Want to download videos from Youtube, Twitter, Facebook,… or a video you have the direct URL to it? You’ve come to right place! With the best video downloader apps provided below, you can save any videos you like easily and enjoy them at all times.
Youtube, Twitter, Facebook,… are the biggest repositories of videos on the planet. If you want to download videos from these platforms, I’ll show you a number of tools that are made exclusively for this purpose.
Downloading a video when having access to its direct URL also can be done by using download manager apps, which will be covered in the next part. They are all free to install. Let’s follow the article and find out the app that suits your needs.
The List of Best Apps to Download Videos on iPhone & iPad:
1. DoDa HD
⊕ PROS: Download videos from any sites with ease.
⊖ CONS: From an unverified developer.
DoDa HD is the most powerful video downloader I’ve ever used on my iPhone. The app is made by third-party and not available to install from the App Store. It can download videos from almost any sites on the Web including Youtube, Facebook, Twitter…
To install this app, open Safari and go to http://utp.pw then click “Download on the New App” button. The website will prompt you to confirm the installation, just tap “Install” to continue.
Your device will start to download and install DoDa HD. Once the process finishes, you should see its icon on the Home screen. At this point, the app has been installed, but it’s still not available to use yet.
Since DoDa HD is from a third-party source, you need to trust the developer of the app before using it. Go to Settings > General > Profiles & Device Management. Then under the Enterprise app section, look for “ddit co., ltd” and trust this developer. Now you can go back to the Home screen and start using the app!
To download videos using DoDa HD, all you need to do is use the built-in web browser and play the video you would like to save. In the beginning of the video, DoDa HD will show you options to download with different resolutions. Just select one and the app will add your video to the download list and start downloading it.
Your videos can be found in the “Downloaded Video” section. You can tap on the Share button below the video to open the Share sheet, you can then save it to Camera Roll, AirDrop to other devices or import to other applications. There is also a “Convert to MP3” button that allows you to save the soundtrack separately from downloaded videos.
DoDa HD makes downloading videos on iOS devices become so much easier and features lots of powerful functions. However, since it’s from an unverified third-party developer, I cannot guarantee it’s 100% safe to use. Be careful if you want to provide your personal information in the built-in web browser of the app.
2. Documents by Readle
⊕ PROS: Free to install from the App Store.
⊖ CONS: Needs to use an additional tool to download videos from Youtube, Twitter, Facebook…
Documents by Readdle is one of the top-notch apps for file management on iOS devices. With the extra download management features, it also can be considered as a solid contender in the iOS downloader app arena.
The app comes with a built-in web browser which you can access by tapping the small compass icon on the toolbar (On iPhone this is in the bottom righthand corner; on iPad, it’s in the lefthand menu). To download a file, for example, a video, you just need to access the direct URL to it. Documents will then bring up a Save dialogue box like in the screenshot below.
Feel free to rename the file, or change the folder. As soon as you tap Save, your video/file will start to download. Open the Downloads section of the app, you can see the downloading file there with an X to cancel. Once the video is saved, this X will be replaced by a little eye, tap on it to open the folder containing the file.
If you want to download videos from Youtube, Twitter, Facebook,… using this app, you can. Its web browser can be coupled with an online download website like “SaveFrom.net” to help you save videos from these sites.
Just copy the URL of the video you’d like to save, open the web browser, go to “SaveFrom.net” and paste the URL in the box. SaveFrom will generate download links for you in a matter of seconds. Now you can start downloading it as normally.
By default, Documents will save all the files downloaded from the web browser to the folder named “Downloads” in the Documents section. You can watch your video from within the app as it can also act as a video player. Or you can copy the video to Camera Roll.
In the Documents section, you’ll find a folder named “Photo Albums”. It’s the folder that represents the stock Photos app. So, in order to move your video to Camera Roll, you just need to move the file to this folder. Just click on the three-dot, select “Move”, then select “Camera Roll” → “Move to Camera Roll”.
Once done, you can open the Photos app and watch the video from there. It’s safer to save your videos to Camera Roll since if you delete the Documents, all data and documents of it will be deleted as well.
Not only is it a powerful file manager app, Documents have much more powerful features such as document viewer & editor, zip extractor, cloud service manager. This app is really helpful for all iOS users at all levels and so, it is my first recommendation. If you want a free video downloader that provides a simpler way to import videos to Camera Roll, then the next app may be what you’re looking for.
⊕ PROS: Free to install from the App Store & Supports more downloading features.
⊖ CONS: Need to use an additional tool to download videos from Youtube, Twitter, Facebook…
MyMedia is not as versatile as Documents, but if all you need is a download manager app that can help you download videos quickly, it is an option worth taking a look at.
Unlike Documents, this app lets you choose whether download the file or open it when you access its direct URL, instead of showing a saving dialogue box instantly. If you select “Open”, the app will stream and play the video normally. If you select “Download the file”, it will prompt you to name the file and start downloading immediately.
Downloaded videos can be found in the Media tab. Tap on a file, MyMedia will bring up the file menu including options to play the video, save to Camera Roll, Open in Other Apps, and Export File.
MyMedia works the same way as Documents. Therefore, you can alternatively use it to download videos from Youtube, Facebook, Twitter,… using the method shown above.
MyMedia also supports extra features for downloading such as multiple concurrent & background downloads, download resuming. So, if you’re looking for a powerful downloads manager, you should absolutely consider trying this app
4. Youtube++ | Youtube Downloader App
⊕ PROS: Supports more features than the official app, including saving videos offline.
⊖ CONS: From third-party sources other than App Store, may get revoked and stop working at any time.
Youtube++ is basically a modified version of the official Youtube app that lets you save Youtube videos to your Camera Roll for watching offline. Since it’s a tweaked app, it’s only available to install from third-party sources like TweakBox or TutuApp. You can follow the instructions below to install the app.
Step 1: Open Safari, go to tweakboxapp.com. Then tap on the “DOWNLOAD APP” button on the web page.
Step 2: You’ll be prompted to install a configuration profile. Tap “Allow” and follow the instructions to install the profile. You may need to type in your passcode to confirm installation. After installing, you’ll see the TweakBox app’s icon on the Home screen. Launch it.
Step 3: Switch to the “APPS” tab, select “Tweaked Apps”, search for “Youtube++” and install it.
Step 4: Once you’ve installed the app successfully, you need to trust the app developer to be able to open it. Go to Settings → General → Profile & Device Management, find the developer of “Youtube++” and trust it. Now you can start using the app.
To use Youtube++, just find the video you want to download, tap on the Download button beneath the video → Save with ++, then select the video quality, you can even choose to save audio in this step. Once the process finishes, you can find your video in the “Downloads ” tab, from there, you can choose to play and save it to Camera Roll as well.
Youtube++ is dedicated to downloading videos from Youtube. If you want to download videos from other social networks like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter,… you can try their modified apps like Facebook++, Instagram++, Twitter++,…
Note that Youtube++ is a tweaked app and it may get revoked by Apple anytime. If you can’t install the app or it suddenly stops working, you can try installing from other sources, or wait for a few days while the owner of the source, TweakBox, fix the issues.
Those are our iOS video downloaders of choice. Do you love saving videos onto your iPhone? What methods do you use? Let us know in the comments below!