There are plenty of Cydia tweaks and apps for downloading YouTube videos like Cercube 2, MXTube, InTube, etc. But most of them are meant for iOS 7 and iOS 8.
At the time of creation of this blog post, there was a scarcity of good YouTube downloaders that work on iOS 9.
For writing this blog post, I was in hunt of a perfect Cydia YouTube downloader, that works on both iOS 8 and iOS 9, and seamlessly integrate with the native iPhone YouTube app for adding downloading capability.
Finally, my search came to an end.
I came across an app that adds downloading feature along with other features to the native YouTube iOS app. It supports the latest YouTube app.
The answer was YouTube ++.
For this tweak to work you need to have the official YouTube iOS app installed on your device.
How to install and use YouTube ++?
Search Cydia for the app YouTube++. It is available in the BigBoss repo. Install the app. It’s about 7MB in size.
After the installation, wait for the restart.
Now launch the official YouTube app on your device. Play a video of your choice.
You can notice the download button below the video.
Click on the download button.
Here you can select the quality of the video you want to download. There are options for you to download videos in 720p, 480p, 360p, 240p, 144p, or only audio.
Lower quality videos are suitable to send on WhatsApp or to download when bandwidth is low.
When you start to download any video, it will be visible in the downloads section of the app.
Videos are saved under the location as shown in the above folder. Nevertheless, you can view the downloaded videos in Camera app on your device.
Along with the YouTube video download feature, the YouTube++ tweak provides you options,
- Play videos in variable speed.
- Background playback.
- Forward/rewind controls.
- Disable age restrictions for videos.
- Block video ads.
- Much more.
If you are an avid YouTube video watcher. And want some great features for your native YouTube app, then this tweak is a must.
Although there are many YouTube downloaders online. Having a download option within the YouTube app is convenient.
This tweak should work on iOS 9. That was the one my iPhone was running.