3 Easy Ways to Download YouTube to MP4 on iPhone/iPad

You may want to know how to download YouTube to MP4 on iPhone/iPad. Check out this guide and you will find downloading YouTube videos to iPhone in MP4 would never be so easy.

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Updated on Jun 19, 2024

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To Download YouTube to MP4 on your iPhone:

▶️Download EaseUS Video Downloader on your computer, copy and paste the YouTube URLs, and press the download button to save the video. Transfer them to your iPhone via Dropbox or iCloud.

▶️Copy and paste the video URL into the search box of the online YouTube downloader, select the video format and quality, and then you can click the download button to save the video on your iOS device.

▶️Copy the video link, open the documents app, and look for a YouTube to MP4 converter to paste the link. After the downloading, go back to my files in documents.

Sometimes, you may need to download a YouTube video to your iPhone or your iPad to watch it later or edit it. In this article, we will discuss how to download YouTube to MP4 for iPhone. Using the methods we will introduce below, you are able to download YouTube videos to MP4 on your iPhone/iPad effortlessly. Let's go straight to the topic.

Part 1. Download YouTube to MP4 on iPhone 

There are four ways to save YouTube to MP4 on an iPhone/iPad. Though the steps may be a bit complicated or the process may not be as smooth as you expected, you can download YouTube videos to MP4 on your iPhone.

Method 1. EaseUS Video Downloader (Batch Downloading)

The first method to save YouTube videos to iPhone in MP4 format is to use EaseUS Video Downloader. The video downloader for PC works ideally to grab any online videos to PC. It can download videos and music from nearly all video and audio-sharing sites you know. What's more, it provides batching downloading. It can download videos in batches with multiple URLs or directly save videos from a YouTube playlist or channel. See how to use EaseUS Video Downloader to download YouTube videos to MP4.

Step 1. Choose MP4 as the target format and select a quality you prefer to download.


Step 2. Copy the URL of the YouTube in the address box and click "Paste Link." And then it downloads the video automatically


Step 4. When the downloading process has done, click "Open File Location" to check the YouTube video.


Disclaimer: It is illegal to download copyrighted content from YouTube for any commercial purpose without permission. This guide is demonstrated ONLY for personal use.

After you get YouTube videos to your PC in MP4, you can use Dropbox or iCloud to send the videos to your iPhone. Then you will finally get YouTube videos on iPhone in MP4 format.

Also read how to convert YouTube playlist to MP3 if you want to save a series of music videos from YouTube.

Method 2.  Online YouTube to MP4 Converters

You can search for an online YouTube to MP4 converter with Safari on iPhone to help you capture YouTube videos in MP4. The process is as follows.

Step 1. Open the YouTube app on your iPhone and find the YouTube videos you want to save in MP4.

Step 2. Play the video and tap the share icon. Get the video's URL by hitting "Copy link."

Step 3. Open the Safari app on your iPhone and search for YouTube to MP4 converter or YouTube to MP4 downloader in Google. Choose one search result and open it.

Step 4. Paste the YouTube video link into the input bar of the YouTube to MP4 downloader, then hit the convert or download button. 

Step 5. Choose MP4 as the format for the downloaded YouTube video. Choose the highest resolution if you have options. Then tap "Done" and "Convert" to convert the video to mp4.

Step 6. Hit the download button. There may be a popup ad; close it. Then, check the downloading progress by tapping the download icon next to the address bar. After the downloading completes, click the magnifying glass icon to locate it in the File app.

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Here are workable online YouTube to MP4 downloaders for iPhone: 

  • https://en.y2mate.guru/youtube-to-mp4-15/
  • https://www.ssemble.com/en39/youtube-downloader/

You will get many search results on the page, while more than half of the online YouTube to MP4 converters work poorly on iPhones. Sometimes, you can't close the popup ad and have to close the Safari app, failing to download YouTube to MP4 on your iPhone.

Share these easy methods with your social groups to help them download YouTube to MP4!


Method 3. iOS Applications like Documents by Readdle (Ad-free)

As we said, you may fail to download YouTube videos to your iPhone in MP4 with method 2 due to ads that you can't close. To avoid ads and have a better experience, you can use the browser inside the Documents app by Readdle. With the Documents app, you can use a similar way to download YouTube videos to MP4 on your iPhone. Let's see how to proceed.

Step 1. Open the YouTube app and find the video you want to save in MP4 on your iPhone. Tap "Copy link" to get the video URL.

Step 2. Open the Documents app and go to the Browser tab. Search "YouTube to MP4 converter" in the browser, and choose a site to open.

Step 3. Paste the video link and click the download button to go on. Choose the video format (MP4) and quality (1080P), then tap "Get Link." Tap "Download" on the next step.

Step 4. On the same page, name the video and choose a path on your iPhone to keep the YouTube video. Click "done" on the board, and the app will start downloading the video.

Step 5. After downloading it, you can go back to "My Files" in Documents to locate the MP4 file.

Note: You will get ads in step 3 as well. However, you can easily turn it off in Documents, which makes the downloading easier.

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Method 4. The Video Converter App 

This tool is a versatile converter that allows users to quickly convert videos to various video or audio formats. It supports a wide range of input and output formats, making it convenient for users to convert their files to their desired format. Here's how to download a YouTube video as an MP4 to an iPhone using this tool:

Step 1. Copy the YouTube video link you want to convert.

Step 2. Select "MP4" as the output format from the list provided.

Step 3. Click on the "Convert" button to start the conversion process. It will only take a few seconds.

Step 4. Once the conversion is complete, save the MP4 file to your device or open it directly in your preferred app for viewing.


After conversion, you can immediately AirDrop the file to your iPhone or save it to your device through other means. The tool ensures fast conversions, usually completing them in less than 15 seconds.

Extra Info: Does YouTube provide any downloading service?

YouTube doesn't provide a download button for videos on the platform. If you just want to watch YouTube videos offline, you can upgrade to YouTube Premium. It removes ads and downloads videos to mobile devices for offline watching. You can't get the video files using the four methods above.


These are the four methods we provide you to convert YouTube to MP4 on iPhone. You can use these methods to download YouTube videos in MP4 to play them with any video player.

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