YouTube offers a way to watch videos online and offline as well, however, it doesn't allow users to download the videos to camera roll or transfer videos to other device. And you might have noticed that there is not a downloading feature on the YouTube app, or on YouTube web version (youtube.com) with Safari. However, if you want to download and save your favorite YouTube videos on your iPhone/iPad's camera roll, what would you do? Well, this article will show you the guide to download YouTube videos to camera roll.
You can use the recommended browser to download any video from YouTube to camera roll without the help of YouTube app.
Step 1. Launch the browser. Download and install the Video Downloader Browser from app store, and launch it on your iDevice.
Step 2. Search for videos to download. Visit the YouTube's website with the Video Downloader Browser iOS app, and search for the videos you want by typing the keywords of video's name on the search bar.
Step 3. Download the video you want. Tap the video you want to play and load it. Once the video is completely loaded, a pop-up will show with option of "Save to Memory" or "Cancel". Just tap the "Save to Memory" option and then you will see a red icon with downloading video amount showing on the "Downloads" option at the bottom of screen. Wait for a while till the downloading process is completed and the video will be stored on the app file folder.
Step 4. Save the video to camera roll. If you want to save the downloaded videos to your iPhone/iPad's camera roll, please tap "Videos" option to visit the saved videos. Then tap the red icon "i" besides the name of video and then tap "Save to Camera Roll" option when it pops up the options like "Delete", "Rename", "Add to Playlist" and etc. Thus the selected video will be saved immediately to your iPhone/iPad's camera roll.
After that, you can play the saved YouTube videos with/without network on your iPhone/iPad, or transfer them to another device according to your will.
You can also download and save YouTube videos to camera roll using Document 5, which is a PDF reader, file manager and web browser.
Step 1. Launch the Document 5 app.
You can download the Document 5 from its app store page and run the app on your iDevice. Then you will get to the main interface of the browser, and please open the "Savefrom.net" website on the browser to come to next step.
Step 2. Get the YouTube video link.
In a different tab of the the browser, visit the YouTube's website and copy the URL of the video you want to clipboard. Then switch the tap and paste the link to the Savefrom.net interface.
Step 3. Download the YouTube video.
Once you paste the video URL of YouTube to browser, you might see the cover of the video and various formats that videos can be downloaded will be provided on the interface. Just tap the "Download" button to save the video on the app.
Step 4. Move the video to camera roll.
Finishing downloading, you might visit the "Downloads" section to view the saved videos. Then long press the videos you want to move, and select "Camera Roll" folder when it pops up the options to move to different locations. Thus the selected YouTube video will be moved immediately to your iPhone/iPad's camera roll.