Like clockwork, Apple releases a new and improved version of the iPhone every year. However, no matter how advanced the iPhone gets with every new iteration, some fundamental tasks are still quite confusing on the iOS platform. A prime example is how to download and save videos on iPhone and iPad, which leaves many users head-scratching. In this guide, we’ll help you learn how to save video files on your iPhone and iPad.

Modern iPhones come with Apple’s Files app that allows you to move, copy, paste, and organize files on your iPhone to your liking — much like you would using Finder on your Mac or Explorer on a Windows PC. Unfortunately, downloading video files is still cumbersome because iOS doesn’t let you actually download video files using the Files app. That’s why you should download Documents by Readdle — a fantastic app that works as an all-in-one solution and will quickly become the home for all files on your iPhone and iPad.

Documents will not only help you download video files but also help you organize and save video files on your devices. Here is everything you need to know about saving video files on iPhone and iPad.

How to download videos on iPhone

Although you can download videos using the Safari browser on iOS, you still have to keep juggling between Safari and the Files app to manage and organize the downloaded video files. Moreover, iOS only natively supports a handful of video formats, so you must depend on a third-party app to handle video playback of some popular formats, such as MKV. Why not use Documents by Readdle, a single app to browse, download, save, and play videos on your iPhone and iPad?

How to download and save files on iPhone and iPad

Here’s how:

  1. Get Documents from the App Store: First, download and install Documents on your iPhone and iPad. Available for Free, Documents not only allows you to download videos but also lets you manage, view, and organize your files.
  2. Launch Documents and Switch to the Browser: Once the Documents app is installed, launch it. You’ll find a Browser icon at the bottom right corner of the screen. Tap the icon to start the built-in browser in Documents.
How to access browser on iPhone and iPad
  1. Navigate to the Video: Using the built-in browser, navigate to the website where the video you want to download is located.
  2. Start the Video Download: Websites use several different methods to provide videos for download. Depending on the method utilized by this website, you may need to tap on a download button or tap and hold down on the video preview to download it. Sometimes, you may need to look for a third-party service or website that allows video downloads by pasting the video’s link. After initiating the download, the app will ask you for a file name and where to save the file.
  3. Save or Organize the Video: If the video is in a format natively supported on iPhones and iPads, you can save it directly to the Camera Roll in the Photos app. Alternatively, you can neatly organize your downloaded videos into folders and play them right within Documents. The app has a feature-rich video player in which you will love watching videos.

Remember, always ensure you have the right to download and share any media content from the internet.

How to save videos on iPhone

Wondering how to save videos on your iPhone or iPad devices? Now that we’ve learnt how to download videos, let’s also learn how to save videos on iPhone and iPad.

— How to save videos to the Camera Roll in Photos app on iPhone?

To save any video from any third-party app to the Camera Roll in the Photos app on iPhone, tap on the Share button and then choose the Save to Photos or Save video option.

— How to save videos to cloud storage on iPhone?

To save any video to cloud storage services like iCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc. from iPhone, download the Documents app by Readdle. Documents allows you to connect to multiple cloud storage accounts on your iPhone and download/upload files to and from these cloud accounts. Using Documents, you can save one or more video files to cloud storage on your iPhone or iPad.

— How to save videos as audio on iPhone?

You can extract the audio from any video and save the video as MP3 file on your iPhone or iPad using the Documents app. Here’s how:

  1. Open any video you want to extract the sound from.
  2. Tap the options icon at the top right of the screen.
  3. Select Extract Audio, then tap Extract MP3 file.
how to separate audio from video on iPhone and iPad
  1. The audio track will be extracted from the video and saved as a separate file on your iPhone or iPad, while the video itself will stay untouched.

— How to save videos on iPhone to Mac or PC?

To save videos on iPhone to any Mac or PC computers, you can utilize the Wi-Fi transfer feature in Documents. This feature lets you transfer files between your PC/Mac computers and your iPhone/iPad devices quickly and securely over Wi-Fi. Simply follow this guide and you’ll be done in no time.

Documents by Readdle is a must-have app on your iPhone and iPad devices. Get it for Free from the App Store.


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