How to Save Youtube Videos to iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

How to Save YouTube Videos to iPhone

YouTube is a treasure trove of entertaining and informative videos that we often find ourselves wanting to save for offline viewing. While the YouTube app itself doesn’t provide an option to download videos, there are several methods you can use to save your favorite YouTube videos directly to your iPhone.

In this tutorial, we will explore some easy ways to accomplish this task.

Method 1: Using a Third-Party App

One of the simplest ways to save YouTube videos on your iPhone is by using a third-party app. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Open the App Store on your iPhone and search for a YouTube video downloader app.
  2. Choose a reputable app with good reviews and download it.
  3. Once the app is installed, open it and navigate to the YouTube video you want to save.
  4. Tap on the video and look for a download button or an option that allows you to save the video.
  5. Select the desired quality and format and tap on “Download” or “Save.”
  6. The video will now be saved directly onto your iPhone’s storage.

Method 2: Using Online Video Downloaders

If you prefer not to install additional apps on your iPhone, you can use online video downloaders instead. Follow these steps:

  1. Open Safari or any other web browser on your iPhone and search for a reputable online video downloader.
  2. Copy the URL of the YouTube video you want to save by tapping on the share button in the YouTube app and selecting “Copy Link.”
  3. Paste the copied URL into the online video downloader’s input field.
  4. Select the desired quality and format for the video.
  5. Tap on “Download” or “Save” to start the download process.
  6. The downloader will process your request and provide you with a download link.
  7. Tap on the download link, and the video will be saved directly to your iPhone’s storage.

Method 3: Using Documents by Readdle

Another popular method to save YouTube videos on iPhone is by using the Documents app developed by Readdle. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Download and install the Documents app from the App Store.
  2. Open the YouTube app and find the video you want to save.
  3. Tap on the share button and select “Copy Link.”
  4. Launch the Documents app and tap on the browser icon at the bottom-right corner of the screen.
  5. In the browser, visit a website like
  6. Paste the copied YouTube video link into y2mate’s input field and tap on “Start.”
  7. Select your preferred quality and format for downloading.
  8. Tap on “Download” to save the video to your iPhone’s storage.


  • Make sure you have a stable internet connection while downloading YouTube videos, as interruptions may cause incomplete downloads.
  • Beware of copyright infringement when downloading videos from YouTube. Only download videos that you have permission for or that are available for public use.

Now that you know these methods, you can easily save your favorite YouTube videos directly onto your iPhone. Whether you choose to use a third-party app, online video downloaders, or the Documents app, always ensure that you respect copyright laws and only download videos for personal use or with proper authorization.

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