Download YouTube videos to an SD card

To watch a video offline, download it to an SD card (memory card) or your phone's internal memory. You can download videos if you're:

To save videos to watch offline, tap Download  from the video watch page.


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Download videos to your phone's SD card

If your phone doesn't already have an SD card, install one so that videos that you download are stored on it.

Save to SD card by default

  1. Tap your profile picture .
  2. Tap Settings .
  3. Tap Background and 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 be saved 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 that you'd like to save to your SD card.
  2. Tap Download below the video.

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 FAQ

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:

  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:
  1. Delete the video from your SD card.
  2. Change the video storage location to your phone's internal memory.
  3. Download the video again.

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