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How to Download Music from YouTube to iPhone

By Carrie Murray, Friday, June 5, 2020

You may hear some great music on YouTube and want to download the music to the iPhone from the website. With YouTube music on iPhone, you can listen to YouTube music via iTunes, or make a YouTube music clip as your ringtone.

This post covers 2 ways to download music from YouTube to iPhone. Follow these 2 ways to get the YouTube music you like.

1. Download Music from YouTube to MP3 for iPhone

This method requires 2 tools: one is an online YouTube to MP3 converter, the other is an iOS transfer tool to import YouTube music to iPhone. Apple doesn't allow downloading music directly from the Internet to iPhone, iPad, that's why you need to download YouTube music on a computer and then transfer the music files into the iPhone.

Here we use DoTrans to put YouTube music on iPhone as it can move audio files, photos, documents from computer to iPhone, or vice versa.

Step 1: Find the YouTube Music to Download

Go to YouTube and open the video from which you want to download music from.

Step 2: Copy the YouTube Music URL

On the top of the browser, copy the YouTube URL from the search bar.

Copy YouTube Music URL

Step 3: Open A YouTube to MP3 Converter

Go to the VidPaw, an online YouTube MP3 converter that can download YouTube music to MP3 files. You can see a blank search bar on the homepage of VidPaw. Paste the YouTube video or music URL into the bar and click the "Download" button.

VidPaw YouTube to MP3 Converter

Step 4: Download YouTube to MP3

VidPaw will offer options to download the YouTube video in different formats. To get music from YouTube, select MP3 or other audio formats to download the audio file from YouTube.

Download Music from YouTube

Click Download. If a player shows up, click "Save as" to download YouTube music on your computer.

Step 5: Put YouTube Music into iPhone

Now download DoTrans by clicking the below button and install it on your PC.


Connect your iPhone to your computer by a USB cable. DoTrans will all contents on your iPhone by categories. Open the music category, click "+"> "Add files" to add the YouTube music file you just downloaded to iPhone.

Add YouTube Music to iPhone

Step 6: Listen to YouTube Music on iPhone

You can find the downloaded YouTube music on the Apple Music app, where you can freely listen to YouTube music offline.

2. Download Music from YouTube to iPhone Directly

To download YouTube songs to iPhone directly, you can subscribe to YouTube Premium(Red), which enables you to access music on YouTube limitlessly and download music for offline listening on your iPhone via YouTube Music app. YouTube Premium offers 3-months free trial. You can cancel the subscription any time you want.

Step 1: Open the YouTube app on your iPhone

Step 2: Tap the profile icon to enter into your account.

Note: If you have not signed in your account or do not have an account, you should sign in or create one to sign in.

Step 3: On the account interface, tap "Get YouTube Premium" > "Try it Free".

Get YouTube Premium

Step 4: Then you can get YouTube Music app installed on your iPhone. Open the app, find a song you like, tap the three dots next to the music title, and select "Download" to download this music to your iPhone.

YouTube Music Downloaded on iPhone

Or you can enter into YouTube to download music videos to your iPhone: open a video on YouTube and click "Download" below the playing video.

Tip: Once the subscription is canceled, you will be unable to access the downloaded YouTube music o your iPhone.

The above two methods are both quite useful and you can share it to your friends. If you have any problem, leave your comments below.

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