How Do I Download a Video to My iPhone Camera Roll?

Are you looking to download a video on your iPhone and save it to your camera roll? Look no further. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps to do just that.

Step 1: Identify the Video
First things first, identify the video you want to download. This could be a video from a website or social media platform like Facebook or Instagram. Once you have identified the video, proceed to the next step.

Step 2: Download an App
To download a video on your iPhone, you will need to use a third-party app. One popular app that can accomplish this is Documents by Readdle. Download and install this app from the App Store if you haven’t already.

Step 3: Copy Video Link
Now that you have downloaded Documents by Readdle, open up your preferred browser and navigate to the website or social media platform where the video is located. Once there, find the video and copy its link.

Step 4: Paste Link in Documents
Open up Documents by Readdle and tap on the compass icon in the bottom right corner of the screen. This will open up a web browser within Documents. Paste the link of the video you copied in Step 3 into this browser.

Step 5: Download Video
Once you have pasted in the link, press enter and let the webpage load. You should now see a small grey box with an arrow pointing upwards at the bottom left corner of your screen.

Tap on this box and select “Save file”. The video will now begin downloading.

Step 6: Save Video to Camera Roll
Once downloaded, tap on “Downloads” within Documents by Readdle and select your downloaded video file. Tap on it again to play it within Documents, then tap on “Share” in top right corner.

From the list of options that appears, select “Save Video”. This will save the video to your iPhone’s camera roll.

Congratulations! You have successfully downloaded and saved a video to your iPhone’s camera roll.

Pro Tip: If you want to download videos frequently, consider bookmarking the website where you downloaded Documents by Readdle for easy access.


  • Identify the video you want to download.
  • Download an app like Documents by Readdle from the App Store.
  • Copy the link of the video you want to download.
  • Paste that link into Documents by Readdle using its built-in web browser.
  • Download the video file and save it within Documents by Readdle.
  • Select “Save Video” from the share options in order to save it to your iPhone’s camera roll.

By following these steps, you can now easily download and save videos on your iPhone for offline viewing. Happy downloading!