How to Save YouTube Videos Locally on Your PC, iPhone or Android Devices

YouTube is the third most popular website in the world and the largest video hosting site thanks to its simplicity. However, when users download YouTube videos for free on their devices, it is limited in operation. However, we are here to provide a solution.

Below is a curated selection of the best YouTube video downloader plugins along with popular functions. This collection of YouTube video download software includes open-source (free) third-party options, so you don’t have to worry about spending even a penny.

However, YouTube’s terms and conditions explicitly state that viewers should not download videos unless YouTube offers a download link or button for that specific video. Also, you are not allowed to download or duplicate any copyrighted YT videos.

Register from.net

Savefrom.net is one of the most established and reliable video downloading websites. When you paste the video URL, you will be presented with a variety of file format options. The download begins immediately in your browser, and there are no or minimal pop-up ads or other interruptions.

Savefrom’s highest resolution MP4 is limited to 720p, and it lacks some of the more advanced features found in other expensive apps, but it’s completely free to run as many times as you want.

Step 1: Copy and paste the video URL into the input box

2nd step: To save the video, click on the green “Download” box and select the desired format (MP3, MP4 or 3GP).

Step 3: Then, on the right side of the download icon, click the gray arrow icon to select the appropriate format.

You can now watch the videos when you are not connected to the internet! It is compatible with Chrome, Firefox and any other browser.

On iPhone and iPad

Since Apple monitors the app in its app store, accessing YouTube videos on an iPhone or iPad can be difficult. However, there are plenty of other alternatives if you jailbreak your iPhone, but if you don’t want to go that route, here’s the easiest and quickest approach.

Step 1: Install and launch the Readdle Documents app. Launch the browser by tapping the compass symbol and navigating to www.videosolo.com/online-video-downloader/.

2nd step: Insert a YouTube video URL into the input box and press the “Download” button. After a few seconds, the video should start decoding and provide a list of several export format and resolution options.

Step 3: Select the chosen output choice and press “Download”. Give the video a title and a destination to download it.

Step 4: In the bottom navigation bar, tap the Downloads area to watch your video files in the Documents app.

Step 5: Return to the home page of the Docs app and go to the Downloads category to save the videos to your local iPhone or iPad library.

Step 6: Locate the video you like and tap the three-dot symbol. Select Share -> Save Video. Saved YouTube videos are in the camera roll (photos).

On Android

Since Google restricts these techniques, it will be difficult to get YouTube videos with Android app from Play Store. However, you can get a YouTube downloader on a tablet or smartphone by downloading an APK file from somewhere other than the Google Play Store, like our top TubeMate recommendation. Here’s how to use it.

Step 1: Simply download TubeMate on the Android smartphone. You may need to adjust your privacy controls.

2nd step: Launch TubeMate and search for a YouTube video. Click on the green download option.

Step 3: Select a resolution and format choice from the drop-down menu. Press the Download button to begin.

Step 4: Locate your video by tapping the Downloads List link in the bottom menu. Alternatively, you can access the downloads list by clicking on the hamburger menu in the upper right corner of the TubeMate window.

Step 5: Tap the three-dot symbol next to a video to download it, change the name, or perform other actions.

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Raymond T. Helms