Here"s everything you need lớn know about how to download YouTube videos on desktop and mobile

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Learning how to download YouTube videos can be handy in many situations, such as when you"re traveling và don"t have a data connection, or if you want to lớn grab a few videos over Wi-Fi khổng lồ save using your data allowance.

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Downloading YouTube videos also means you won"t have to lớn worry about buffering caused by network congestion & slowdown.

YouTube makes it easy to cốt truyện videos on social media or via embeds. But is it legal to download YouTube videos khổng lồ keep? We address that issue below, to lớn ensure you stay on the right side of the law (and YouTube itself).


If you want to know how to download YouTube videos for personal use offline, here"s a complete guide on how to bởi vì it on iPhone và iPad, Android, Mac, & Windows.


Is downloading YouTube videos legal? What you need lớn know

According khổng lồ Google"s terms of service for YouTube (opens in new tab), the answer is no: "You may access content for your information & personal use solely as intended through the provided functionality of the Service and as permitted under these Terms of Service. You shall not tải về any nội dung unless you see a "download" or similar link displayed by YouTube on the Service for that Content."


If you want to tải về YouTube videos, the only way to vày so responsibly is by paying the $11.99 for YouTube Premium (opens in new tab).

If you violate the YouTube ToS, the company may terminate your account, as noted here: "YouTube will terminate a user"s access to the Service if, under appropriate circumstances, the user is determined to be a repeat infringer."

How to download YouTube videos on iPhone & iPad

Downloading YouTube videos on your iPhone and iPad is a bit tricky, since táo khuyết polices the apps available in its store. If you jailbreak your phone, there are more options, but if you don"t want lớn go that route, here"s the best & easiest way.

1. Tải về and xuất hiện the ứng dụng Documents by Readdle. (opens in new tab)

2. Tap on the compass icon to open the web browser and go lớn www.videosolo.com/online-video-downloader/ (opens in new tab).

3. Paste a YouTube clip link in the text box and tap "Download." After a few moments, the clip will decode & generate a menu of different output format and quality options.





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10. You can find the downloaded YouTube videos in the Photos app.

How to download YouTube videos on Mac

There are several tools và programs that allow you to tải về YouTube videos on a Mac.

One easy way is to use the screen capture tool built into macOS. It won"t be high unique but it"s something. Just press Command + Shift + 5 khổng lồ bring up the screen recording options. You can select a window or record the entire screen, and change the options to include audio from your Mac"s microphone.

The best program for downloading YouTube videos on Mac in high unique formats is 4K đoạn phim Downloader. It"s không tính tiền for up lớn 30 downloads a day, or you can upgrade to one of its premium plans. The software can download videos in up to lớn 8K chất lượng and in a variety of formats. Và 4K đoạn phim Downloader can also grab entire YouTube playlists.

Here"s how to lớn use it:

1. Tải về and install 4K đoạn clip Downloader (opens in new tab) and xuất hiện the program.

2. Find a YouTube video and copy the link.

4. Click Paste links in the menu.



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How to download YouTube videos on Android

Downloading YouTube videos with an apk app from the Google Play store is going to lớn be impossible, because Google prohibits such tools. However, you can get a YouTube downloader on your phone or tablet by installing a app android file from outside the Play store, like our top suggestion TubeMate. Here"s how khổng lồ use it.

1. Download TubeMate (opens in new tab) and install on your apk phone. You may need khổng lồ change your security settings.

2. Mở cửa TubeMate and search for a YouTube video.

3. Tap the green tải về button.


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How to tải về YouTube videos on a PC

The best way to download YouTube videos to lớn a Windows PC is to use 4K video clip Downloader. Follow the same steps that we outlined above for downloading YouTube videos on Mac.

However, there"s also another way to download YouTube videos to your PC, using the excellent không lấy phí program VLC media Player. Here"s how to vị it.

1. Download and install the latest version of VLC truyền thông Player (opens in new tab), if you don"t already have the program on your Windows PC.

2. Copy the URL of a YouTube video lớn your clipboard.

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3. Open VLC & click the media menu in the top-left corner. Select mở cửa Network Stream.