Putting all the criticisms aside, Facebook is one of the biggest platforms where users can chat with one another, share photos and videos, contact businesses, and do much more.
If you’ve been using Facebook for a while, you must have come across an interesting or funny video that you wanted to save to your iPhone. Unfortunately, Facebook does not provide a feature to download and save videos to your iPhone so that you can watch it later or share it with other apps.
Despite this restriction, there are still a number of methods that will enable you to save videos from Facebook directly to your iPhone. In this tutorial, we will show you the three different methods that will help you solve this problem. You can either use an online Facebook downloader, sideload an app called Facebook++ which provides video downloading capability, or take advantage of a video downloader software. So without further ado, let’s get started.
Method 1: Using an Online Facebook Downloader
There are many online video downloaders out there that allow you to download videos from Facebook. One such example is FBDownload that lets you download videos from Facebook with ease. Alongside this, you also need a browser that supports file downloads, such as DManager.
Step 1: Download DManager app from the App Store. If you can’t find it, then click this link to view the app in App Store.
Step 2: If you already have the link of the video that you want to download, then you can skip this step. Otherwise, open the Facebook app on your iPhone and go to the video that you want to download. Tap on the Share button in the bottom right corner, then press Copy Link.
Step 3: Open the DManager app and type bitdownloader.com in the URL bar.
Step 4: After the website has loaded, paste the video’s link into the search box, then press the Download button.
Step 5: Once the downloads are generated, a table is displayed containing all the available video resolutions and their download links. Tap and hold on a download button, then choose Download from the pop-up menu that appears.
Step 6: The app begins to download the video. You can view its progress by going to the Downloads tab. Once the video has been downloaded, swipe it to the right and choose Action > Open In. From the Share Sheet, select Save Video. That’s it, the video is now saved to your iPhone’s Camera Roll.
Method 2: Download and Install Facebook++
Facebook++ is an unofficial app that brings a number of new features to Facebook, including the ability to download videos. You can sideload this app via Cydia Impactor and use it on your iPhone.
Note: You have to first delete the original Facebook app before installing Facebook++, otherwise the installation will show an error.
Step 2: Connect your iPhone to your computer, then open Cydia Impactor.
Step 3: Drag and drop the Facebook++ file onto Cydia Impactor.
Step 4: You’ll be asked to enter your Apple ID and password. This is sent to Apple to generate a signing certificate.
Step 5: Cydia Impactor will begin installing Facebook++ onto your device. Once done, you should see Facebook’s icon on your iPhone’s Home screen. Before opening it, go to Settings > General > Profiles (or ‘Device Management’).
Step 6: Open the profile labeled with your Apple ID, then tap on the Trust button.
Step 7: Now open Facebook++ app and go to the video that you want to download. You should now see a Save button that will download the video to your iPhone’s Camera Roll.
Method 3: Using a Video Downloader Software
There are tons of video downloading software that allow you to download videos from a number of social media websites to your computer. One such software is 4KDownload which supports macOS, Windows, and Linux. Using this, you can download videos from Facebook to your computer, and then transfer it to your iPhone using either AirDrop or a file transfer software for iOS.
These are the three different methods for downloading and saving videos from Facebook to your iPhone’s Camera Roll. Each has its own benefits and drawbacks, but my preferred method is the first one as it works on any device and operating system, is available for free and can be accessed easily from anywhere using a browser. If you are looking for a universal video downloader, then check out QDownloader, which also has YouTube Video Downloader.
What’s your favorite method of downloading Facebook videos? Let us know in the comments below.