to computer for backup by using this software.

Way 2: Send a YouTube Video to iPhone Using AirDrop

If you want to download a YouTube video to iPhone Camera Roll, using AirDrop is also a good choice. There is no need to connect iPhone to the Mac computer. However, it is not supported to transfer multiple YouTube videos to iPhone from Mac with AirDrop at the same time.

Step 1. Find the downloaded YouTube video on Mac.

Step 2. Choose Share from the right-click menu. Then select AirDrop.

Step 3. Enable AirDrop and Bluetooth on both Mac and iPhone.

Step 4. Drag a YouTube video to the AirDrop interface. Now you can save a YouTube video to iPhone Camera Roll.

Airdrop YouTube video to iPhone

Way 3: Save a YouTube Video to iPhone via Dropbox

You can use cloud storage services to download YouTube videos to iPhone and iPad too, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud and more. Though you need to download YouTube videos to iPhone for a second time.

Step 1. Visit Dropbox site. Sign into your Dropbox account.

Step 2. Upload YouTube videos to save to Dropbox on your computer.

Step 3. Run the Dropbox app on iPhone.

Step 4. Select and download YouTube video to iPhone.

Sign into dropbox

All in all, you can save videos to iPhone from the YouTube website or YouTube app successfully. Honestly, most YouTube downloader iOS apps are not available because of violating YouTube's terms and conditions. If you don't make any profit from the videos downloaded from YouTube, you will be safe in most occasions. Well, just download YouTube videos to iPhone for personal use only.

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