YouTube to iPhone – How to Watch YouTube Videos on iPhone X/8/8 Plus

YouTube holds hot spots around the world. Every day, millions of YouTubers spend time watching YouTube videos online. And gradually, this trend is spreaded onto mobile. While it seems iPhone X/8/8 Plus's high resolution display is the best platform. They are all ready for watching various YouTube videos on iPhone which greatly improve users' experience during watching videos, rather than use Mac/PC. However, it is easily influenced by network situation and will cost a large amount of traffic if without WIFI, such as on the plane/train/bus to play movie online with iPhone X/8/8 Plus. So, it is better to download YouTube movies and convert to iPhone to save charges caused by mobile traffic and play movies fluently on the move with an all-in-one YouTube downloader and converter.


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Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac offers the best solution to download YouTube videos and convert downloaded HD MP4 movies, even 4K/8K videos to iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/SE/6S (Plus)/6/5S/5C, iPad Pro/mini/Air, Android, etc. <Read the Movie Download Guide>

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Part 1: What's the Obstacle While Downloading YouTube Video onto iPhone

Part 2: How to Download and Convert YouTube Movie Videos to iPhone

Part 3: How to Solve "Cannot Connect to YouTube" Error

Part 1: What's the Obstacle While Downloading YouTube Video onto iPhone

1. YouTube never permit downloading directly

As well all know, YouTube is for video watching, uploading, sharing, etc., but it never allows for downloading directly on it. This limitation makes lots of fans unable to download their favorite movies, and videos for watching offline, they have to resort to the third-party tools for getting the YouTube videos.

2. iPhone X/8/8 Plus video formats are limited

The videos you downloaded online may be in various formats which can't be supported by iPhone. You should have a clear knowledge of what iPhone video formats supported.

Video Formats:

HEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, Motion JPEG

Audio formats:

AAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), and Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)

3. General Video Downloader Can't Conversion

There are lots of tools to download YouTube videos in the market, like online downloader, like KeepVid, Zamzar, but not all of them can convert the downloaded YouTube video to iPhone X/8/8 Plus. We have to get a comprehensive tool for downloading and converting.

Part 2: How to Download and Convert YouTube Movie Videos to iPhone

To solve this issue, you can convert YouTube videos to iPhone X/8/8 Plus with a video converter for iPhone. Instead of downloading and converting YouTube videos in different programs, you're suggested to try an all-in-one YouTube video downloader and converter for iPhone – Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac.

Besides working as a video converter, it also comes with YouTube downloading and converting function, which not only allows users to free download YouTube videos, but also ensures freedom to convert YouTube videos to fit for popular devices, like iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPhone 5S/5C, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, Android, Microsoft. Whether it is a SD, HD or 4K video, it can be downloaded and converted at fast speed while being kept original video audio quality. Before any further, please download it (or Windows version- Dimo Video Converter Ultimate), install and launch it to get ready. Here, let's start YouTube movie/video downloading and conversion for iPhone, for example.

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1. Seach the movies/videos you like on YouTube

After running the program, you then need to open your web browser (Firefox, Chrome or Safari) and land on YouTube to search for the videos you want to download.

2. Start Downloading YouTube movies and videos

Head to "Download" interface in Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, copy and paste the video URL to the field, and click "+" by the end of the address bar to load video one by one for YouTube movie downloading to iPhone.

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3. Convert YouTube to iPhone compatible format

Once the videos are downloaded in 720p/1080p MP4 from YouTube, click "Open" to locate the downloaded YouTube videos; Or click "Convert" and select "Device > Apple > iPhone X/8/8 Plus" as the export format. The output videos could fit iPhone X/8/8 Plus as well as with excellent quality. Of course, you can also set MP4, MOV or M4V from the "Format > Video" drop-down list.

4. Edit Video for Better Look

If you want to do some editing for the original YouTube video, you can click "Edit" to crop, trim, add watermark/effects, adjust contrast/saturation/brightness, even 3D effect, etc.

Tip: If you like, click on "Settings" and you could easily set bitrate, frame rate, codec, channels, sample rate, etc to adjust parameters that affect video quality and file size for the video you prefer. Keep in mind bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.

5. Start the YouTube to iPhone conversion

The last step is to click the "Start" button to start converting downloaded YouTube movies/videos to iPhone. You can follow the conversion progress from the pop-up window. When the conversion finishes, click Open to get the iPhone X/8/8 Plus compatible videos.

6. Transfer your converted Video Files to iPhone X/8/8 Plus

After that, sync the converted videos to iPhone via iTunes as below or using Dimo Freee media server and enjoy them on the go.

a. Firstly, use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to your computer.

b. iTunes would response as soon as it is connected, and pops up, syncing for preparing to copy items. The iPhone would appear in the Devices section of iTunes.

c. Go to the top menu tool bar, File > Add to Library, load the converted files from local folder on the desktop to your iTunes library.

d. It would quickly be added to the Movies.

e. Disconnect your iPhone. Go to the top menu tool bar,. click Controls > Eject "iPhone". Or you can directly click the Eject icon aside the iPhone icon on the iTunes interfaces.

Note: This post does not advocate downloading copyright videos. Please respect the copyright laws in your country.

Aside from iPhone X/8/8 Plus, you are allowed to convert videos to iPad Air 2, iPad Pro, iPhone SE, iPhone 7/7 Plus, Galaxy S8/S8+, Galaxy Note 8, PS4 Pro/PS4/PS3, Xbox One/One S, etc. by using Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac and applying the same steps shown above. It is capable of converting almost all SD and HD videos, MP4, MOV, AVI ,WMV, MKV, M2TS, AVCHD, HDTV, to name a few. Additionally, it is able to share converted video files to mobile devices or TV wirelessly.

Part 3: How to Solve "Cannot Connect to YouTube" Error

Working backwards, the issue with the wifi on the iPhone mysteriously dropping and not rejoining may be a matter of messed up network settings. How can anything get messed up when the iPad has only been out for a few days, but that seems to have been the case for me. The fix is simple: Go into Settings and go to General -> Touch Reset at the bottom -> Reset Network Settings -> See if it works once it has rebooted.

Want to learn More? Refer to Detailed YouTube to iPhone Guide Page >>


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