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  • Updated: May 01, 2021

Step-By-Step Guide On How To Download YouTube Videos: 7 Easy Methods

You may be wondering how can I download from Youtube or how can I download Youtube videos on my Andriod, iPhone, Apple iPad, Tablet or any other smartphone for free. You need not stress yourself, because this article is designed to provide answers to all your quest on how to download Youtube videos on your mobile phones.

Youtube is the most popular video hosting and the third most popular website in the world. Nevertheless, its functionality is limited whenever you try to download videos or songs on the platform for free.

But in this article, we will be putting you through the fastest and easiest way to download videos or songs on Youtube to your smartphones for free. Before you can have access to download Youtube videos or songs for free you need to have a mobile plan with data allowance to access the internet.

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Once you have saved a video to your computer or phone, you are free to watch it without an internet connection, which is ideal for keeping yourself entertained on planes, trains, and trips to places without reliable mobile internet access.

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How To Download A YouTube Video On An Android Smartphone And Tablet

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Although, we could not find a suitable solution on how to download YouTube videos on Android phones or tablet using the Google Play Store app, but we can still recommend TubeMate or SnapTube from a third-party download site to achieve the same cause. 

Here is the step-by-step guide on how to download and Install TubeMate on your android or tablet phones in order to use it to download YouTube videos. 

To download a YouTube video on your android phone or tablet, pick your internet-connected device, visit the TubeMate website and tap one of the verified download sites such as Naijaloaded, Andriod Freeware etc.

Using the Freeware download application, click the Install App button, immediately you have done that click OK for the warning about the .apk file that could harm your phone. After you have installed the app, click Open

Note: If you have never installed an app from outside the Play store, you get an "Install blocked" message. But never get worried, just click on the Settings option and check the box for Unknown sources and then click OK.

Click Install, once the App has finished downloading, open the App and if you agree to the terms of use click Agree.

Thereafter, find the YouTube video you want to download, copy the video URL, and paste the URL in TubeMate to open the video.

Click the Red Download button to the right of the video and select the quality of the video you want to download.

Click the Red download button once the video quality is selected. Once the video is downloaded, you can access the video file in the Files or My Files app on your android phone.

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Using the YouTube app

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In case you don't want to use the SanpTube and TubeMate format analysed earlier probably because you do not have insufficient space on your phone to install the app, you can also opt for this method. It is also free 

Open the YouTube app and find the video you want to download.

Play the video and tap the share button Select ‘YouTube downloader’ from the share menu.

Choose a format to download in any format of your choice, either video format, mp4 for a video or mp3 for an audio file.

Tap download. Immediately you do that your video will be downloaded in the format and the quality you picked.

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How To Download A YouTube Video On An Apple iPad And iPhone

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To download YouTube video on your iPhone or Apple iPad is quite very easy. All you need to do is follow the step-by-step guide listed below. 

To download YouTube video on your iPad or iPhone, all you need to do is to open your App Store and search for the Documents by Readdle app, then download and install the app on your iPad or iPhone.

After installing the file downloaded on the Readdle app. open the app (mind you, the app icon is named "Document"). At the bottom right corner of the app window, click the Safari Browser icon, the icon look like a compass. 

In the address bar, type bitdownloader.com and press the Go button at the bottom right of the on-screen keyboard, Home button will surface on your screen, then press the home button on the iPad or iPhone.

Open the Safari browser, and go to the YouTube.com website or the YouTube app and search the name of the video you want to download. On the video page, click the Share icon located below the video, an arrow pointing to the right

In the Share video window, you opened, tap the Copy option to copy the video URL. Thereafter, press the Home Button again and open the documents app once more. 

Tap on the 'Enter the video's link here' text box. Once the on-screen keyboard appears, press and hold your finger in the text box to bring up the Paste option. Tap the Paste option to paste the YouTube video URL in the text box.

Tap the green Download button below the text box. After a few seconds, scroll down the page to the Download Video with Sound section. Tap the green Download button next to the preferred video format to download the video.

On the Save File screen that opens, enter a name for the video file to be downloaded, then tap the done button. Immediately the video is downloaded to the iPad or iPhone, in the Documents app.

Tap the Downloads icon at the bottom right of the screen (an arrow pointing down with a line under it) to see the video download progress.

Once the video has finished downloading, tap the video file name to open the Documents screen. If the video starts to play, stop the video and press Done to exit the video.

Then tap the Downloads folder icon to view the downloaded video file. When you are sure the video has downloaded completely, tap Close in the upper-left corner.

At the bottom-left corner of the Documents app, tap the purple folder icon, then tap the Downloads folder on the My Files screen. Tap the ellipses icon at the bottom-right corner of the video file and select the Copy option.

On the Copy to screen, tap the Photos option. The video is now located and available in the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad.

After following the steps above, the YouTube video is downloaded and copied to your Photos app, where it can be viewed and copied.

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How To Download And Save YouTube Videos To My Phone Gallary

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If you want to save or transfer the downloaded YouTube videos to your smartphone's memory,  here are the perfect steps to download youtube videos directly into your gallery.

If you have downloaded the video you wanted using the step analysed above and you wish to save the video on your mobile phone, kindly follow the step below. 

  • On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Photos app.
  • Select the downloaded video or song you want to save on your gallery and tap more.
  • After you have done that, click on save to device.
  • If the photo is already on your device, this option won't appear, but if it is not it will appear. 

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If your plan is to download and save the video immediately on your gallery, follow these short steps. 

Open YouTube in a YouTube browser and search for the video you want to download.

Once you click on the video, go to its URL and replace the letters before the letter 'y' of the URL with ‘ss' and click search. (pictures below might be helpful)

Once you are done, you will be redirected to the Download page and now you can easily download the video with the desired quality.

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How To Download From YouTube Using SS

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Here is yet another method you can use to download Youtube videos on your mobile phone without needing to install or consult a third party for help.

Downloading Youtube videos or songs using “ss” does not require you to install any application on your system or any extension on your browser. All you need to do is to add simply “ss” to the URL of the YouTube video you want to download. 

You can as well convert the downloaded Youtube videos to MP3 or MP4 and MPEG format depending on the one you select directly and you can also use the "ss" YouTube videos download trick on any mobile device such as Andriod, iPhone, iPad, Tablet, Windows, Desktops etc with the aid of any browser. 

Here is the step-by-step guide on how to successfully download Youtube videos using the SS download trick. carefully, go through the process.

Go to your browser and search for the video you want to download using the YouTube search engine.

Click on the video to play it and then pause it. Go to the video URL and add “ss” before the “youtube.com…” and click enter.

You will be directed to another page where you will save the video.  This page is the parent website of ssyoutube.com, known as savefrom.net.

This page will display all the information regarding the YouTube video you want to download. You will find out such info as the duration, the title of the video, and also the video download link.

On the right of the Download icon in green, you will see a drop-down menu.

Click on it and select the format in which you want to download the video.

If you want to convert it to MP3, click on the “HD/MP3” option to begin your download. That's all.

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How To Download Youtube Videos In MP4 Or MP3

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Looking for the fastest way to download Youtube video in your mp3, mp4, SQ, HD, Full HD quality for free with a wide range of formats, SaveFrom.net is the most convenient YouTube downloader you can use. So to save video or songs to your mobile phone and PC, try the format below. 

Below is the simplest and easiest way to download YouTube video in MP4 or MP3 for free and without stress. 

To easily download Youtube video or songs in your mp3, mp4, SQ, HD, you will need to first of all download and installed SaveFrom.ng. 

After you have installed the app on your phone, search for the video or song you are looking for on your app.

When you have seen what you are looking for click the green “Download” button to save the video, or choose the format you like (MP3, MP4, WEBM, 3GP).

Then click on the grey arrow on the right of the Download button in order to choose the preferred format.

Now you can enjoy the videos and playlists offline! Works in Chrome, Firefox, or any other browser.

You can as well download Televzer Downloader to download Youtube video or songs on mp3 or mp4, by simply following the step below.

Download and install Televzer Downloader on your phone or PC, if that is done, if you are using Ummy, the buttons "HD via Ummy" or "MP3 via Ummy" will appear below the video.

Once you have installed the Youtube downloader app on mac or pc, you will see the icon “Download” button below each video showering to save on your HD or mp3. Trust me, this method works with all versions of Windows.

How To Download YouTube Videos Using VLC Media Player

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VLC Media Player is another method you can use to download any videos or songs on Youtube and watch on either your Mac or PC, this method is very simple but it might take a few minutes to complete the process. 

Find the video you want to download off YouTube and copy its URL.

Open VLC. If you are on a PC, click "Media" at the top of the screen, and then Open Network Stream.

If you are on a Mac, click the File button at the top of your system, and then Open Network.

In the menu that appears, paste the URL of the YouTube video you want, and then click Play or Open at the bottom.

After a moment, the YouTube video you want will begin playing. But a longer YouTube video will take longer to open.

If you are on a PC, click Tools at the top of the screen, and then Media Information.

If you are on a Mac, click Window, and then Media Information.

In the Media Information menu, there will be a "Location" bar at the bottom.

Double-click the URL in this bar to select it, and then copy it.

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