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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Melissa Lee

Updated on Jul 24, 2023

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Sometimes you may need to download a YouTube video to your iPhone 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 effortlessly. Let's go straight to the topic.

Part 1. Download YouTube to MP4 on iPhone 

There are ways that allow you to save YouTube to MP4 on iPhone. Though the steps may be a bit complicated or the process is not as smooth as you expected, you can get the YouTube videos to be downloaded in 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 work 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 batch 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. Copy the URL of the YouTube in the address box and click "Search."

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Step 2. Check the video and click "Download."

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Step 3. Choose MP4 as the target format, select a quality you prefer to download, and then click "Download."

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

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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 below.

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 searching 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 is one workable online YouTube to MP4 downloader for iPhone: https://en.y2mate.guru/youtube-to-mp4-15/

You will get many earch results on the page, while more than half of the online YouTube to MP4 converter works poorly on iPhone. Sometimes you can't close the popup ad and has to close the Safari app, failing to download the YouTube to MP4 on iPhone.

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

As we said, you may fail to download YouTube videos to 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 apps 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. In the save 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 the downloading is complete, you can go back to the "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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Exrta Info:  Does YouTube provides any downloading service?

YouTube doesn't provide a download button for videos on the platform. While, 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 like the above three methods.


These are the three methods we provide with 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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