How to Download YouTube Videos on iPhone

Although it is easy to save YouTube video on iPhone, there are a few apps on App Store that allow users to download them as MP4 files.

Download Youtube videos on an iPhone has always remained a mystery. Once in a while, a website pops up on the internet that seems to work but ends up being taken down. Is there a legit way to download YouTube videos on an iPhone? Since Apple has a strong security system, it is usually difficult to download files or install apps from unknown resources.

For personal viewing, it is easy to record a YouTube video. However, downloading the video as an MP4 file can be tricky. If users search for YouTube to MP4 converter on Safari web browser, the request returns many websites. However, not all of them seem to work, and some of them can also be used for malicious purposes. Therefore, it is better to avoid suspicious links or websites claiming to download YouTube videos on iPhone.


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The safest and most reliable way to download a YouTube video is through the app itself. the YouTube app on iOS allows users to download videos and watch them later. However, the maximum download quality is limited to 360p for non-paying users. To download videos in 720p and 1080p, users need to get the YouTube Premium subscription, priced at $11.99 per month. Membership not only allows users to download videos in high quality, but provides an ad-free version of the platform. However, users can only save videos downloaded through this method to watch offline.

How to download Youtube videos as MP4 files?

YouTube app on iPhone

If users are unwilling to pay for YouTube Premium subscription, a few workarounds may work. A few third-party apps on the Apple App Store allow users to download YouTube videos to their iPhone. One of these applications, Documents, a file manager application developed and published by Readdle Technologies. The application has a built-in browser that allows users to access video download websites on the Internet. By entering a video’s URL and following the on-screen instructions, users can get the video, and it should be visible in the Downloads section of their iPhone.

Another app that users can use to download YouTube videos to iPhone is BlackHole Cup, and it is also available on the App Store. This app uploads video directly to Camera Roll. Additionally, users can upload their own YouTube videos through the YouTube Studio Dashboard. However, users should be aware that Youtube does not allow users to download and distribute content posted on the Platform except through authorized means or written permission from the Platform.

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Source: YouTube Help 1, 2, Apple App Store 1, 2

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