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Download YouTube videos to an SD card

You can download certain YouTube videos to an SD card or to your phone’s internal memory.

Download videos to your phone's SD card

To make sure that videos you’ve downloaded are stored on an SD card, install an SD card on your phone if there isn't one already. When you have an SD card in your phone, follow the instructions below.

Save to SD card by default

  1. Go to Menu at the top of your screen.

  2. Tap Settings.

  3. Select Downloads.

  4. Toggle 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 the Download button  below the video, or select Download from a video’s Menu . The Download button  will appear blue below the video once it has been downloaded.

If your device loses connectivity while you’re downloading a video or playlist, your progress will resume automatically when you reconnect to a mobile or Wi-Fi network.

SD Card FAQs

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

It is 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 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 is 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 video storage location to your phone's internal memory. 

  3. Download the video again.

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