Apple has cracked down on apps which overtly claim to download YouTube video to your iPhone or iPad. However, it is still possible in iOS 9 and iOS 10. Our step-by-step guide will show you download YouTube videos to iOS.
Update 13 September 2016: iOS 10 is out today. If you’re thinking of upgrading, beware that downloader apps may stop working. We’ve tested out an app which worked successfully in iOS 9 and can confirm it works in iOS 10 (but it’s a good idea to install it before you update to iOS 10). The app is Video Player and File Manager for Dropbox and Google Drive. It’s free, but has ads. A ‘Pro’ version cuts out the ads and costs £2.99.
In iOS 9, we also found you can use Documents 5, which you’ll see over the next few slides.
Alternatively, if you are happy to use a PC or laptop, we’ll show you how to use a free utility to download a video and transfer it straight to your device’s Videos app with just one or two clicks.
See also: Is it legal to download YouTube videos?