If you’re a YouTube user, or dare we say “power user,” then you’re no doubt already acutely aware of YourTube. A jailbreak tweak from the folks over at CocoaNuts, YourTube takes the already impressive YouTube app and turns it into the app Google would no doubt like it to be, if it wasn’t for all manner of licensing issues!

Amongst other features, YourTube allows users to download their YouTube videos for playback later, with adjustable quality settings and the option to have the downloaded files added to their iPhone’s built-in media apps. Oh, and they’ll get synced back to your computer that way, too.

That’s just scratching the surface of what YourTube can do, so here’s a handy bullet point list of features for your easy perusal…

  • YouTube video downloading for offline viewing
  • Accelerated download speeds
  • Ad-blockers for video ads, banner ads, and brandings
  • Ignoring restrictions for videos
  • Always enabling AirPlay
  • Importing downloaded videos to the media library with Gremlin (now 20x faster)
  • Import video or just audio to music library
  • Reverse syncing for syncing downloaded media to iTunes
  • Selecting playback quality
  • Selecting download quality
  • An interface built into the YouTube application


Our personal favorites? Well, there’s the obvious win of being able to avoid watching YouTube ads while waiting for that little “SKIP” button to appear, for one. Importing music into the Music app, rather than the video is also impressive. All in, the entire tweak gets our seal of approval, and we’re sure you’ll agree.

Owners of previous versions of YourTube can get a free upgrade to YourTube for iOS, or if you’re just getting on board now you’ll need to hand over $3.99. Be quick though, because that price is only valid for three days. After that, you’ll need to snag an extra dollar from the depths of your sofa cushions.

Oh, and how hard is it to type “YouTube” and “YourTube” in the same sentence!?


  • Gray

    For the sake of curiousity, is this comparable to ProTube in that it’s a standalone app, or does it modify the features of the YouTube app directly? I’m not sure if that’s even possible to be honest, I’m still new to iPhone. But I definitely wish the YouTube app had more features — at the very least, a toggleable quality setting.

    • Kurt

      adds the feature to download videos in Google’s YouTube app itself

      • Gray

        Awesome. Definitely will have to check this out when I have money to spare, then. Thanks for the reply.

      • imran_a1

        You dnt really have to spare it, only if you knw were to get it for free 😉

      • Gray

        That would be pirating. I’m all for the try-before-you-buy thing, which I do regularly anyways. ISX’s three-day trial was especially lovely, even though they do have a hefty price for it. But I don’t want to screw over the developers by not giving them the money they’ve earned to produce these features.

    • there’s also a ProTube extension for the youtube-app in Cydia, so you can use the youtube-app and still have all the features that ProTube has

  • Snagged a copy of Yourtube for iOS6 free over at the Reddit Thread YFrancis posted. Great tweak, great developers.

    • Kurt

      Looks like he stopped giving free copies away.

  • Marcos Rivas

    Not ipad compatible what a shame !
    I got rid of my iPhone gave it away just to justifi the purchase of an ipad and it sucks that I’m always looking for this famous tweaks and croaks that don’t always work seamlessly , but that with no doubt I would pay for them just for the convenience . I hate this ! I was so excited there for a minute ! .!.

    • RarestName

      This tweak is universal.

  • Osman Cayirci

    Why dont you not just use Protube for $2

  • Just download “ProTube extensions for YouTube”. It’s compatible With iPad and has all of the features Protube has, and also, it’s cheaper!

    • RarestName

      This is also compatible with the iPad.

      • Yes it is and it works better.

  • SergiuMO

    I’m using MxTube for youtube downloads. It’s a separate app, but I like to have the downloaded videos separately from Youtube app

  • hi guys. really interessting tweak.
    is there any possibility once i downloaded to delete music directly from my device without using itunes or other software? its important for me.

    • RarestName

      Just swipe to the left/right on the track and tap on delete.

  • Z3r0ViP

    We seriously need a pause/resume function in both Protube Extension and YourTube. 🙁

    • RarestName



    the songs i download to music library, how do i store them in my iTunes Library?

  • That animated gif is too fast mate!

  • the add blocking feature is great.

  • Don’t waste money on this Protube is better and cheaper

  • Blahblahtldr

    I’ll stick with the Protube tweak for now.
    Have had it since its release and never had any problems.

    If someone can give me a good reason to spend 5 bucks on this I might reconsider.

  • Isa Altintas

    Didn’t understand 100% because of bad english. I would be able to download just the audio and import it into music library?

  • Can somebody confirm whether with this the audio continues playing when you exit the app?

    • Ben

      yes the audio continues to play