How to download YouTube videos to iPhone or iPad
Apple has cracked down on apps which overtly claim to download YouTube video to your iPhone or iPad. However, it is still possible in iOS 9 and iOS 10. Our step-by-step guide will show you download YouTube videos1 to iOS.
Update 13 September 2016: iOS 10 is out – If you’re thinking of upgrading, beware that downloader apps may stop working. We’ve tested out an app which worked successfully in iOS 9 and can confirm it works in iOS 10 (but it’s a good idea to install it before you update to iOS 104). The app is Video Player and File Manager for Dropbox and Google Drive5. It’s free, but has ads. A ‘Pro’ version cuts out the ads and costs 2.99.
Alternatively, if you are happy to use a PC or laptop, we’ll show you how to use a free utility to download a video and transfer it straight to your device’s Videos app with just one or two clicks.
- ^ How to download YouTube videos (techtop100.com)
- ^ introduce offline watching (youtubecreator.blogspot.co.uk)
- ^ YouTube Red (www.pcadvisor.co.uk)
- ^ update to iOS 10 (www.pcadvisor.co.uk)
- ^ Video Player and File Manager for Dropbox and Google Drive (itunes.apple.com)
- ^ Documents 5 (itunes.apple.com)
- ^ Is it legal to download YouTube videos? (www.pcadvisor.co.uk)