You may wonder to download YouTube videos to your android phones, iPhone, iPad or Mac for offline watching. In this article, we will show you the practical methods.
Download Videos from YouTube to Android Phones
If you want to download videos from YouTube to an Android smartphone or tablet, there are many applications available. The best app that we want to suggest is YouTube Downloader. To install it, you must first go to the Settings of your smartphone or tablet and check that the ” Unknown sources ” item is enabled in the Settings> Security menu. Once you have followed this step, you can download it from the official website and download YouTube videos with the instructions below:
- Click “download lastest build” at the official site to download the app.
- Once downloaded, you can proceed with the installation simply by opening the downloaded file and at the end of the installation click on “Open”.
- In the top bar of the search, enter the title of the video you are interested in downloading by choosing it from the results that have appeared.
You can choose the quality of the selected video with which you want to download it (the higher the quality, the greater the space occupied), usually the best quality is the first at the top, in this case, MP3 – 480p. Or if you only want the audio track you can extract it simply by clicking on the “MP3” item. Then, the download will start.
Download YouTube Videos to iPhone without Jailbreak
For iPhone and iOS devices, there are several applications with which you can download videos from YouTube. What we recommend first is IOTransfer, which will help you download YouTube videos to iOS devices easily and safely. The YouTube downloading process is simple:
- Free download IOTransfer to your iPhone.
- Open YouTube and find the video you would like to download, then copy the URL.
- Run IOTransfer and go to the VIDEOS tab, then paste the YouTube video URL to the address bar.
- Click “Download’. It will download YouTube videos as MP4 format automatically. If you want to save the videos to other formats, you can change the format in IOTransfer.
- If you want to transfer the videos to your PC, you can connect your iOS devices to PC via USB cable and transfer videos with one-click easily.
Now, you download YouTube videos to iPhone successfully. Follow these steps, you can download your favorite YouTube videos to iPad and iPod touch as well. In addition to downloading YouTube videos, the tool can also download Facebook, Instagram and other videos.
Download videos from YouTube to iPhone with Jailbreak
If you have an iPhone or iPad with Jailbreak and the Cydia store installed, the operation will be very simple and will not require many steps, only the installation of a tweak. Just download YouTube ++ from the official site. This tweak modifies the official YouTube app by inserting several options on the main screen. Looking for any video, you just need to:
- Click on the “Download” button.
- Select the video quality.
- Click on “Export Media”.
All the videos and music you download will appear in a new section. Select the downloaded video file, click on the three dots on the right and export the video to Apple’s Music program. So you have all the videos you want on the official application.
Download videos from YouTube to Mac
Airy YouTube Downloader is the Mac application specifically dedicated to downloading videos on YouTube. The software is present in a free trial version with which you can download 2 movies or 2 different audio tracks and then decide later whether to buy a license for the full version (capable of downloading playlists and an infinite amount of videos and songs) or remove it.
- Started the program on Mac, only the first time you will have to log in using a Google account, this step is not mandatory but it will serve you to bypass age restrictions.
- Now, after this simple step, we can finally use Airy Free simply by copying and pasting any YouTube URL.
The program allows us to download single video files, entire YouTube channels and entire playlists. We can also paste a series of URLs from YouTube to download multiple videos together simultaneously even if they do not belong to a playlist. Videos can be downloaded in any format: from MP4 HD (720p) or lower up to the new 8K resolution.
To start the download of YouTube videos you just have to choose the resolution and then click on the ” Download ” button. The list of videos downloaded from YouTube on mac will be saved by default in the following path: / Users / <USER> / Downloads / Airy /, but if you want we can customize this parameter from “Airy> Preferences”.
The program is very fast to download videos as it downloads them directly from the YouTube site without steps on other sites. Airy Free allows you, also if you want to pause the downloads and resume them whenever you want. You can also download in parallel the subtitles of a particular video, if these are present, in SRT format, a function that comes in handy whenever you want to see a video in the absence of an internet connection. You can speed everything up and perform the same operations, taking advantage of Airy’s integration in the web browser you navigate with, by following these steps:
- Open the “Airy> Integrate into Browser” menu
- Drag the button into the favorites bar
- Click on the button when to find a YouTube video you want to download
This will allow you to always have an “Open in Airy” button ready for download while watching a video from the YouTube site using Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Opera. To remove the function, you simply have to trash the bookmark created by dragging the button to favorites. If you only want the MP3 track of the video, you can choose the file format when downloading.