Watch videos on iOS without Internet

If you lose Internet connection while using the YouTube app on iOS, you may see an error message in the video player or Home, Trending, Subscriptions, or Library tabs. 

To resume using the app

  1. Make sure you're connected to the Internet.
  2. If you're not connected to Wi-Fi:
    • Go into the Settings app on your device.
    • Check that Cellular Data is turned on for YouTube. 
    • Try disabling and re-enabling your network connection.
  3. In the YouTube app, pull down to refresh the screen.
  4. Restart the app if needed.

Download videos to watch offline with YouTube Premium

If you're signed in to your YouTube Premium account on mobile, you can watch videos that you've previously downloaded. You'll find these videos in the Library tab. Some actions, like commenting and liking, are only available when your device is online.

Download videos to watch offline in select countries

In select locations, certain videos on the YouTube mobile app are available to download for offline playback during periods of low or no connectivity. You'll find these videos in the Library tab.

You must be signed in to use the Download feature. Some features, like commenting and liking, are only available when your device is online.

Downloaded videos can be played offline for up to 48 hours. After that, you'll need to reconnect your device to a mobile or Wi-Fi network every 48 hours to allow the app to check for changes to the video or its availability.

Note: In some countries, non-music content can be played for up to 29 days without requiring an internet connection. You must reconnect to the internet at least once every 29 days after. 

Locations where downloading is available

A
Afghanistan
Algeria
Angola
Antarctica
Armenia
Azerbaijan
B
Bangladesh
Benin
Bhutan
Botswana
Bouvet Island
British Indian Ocean Territory
Brunei Darussalam
Burkina Faso
Burundi
C
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo (Brazzaville) 
Congo (Kinshasa) 
Cook Islands
Cote d’Ivoire
D
Djibouti
E
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
F
Federated States of Micronesia
Fiji
French Guiana
French Polynesia
G
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Grenada
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
I
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
J
Jordan
K
Kenya
Kiribati
Kyrgyzstan
L
Lao PDR
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
M
Macao 
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Moldova
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
N
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
New Caledonia
Niger
Nigeria
Northern Mariana Islands
O
P
Pakistan
Palau
Palestine
Papau New Guinea
Philippines
Q
R
Reunion
Rwanda
S
Saint Helena
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Samoa
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands
Swaziland
T
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tonga
Tunisia
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
U
Uganda
Uzbekistan
V
Vanuatu
Vietnam
W
Western Sahara
Y
Yemen
Z
Zambia
Zimbabwe
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