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In this tutorial we are going to show you how to use a free Youtube downloader to download a YouTube video and save it on your iPhone or iPad for offline watching.

This method uses a free file-management app called Documents by Readdle, which should work on most iOS devices.

Step 1: Install and open “Documents by Readdle” app

  • On your iOS device, go to the App Store and search for "Documents by Readdle".
  • Once the installation finished, launch “Documents by Readdle” .



Step 2: Go to “” on Documents app

  • In Documents app, tap the browser icon,that looks like the Safari icon (a small compass, on iPhone this is in the bottom righthand corner, on iPad it's in the lefthand menu), then, a web browser will be displayed.
  • Type "" into the address bar at the top, click “Go” button and you'll open the website.


Step 3: Enter YouTube Video URL

Now you need to enter the correct URL for the video you want to download. There are two ways to get YouTube video URL :

  • Method 1: If you've got the video opening in Safari (or any other iPhone or iPad browser) you just need to hold down your finger on the top URL address and then tap Copy. If you're watching it on YouTube app, hit the Share icon and select Copy Link. Then re-enter the Documents app, paste the URL into Y2mate search box (red rectangular box at the top of, click Start button.



  • Method 2: Directly enter the video keywords in Y2mate search box, click Start button, then you’ll see a number of related videos displayed, click “Download video” button right below video you want to download.



Step 4: Download Youtube Video

  • Once Step 3 done, you'll see a video thumbnail, several quality options and format tabs, and some green “Download” buttons next to each video format.
  • Choose video/MP3 format you want to download , then click “Download” button. After downloading process finished, tab “Close” on the pop-up board and the video will be downloaded to your device.
  • If you want more MP3 formats, click “Youtube To Mp3 Converter” link, choose MP3 format in the select box then click "Download" button.





  • Once all above steps done, you'll see the video/MP3 file in the Downloads folder.



We have shown you how to easily convert/download youtube videos on iPhone, iPad. Hope this instructions helpful.