How To Download YouTube Videos On Your Android And How To Save To Camera Roll?

This article explains How to download YouTube videos on your Android and How to Save them to Camera Roll. 

The information below should apply regardless of who made your Android phone: Samsung, I Phone, Huawei, or another brand.

YouTube Premium

YouTube Premium
YouTube Premium

If you keep a YouTube Premium subscription, download YouTube videos from the official YouTube app. This needs a paid subscription, but there is a trial and it comes with other features beyond the power to save videos.

To save a YouTube video to your Android, found the YouTube app, find the video you want to download, then tap Download below the video and choose quality options, such as 720p or 360p.

If you are subscribed to YouTube Premium, the Accept button appears instead of getting YouTube Premium.

TubeMate YouTube Downloader

TubeMate is a complimentary third-party application that downloads videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, and other video streaming services.

  1. Download TubeMate.
  2. TubeMate is not open on the Google Play Store. Download it as an APK file.
  3. Open the application and find the video you want to download from YouTube.
  4. Tap the download icon.
  5. Select the quality of the video you like to download.
  6. Tap the little white download icon at the bottom of the app to find the offline video. From there, move it to a new location, remove the audio from the video, rename it, or delete it.

Y2mate Downloader For YouTube

Y2mate is a website that downloads YouTube videos to your computer, after which you can move the files to your Android device.

Another form to use Y2mate is from your Android phone or tablet, utilizing a web browser like Chrome or Firefox.

Visit Y2mate and join the URL of the YouTube video. You can also search YouTube straight from the text box.

When using Y2mate from an Android device, copy the YouTube association from the YouTube app. Go to the video and tap Share> Copy link.

Choose the quality of the video you want to download, and then select Download.

The video may take several seconds or more to convert to MP4.

If you download the YouTube video from your computer, preferred Download. mp4 and select a folder to save the YouTube video.

Rename the video if you want. (On Android, you can’t choose a folder or rename the file.

After the YouTube video is downloaded to your computer, transfer the file to your Android for viewing.

How to Save YouTube Videos To Camera Roll-On iOS


Save YouTube Videos To Camera Roll
Save YouTube Videos To Camera Roll

To save YouTube videos to the camera roll of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch for offline viewing, you will need to install an application called Papers by Readdle.

This application has a built-in web browser capable of saving video files to your device, something that normal iOS web browser applications cannot.

Once you have downloaded and installed Papers by Readdle on your iOS device, open it.

Tap the compass icon in the lower right intersection of the screen.

In the address bar at the lid of the screen, go to y2mate.Com and wipe the blue Go button. This will extend the y2mate website in the app.

There will be a search bar on the y2mate website. You can use it to find the YouTube video you want to save by typing the phrase or word you want and wiping the red arrow button. Search results may appear as you kind.

Several YouTube videos will appear below the search bar. Tap the green Download video button below the video you want to download.

Use the tab control at the bottom right of the app to find and select the tab that was just opened. 

All of this must be done from the Documents by Readdle application. Do not exit the application at any time during this process.

In this second browser window, scroll down until you see the green download buttons and a list of video solutions in a table. Once you’ve decided what answer you want, tap the green video download button to the right of it.

Use only these green download buttons. Any other link or graphic that says “Download” on this page is probably an advertisement trying to mislead you.

Interacting with these ads could install malware on your device or visit your personal information stolen.

Tap Download. Mp4 in the pop-up window and then provide a name for the file. You can also choose a different download location here.

Tap Done at the shelter to start downloading the YouTube video.

Tap the folder icon in the lower-left hub.

Tap Downloads.

You should see the downloaded video. If it’s finished downloading, tap the three small beads below.

Touch Copy.

Press Photos. You will be asked to give Papers by Readdle access to Photos on your device. Approve this access.

Press Copy. Your video will now be known within the iOS Photos app on your device.

Why You Should Save YouTube Videos To Your Camera Roll

Downloading YouTube videos to your iOS or Android device has several benefits:

  • You can manage the videos when you are offline. This is great when you travel.
  • You will not see any ads when you watch the video.
  • You can easily send your video to other people to view via email or an app.
  • You can edit the downloaded video to create short clips of certain takes or scenes.

Why You Shouldn’t Download YouTube Videos To Camera Roll

There are a few things to keep in mind before downloading a YouTube video:

Many YouTube videos are protected by copyright and it is not legal to download them. You can check the copyright situation of a video in its description on YouTube.

When you download a video, you will not see any advertisements, which means that none of your views will financially support the creator of the video.

If you plan to upload a video downloaded from YouTube to another website, be aware that this is often frowned upon and may lead to unsubscribing from that particular site.

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