YouTube consumes a lot of data, so it makes sense to download videos to your iPhone. It’s challenging to watch YouTube offline, though. YouTube Premium allows you to watch without advertisements and download videos for offline watching if you don’t mind paying for it. However, doing so still requires using the YouTube app to see the videos. What if you want to download YouTube videos to your iPhone’s Camera Roll so you can watch them later? We’ll show you how to do that without jailbreaking or doing anything else suspicious.
How To Save YouTube Videos To The Camera Roll On An iPhone
There is no longer a Camera Roll folder on iPhone as of iOS 13. The Recents folder in the Albums menu of the Photos app has taken its place. You may use this method to watch YouTube videos on your iPhone’s Photos app, and it continues to work the same way.
Sadly, most iPhone YouTube video downloader apps that are released on the App Store are short-lived. Since Apple will eventually eliminate all of the things, you should avoid utilizing any of them. For more information on this, see our discussion on whether it is acceptable to download YouTube videos. Thankfully, it’s still rather simple to download YouTube videos to your iPhone. All that’s needed is a quick workaround with a browser. Install the free Documents by Readdle app first. It’s a file organizer with a built-in web browser, which makes it useful for saving YouTube videos to the Camera Roll and downloading them.
Finding the YouTube video you wish to download is the next step. To achieve this, launch the video in the official YouTube app, choose Share, and then select Copy link. Go to the Documents app after you’ve copied the link. The first time you use it, you’ll probably have to go through a brief introduction, but you can ignore the suggestion to upgrade to the app’s premium edition. To access the app’s built-in browser after entering Documents, hit the Browser icon in the bottom-right corner. then browse to a website like Btclod or X2Download that allows you to download YouTube videos. In case one of those options no longer works, try searching Google for a similar site.
Putting The YouTube Video On Your iPhone For Download
To add the link to your YouTube video, press inside the Search or paste bar on the download site, then select Paste. To begin converting the video to a downloadable format, tap the button next to the field. The website should produce download links for your video shortly. You might simply see one link, numerous links for several levels of quality, or even the choice to download just the audio, depending on the specific website you visit (MP3). Select the desired quality by tapping the Video selection or a comparable choice.
When your video is ready, click the Download link to begin downloading it. A Documents window with options for saving the file will be displayed as a result.
Change the name if you’d like to something more concise or descriptive. Unless you wish to transfer it somewhere else, the My Files/Downloads default save location is OK. Additionally, if you wish to save future downloads to the same folder automatically, uncheck the Ask me every time slider. To download the YouTube video to your iPhone, select Done. On the Documents app’s bottom toolbar, click the Downloads button to view its progress.
Making The YouTube Video Accessible In Your Camera Roll
The downloaded video must now be moved to appear on your Camera Roll. Additionally, the Documents app makes this simple. To leave the online browser and return to the file manager, tap the Folder icon in the bottom left corner of the application. The Downloads folder should be accessible under the main My Files heading. Open the folder where you saved the video if you didn’t save it to the Downloads folder by default.
Select Move by clicking the Ellipsis icon next to the recently downloaded file. You should see a Photos folder under My Files on the Move to page. To check it, select Photos. You will be prompted to provide the Documents app access to your images due to privacy features on recent iOS versions. For it to function properly, tap Allow Access to All Photos. Once that is finished, use the Move button in the top-right corner to finish the procedure.
A YouTube video has now been successfully downloaded to your Camera Roll. Open the Photos app on your phone to see it. The Recents folder on the Albums tab and the Videos option under Media Types at the bottom of the Albums page will both display your new video. It will also appear under Library > All Photos as the most recent item. If you’d prefer, you can also open and view the movie in the Documents app to access more features like changing the zoom and the playback gestures.