Having a non-jailbroken iPhone or iPad is always a struggle.
Here’s an example I’d like to share.
When I’m on the go, besides some of the music I’ve purchased via iTunes, there isn’t much that I can listen to.
I can go on YouTube, but then the app will eventually kill my battery and waste tons of mobile data. The alternative? You pay for YouTube Red to listen while locking the device (background playback) but then it will still waste a lot of cellular data regardless.
Since I don’t have a tutorial on this blog showing you how to download music from YouTube and use it for offline listening, here’s one.
How to Download YouTube Videos on your iPhone
Since we’re doing this on an iOS device that isn’t jailbroken, it will take several steps.
- Go to the App Store and download an app called Document 5
- Using your Safari go on two different websites: m.youtube.com and savefrom.net
- Search for any videos you like to download and copy the URL
- Switch to the other tab (savefrom.net) and paste that link
- Now choose Audio MP4, and you will get a unique googlevideo link
- Copy and paste that to the browser in your Document 5 app
- The app will pick it up and start downloading
So far so good? You can stop at this point if you want to. But keep in mind that the video will be downloaded in MP4 format.
In other words, these are videos and if you lock your iPhone, the music will stop playing as well. This takes us to another set of instructions.
How to Convert YouTube Videos to MP3 without Jailbreak
Very simple, it will require another free app from the App Store.
- Download MyMP3 for your iPhone or iPad
- Go back to Document 5 > Downloads folder > Select Edit
- Choose an MP4 file and tap on More > Open In > MyMP3
You will be redirected to the other app for the converted file. Repeat the same process for other YouTube videos.
This tutorial was written based on my personal experience. I tried several other methods, but none of them seems to work, or Apple revoked their certificates.
If you found a better solution, feel free to comment down below.
Have a jailbroken iOS device? Head over to this post to see some of the best YouTube tweaks.