3 Ways to Download & Save YouTube Videos to iPhone/iPad

Download & Save YouTube Videos to iPhone.

Apple restricts its users from downloading files from external sources in consideration of security, so you cannot download your favorite videos on your iPhone and iPad directly from YouTube. However, it is impossible to have an active internet connection all the time to stream our favorite videos online. And some videos on YouTube may vanish all of a sudden. In these cases, you’d better download these videos to your iPhone or iPad, so that you can enjoy them offline whenever you want. Here we list 3 ways to save YouTube videos to your iPhone and iPad.

Notes: If you you don’t own the copyright, you’d better not attempt to profit from any YouTube videos you downloaded – this is for personal use only.

1. Shortcuts App – Save YouTube Videos to Camera Roll Easily

Shortcuts is a new automation app launched by Apple Inc. for iOS 12. It allows you to create personal shortcuts from your frequently used apps so that you can perform multiple tasks in a single action. Moreover, this app can help you download YouTube videos in the camera roll or video albums as long as you have the URL of that video.

Besides, you can download the audio from the video file through a shortcut called YouTube Ripper in this app. The option is similar to downloading videos from YouTube, and the only difference is that you need to tap on the YouTube Ripper shortcut instead of Download YouTube.

2. Documents by Readdle

Documents by Readdle is the Finder of iOS version. It is a file manager, music player, and downloader for your iPhone and iPad. Let’s take how to download YouTube videos for example.

You can also move this video to your Photos app to make the video easier to access. To do this, you need to click on Edit in the top right corner, check the box next to the video, and tap Move > Documents > Photos.

3. VLC Media Player for iOS

VLC is a free and open-source cross-platform multimedia player, which can play all your movies and music in most formats. It is not as popular as other apps of its type among iOS users, but it can help you save your favorite videos from YouTube to your iPhone or iPad. Here are the steps.

Extra Tips:

1. How to Download 1080P & 4K YouTube Videos with Audio

Due to YouTube’s restriction, only a few online YouTube downloader sites or Apps can allow you to download and save 1080P or 4K YouTube videos with audio. Jihosoft 4K Video Downloader is one of these programs that is powerful and easy to download 1080P or 4K videos with sounds. It enables you to download videos and music from YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SoundCloud, etc. and also allows you to convert video formats for iPhone and iPad.

2. How to Recover Deleted YouTube Videos from iPhone/iPad

It is really frustrating when you find your favorite YouTube videos have been lost somehow. The lost videos can be caused by accidental deletion, system failure, iOS upgrade failure, etc. If you have made a backup for your iPhone data to before, you can easily restore the deleted videos from the backup. But what if you have no backup or your backup is corrupted? Luckily, you can directly recover deleted videos from the iPhone or iPad by a third-party recovery tool.

Jihosoft iPhone Data Recovery is typically recommended to you. It is capable of recovering up to over 16 types of files, including contacts, photos, videos, WhatsApp messages, etc. from the iOS device directly or from iTunes and iCloud backup. You can follow the steps below to have a try.

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Final Word

These are 3 ways to download YouTube videos to your iPhone and iPad. Each of them is for free and worth a try. By the way, please keep it in mind that the videos save to your iPhone is only for personal use, and you absolutely must not try to profit from any of them for which you don’t own the copyright. Do not indulge in illegal activities. If you have any queries or suggestions, please tell us in the comment section.

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