How to Download Videos on iPhone from Safari in All Possible Ways

In this tutorial, we will tell you how to download videos from Safari to your iPhone and iPad. This should be a simple tutorial, and everyone can quickly start with these methods. Click to learn more.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Jan 16, 2024

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We don't know if you have this experience when watching a funny video clip in your Safari but find it constantly buffering due to a slow/unstable internet connection or insufficient internet bandwidth or outdated browser, or whatever reason. Whatever the reason, the best option to solve the buffering problem is to have your wanted videos downloaded to your iPhone or iPad. Thus, you can watch them without interruption.

If this is what you want, just apply any of these methods to grab your wanted videos from Safari on iPhones.

Methods Effectiveness Difficulty
Download Directly Medium - Need sites to support download functionality ⭐⭐
Online Video Downloader Medium - Download speeds are limited by network conditions
EaseUS Video Downloader High - Download high-quality videos with only 3 clicks

Method 1. Directly Download Videos from Safari to iPhone or iPad

Starting from iOS 13, iPhones let you save files from Safari as long as the video comes with the download option.

🎯If the videos you want to download are from YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, or other platforms that have strict download restrictions, then this method doesn't work.

Step 1. Open Safari and navigate to the video site from which you wish to download videos.

Step 2. Find the video you wish to download.

Step 3. Tap on the "Download" icon to save the video.

Step 4. Once it's done, you can see a small download icon in your URL bar, tap it and select "Downloads," from where you can preview the video you downloaded or tap "Share" to save it to your video library or your iCloud.  

Quick Tips: If there is no download icon, you can tap and hold the link to the video and tap "Download Linked File" from the pop-up menu.

Download videos from Safari

Method 2. Download Videos from Safari with Online Video Downloaders

If you can't download videos with the above-introduced method, you can try using some online downloading services. You can find such services by entering some keywords like "YouTube video downloader," "Instagram video downloader," "Facebook video downloader," or more in your Safari. Then, select the top one from the results. If you don't want to waste time finding such services, you can try the following one we pick for you. 

Step 1. Open the YouTube app on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2. Find the video you wish to download and click the "Share" icon.

Step 3. From the pop-up window, click "Copy Link."

Step 4. Open Safari and go to

Step 5. Paste the URL you copy and press "Go."

Step 6. Then, choose the video resolution you want and download the video to your iPhone or iPad. 

Download videos from Safari with

Method 3. Download Videos from the Internet to iPhone or iPad

We don't deny that using Safari is convenient for downloading videos, but not all videos are available for downloading from Safari. Such types are mainly from YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and other sites with strict download restrictions. If you want to download videos from these sites, you will need a simple video downloader like EaseUS Video Downloader to help. 

As a simple and easy-to-use URL video downloader for Mac and Windows, this software has helped millions of users grab their wanted videos or music from sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram, and more. 

Though it may require you to push the downloaded videos to your iPhone or iPad with some extra steps, EaseUS Video Downloaders' rich functionality will make the time worth devoting.

🔎You can free download this software and save videos from the internet with EaseUS Video Downloader: (Here we take YouTube, for example)

Step 1. Copy the URL of the YouTube video you want to download. Paste it into EaseUS Video Downloader. Click "Search" to move to next step. You can search the video title inside the application directly and click "Search."

Download YouTube video - 1

Step 2. In the new embeded page, click "Download" to proceed.

Download YouTube video - 2

Step 3. In the configuration window, choose the format, quality, save path, and other parameters for the downloaded YouTube video. Then click "Download" to start the downloading process.

Download YouTube video - 3

Step 4. After the downloading finishes, you can view the downloaded items in the "Downloader" > "Finished." 

Download YouTube video - 4

Disclaimer: Bear in mind that it's illegal to download copyrighted content and use them for commercial intensions without authorization. Before you download videos, you'd better check whether the sources are copyrighted.

🔥More features of EaseUS Video Downloader:

In Conclusion

All possible ways you can use to download videos on your iPhone from Safari have been detailed in this guide. As you can see, you can achieve your goal in many different ways. Which way to choose depends on whether the video has a download button and the video site you wish to download from. If you want an all-in-one approach to downloading videos, EaseUS Video Downloader is an excellent option.


Under normal conditions, you can download videos from Safari to your iPhone, but problems may arise when you do that. If you have doubts about downloading videos from Safari, here are some answers to the popular questions. 

1. How do I save a video from Safari to my Camera Roll?

To download a video to your Camera Roll from Safari, you can open the video you want and tap the video to show the three dots. Then, select "Save to Camera Roll."

2. Why can't I download videos from Safari?

There are many different reasons why you can't download videos from Safari. If you have this problem, you can try some solutions and suggestions Apple promotes. 

3. Where do Safari downloads go on iPhone?

The files downloaded in Safari are default saved in the "Download" section of the File app. 

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