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How to Download YouTube Music on iPhone

ada staples By Ada Staples
Updated on: April 28, 2024
Category: YouTube Music Tips

A lot of people enjoy playing YouTube Music online, but what if you want to enjoy your playlists even when you're offline? If you're an iPhone user, you'll be pleased to know that you can download YouTube Music to your iphone for listening without an internet connection. Whether you're commuting, traveling, or simply in an area with poor network coverage, downloading YouTube Music on your mobile phone can keep the tunes flowing uninterrupted. In this blog, we'll guide you through the steps to download YouTube Music on your iPhone so you can create your personal offline music library with ease.

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Part 1: How to Download YouTube Music to iPhone with Premium

The official has launched its own application named YouTube Music which enables you to save music from YouTube to your iPhone directly. Also, downloading YouTube music to iPhone requires a paid YouTube Premium subscription, so make sure you have a Premium subscription.

Step 1 Open the YouTube Music app on your iPhone.

Step 2 Search for the desired song or album that you want to download.

Step 3 Find the music you want to download, and tap on the three-dot menu icon next to the song or album title.

Step 4 Select the "Download" option. YouTube Music will start downloading the music to your device, and you'll see a progress bar indicating the download status.

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Step 5 To access your downloaded music, navigate to the "Library" tab in the app. From there, you'll find a dedicated section called "Downloads" where all your offline music is stored.

Note: Once you've downloaded music to your iPhone from YouTube, you can access and play songs offline. But once your YouTube Premium expires, you will no longer have access to downloaded YouTube music on your iPhone.

Part 2: How to Download YouTube Music to iPhone without Premium

It is obvious that the offline mode is limited to the duration of your membership. You won't be able to play offline music on your iPhone after your YouTube Premium subscription expires. Then how can you save YouTube Music to your iPhone without premium? Here are two ways.

2.1 Download YouTube Music as MP3 Files on PC/Mac

For non-premium users or those who want to download music from YouTube to their iPhone can simply use KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter to convert and download YouTube Music to iPhone for free.

KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter can help users easily download songs from YouTube Music and save them as WAV/MP3/AAC/ALAC/FLAC/AIFF and other common audio formats. You don't have to worry about the music quality after downloading, the converted songs will keep the original sound quality as well as editable ID3 tags.

What's more, with the built-in YouTube Music Web Player, you do not need to install other music applications, and it supports YouTube Music Free users and YouTube Music Premium users. 10X download speed will also save you a lot of time.

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KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter

  • Download YouTube Music to PC/Mac.
  • Convert YouTube Music to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC.
  • Support 10X faster conversion speed.
  • Preserve original audio quality and keep ID3 tags.
  • No need to install the YouTube Music app.
  • The steps for downloading songs via KeepMusic

    Step 1 Run KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter shortcut on your Windows PC, then follow the on-screen tips to SIGN IN to your YouTube Music Free or Premium account thus accessing the YouTube Music library.

    Note: KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter won't collect your account information but it is to extract the music source from YouTube Music.

    log in youtube music account on keepmusic

    Step 2 Locate the menu area on the lower left corner and click on Settings to customize the output settings: Output Format, Bit Rate, Sample Rate, Output Path, and other parameters. The sound quality will be output in accordance with the level as you stream on the YouTube Music web player. In addition, KeepMusic YouTube Converter allows you to customize the name of the output files and save the output audio files in the same order as the original playlist.

    Output Format: AUTO, MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC

    Bit Rate: 128kbps, 192kbps, 256kbps, 320bps

    Sample Rate: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz, 192 kHz

    Output Folder: C:\Users\User Name\Music\My YouTube Music (This can be modified)

    Output File Name: Track Nuber/Title/Artist/Album/Playlist Index/Year Track Number

    Output Organized: Playlist, Artist, Album, Artist/Album, Album/Artist, Playlist/Album, Playlist/Artist

    customize youtube music output settings

    Step 3 Open a playlist, artist, album, or podcast, then click on the Addadd icon button and select the songs that you'd like to convert. The playlist will be shown on the conversion panel. You then selectively choose the songs in batches. You can also choose the whole playlist to convert.

    convert music from youtube music web player

    Step 4 Click on the Convert button to start converting the YouTube songs to the output format that you set up in the previous operation.

    add youtube music to convert

    Step 5 After the conversion is completed, you can click on Converted to find the well-converted YouTube Music and lyrics in TXT or LRC format in the local folder of your computer. By clicking the folder icon after the converted song, you can directly reach out to the local drive that saved all the converted YouTube Music.

    check conversion history

    2.2 Transfer the MP3 Downloads from PC/Mac to iPhone

    After you download music from YouTube Music on your computer, you can transfer the newly downloaded YouTube Music songs to your iPhone. Simply open the latest version of iTunes on your computer and make the music transfer.

    Step 1 Connect your iPhone to your PC/Mac using a USB cable.

    Step 2 On your PC, open iTunes (Windows) or Finder (Mac).

    Step 3 In iTunes or Finder, locate the downloaded MP3 files on your computer.

    Step 4 Select the MP3 files you want to transfer to your iPhone and drag them into iTunes or Finder. Or click the File > Add File to Library to add YouTube music to iTunes Library.

    add file to library

    Step 5 Click the phone icon at the top and access the Music tab on the left.

    add songs to library

    Step 6 Click Music and then click Sync Music

    sync youtube music to iphone

    Step 7 Click the "Apply" or "Sync" button to start the transfer process.

    Open the "Music" app on your iPhone, and you should find the transferred MP3 downloads in your library.


    This passage presents two ways to download YouTube Music to an iPhone. You can download YouTube Music songs directly to your iPhone for offline listening if you have a YouTube Music Premium subscription. Regardless of whether you have a YouTube Music Premium subscription or not, you can also download YouTube Music to your local computer and sync it to your iPhone for offline listening by utilizing KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter. Hence, simply based on your needs and select the way you like!


    Ada Staples

    Ada Staples is keeping a strong passion for the multimedia industry. As an avid music enthusiast, she contributes numerous articles about technology and music tools to various websites and blogs.