For better enjoying online YouTube videos offline, iPad users are wondering “how can I download videos from YouTube to my iPad”. In the post, those iPad fans will find the answer. Downloading YouTube videos to iPad is pretty easy as it only takes a few steps with the help of YouTube video downloader for iPad.

Part 1: Best YouTube Video Downloader for iPad

First of all, to download videos from YouTube to iPad, we need to download and install a third- party YouTube video downloader for iPad. Leawo YouTube Downloader is a fascinating program that enables iPad users to free download YouTube videos for offline enjoyment on iPad. It has two versions available, namely Windows version and Mac version.Integrated into the media software combo together with video converter, Leawo YouTube Downloader is built under “Download” module of the upper menu of the combo Leawo Prof. Media while video converter under “Convert” module.

Leawo YouTube Downloader stands out when compared with other third-party YouTube video downloader as it is empowered with the following features.

able to download videos from many video sharing sites
downloaded videos manageable
lightening downloading speed
perfectly matching iPad devices
Apart from downloading videos from YouTube, Leawo YouTube Downloader is able to download other online videos form various video sharing websites like Facebook, MySpace, iFilm, Dailymotion, etc.
Leawo YouTube Downloader can help you well manage downloaded videos, sorting them by name, time, size or length.
Thanks to a built-in online video accelerator, Leawo YouTube Downloader could accelerate the online video downloading speed, which consequently shortens the downloading time.
On the waiting-to-download list, there would appear several video files in different resolutions, formats and codecs. You can choose the appropriate ones to download to match your iPad devices.

As the best YouTube video downloader for iPad, it allows not only Windows users but Mac users to download videos from YouTube to iPad. Click the icon below to download and install the suitable version before we begin the journey of downloading YouTube videos to iPad.

Part 2: How to Download YouTube Videos to iPad?

After the completion of the installation, run on the program to begin the step-by-step guide on how to download YouTude videos to iPad. In the following tutorial guide, we take Leawo YouTube Downloader (Windows version) as an example.

Note:It is often illegal to download videos from YouTube. You may gain the permission before downloading or you may download the item of which you have obtained the copy right.

Step 1. Paste the video URL into the address bar.

video-loading Click the “Download” module to enter the main interface of Leawo YouTube Downloader, where you could see an address box into which the URL of desired YouTube video must be entered. URL entered, the built-in browser and player will load the video fast. After loading, you can take a preview about the video item.

Step 2. Choose videos to download

video-choosing Click the green triangle on the right side of the main interface to call out a waiting-to-download list, where videos in different sizes, resolutions, formats and codecs are available for choosing to download. You can choose one that best suits your iPad device.
video-downloadingAfter the video is chosen(by clicking “Download” icon), it will go into the downloading queue, where you can view or pause the downloading process, and even delete the chosen item.

Step 3. After-downloading operation

video-downloadedWhen the downloading is completed, you can find the downloaded videos on the “Downloaded” tab, where you can perform after-downloading operation, such as converting downloaded video into other formats compatible with your portable devices, or burning downloaded video to DVD or Blu-ray. All you have to do is right click the downloaded video, and choose “Add to Convert” or “Add to Burn”. If you are not satisfied with the quality or format of the downloaded video, you are allowed to convert it into your desired format that perfectly match your iPad device. Just follow the steps below to complete conversion process.

Part 3(optional): Convert downloaded Videos to iPad-compatible formats

After you click “Add to Convert” on the step 3 above, you are automatically guided into the main interface of video converter, where the video file has been loaded at the same time.

Step 1. Choose the output iPad device

change-video-formatClick the drop-down list named “MP4 Video” by default, and then choose “Change” to call out a profile panel.
iphone-as-output-deviceOn the pop-up profile panel, you can choose “Device” column to single out your iPad device. If your device is iPad Air, click “Device>>Apple>>iPad Air” to confirm the selection.

Step 2. Select the output directory

output-directory-selectingAfter choosing the output devices, you will be returned to the main interface, where you shall then click the green “Convert” button to select the output directory(as showed in the illustration “Save to” box).

Step 3. Start the converting process

Finally, click the “Convert” button at the bottom of the output directory panel to start the converting process. You can view or pause the converting process as well.

Part 4: Transfer YouTube videos to iPad

After you’ve downloaded the videos you want onto your computer, you can start to transfer them to iPad. Normally people would choose to go with iTunes, but for people who’s frustrated with the complexity of iTunes, I would provide to them a new option. Leawo iTransfer, a dedicated program for data transfer between iOS device and PC, offers a much more user-friend UI for users.


Instructions for transferring the downloaded YouTube videos to iPad using Leawo iTransfer. FYI, the program can not work without iTunes.

1. Open iTransfer and connect your iPad to your PC with USB cable. The program would recognize your iPad and scan the contents in it automatically. And then the library of your iPad would be shown on the left sidebar.

2. Click on the “Movies” tag on the sidebar, and your videos would be listed on the right part of the program. Click Add>Add File/Add Folder on the top left of the file list or click File>Add>Add File/Add Folder on the menu bar to add the downloaded YouTube MP4 video to the program.

3. After adding the files to the program, the YouTube MP4 videos would be transferred to your iPad automatically.

Part 5: Directly Download YouTube Videos on iPad

There’s another way for iPad users to enjoy YouTube videos offline. There are apps on the App Store that allow users to download YouTube videos for offline viewing. Below are several of those apps that can help you download YouTube videos to iPad.



Buzz Tube comes with a straightforward and user-friend user interface. And the video streaming speed is super-fast.

Free Music & Video Player for YouTube

Free Music & Video Player for YouTube

Free Music is an awesome app that allows you to listen to millions of songs on YouTube as well as stream and watch videos on various online video sharing websites like YouTube, Dailymotion and Vimeo for free.

Video Tube Free

Video Tube Free

Video Tube Free is capable of streaming and watching all online videos from famous websites like YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion. You can search and watch different kinds of videos easily and check out the comments, related videos and more on this app.

Snap Tube

Snap Tube

Snap Tube is an app that can help you explore all the YouTube videos and stream them to your iPad with ease.



VidMate helps you stay updated to the latest released music. You can listen to the new music every day, search and discover new hits in YouTube. Also you can choose to stream them to your iPad.

See? It is very easy to achieve watching YouTube videos offline on iPad. Come and free download Leawo Youtude Downloader to walk out the first step.