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How to Download YouTube Videos to Camera Roll App on iPhone

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Updated May 30,2018 | by Micky

Every day, millions of users have their access to YouTube, the world’s largest video site on the internet, to watch videos uploaded by YouTubers around the world. You can not only watch YouTube videos on PC, but also, iPhone allows you to enjoy your favorite YouTube videos on the go via Safari or the YouTube App.

In this article, I will explain how to download YouTube videos to camera roll on iPhone so that you can watch those videos without Wi-Fi or data consumption, and meanwhile, it does provide a great convenience to enjoy YouTube videos everywhere you go.


How to Download A YouTube Video to Camera Roll with A Powerful Video Downloader

To save your favorite iPhone videos for offline watching can be quite simple with the most user-friendly YouTube Video Downloader – IOTransfer. Within only a few clicks, you can download YouTube videos directly to iPhone. Moreover, IOTransfer supports iPhone clearing, iOS backup, and data transfer between different Apple devices as well!.

Step 1 Connect Your iPhone to PC

Install and launch IOTransfer, connect the iPhone to PC and wait till it’s recognized. If the notification “Trust This Computer” pops up, click on “Trust” to confirm it.


Step 2 Begin YouTube Video Download

Click on “VIDEOS”. Copy and paste the link to the desired YouTube video onto the blank area beside “URL:”, preset a download path, tick off the tiny box before “Automatically transfer the downloaded videos to your iOS device.” and then click on “Download”. 

Watch this tutorial video for more details.

In a short while, you can find the YouTube video both in the folder you previously set and in the video App on your iPhone. However, in this way, the downloaded YouTube video cannot be saved in Camera Roll and you must find another alternative if insisting on it.

How to Save YouTube Videos to iPhone Camera Roll with Document 6

If you cannot find any effective video downloader to help you download YouTube videos to iPhone Camera Roll in a more straightforward way, you might as well consider Document 6, a versatile App which offers a much more convenient solution to this complicated issue.

1.       Copy the link to the YouTube video you want to download from YouTube.

2.       Download Document 6 from Apple Store. Launch it on iPhone and tap on the blue browser icon at the right bottom.

3.       Go to the webpage of this online YouTube video downloader, paste the link onto the blank given field and then click on “Download to PC” (In fact, it’s downloaded to iPhone).


4.       Select the video resolution and format you need and tap on the download button beside.

5.       Now, you will be asked to set a name for the video and the download path will be set by default. Lastly, tap on “Save” to start the video download.


6.       When it’s done, go back to “Downloads” on the main page of Document 6, find the downloaded video and long tap on it. Select Camera Roll to begin the video transfer.

How to Download Favorite YouTube Videos to Camera Roll by Recording on iOS 11

iOS 11 definitely has brought us so many amazing features that make everything simple, the inbuilt screen record is one of them. With this brand new feature, you are able to save videos from all websites directly to Camera Roll or record activities on the screen.

1.       First of all, follow Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls on your iPhone and then tap on “+” beside “Screen Recording”. 


2.       Navigate to the YouTube video you want to save and pause it.

3.       Swipe up Control Center from the screen and tap on the recording button. After a 3-second countdown the recording process will begin and then you can start the YouTube video.

4.       When you need to quit, tap on the red status bar at the top and tap on “Stop” or go to Control Center and press the red recording button. 


You can currently find the saved YouTube video in Camera Roll.

It’s how to download YouTube videos to Camera Roll on iPhone. Select the most appropriate method in terms of your own needs and have a try.

Other Related Readings for Reference

1.       How to Download YouTube Videos on iPhone

2.       How to Download Free YouTube Movies to iPad

3.       What’s the Best iPhone Movie Downloader

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