Want to download any YouTube videos to your iPad for offline viewing? This tutorial teaches you how to download and save YouTube videos to your iPad in 3 ways, helping you watch your favourite YouTube videos on any iPad anytime, anywhere.

“How do I download YouTube videos to my iPad to watch offline?”

“Is it possible to save YouTube videos onto my old iPad? Please help.”

Sometimes, when you find interesting content on YouTube, you want to download and save it to your iPad so that you can enjoy it when you have time. By downloading YouTube videos to the iPad, you don’t have to worry about your favorite YouTube videos disappearing or the iPad cannot access the Internet. You can also enjoy your favorite YouTube videos and movies on your iPad anytime, anywhere. So today, our topic is how to download YouTube videos to an iPad. In this tutorial, we have shown different ways to download and save YouTube videos to iPad for offline viewing. Let’s explore!

Way 1. Download YouTube Videos to iPad with YouTube Premium

If you are a YouTube lover, then you may know YouTube Premium plan ($11.99 per month). After subscribing to YouTube Premium, you are allowed to download videos from YouTube to iPad for offline viewing in YouTube app during subscription period. For someone who has never registered for YouTube, he can get a one month free trial of YouTube premium. You can refer to the simple steps to download YouTube videos on iPad using premium account.

Step 1. Open YouTube app on your iPad, and log in to your Premium account. Find the video you want to download.

Step 2. Then play the video, hit on the “Download” icon, and select preferred quality for the video. The download speed depends on the size of the video and the network environment you are in.

download youtube videos on ipad

Step 3. When finished, the downloaded YouTube videos will be saved on your iPad, and you can view the downloaded video in the “Library” or “Account” tab.

After that, you can watch downloaded YouTube videos offline on iPad during the subscription period.

Way 2. Download YouTube Videos to iPad without YouTube Premium(Best)

If you do not plan to upgrade to YouTube Premium, you can consider using third-party software to download YouTubeVideo to the desktop, and then transfer it to the iPad. At the same time, you don’t have to worry about the validity period of YouTube Premium, you can enjoy the downloaded YouTube movies on your iPad at any time. There are many YouTube downloaders or online video download services that claim to be free and secure, but the one you can trust is 4kFinder YouTube downloader. Why 4kFinder YouTube downloader stands out among all the YouTube Video Downloaders?

4kFinder YouTube Downloader is specially designed to download videos and audios from YouTube and 1000 popular video sharing websites, including Vevo, Dailymotion, Facebook, Niconico, Twitter, Vimeo, etc. Many people consider 4kFinder YouTube Downloader is the best YouTube to MP4 Downloader available. With it, you can very easy to download videos from YouTube to computer in MP4 format, and then move them to your iPad, iPhone,Apple TV, HD TV, PSP, etc. One of its another powerful features is that it supports to download entire playlist, channels, subtitles from YouTube in batch! What’s more, it also lets you convert YouTube videos or playlist to MP3, so you can freely listen to YouTube music on your iPad without internet connection.

Guide: How to Download and Save YouTube Videos to iPad

The trial version of 4kFinder allows you to download 5 full UHD videos to Mac or PC at 8k, 4k, 2k, 1080p or 720p within 15 days. And its full version supports you unlimited download of YouTube online videos.

Step 1. Download and Install 4kFinder YouTube Downloader
Click the “Download” button below to install the program on your computer. Open your browser and go to YouTube, then search for the video you want to download, and then copy the entire URL from the address bar.

Copy YouTube Video Link

Step 2. Paste YouTube Video URL to 4kFinder
Now, you only need to open 4kFinder YouTube Downloader and paste the video URL to it, then click “Analyze” to get video resources.

paste youtube video link to the program

Step 3. Select MP4 and HD Format
Now, the most important step is to choose the quality of the video to be downloaded and some other basic settings. You can choose MP4 format, HD, 4K or even 8K resolution. After that, click the “Download” button to save the YouTube HD video to your computer.

select output format

Step 4. Download YouTube Videos Process
Wait for the download to complete. The download speed of the program is up to 6 times and does not take long.

start to convert youtube video to mp4

After the download is complete, you can choose to see the downloaded YouTube video file in “Finish” and click “Open Folder” to go to the selected folder.

convert youtube video to mp4 completed

Step 5. Transfer Downloaded YouTube Videos to iPad
Now launch iTunes app on your PC. You can click “File” > “Add to Library” to import the YouTube videos to iTunes, or directly drag and drop the download YouTube MP4 files from to the windows of iTunes.

import downloaded youtube video to itunes

After that, connect your iPad with PC using suitable USB cable, then sync the YouTube videos to your iPad for offline viewing. No matter which model of iPad or iPhone, this method works!

Great, you can watch your favorite YouTube videos on your iPad anytime, anywhere, even if you don’t have an internet connection.

Way 3. Save YouTube Videos to iPad Using Screen Recorder

There is another free method to save YouTube videos to iPad. If your iPad is running iPadOS 11 or later, then you can capture YouTube videos by using the built-in iPad screen recorder. In this way, you don’t even need to subscribe to YouTube Premium. Totally free! Here are the simple steps to help you get YouTube videos to iPad for free:

Step 1. Open the iPad (running iPadOS 11 or later), go to “Settings”, scroll down to “Control Center”, and select the “Screen Recording” option, then click the “+” icon to enable the screen recording function.

Step 2. Swipe down from the upper right corner of the iPad, tab the “Zoom”(like a circle) on the iPad. Wait 3 seconds to start recording. After that, go to YouTube and play YouTube videos online.

screen record youtube video on ipad

Step 3. After the video is over, swipe down from the upper right corner of the iPad again, and tap the recording icon to end the recording.

After that, you can view the downloaded YouTube video in the Photos app, or simply edit the downloaded video for your preference. However, for UHD 2K, 4K or 8K video recording, lossless recording is not possible.


All in all, there are several ways to get the YouTube content you need on the iPad. Downloading videos from YouTube to iPad via YouTube Premium is one of them. You can also use 4kFinder to download YouTube videos to your computer and then transfer them to iPad. Screen recording iPad is another. However, you know that like most video recorders, the quality of the recorded video is not as clear as the download quality. For UHD 2K, 4K or 8K video, it will definitely affect the viewing effect. Also, The monthly subscription fee of $11.99 is not a small bill, right? Therefore, 4kFinder YouTube Downloader is worth trying, it allows you to download and save YouTube HD/ 2K/ 4K/ 8K videos to any iPad and more devices forever!

Download YouTube Videos to iPad