Downloading images and GIFs from Reddit is pretty easy. All you have to do is long-press the image and the option to save pops up. However, when it comes to videos, things get a bit tricky. I browse Reddit mostly in Google Chrome instead of an app and the only thing I can’t do is “save videos on my iPhone”. But, there’s always a workaround and in our case, there are a few good ones. Let me show you all the ways to download Reddit videos on an iPhone.
How to Download Reddit Videos on iPhone
1. Download Reddit Videos with the App
I don’t use the Reddit app on iPhone all that much but it does have its perks. It lets you download videos hosted on Reddit servers to your iPhone easily. Simply tap the post that has the video, tap the meatball menu(…) button on the top right corner, select Share and tap Save Video from the Share Sheet. It’s that easy.
Slide for Reddit is another Reddit client apps that also lets you download videos to your iPhone. Simply long-press the Video and tap the Download button in the context menu. It can’t get any easier than that. While convenient, these two apps work only for Videos hosted on Reddit servers. If you wish to download videos from other sources, check out the next method.
2. Download Reddit Videos with a Website
If you’re someone like me who doesn’t like installing an app when you can access most of the content from a webpage then we should be friends. Ripsave is a website that lets you download videos with just a URL. Unlike the above-mentioned apps, it not only lets you download videos hosted on Reddit servers but you can save videos from Instagram, Facebook, and many other sources.
Simply copy the link of the post that has the video and paste it to the URL bar of the ripsave webpage. It would fetch the details and show all the possible resolutions in which you can download the video. Simply long-press the download button and Download linked file to the Photos app.
Pro Tip: Use Safari web browser to save videos on your iPhone. This website won’t work if your device isn’t running iOS 13.
Redv.co is another website that lets you download the videos hosted on Reddit servers. I’ve mentioned this website as an alternative if Ripsave doesn’t work or shuts down in the future. To fetch the video from a post, copy the post URL and feed it to the Redv.co website and long-press the download button to save the video.
3. Downloading Reddit Videos with Siri Shortcuts
Media Mutt is a Siri Shortcut created by @supermamon that lets you download videos not only from the Reddit server but from most of the video hosting sites. It includes Imgur, Giphy, gifycat, and even YouTube. If you throw a video URL at it, it can spit out a video back at you.
Simply download the shortcut from this link and install it on your iPhone. To download a video, open the Reddit post that has the video in Safari. Next, tap the Share button and scroll down to find Media Mutt Shortcut. It would take some time to fetch the video from the URL and show you the video preview. You can then save the video to your iPhone by tapping the Save Video button in the Share sheet.
Download Reddit Videos on iPhone
These were a few different ways to download Reddit videos on your iPhone. Downloading Media content from the Internet is relatively easier on iPhone as iOS 13 has included features such as a dedicated Downloads Manager. Which method do you use the most, let me know in the comments below or hit me up on Twitter?