How to Download Youtube Videos on iPhone Without Premium

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of not being able to download YouTube videos on your iPhone without a premium subscription? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of downloading YouTube videos on your iPhone without any extra cost. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Install Documents by Readdle

To begin, you’ll need to download and install an app called “Documents by Readdle” from the App Store. This app will allow us to download YouTube videos directly onto our iPhone.

Step 2: Launch Documents by Readdle

Once you’ve installed the app, open it on your iPhone. You’ll be greeted with a clean and intuitive interface.

Step 3: Navigate to YouTube

In the bottom-right corner of the screen, you’ll find a browser icon. Tap on it to open the built-in web browser within Documents by Readdle.

Step 4: Search for Your Video

In the browser’s address bar at the top of the screen, type in “” and hit enter. This will take you to YouTube’s website within the app.

Step 5: Find Your Video

Use the search bar at the top of YouTube’s website to find the video you want to download. Once you’ve found it, tap on it to open.

Step 6: Share Video URL

Underneath the video player, find and tap on the “Share” button. This will bring up a menu with various sharing options.


  • If you can’t see the “Share” button, try tapping on the video player first to bring up the controls.

Step 7: Copy Video URL

In the sharing menu, locate and tap on the “Copy Link” option. This will copy the video’s URL to your iPhone’s clipboard.

Step 8: Open Documents’ Downloads Section

Switch back to the Documents app by tapping on its icon in your iPhone’s app switcher or home screen. Once you’re in the app, you’ll see a bottom toolbar with various icons. Tap on the “Downloads” icon to open it.

Step 9: Download Your Video

In the Downloads section, you’ll find a web browser-like interface. Tap on the address bar at the top and delete any existing text.

Then, tap and hold in the address bar until a context menu appears. Select “Paste” to paste the YouTube video URL you copied earlier.


  • You may need to manually type “https://” before pasting the YouTube URL if it didn’t get copied correctly with that prefix.

Press enter on your keyboard or tap on the “Go” button to navigate to the video download page.

Step 10: Choose Video Quality and Download

On the video download page, you’ll see a preview of your YouTube video along with various download options. Choose your preferred video quality by tapping on it.


  • The available quality options may vary depending on each video’s original resolution and availability.

After selecting the desired quality, scroll down and tap on the “Download” button. This will start the video download process.

Step 11: Access Your Downloaded Video

Once the video has finished downloading, you can find it within the Downloads section of the Documents app. Tap on it to play or share with other apps on your iPhone.

Congratulations! You have successfully downloaded a YouTube video on your iPhone without a premium subscription. Now you can enjoy your favorite videos even when you’re offline!

Remember to respect copyright laws and only download videos for personal use or with permission from the content creator. Happy downloading!

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