Downloading YouTube videos to iPhone and iPad devices is no big deal if you can find the right ways to do it. YouTube has evolved as one of the most convenient modes of entertainment while you are on the go. With so many independent creators and popular media channels active on the platform, YouTube is a lifesaver for many of us and one of the ideal source for fresh content. To learn how to download YouTube videos to iPhone and iPad devices, keep reading.
To enjoy the YouTube content, you need a decent Wi-Fi connection or a steady internet plan on your iOS device. However, if you don’t have any internet connection, you can still download the YouTube videos to your iPhone or iPad and watch them offline right from your device. There are many tools and services around the web to download YouTube videos to iPhone and iPad devices.
Ways to Download YouTube Videos to iPhone and iPad
Ideally, there are two effective methods to download YouTube videos to iPhone and iPad. One of these methods is YouTube offline feature, which is already used widely and most of you must be aware of it as well and the other method is using AnyTrans.
Method 1: Using YouTube Offline Feature
Well, if you aren’t aware of the YouTube offline feature, then you must read on, whereas others can skip this and move to AnyTrans method.
Recently, YouTube launched a new feature known as YouTube offline for its users to enjoy the videos even without an internet connection. However, to use this feature, you must download the YouTube videos you wish to watch offline. You can do this easily within the YouTube app on iOS platform.Download on App Store
How to use the YouTube Offline feature on the iOS device?
Simply open YouTube app on your iOS device and run the video you want to download.
Find the “Download” icon (Down arrow with a small horizontal line below that) and tap on it.
Once you tap on the icon, the app will ask to select the resolution from the available options for that specific video and you can choose one by tapping on the selection.
Tap “OK” to start the download.
That’s it. You can see the progress of the download from the status bar on your iOS device.
You can download other favorite videos one by one following the same procedure as mentioned above. Downloaded videos will only be available within the YouTube app itself on your iOS device and you can play them for the next 48 hours without any interruption or internet connection. However, after 48 hours, the app would require an internet connection to re-sync the videos with YouTube app.
To access the offline videos downloaded onto your iOS device, you need to navigate to the “Account” section within the YouTube app and tap “Saved Videos” on that screen. You will find the whole list of previously downloaded offline videos on the new screen. Play at your will.
Method 2: Try AnyTrans, a free YouTube video download tool
Well, the YouTube offline feature is restrictive and limited, hence we bring you another method that is quite effective and does the job exactly what the doctor ordered.
How to use AnyTrans on your Mac or PC?
Download and install AnyTrans on your Mac or PC.
With the help of a USB data cable, connect your iOS devices; iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to AnyTrans
While there are multiple things that you can do with AnyTrans, take your time later to explore them. For now, simply click on the download icon as shown in the image below to go to video download feature.
Now open your web browser and go to YouTube.com to get the URL of the video you want to download.
As you copy the video URL, AnyTrans will automatically pick it up and you simply need to choose the device and hit the download button.
Once the download is complete, you can find these videos in the Video app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod. Watch them at your will as these videos will stay with you unless you delete them.
Besides YouTube, you can also download videos from popular video platforms like DailyMotion, Vine, Vimeo, Instagram, BBC, Break, and MetaCafe.
Also, similar to how you can easily download YouTube videos to iPhone and iPad, you can also download videos to your PC and Mac as well.
|Internet for initial download||Yes||Yes|
|Re-sync videos||Yes, every 48 hours||No|
|Available in Gallery||No||Yes|
|Sharing saved videos||Not Possible||Possible|
|Download any YouTube Video||No||Yes|
So that’s it. These are the two methods that you can try to download YouTube videos to iPhone and iPad devices easily.
Thomas Baruah says
Great post, thanks. Gonna try soon 🙂