How To Directly Save YouTube Videos to iPhone Camera Roll

While YouTube has surely emerged as the largest video library available online, allowing all of us around all stretches of the World search, stream and upload our favorite videos seamlessly, one feature that has long been craved of by various smartphone users is the ability to directly save YouTube videos to iPhone Camera Roll. With a plethora of apps available on App store, each claiming to get you your favorite YouTube video saved on your iPhone, most of them have lately became obsolete largely due to the change in restrictions laid down by Google that prevents saving YouTube videos for offline usage.

What seems like a legit alternative to get this fixed is the use of a third-party tool to first save these YouTube Videos to your PC and then sync them over iTunes to your iPhone. This not only results an elongated process of doing the desired but also make it inconvenient for you to sync your favorite YouTube videos from time to time from your PC to iPhone. Thus, in order to cut this long method short and help you directly save YouTube videos to iPhone camera roll, we have figured out an app named Video Download Browser that not only allows you do the same but also features various other useful features such as options to play YouTube videos in the background on iPhone or beef up the privacy of the various YouTube videos you have downloaded by setting up a passcode. So, for all those who love to get offline access to their favorite YouTube Videos with an option to directly save YouTube Videos to iPhone Camera Roll, follow the underlying step-by-step How-To tutorial. Take a look!

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How To Directly Save YouTube Videos to iPhone Camera Roll

Note : Before you proceed, we, here at GeekViz, want to make it clear to our readers that saving YouTube Videos for offline usage is against Google Policies. You, as a User, may not be at a major loss for ripping apart these Policies but we, as a community, should shy away from such instances.

Step 1 : Head over to the App store on your iPhone and search for Video Download Browser and install the same for free or head over directly to the download page by clicking here.

UPDATE X1 : The Video Download Browser app seems to have been taken down from the App Store, atleast as of now. So then, you can try and download Video Pro Movie Downloader Free which is a perfect clone to this app. Works the same way too!

Step 2 : Open up the app and you are now presented with multiple options that you can choose from to save any YouTube Video. You can either open up a specific URL by entering the same in the URL bar or you can search for some video or website that you are looking for with an option to choose results from 3 Search engines- Google, Bing and Yahoo. Alternatively, you can also choose to copy a specific URL from which you want to save YouTube video to iPhone and paste it in the URL bar of this app.

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Step 3 : Once you finally load up the page containing the video you want to save, simply play the video and the app would automatically fire up a “Save to Memory” pop-up, selecting which would start to save YouTube Videos to iPhone. If for some reason the pop-up doesn’t show up automatically, you can tap the ‘download’ button, next to the ‘back/forward’ buttons on the bottom taskbar that would give you options to Save Video or add it to bookmarks.

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Step 4 : Once the download starts, you can thereafter see the progress or pause the download, if you like, in the Downloads pane of this app.

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Step 5 : Once the download completes, head over to the Videos pane in this app wherein you will see all the videos you have saved. Here, you can choose the option to save YouTube videos to iPhone camera roll by tapping the button placed at the extreme right to every video that you have downloaded. Additionally, you can also select to lock the videos by setting up a passcode on the Videos Pane.


Video Download Browser – Specifications

Features : 

  • Download videos from any site to watch later without internet connection.
  • One-touch download.
  • Supports standard video formats such as mp4, mov, m4v
  • Support m3u8 video downloading.
  • Support playlists.
  • Supports background video playing, which is perfect for music videos.
  • Full featured safari like web browser.
  • Support passcode lock
  • Support airplay
  • High speed downloads

Usability : Easy to learn, Handy

Price : Free

Download : Click here


Pleased with the ease with which you could now save YouTube videos to iPhone? Share your opinions and reactions. We’d love to hear it from you.!


  1. The new update for the Video downloaded Browser, it doesn’t allow me to browse anymore. There is no tab to browse. I would like some help with that,thanks.