AppsiPadiPhoneTips & How-to

Download and Save YouTube Video to iPhone with TagDisk

August 2, 2011 — by Simon Ng11


AppsiPadiPhoneTips & How-to

Download and Save YouTube Video to iPhone with TagDisk

August 2, 2011 — by Simon Ng11

TagDisk logoHow often do you come across a video on YouTube and want to save it to your device for later viewing? For iPhone or iPad jailbreakers, we already have hacks such as MxTube and YourTube that empowers your device to download YouTube videos directly. But the catch is you need to jailbreak your iPhone.

So for non-jailbroken iPhone owner, how can you download your favorite YouTube videos? If you’re looking for a solution, TagDisk is your answer.

How To Download YouTube Video with TagDisk

TagDisk offers a download manager for saving YouTube videos onto your device. TagDisk is available in both free and paid version. Here I’ll use the free version to show you how the app works.

Once you install the app, launch it and tap the browser icon on the bottom toolbar. Key into in the address bar to access YouTube website.

Tagdisk Browser

When you come across a video you want to download, tap on the video link and hold for a couple of seconds. You’ll be prompted with several options. Tap “Download Link” and the app starts to download the YouTube video.

Download YouTube Video with TagDisk

As the video is downloading, you can tap on the “Downloads” button on the bottom toolbar to view the progress.

TagDisk - Download in Progress

When the download completes, tap on the “Disk” button and go into “Document” folder. You’ll find the YouTube video you just downloaded. Simply tap on the video and watching it!

TagDisk - View YouTube Video Locally

The app is particularly useful when you’re not using an unlimited data plan. You can download any YouTube videos via Wi-Fi network onto your iPhone and then view it on-the-go without any extra data charges.

TagDisk Lite is free for download from App Store. However, there is a file limit for the free version. So if you like the app and want to enjoy all features, you may opt for TagDisk+ for $4.99.

Simon Ng

Founder, developer and chief blogger of

  • Kesha

    Awesome !!!!

  • John

    Followed the instructions to the letter. Doesn’t work for youtube vids. Downloads “index.html”.

  • the app has not been working on YT vids since yesterday i think >,<

  • wennies

    Yeah. It stopped working 🙁

  • Hamzah Darwi

    I installed the paid iPad2 App version of TagDisk. None of the downloaded YouTube videos can be played if I tap the file name that appeared on my TagDisk Document Folder. Can anyone show me how to playback the You Tube videos that has been downloaded?

  • Enrico

    I have the same issue, just download an index.html

  • I wish I looked a little more before I purchased this app. I paid over $5 to be able to save videos from YouTube. That’s all I wanted it for.

    Does anyone have a working version of the app that works that they can share?

    Thank you.

  • Mickey

    Oh, thats wierd becuase i have a version thats working fine. Check if u have any updates for it because i know i recently updated mine.?. And with my version all my downloaded videos go to documents but u can still play them there. Honestly thats really wierd

  • Mickey

    Oh and also with my version i have to just click on it and it will open and play

  • How to Download YouTube videos in my iPhone 4 version 5.0.1

  • RV

    Does not work. You tibe does not allow videos to be DL so even if an app works for a few days it will eventually be shut out. There is not app in the store that works. Seems like only Cydia apps works.