How to download YouTube videos: 4 things you need to know

Sure, it’s easy to download videos from YouTube, but doing it legally is another proposition. While there’s no law that specifically says you can’t download videos from YouTube for free, YouTube’s rules are very clear.

Before you start downloading YouTube videos, read on for four things you need to know, starting with…

There’s only one 100-percent legit way to download videos from YouTube

If you want to download YouTube videos confident in the knowledge that you’re on the right side of the law, there’s just one way to do it: by signing up for YouTube Red.

Among other benefits (including ad-free videos, original shows and unlimited music streaming), YouTube’s $10-a-month Red subscription service lets you save any YouTube video for offline viewing.

A couple of key restrictions apply when it comes to “offline” YouTube viewing. For starters, you can download YouTube videos only by using the YouTube app for Android and iOS. No PC or Mac downloads are allowed.

Saved YouTube videos will disappear after 30 days, and some videos may not be available for download at all depending on the decision of the content uploaders. Once your Red subscription expires, so will all your saved YouTube videos.

YouTube Red

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The “offline” videos you save using YouTube Red will (typically) expire after 30 days.

While there are strings attached when it comes to downloading YouTube videos via YouTube Red, at least you’ll be able to do so without worrying that you’ve broken the law.

YouTube explicitly forbids the downloading of any YouTube videos outside of its Red service

The moment you start watching YouTube videos, you put yourself at the mercy of its “terms of service,” which reads (in part):

Apple iOS 11 public beta update released: How to download and install the update

 

It was at WWDC 2017 conference that Apple announced its new iOS software version iOS 11 and boy it was something exciting as it brought several new features and functionalities with it.

Well, if you have been waiting eagerly to try out the new software version and its features then there is some good news for you. The Cupertino-based tech giant is now releasing the first public beta version of iOS 11 for everyone. Also, it means that you can now download the update and experience the features hands-on. The download is free. Basically, the upgrade will take the software version to iOS 11 from your existing iOS 10.3.2 installation. The good thing here is that Apple has made it simple for you to downgrade back to the more stable iOS if you face any problems with iOS 11 or encounter a lot of bugs. But that is is the point of the beta versions. It’s usually to find the bugs as well as test new features on a large group of users. And while the company has released this version, we will be seeing a few more beta updates in the coming days.

Apple iOS 11 public beta update released: How to install the update

On the other hand, if you are planning to install this iOS beta update then make sure to back up all the data if you are using your primary smartphone. However, it is best advised that you should install the iOS beta on any other testing iPhone or iPad. This way, even if the smartphone crashes your data will be safe. How to get the new update? In any case, if you want to try out the new iOS 11 features then you can visit this website and register your compatible iOS device for the Beta program. So once you are done with all the formalities, you can update iOS like a normal software update. Well, you will have to install a configuration or public beta profile on your device. The instructions are provided by Apple. Then, you’ll have to go to the Settings app and update to iOS 11 Public Beta 1. It is mostly the same iOS 11 Beta 2 that developers got last week.

Finally, you will need to reboot your device and that’s it. You are ready to use the new iOS 11. So if you have downloaded the new beta update do let us know about the new features and what are the changes that you see.