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Home > Tips > How to Watch YouTube without WiFi or Cellular Data

How to Watch YouTube without WiFi or Cellular Data

If you constantly travel to places with low internet connection, you may want to watch YouTube without WiFi. Read on to learn to download YouTube videos to your PC or iPhone.

Updated May 11,2018 | by Cody

Let’s say that you love to watch YouTube videos to kill some time or learn new stuff, but you usually find yourself in the places where WiFi are unavailable or unstable. In that case, you desperately need to watch YouTube without WiFi.

As the Largest video site, YouTube also realizes that most of the users have such needs, so they introduced Offline feature with some limitations in 2014. Besides using Offline feature, this article will also show you how to watch any YouTube video without internet.

Use YouTube Offline Feature - Only Aavailable for 48 Hours

YouTube offline feature lets you save videos offline when you have WiFi, so you can watch the videos you saved when low or no internet available. You can follow the steps below to get it done.

Step 1. Within the YouTube app, go to the video that you want to save while you are connected to WiFI.

Step 2. Click or tap on the Offline button below the video.

 Watch YouTube without WiFi

Step 3. Select the video quality and tap OK. Then you can watch the videos without WiFi or cellular data


However, you can only watch YouTube without WiFi or cellular data within 48 hours. Beyond this short period of time, the videos you saved for offline viewing will get deleted automatically without notifying you. 

In some cases, you will be prompted with the message "will not be available for offlining, due to rights issues” when you click the Offline button. What’s worse, you may not even find the Offline button on some videos.

Download YouTube Video for Free - Lower Speed

If you are not satisfied with YouTube Offline feature, there is a better option to download YouTube video for airplane or other places with no WiFi.

You can follow the steps below to download any YouTube video in order to watch it without WiFi.

Step 1. Load YouTube video that you want to watch offline and copy the URL from the address bar.

Step 2. Go to this free YouTube Video Downloader site, which helps you download YouTube Videos with a specific quality.

Step 3. Paste the URL copied in the blank box and click the button Download to PC.

Download Any YouTube Video

Step 4. Select the video quality and file type and Click the Download link to start downloading YouTube video.

You can use this method to download any videos on YouTube. You do not need to worry about the offline videos get expired or the video uploader deletes them. Since the downloaded YouTube videos are saved on your computer hard drive, you can watch it at any time without internet connection. 


The online YouTube video downloader usually download videos in a comparatively low speed, taking more time to analyse and download. 

Download Any YouTube Videos via YouTube Downloader - Fast & Reliable

After testing so many methods, an easy-to-use YouTube video downloader finally stands out. IOTransfer is a simple tool to download any YouTube videos to PC with a fast speed. What's more, it can automatically transfer the downloaded videos to your iOS devices. In this way, the YouTube videos will be saved permanently for offline watching anytime.

Let’s see how it works:

Step 1. Free download and install IOTransfer on a computer running Windows 10/8/7.


Connect your iOS devices to this PC via USB cables, if you need to transfer videos to your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2. Copy the URL of YouTube video that you want to save.

iPhone Manager

Step 3. Under the VIDEO tab, paste the URL there and select the option “Automatically transfer the downloaded videos into your iOS device”.

Watch YouTube Videos iPhone without WiFi

Step 4. Click Download to start downloading YouTube videos to your iOS device.

When it is done, you can open the TV app on your iPhone to watch YouTube without WiFi or cellular data. Except for videos, you can also use IOTransfer to transfer music, contacts, photos, and podcasts between iPhone and PC.

Download YouTube Video on Mobile Device

If you are using an Android device, you can simply use the second method to download YouTube videos easily. If you are using iOS, it is also easy and you can do it right on your iPhone with Siri Shortcuts.You Let me show you how it works.

Step 1. Free download the Shortcuts app from Appstore if you haven’t. Then get this shortcut Ultimate YouTube Downloader .

Step 2. Copy the YouTube video link and run this shortcut. You can also go to YouTube app and tap on the Share icon and run this shortcut from the Share Sheet.

YouTube Downloader Shortcut Step 3. Then you will be prompted to choose Video or Audio Only. If you choose audio, the audio will be save to Files app. If you want to download video, you can also select the video quality.

Save YouTube Video on iPhoneStep 4. Select a location to save the video or audio. You can save video to Camera Roll or Files app.

Actually, you can use this shortcut to download videos from YouTube without inputting YouTube link. When you simply run this shortcut from Shortcuts app, it will ask you to type a keyword and then this shortcut will bring you 5 top search results for you to choose.

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