[Detailed Steps] AirDrop YouTube Video/Music on iPhone/iPad/Windows PC

Want to share YouTube video/music via AirDrop among iOS devices and Windows PC? Follow the steps in this passage to AirDrop YouTube video/music on iPhone/iPad/Windows PC.


By Demi / Updated on June 9, 2023

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YouTube can be seen as one of the best video software in the world, and there must be sometimes that you want to share a video with others. You may easily think of copying the links of the video and share the link directly via an app.

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However, what if you want to share a video/music file downloaded from YouTube with others? It’s a good choice to Airdrop videos from iPhone to iPhone. Follow the guide to get detailed steps about how to AirDrop YouTube video/music on iPhone, iPad, and Windows PC.

Part 1. How to AirDrop YouTube videos/music

On iOS 7 and later, Apple allows its users to share a single file, like photos, videos, music, etc. with others wirelessly via AirDrop within a close range.

Before you use AirDrop
To make sure you can share YouTube videos, music via AirDrop successfully, there are some preparations you need to check.
• Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Make sure the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth of two iDevices are on. Noted that the Personal Hotspot needs to be off.
• Distance. Both iPhones or iPads need to be close to each other so that they’re in the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth range.

How to set up AirDrop
After checking the preconditions above, you can follow one of the two methods to turn on AirDrop on both iPhones or iPads.

To turn on AirDrop from Settings, on both of your devices, go to Settings > General > AirDrop > Choose Contacts Only or Everyone.

Turn On AirDrop From Settings

You can also turn on AirDrop from Control Center. Go to Control Center by swiping up from bottom of the iPhone screen > Press and hold on the wireless control box > Enable AirDrop and choose Contacts Only or Everyone. Perform the steps on both the source and target devices.

Access AirDrop

Note: Contacts Only or Everyone
Contacts Only lets you share files with people in your Contacts, while Everyone allows you to transfer to everyone around you as long as he enables WiFi, Bluetooth, and AirDrop for Everyone.

How to share YouTube videos/music via AirDrop

Now, it’s time to AirDrop YouTube videos from one iPhone to another. Assume that you have downloaded the wanted YouTube videos on the source iPhone, follow the steps to make it.

Step 1. On the source iPhone, locate the video you want to share > Tap the Share icon > Choose AirDrop > Choose the target iPhone/iPad.

Step 2. On the target iPhone/iPad, tap Accept to receive the file.

Indeed, AirDrop may be the best tool to share a single file between iOS devices. However, what if you want to transfer YouTube videos downloaded on a Windows PC or there are a number of files to be transferred? You can find the answer in the next part.

Part 2. Transfer YouTube files between iOS devices and Windows PC

When it comes to transferring files between iOS devices and Windows PC, You can try some AirDrop for Windows. It’s recommended to try the professional transfer tool, FoneTool. Compared with AirDrop, FoneTool provides you a more stable transfer connection via a USB cable to share a bunch of files at a time.

FoneTool can also provide you:
✓ Preview and selective process. During the process, you can preview the videos and select wanted videos to transfer.
✓ Simple operations. It just requires a few clicks to share files between iOS devices and Windows PC.
✓ Wide compatibility. FoneTool can work well with different models of iPhone, iPad, and iPod. It also supports kinds of versions of iOS.

Now, follow the steps below to transfer downloaded YouTube videos from Windows PC to iPhone/iPad.

Step 1. Click the icon below to download and install FoneTool on your computer > Connect iPhone/iPad to computer with USB.

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Step 2. Click Phone Transfer on the homepage of FoneTool. Go to PC to iPhone and click Start Transfer.

Transfer To iPhone

Step 3. Click the add icon to preview and select the videos you want to transfer.

Choose Videos

Step 4. Make sure all wanted videos are involved and click Start Transfer.


FoneTool is multi-functional software. You can also transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone with ease.


That’s all about how to AirDrop YouTube videos/music on iPhone, iPad, and Windows PC. Although you cannot use AirDrop on Windows PC directly, you can rely on its best alternative - FoneTool.

It’s also suggested to backup iPhone to computer via FoneTool which makes it easy to browse, delete or restore the backup files. For more queries or suggestions, feel free to contact us or leave your comments.

Demi · Editor
Demi is an editor of FoneTool group as well as a good advisor in the area of iOS-related issues. She does well in finding solutions to people's problems. She enjoys traveling, gardening, and watching movies. She spends most of her free time with her pet and family.