How To Download Youtube Videos

YouTube makes it easy to share videos on social media or through embeds. If you want to know how to download YouTube videos offline for personal use, here is a complete guide on how to do it on iOS, Android, PC, and Mac. It can be very useful in certain circumstances, like not having an internet connection for a while.

So, continue reading.

How to Download YouTube Videos on iOS (iPhone or iPad) Device?

Downloading YouTube videos on iOS devices is a bit tricky since Apple policies the apps available in the Apple Store. If you jailbreak your iPhone or iPad, there are several options, but follow this easiest way if you don’t want to go to that path.

Download and open the app Documents by Readdle

Then click on the compass icon to open the web browser

Go to the

Paste the YouTube video link in the text box

Now click on the Download option [The video will decode and generate several output format and quality options after a few seconds.]

Select your desired option and tap on Download

Enter a name and download location for the video

Now go to the Downloads section from the bottom of the navigation bar to check your downloaded videos within the Documents app

After that, go to the Home page of the Documents app and open the Downloads folder to save your downloaded videos on the iOS hard drive

Find the video you want and click the three dots icon on it

Finally, tap on share and then click on Save Video

How to Download YouTube Videos on Android Devices?

Downloading YouTube videos with an app from the Google play store will be impossible as Google prohibits such tools. But you can get a YouTube downloader on your android device by installing an APK file from outside the Play store. Continue reading the article to know the steps –

Download TubeMate (a YouTube video downloader) and install it on your device

Open TubeMate and search for a YouTube video

Now click on the Download button

Select the quality and format option and then tap on the green Download button

Click on the Downloads List icon from the bottom menu to find your video

Then click on the three dots icon next to a video to save it in a different location, rename it, and do other actions.

How to Download YouTube Videos on Mac?

There are various tools and programs available that allow users to download YouTube videos on their Mac device. However, the best program for downloading high-quality YouTube videos on Mac is the 4K Video Downloader. Continue reading to learn the steps –

Download and Install 4K Video Downloader

Open the app and find a YouTube video

Then copy the link to your desired video

Click Paste Link in the Menu

After that, select the quality and format options from the list and tap Download

Now click on the three dots icon to play, find it on your Mac device, and perform other actions

How to Download YouTube Videos on PC?

Like Mac, the best way to download YouTube videos to your PC is to use a 4K Video Downloader. Follow the same steps that we discussed above for Mac.

In addition, there is one more way to download YouTube videos on your PC, using VLC Media Player. Here are the steps you need to follow –

Download and install the latest version of VLC Media Player

Then copy the URL of a YouTube video

Open VLC and go to the Media menu in the top left corner

Select Open Network System

Paste the copied video URL into the text box and click Play. The video will start playing in VLC.

Now go to Tools and then Codec Information

Copy the long URL from the Location box at the bottom of the window

Paste the URL into your browser’s address bar and select OK

Right-click it and select “Save Video As” to download the video in MP4 format


There are many YouTube video downloaders available for different devices. But you should try the best YouTube Video Downloaders, as we discussed in the article, to avoid any hassle. For android devices, you can also use different websites (such as instead of downloading apps outside of Google Play Store.

Experiencing difficulties with your Device, check out our “How To” page on how to resolve some of these issues.


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