Ever stumbled upon a viral or a long tech related video which you would play again and again to rewatch (say when you’re travelling and away from data connection) or show to friends? Android devices might have it more flexible when it comes to downloading a video onto the device but for iOS devices and users, it’s always “there’s an app for that”.
Video Download Free does exactly what its name implies: it allows you to download videos off websites to your iOS devices. It’s also very simple to use and the best part is it’s free. Here’s how you can enjoy your videos offline on your iPhone or any other iOS device.
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Video Download Free will show as VDownload on your iOS device after installation. The app has a built-in web browser where you can download videos from certain websites.
There are 2 methods to download videos off websites. The method varies between the websites so you’ll have to experiment.
To download just press the browser’s middle button at the bottom then choose Save Videos.
On some sites you may have to play the video first, where it’ll then prompt you to Cache Video to Memory aka download it.
You can see the download progress by tapping the Downloads button. Once it is finished, you can find and watch it under Videos. Although the app has ads as you navigate through the website, you won’t see any while watching your downloaded videos.
Some videos might be named in code after downloading it, but you can easily rename it, or categorize it under folders. You can also save it to your device’s photo gallery by tapping on Save to Albums.
We tested the app on a few websites and found that you can download videos from YouTube, Instagram, Vine, MetaCafe and CollegeHumour. Websites that are not supported are Vimeo, Blip.TV and DailyMotion.