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How to download YouTube videos on iPhone?


While you can easily share the videos you watch in YouTube online platform. However, sometimes you may want to download a specific video to watch later offline in certain circumstances such as when you are traveling, you have no internet connection, or even when you are saving data.

Is downloading YouTube videos legal?

In accordance with the Terms of Service, you may download any Content from YouTube only if you see a download link or any similar link displaying the Content you are viewing on the Platform. The official way to download content when you want to publish content again is to subscribe to YouTube Premium, which costs $11.99 a month.

The service allows users to watch videos without ads. And if you are looking to watch offline you can also download it to your phone. To do this, just start watching the video and see below the video a download button. Later, you can access your downloaded videos in both the Library and Account tabs as well as the phone's video library.

How to download videos on iPhone

If you violate the Terms of Service, Google may terminate your account. The company says: YouTube terminates your access to the Service if you are determined to be in repeated violation of the Terms of Service.

And in case you don't want to subscribe to YouTube Premium, there are still ways to download videos to your iPhone.

To do this, follow these steps:

  • Download Documents by Readdle from this link and install it on your iPhone.

  • Open the app and then tap on the compass icon at the bottom right of the home screen.

  • A new tab opens in your browser.

  • Copy the link of the YouTube video you want to download and paste it into the text box and then hit the Download button.

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