Download YouTube videos to an SD card

You can download YouTube videos with the Download button  to an SD card or to your phone's internal memory if you're any of the following:

Download videos to your phone's SD card

If your phone doesn’t already have an SD card, install one so that videos you download are stored on it. When you have an SD card in your phone, follow the instructions below.

Save to SD card by default

  1. At the top of your screen, tap your profile picture  .
  2. Tap Settings  .
  3. Tap Background & downloads.
  4. Turn on Use SD card (Save videos to the SD card).

If you don’t turn on SD card use, your videos will save to your phone’s internal memory.

Make sure that there’s enough space available on the SD card to save your video.

Download videos to SD card

  1. Go to the video you’d like to save to your SD card.
  2. Tap Download  below the video, or tap More  and then Download. Download  will turn blue below the video once it has been downloaded.

If your device loses its connection while you’re downloading a video or playlist, the download will automatically resume when you reconnect to the internet.

SD Card FAQs

How do I move downloaded videos from my phone's internal memory to my SD card?

It's not possible to directly move videos from one location to another. To move a downloaded video from your phone's internal memory to your SD card, follow the instructions below.

  1. Delete the video from internal storage.
  2. Change the video storage location to SD.
  3. Download the video again.

How do I move downloaded videos from my SD card to my phone's internal memory?

It's not possible to directly move videos from one location to another. To move a downloaded video from your SD card to your phone's internal memory, follow the instructions below.
  1. Delete the video from internal storage. 
  2. Change the video storage location to your phone's internal memory. 
  3. Download the video again.
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