Here’s how to convert YouTube to MP4 or MP3 on iPhone directly without jailbreak

Like and love to watch YouTube videos? And for whatever reasons you want to download the videos and keep them in your iPhone for offline viewing?

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Downloading YouTube videos directly from an iPhone without jailbreaking the iOS used to be a super hassle task to be done if not impossible, however with recent iOS 13 release (at the time this article is written, iOS 13 is still in public beta status), now it’s considerably easy to download YouTube videos directly from an iPhone without help of Mac or PC and without jailbreaking the iOS. So if you are using iOS 13 or up, here are the steps required.

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Here’s how to convert YouTube into MP3/MP4 on iPhone without jailbreak

Prerequisites: You have to use at least iOS 13.

1) Open YouTube app, find the video you want to convert into MP3 or MP4. Get the video link.

2) Then open iOS Safari browser.

3) Type to open Google, then search for “convert YouTube to mp3” or “convert YouTube to mp4”, tap on any search results to bring you into a YouTube video conversion website. Alternatively, if you have/know already YouTube video conversion website, then go to that website.

4) On the YouTube conversion website, paste the YouTube URL on the download box.

5) Choose the format you want, either MP4 or MP3 or anything else.

6) Tap convert or download.

7) Safari will start downloading and keep the file under Files app default download folder. By default, Safari download folder is located at iCloud Downloads folder. In case you wish to change the default download folder into something else, do follow the steps mentioned in the article here.

8) Once downloaded successfully, there you go, you have the YouTube video downloaded and converted to either mp3 or mp4 directly on the iPhone.

Bring it all together

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With iOS 13, converting YouTube videos into mp3 or mp4 format is no longer a hassle but a simple task to do. No PC, no Mac, no jailbreak required.

Are you not using iOS 13 yet? Here’s how you can get it ahead of everyone

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At the time this article is written, iOS 13 has been announced during WWDC 2019, however it hasn’t released for public consumption. However if you curious enough to try, Apple has release iOS 13 in forms of public beta – means anyone who are interested is able to download it and give it a try. In case you are one of them, here is the link containing step by step on how to install iOS 13 Public Beta on your compatible iOS devices.

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2 thoughts on “Here’s how to convert YouTube to MP4 or MP3 on iPhone directly without jailbreak

  • December 11, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Thank you for the article. Next question is, not that i have it downloaded how can i get out to appear on my music player?

    Thank you

    • December 15, 2021 at 7:12 pm

      Hi Tc,

      Which Music Player are you using? I’m using VLC.
      When using VLC, you can move the Mp3 into VLC folder via Files app, then all the MP3 will appear on VLC app.


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