YouTube is your go-to site when it comes to video search and streaming. From movies and entertainment to how-to videos on almost all the topics in the world, YouTube is the second biggest search engine with Google at the top. In this post we will discuss ways to save YouTube videos on your iPhone without Jailbreak.
It is estimated that on average about 40 hours of videos are being uploaded on YouTube every minute. You can get the latest news, episodes, podcasts, and more on YouTube and your favorite musicians and singers release their latest collections on YouTube as well. Therefore, it’s only natural that you want to save YouTube videos on your iPhone and watch them whenever you want.
How to Download YouTube Videos on iPhone without Jailbreak
We are going to discuss two methods to download YouTube videos on your iPhone for iOS 10/10.1/10.2. You don’t need to Jailbreak your device for both of the methods to save YouTube videos. The methods are essentially similar to each other as well.
Download YouTube Videos on iPhone with VLC Player
Follow the steps below to use VLC media player to download and save YouTube videos.
First of all download VLC player from the App Store if you don’t already have one in your iPhone/iPad or iPod Touch.
Step 1: Launch Safari on your device and go to https://m.youtube.com. Don’t use the www site of YouTube as it will launch YouTube app for you.
Step 2: Now browse YouTube and play the video you want to download. Copy its URL by minimising the video if it starts playing in fullscreen by default.
Step 3: Now go to http://www.clipconverter.cc/ and paste the url link in the given field. Tap continue.
Step 4: Now it will give you some options to customize your download. Select MOV format to download YouTube videos through VLC as VLC cannot save YouTube videos in MP4 format.
Step 5: Tap Start and you will get the download link in a few seconds.
Step 6: Now tap and hold the download button and then select Copy.
Step 7: Launch VLC on your device now.
Step 8: Tap on the VLC logo in the top left corner and select Download.
Step 9: Paste the download link in the URL field and tap Download.
Step 10: Now VLC will download the file for you. It may take some time depending upon the file size.
Tap on the VLC logo again when the downloading is complete. Now hit ‘All Files.’ Here you will find a list of all your downloaded files. You can play these files without internet connection. This way you can download YouTube videos free and without Jailbreak.
Use a File Manager Application to Save YouTube Videos
Follow the steps below if you want to use a File Manager Application to download YouTube videos on iOS 10/10.1/10.2.
Step 1: Install ‘My Media Application’ on your mobile device from the App Store and launch it installation is complete.
Step 2: Visit https://m.youtube.com and play the video you want to save.
Step 3: Copy the video URL.
Step 4: Visit OnlineVideoConverter.com or any other YouTube Downloader Website of your choice. Ignore any ads that may pop up now and then.
Step 5: Now paste the YouTube URL that you copied earlier and choose between Video and Audio format. Hit Start when done.
Step 6: Wait for a few seconds till the Downlaod link is generated.
Step 7: Now tap and hold the Download link until you see the ‘Download File’ option on the screen.
Step 8: Select ‘Download File’ to finally save YouTube video on your iPhone.
Step 9: Give a name to the file and tap Save. Downloading will start now and will take some time depending upon the size of the video.
Step 10: When download completes, go back and tap the small ‘i’ icon in the left of the name of the downloaded file. Tap ‘Open’ and choose ‘Save to Camera Roll’ option.
You can find the saved file in your Photos app. Tap to play it even without internet connection.
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