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Josh Brown Apr 25, 2024

How to Download Music from YouTube Directly to Your Apple Device

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Josh Brown Apr 25, 2024

Before we start

How many times did you search for easy ways on how to download music from YouTube to an iPad or iPhone? There are many apps and websites, but not a lot provide a quick solution. We'll show the best available solution.

How to download music from YouTube to your Apple device

SYC2 is an ad-free app that can convert YouTube videos to MP3 format and send your favorite songs directly to your mobile device for offline listening. In short, the app can download videos from YouTube or convert videos from YouTube to MP3 audio files.

So, if you were looking for how to download music from YouTube, SYC2 has got you covered. It's the only YouTube music downloader that can send your desired audio directly to your Apple device without hassle.

This workaround is not YouTube-exclusive, actually, more than 66 websites are supported (like Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo, Dailymotion and more!). But you still need a PC to do it, either Mac or Windows.

There are some dubious solutions on how to download music from YouTube on jailbreaked devices, but we will not cover them here. The example below is provided with the interface of SYC PRO, but the Windows version is almost the same.

You can download SYC2 for Windows and SYC PRO for Mac.

Step 1. Download the utility & install it.

Click on the 'Free Download' button to save the installation. It will be saved automatically to your computer. No worries, it's safe, and you will receive a 1-day free trial via your email after the request is made upon app startup.

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Once the installation file is downloaded – launch it. Go through the set-up guide. It will help you install and set up the converter properly. After the installation is complete, the Softorino YouTube Converter is ready. It will teach you how to download music from YouTube videos to your Apple device.

Step 2. Launch the SYC & connect your device.

Connect your iPad using Wi-Fi or your standard USB or USB-C cord. For the first time, you might be required to use wires only.

Step 3. Download music from YouTube to your Apple device.

Locate the video you want to save. Copy its URL link from the address bar at the top of your web browser to the clipboard. You can also search for the desired video through the built-in YouTube browser.

After copying, you’ll see the icon of the video in the app’s window. Hit the ‘Audio’ mode and specify where you want to save the file. SYC PRO will try to save the music with the best available audio quality.

Step 4. Click on ‘Convert and Transfer to iPad’.

The next moment, the YouTube music download will be started automatically.

The progress bar will appear at the bottom part of the window at this very moment. It will keep you informed on how the download is going. Yup, our tool is transferring the songs right now.

Just wait a few seconds, and then you'll be able to find the file in the playlist of the native Apple music player.

Done! Go into your pre-installed Apple Music app and listen to your song.

No more third-party apps and 'suspicious’ browser extensions are needed. No more wasting of time.

Alternative, non-direct methods

There are quite a list of services that can download your favorite YouTube music in MP3 format or convert video files to audio. Not that it matters, as in the end, it will turn a video from YouTube into MP3 format. The main downside of them is that they only save music to your PC, so you'll need to jump through a few hoops to get them to your mobile device.


Attention: Use these services at your own risk. All possible legal and other consequences of using this services are for the end user to consider and evaluate. We have no affiliation with any of listed services and cannot guarantee their safe use.

The official way to save music from YouTube

The company itself is quite aware of people who want to save some music from their platform locally.

So to provide a 'kind of solution', YouTube Premium was introduced, and together with YouTube Music Premium, it allowed users to download music for offline listening in-app. Also, the videos are not paused when the device screen is turned off, and that is a very useful feature, to be honest.

In short, you need to subscribe to YouTube music premium if you want to listen audio and video the way company want you to. That's only in their app and on constant payroll to the company. If you want to download YouTube videos and music according to your own rules, consider using SYC2.

Is it legal to save music from YouTube?

Similar to downloading videos, you are not permitted to download any audio content unless it is "particularly permitted by the service" or you receive permission in writing from YouTube or the relevant rights holder, according to YouTube's Terms of Service.

In addition to millions of songs by every artist you can imagine, the majority of which were uploaded by users rather than record labels.

YouTube also provides a ton of content that is free of copyright and royalty restrictions, as well as music that is available under a Creative Commons license.

You are free to use the music from these videos in your own creative works, and downloading them will not violate the terms of service or the law.

However, take note of the following: "You can NOT use third party software to download the video/track; always use our download links." This is stated in YouTube's own Audio Library, which features music without a copyright.

Bottom Line

Now you know how to download music from YouTube to your Apple device with ease. Use SYC2 to make it a breeze. This user-friendly app completes the process in seconds – just click a button, and it's done. 

The content you download saves directly to Videos or TV app and music to Apple Music. This eliminates the need for iTunes. Enjoy compatibility with all Apple devices and standard software without requiring third-party players.

By the way, the app comes with a free trial that lasts for 24 hours. So don’t waste your time and get it at this very moment!


What is the official way to download music from YouTube?

The official way to download music from YouTube is via YouTube Music Premium for $9.99 a month or YouTube Premium for $11.99 a month.

How do I download music from YouTube directly to my Apple device?

If you are looking to download audio from YouTube directly to an Apple device, then install SYC PRO for Mac or SYC2 for Windows. It can download YouTube music in MP3, AAC, and M4R audio formats.

Are there legal consequences for downloading music from YouTube?

We recommend reading YouTube's Terms of Service to learn all aspects of it, but the general answer is that YouTube is against using third-party apps to download music from the platform.


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