Updated: 5 March 2017

How to Download YouTube Videos on iOS 10 (iPhone & iPad)

How to download YouTube Videos on iOS 10 and computers is the precise topic of this article. The technique presented below will let you save from YouTube using just 1 app.

Josh Brown

There comes this moment:

You've finally found it – this really valuable, interesting and informative video.

It could be a video blog, a music video, some work-out exercises, prank etc. And it's awesome.

This is when you'd like to download YouTube video to iOS 10 device, to your iPhone or iPad.

In the article below we put together a simple workaround on how to download YouTube clips to iOS devices. This method will work just fine when you're short for time and need to quickly put a video on your device or to save it to your computer. 

How to Download Videos to iOS device (Video Tutorial):

The method is based on using Softorino YouTube Converter – desktop app with quite a tempting features. In the promo video below we showed off just one of its features, but there're more to come. 

The application runs on Mac and Windows. But it can get you any video to:
 – iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (iOS 7 and higher)
 – a Mac computer
 – PC (provided it's Windows 7 or above)
 – iTunes library

How to download YouTube Videos to iOS 10 devices:

Follow our three-step tutorial to learn how to use the app. 

Step1: Download Softorino YouTube Converter and launch it.

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By clicking the “DOWNLOAD” button you will get the installation file immediately. Drag it into 'Application' folder and launch. 

Step 2: Connect your iPhone with your computer via USB cord

In this tutorial we're using iPod touch and MacBook Air. When your iPhone is connected – proceed further. 

Step 3: Copy the link of the video (CMD + right click) to your clipboard to save video from YouTube.

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It'll appear in the app's download list (see screenshot below). If you copy couple of links, it will add 'em all there. 

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Final Step: Click on 'Download YouTube video to iOS' red button

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The progress bar will show you how the downloading process is going. Once it becomes full and disappears – your video is copied to your iPhone. 

As you can see on the screenshot above, there's also an option to download YouTube video to iTunes library. We described the workaround for this in details here: YouTube to iTunes Converter by Softorino will keep all your fave songs in your library. 

Step 4. Watch your video.

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How do I convert YouTube videos to audio? 

That's an easy one. Simply tap on audio in the app's window. After this just hit on 'Download to iPhone' – it's gonna show up in your native Music. app.
NOTE: it's gonna be saved as an M4A (AAC) file. To change it to standard MP3, go to Preferences > Advanced. Tick 'Save audio as MP3' there. 

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FYI,  Softorino YouTube Converter is the world's first application to download YouTube videos to iOS devices, directly into TV.app. Before the solution like this, the only way to download YouTube videos for offline viewing on iOS was to save them to your desktop and then use iTunes sync to transfer it to iPhone or iPad. The drawback: way too looong.

So, for the time being, Softorino YouTube Converter stays the only desktop app to save videos from YouTube to iOS devices without help of any other software. So this is what makes it different. 

Bottom line

Now whenever you have this burning desire to download YouTube video to your iOS 10 device, you know that there's nothing difficult about it :) 

Softorino YouTube Converter is a powerful YouTube download software, that  will come in handy to everyone who enjoys YouTube (we all do, don't we?). The first-rate thing about it – it works smoothly. This means you can download and save YouTube videos to iPhone without any other software involved, including iTunes. (phew). And it does this super quickly: you just copy the link and hit the button. 

Peace out!

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