How Do I View YouTube Videos Offline Using My iPhone?

Posted February 21, 2015 by Leomar Umpad in Apple iPhone, Uncategorized

YouTube is a convenient platform for watching your favorite videos online. Whether you want to see your favorite artist’s latest music video or tutorials on cooking an egg omelette, YouTube has millions of videos waiting to be watched. YouTube has one requirement though: you need to be connected to the internet to watch the videos. That may not be a problem until you find yourself in a situation without Wi-Fi or cellular data available. Fortunately, if you have an iPhone, you can use it to play offline videos from YouTube.

How to Save YouTube Videos for Viewing Offline on iPhone

To be able to view YouTube videos offline, you need to have the videos saved on your device. It may sound complicated, but the steps are quite simple.

1.Go to your phone’s Home screen.
iPhone Home screen
2.Open the YouTube application on your iPhone.
youtube app on ios
3.Search for the video that you want to save. Play the video by tapping on it.
search video on youtube
4.Tap on the Download button located on the lower-right part of the video title.
download button on youtube
5.On the Add to Offline prompt, choose the video quality, and tap on OK.
choose video quality
6.YouTube will now start downloading the video. The downloaded video will be automatically saved in Youtube’s Offline section.
start of downloading youtube video

How to View Offline YouTube Videos on iPhone

Your saved YouTube videos will be displayed on the Offline section of the app. To view downloaded videos, follow these steps:

1.Go to your phone’s Home screen.
iPhone Home screen
2.Open the YouTube application on your iPhone.
youtube app on ios
3.Tap on the Menu button on the upper-left part of the screen.
menu on youtube
4.On the list, tap on Offline to see the list of videos that can be viewed offline.
offline section on youtube
5.The list of saved offline YouTube videos will be displayed. Tap on a video to start playing it.
list of downloaded video on youtube
6.The video will now start playing. Enjoy!
start playing downloaded youtube video

Did you have problems with any of the steps? Do you have any questions or would you like to share your own experiences on viewing Youtube videos offline? Let us know in the comments.


About Leomar Umpad

A supply chain operations manager by profession. A technology-lover and a writer by heart. I have the passion to teach and inform.
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