How to Download YouTube Videos on iPad

How to Download YouTube Videos on iPad

Some YouTube videos are really interesting, and surely you have ever wanted to have them saved in local memory to watch whenever you want offline (or in case they remove it from the streaming platform), or maybe pass it on to someone. In that case, you will like to see this tutorial on how to download youtube videos on ipad. Both with the help of some apps and without the need to install any of them.

How to Download Youtube Videos on iPad


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If you want to avoid the YouTube Premium subscription, because you are only going to download occasionally, and you do not want to be paying month to month for it, you could use other available methods of how to download youtube videos on your ipad. Among the options, you have free methods, paid methods, to download video, to extract only the audio, methods that can convert in one or the other format, and even some that support adding playlists to download all the videos at once.

Before describing some of the options, you should know that there are three groups of tools to download from YouTube on your iPad:

  • Online services: These are web pages that allow you to insert the links of the video you want to download from YouTube and download by choosing the format or resolution. There are many of these services, most of them completely free in exchange for seeing some ads or pop-ups. For example, pages like savefrom, YT1S, ClipConverter, Video Solo, etc.
  • Plugin or extension: You will also find add-ons for your Chrome or Firefox web browser whose purpose is to download the video you are viewing at the moment, although not all of them work as expected.
  • Software or apps: Of course, you will also find applications that are intended for these purposes, both for PC and mobile devices. Some of the best ones with compatibility for iPad OS, are Video Manager, Documents by Readdle, idownloader, etc.

Steps to download a YouTube video on your iPad

One of the most effective and used methods is to use these simple steps with shortcuts. you just have to follow these simple steps to download what you want from YouTube:

  1. The first thing is to download shortcuts (you will have to have the option to enable the use of unreliable shortcuts activated) in your iPad OS.
  2. Then with the Safari web browser, or the one you prefer, go to this direction and click on download the shortcut.
  3. Then tap Add Rogue Shortcut when the link opens in the Shortcuts app.
  4. Now, go to YouTube and choose the video you want to download.
  5. Click on the share button and then More to open the share menu and get the link.
  6. Hit the Download YouTube shortcut and you're done.

Is downloading YouTube videos legal?

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Downloading content from the YouTube platform it is legal or illegal, everything will depend on each case. For example, if you download a video or sound that the author has published under a license that authorizes the download, or its modification, distribution, etc., there will be no problem downloading the content. Now, in cases where it is content with intellectual property or not authorized for download, only for viewing within the platform, you will be committing a crime.

In fact, Google, the owner of YouTube has already taken several platforms or services to court that allow downloading from YouTube in an unethical way and that use it as a lure for profit. For this reason, it is important to always know the license applied to the creator's video. But be careful, some videos may be copies of others with copyrights that some user has posted on the platform, in which case you would also be doing something illegal. There are supposed to be filters and ways to report this type of content, but there are many videos that are going unnoticed.

In order to be more secure, you can use the search engine that integrates the platform itself YouTube or the YouTube app for mobile devices. In the advanced mode, you can filter those contents that make use of a type of license.

YouTube Premium

As you know, there is a paid version call YouTube Premium, as an evolution of the old YouTube Red, which comes along with additional services such as YouTube Go, YouTube TV, or YouTube Music. In this version, in exchange for paying a subscription of €11.99/month (the student plan is cheaper, for €6,99/month and the family plan can be shared among 5 members for €17,99/month), you will have everything ad-free content.

At the moment, the service is in evolution, and the objective would be to add exclusive content for subscribers, as do other streaming platforms on demand. And, the most interesting thing is that it also allows you to download the content to your device, to have your favorite playlists locally so you don't have to need a connection to watch them. Something very useful when you travel by plane and you lack a connection to the network (airplane mode), you will be able to see the content without problem and in a totally legal.

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