How to download YouTube videos to iPhone or iPad Camera Roll

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download youtube video iphone

YouTube has emerged as one of the best video platforms for almost all kinds of needs. It is a platform for education, entertainment, career, etc. It is also the world’s 2nd largest search engine that comes after Google. But YouTube is an online Video-On-Demand (VOD) service that required an internet connection. And in situations, like there is no internet connection or if you want to save your online class to your iOS device for later use, what would you do?

One solution is to use the Save offline feature of YouTube to watch the video offline but those saved videos only play within the YouTube app. If you want to download YouTube videos to your iPhone or iPad Camera Roll, then you have landed at the right place. Here I’ll show you how you can download and save YouTube videos to your iPhone or iPad.

Download YouTube videos to iPhone

Downloading YouTube videos is can be done by a number of apps available on the App Store but I won’t recommend you to use them as they are going to be banned by Apple sooner or later. They are not reliable. Instead, you should rely on online YouTube video downloader sites. Here is a complete step-by-step tutorial on how you can download and save any YouTube video to iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, or Windows devices.

Step 1: Head over to YouTube and navigate to the video that you want to download.

Step 2: Now, click on the Share option and tap on the Copy Link option. This will copy the video link into your clipboard.

Step 3: Open the Safari browser or any other browser that you use and open an Online YouTube downloader. For e.g. BTCLOD.

Step 4: Once you are on the BTCLOD’s YouTube Downloader page, paste the video link that you copied in step 2 and tap on Search.

Step 5: After tapping on search, you’ll get so many results like MP3, Audio, Video, GIF and Thumbnail. You can download that video in these options and in various different quality. Since we are trying to download the video, tap on the Video tab and tap on the Download button of whichever qualoty you want to download the video in.

Step 6: This will open a popup window with two options: SAVE TO DROPBOX and DOWNLOAD NOW. Tap on the latter one and the video will get started downloading.

Transfering the Video to Camera roll

After downloading the video file on your iPhone, it will not show directly in your camera roll. In roder to save that YouTube video in your Camera Roll, you’ll have to manually move it to the Camera Roll or Recents folder depending on which iOS version your iPhone or iPad is running. To move the downloaded video file:

Step 1: To move the files from one place to other in the storage you’ll need a file manager. You can use the Documents by Readdle or any other of your choise.

Step 2: After the app is downloaded, switch to the Folder tab by tapping in the folder icon located at the bottom-left app screen.

Next, open your Downloads folder, which should appear under the main My Files heading. If you didn’t save the video to the default location of Downloads, open the folder where you placed it instead.

Step 3: Navigate to the Downloads folder located under the My Files section. This is the default location for the downloaded content. If you have downloaded the video to some other location, navigate to that location.

Step 4: Locate the downloaded YouTube video and tap on its three-dot icon. This will open a list of options for that video file.

Step 5: From the list, tap on the Move option to move the video to somewhere else.

Step 6: After selecting the Move option, check mark the Photos folder on the Move to page.

Step 7: Finally, again tap on Move located on the top-right corner of the app and Allow the app for required permissions.

And that’s it. You have successfully downloaded and saved the YouTube video to your iPhone/iPad camera roll. You can now easily access your downloaded YouTube video from the Photos app.

Bottom Line

And this is how you can simply download YouTube video to iPhone camera roll. There are a number of online YouTube video downloaders that you can use to downloader any YouTube video. But downloading that video will not automatically show it in the Photos app ot Camera Roll. For this, you’ll have to move it to the Photos directory using a File Manager. After moving the file to the location, you’ll be aboe to access that YouTube video directly from the Photos app.

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Bhanu Pratap

Hi! I am Bhanu Pratap, co-founder of Yorker Media Group. A die-heart fan of tech and keeps track of every little happening of the same. When not writing, I usually keep myself busy on YouTube making and exploring new and awesome tech content.

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