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How to Download Music from YouTube to iPhone in the Simplest Method

When watching YouTube, you can sometimes come across videos with enchanting background music. In this case, how to download music from YouTube to iPhone is what we are going to talk about in the following tutorial.

Updated Jun 15,2018 | by Micky

YouTube provides millions of original videos in diverse categories every day and some of them, like MV and movies, may contain enchanting soundtracks and background music that you want to save as your superb collections on PC or your iOS devices like iPhone. But how to download music from YouTube to iPhone since YouTube itself doesn’t offer us any video download buttons?

Exactly, that’s what we’re going to discuss in the following contents. Read carefully because the top 2 solutions will be provided.


Save YouTube Music to iPhone with the Best Third-party Program

If you are wondering how to download YouTube MP3 to iPhone straightforwardly without another iPhone transfer software, IOTransfer must be your first choice.

By using this really reliable all-in-one program, you can download YouTube’s MP4 videos to PC and directly convert it to MP3 and save it on your iPhone.

Unlike its counterparts, IOTransfer can ensure the most stable and fastest download as well and there is nearly no quality loss in the course of the downloading process. Safe and convenient, it’s definitely the best video download/conversion tool for newbies.

How to download YouTube music to iPhone? Free download the most effective YouTube conversion program to have a try.

Extract Music from YouTube to iPhone within 3 Steps

Step 1 Download the YouTube Video to PC

First of all, install and launch IOTransfer, click on “VIDEOS” at the top, copy and paste the link to the YouTube video from which you want to extract the music onto the blank filed beside “URL:”, preset a download path and then click on the blue “Download”.


Step 2 Connect iPhone to PC

After the downloading process is finished, connect your iPhone to PC and wait until it’s recognized. If the notification “Trust This Computer” pops up, click on “Trust”


Step 3 Convert the Downloaded Video to iPhone in MP3

Go to “VIDEOS” again, in the opened panel, click on “+Add Files”. Choose the downloaded video from the folder you previously set and then click on “Output Format” and select MP3. Tick off the tiny box before “Automatically transfer the converted video into your iOS device” and still, preset an output folder on PC. Click on “Convert Now” to start the conversion process.


In a short while, you can find the music file both in the PC folder and the video App on your iPhone

Download YouTube Songs/Music to iPhone via An Online Video Downloading Service

Last but not least, online video downloading services can be optional as well if you are wondering how to download YouTube songs to iPhone.

This time, we will take the most renowned OnlineVideoConverter for example. Except for its annoying pop-up ads, it’s a pretty good video downloader for mainstream sites like YouTube, Vimeo and, Dailytmotion. However, every time after downloading YouTube music/songs, you have to transfer them to iPhone with another iOS transfer software which can be a big headache.

Anyway, let’s have a look at how it works.

1.       Go to OnlineVideoConverter, copy and paste your desired YouTube video’s link onto the given filed.

2.       Open the dropdown list and choose MP3 as the output format. In the meantime, it allows you to change bit rate value to improve audio quality by clicking on “More Settings”

3.       Click on “START” and after several seconds you can find the downloaded MP3 file in the default folder.


4.       Transfer the music file to iPhone with a third-party program like IOTransfer we mentioned above.

Comparison Between IOTransfer and OnlineVideoConverter


Pros: Simple, fast, and straightforwardly transferring YouTube music to iPhone.

Cons: Needed to be installed on PC.


Pros: Changing bit rate allowed.

Cons: No option for download path presetting, not able to transfer downloaded YouTube music to iPhone and an unstable server.

That’s all about how to download music from YouTube to iPhone. After working your way through the whole article, hopefully, you can take matters into your own hands now.

Some Related Reading for Reference

1.       How to Convert YouTube to MP3 

2.       An Easy Way to Add New Music to iPhone

3.       How to Download YouTube Videos on iPhone

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