Updated: February 5th, 2018

How to Download YouTube Videos on iPad DiRECTLY [2018]

Here’s how to download YouTube videos on iPad sweepingly fast & over the air. No iTunes or Jailbreak needed.The only tool required is a simple YouTube downloader for iPad.

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We have to admit that we watch tons of YouTube videos on a daily basis! But it requires Internet connection, so we kind of depend on it. To download YouTube videos on iPad directly – we’ll be using just one YouTube downloader for iPad – Softorino YouTube Converter 2.

UPDATE (January, 2018). Make sure to read these quick facts before we begin: 

  • The method presented below works for any iPhone, iPad or  iPod ever created. 
  • it lets you download video on iPad even via Wi-Fi (or cord) 
  • Rip YouTube music and save it on any Apple device (no iTunes)

This short video shows how to use Softorino YouTube downloader for iPad & iPhone:  

There are many times when you don’t always have Wi-Fi or an Internet connection and you want to watch YouTube offline (e.g. your favourite video blog or a documentary), but there’s no chance to do this.

ALSO READ: How to download YouTube videos to iPhone in Seconds

You may be in a subway, or you may also want to watch YouTube videos offline on iPad during the airplane trip that takes a great amount of time.  a quick 3-step guide on how to download YouTube videos on iPad

If it sounds sketchy, don’t worry – you have the right to feel skeptical about it. But I’m sure that all your skepticism will vanish away after you see how easy you can download YouTube videos on iPad and play them from your native Videos.app that’s by default on your device! All you have to do is to find the video URL and download it to your iPad for watching it offline later.

What does this mean?

  1. You can use only 1 tool on your Mac desktop to download videos from YouTube to iPad & play them offline.
  2. No need to install additional apps on your device.
  3. Using of native video/music apps developed by Apple is much more battery efficient (awesome!).

The peculiar feature of this YouTube to iPad downloader is that it can save audio too. Get further details here: How to Download Songs from YouTube with Softorino YouTube Converter. 

How to Download YouTube videos on iPad Directly (NO iTunes)

Okay, now without further ado, here’s the guide that will show you how to download your favorite videos from YouTube to iPad. 

It consists only of 3 steps:

Step 1. Download Free Softorino YouTube Downloader. 

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Step 2. Launch it and connect your iPad (or iPhone).

Softorino YouTube to iPad downloader for Mac & Windows computers

Step 3. Copy the URL of the video.

Simply go on YouTube and copy the link of the desired video.

Well, right now the application will recognize the video without you pasting the link in there. Once you open it – you’ll notice the file in the downloading list. Be sure – if you copy 10 links more, they all gonna be added to the list on the spot. This lets you download whole playlists simultaneously.

Now please pay your attention to the panel below, there you may choose the quality rate you prefer. It varies from 360p to 2160p. If you have a Mac, then you have an ability to save 60 fps videos. In this case, be sure to read this article: How to download 60fps YouTube videos using just one application.

Copy YouTube's URL to download YouTube videos to iPhone

 **We used iPod Touch in our tutorial, but you can download YouTube to iPad using the same formula.

Download YouTube videos to iPhone by click on Download button

Now, tap on Home Videos folder on your device and play your video 🙂

here's how to download YouTube videos to iPad, iPhone, iPod

In Conclusion:

Using this YouTube to iPad downloader, you can quickly download and watch YouTube offline anywhere. Just get any video on your iOS device, whether its an iPad or iPhone – doesn’t matter! There’s no need to install additional plug-ins, worry about converting the videos beforehand.

 And of course you don’t even need to use iTunes! This allows you to save YouTube to iPad & iPhone for personal viewing extremely fast & easy.

So, what other advantages does this YouTube offline app have?

  • Unlimited downloads
  • Full support for HD videos (it can download the 4K & 60fps videos)
  • Transferring speed is fast (like a bullet)
  • Converting YouTube videos to MP3s (so that you can listen to them as audio)
  • All the downloaded files are available from pre-installed Video/Music apps

There are sooooo many times when you find a video or a song that you pretty much fell in love with (and you can’t locate it anywhere on the web except for YouTube). Now with our utility, there’s finally a way to just download YouTube videos on iPad & iPhone and never worry about loosing ’em.


Now-a-days, downloading YouTube videos for watching them without Internet connection is possible only if you have YouTube Red subscription. But SYC 2 is amuch easier tool, that has the same (or even more) functions and that is totally free to download. This is finally the solution on how to access YouTube content offline.  In fact, you can download YouTube videos on iPad, iPhone or iPod all without iTunes.

So, now downloading videos for offline viewing from YouTube to iPad is as easy as it can get (just a click away).


















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