Downloading YouTube videos for offline use to watch later has always been a problematic endeavour for most smartphone users, especially iPhone users.

But worry no more, after reading this article you will know how to save your desired YouTube videos directly to your iPhone’s camera roll without stress.

By far the easiest, most reliable solution that will last the longest is to use the new Shortcuts app in iOS 12 and higher — or the Workflow app in iOS 11 and older.

Using this tool lets you automate tasks on your iPhone, you can create a shortcut/workflow that will search for and use the MP4 file located in the code from the webpage of the YouTube video.

Google embeds this information with the YouTube API, so it’s likely to stay there for the foreseeable future, meaning this method should work for a very long time. The biggest benefit of this method is that you’re not relying on any shady middlemen since this pulls the video right from the source. Plus, you can even customize what album the video will save to in Photos aside from the “Camera Roll” or “All Photos” and “Videos” albums.


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