Tumblr, a microblog app, comes with a great repository of unique ‘fail’ videos, funny GIFs, and pictures that millions of users share among themselves on the web. However, it doesn’t allow you to download them directly from the web and view them at your comfort, which you as an iPhone or iPad user, would like to do. Thankfully, there are easy workarounds, and quick-fixes allowing you to download and save Tumblr videos.
You can have fun showing your collection to your friends at your favourite hangouts and have memorable LOL moments. Plus, you can save a lot on data charges which seem to be going up every month. Tumblr’s large collection makes searching and relocating multimedia difficult; thus, iOS users prefer the ‘download and save’ option so they can view the videos any number of times without having to stream every time.
I am going to show you in this article five such workaround apps that allow you to download Tumblr videos directly on your iPhone and iPad.
How to Download Tumblr Videos on iPhone running iOS 12/ 11
1. Tumblr Videos Downloader Using DoDa+
DoDa-HD is an app provided by a third-party and also available on the official App Store. This is an app that helps you to download any multimedia from any online source including Tumblr.
Instructions to download the app-
- Open Safari on your iPhone/iPad and visit http://utp.pw
- Tap on the ‘Download the New app’ button.
- Click on ‘Yes’ when the site offers to ‘install’ the app.
- Doda+ will start downloading and when it is done, an icon will appear on your iPhone’s Home screen.
- The app is not yet ready to use. You need to go to Settings → General → Profiles & Device Management.
- Check for Enterprise App, and then scroll down to trust “ddid co…”
- Now you have given the app the rights to run on your idevice. Open DoDa+ from the home screen.
- Once you find a video on Tumblr that you want to download, play it, wait for the ad to complete and then the option to save will appear.
- Save it in the camera roll so that you can view it anytime.
2. Use the Computer-friendly DreDown
I am now giving you an option that downloads videos into iMac or PC; including any multimedia from Tumblr, YouTube, Facebook and Soundcloud. The major plus of DreDown app is its simplicity. Follow the given steps listed by me.
- Go to Tumblr and get the video you want to download.
- Firstly, you need to copy the URL.
- Next go to https://www.dredown.com/ the site has multiple platforms from where you can download the video files of your choice.
- To download videos from Tumblr, just type http://www.dredown.com/tumblr.
- Now, all you have to do is paste the same URL of the video that you want to download the video from in the text box and tap on the DreDown button that you find next to it.
- The Video will be downloaded and saved on your computer in MP4 format.
- Then you can use iTunes or any other similar tool to import it to your iPhone or iPad.
3. Download Tumblr Videos on iPhone Without Using Jailbreak or Tools
For the best downloads, you need to have an iPhone with iOS 11 or later as it offers new some recording features with which you can record the video playing on the screen in the best audio and video quality.
- This is a fairly straight-forward way to download Tumblr videos. First, you have to add Screen Recorder function onto the Control Center.
- Go to Settings → Control Center → Customize Controls and then select the plus button beside Screen Recording.
- Now, turn on screen recorder by swiping up from the screen bottom and selecting the icon from the bottom-left corner of the screen.
- Start the video you like in full screen mode after the recorder starts recording, and the app records in HD quality.
- You can use earpiece and external microphone to avoid recording of external sounds. Tap on the red button that shows recording time to stop recording and confirm for pop-up.
- Finally,edit your video by tapping on the recorded video in the camera roll and tap on Edit to trim unwanted portions of the video.
4. Tumblr Video Download Using Tyblr App
One such free apps are tyblr, which allows you to browse the feed and save videos and images directly onto your device. There are two separate feeds in it for pictures and videos for easy browsing, you can switch between them any time you wish.
Not only that, it offers a variety of other features too. Such as, when you like a video or image on the Tumblr, you can see it later in the liked videos in tyblr and save it later. Follow these instructions on how to download video from Tumblr using tyblr
- Open the tyblr app then login into your Tumblr
- While scrolling through the feed, you can now see a ‘save’ option present underneath each video or image.
- Clicking on that save option will make that particular video or image download directly to your camera roll.
You can now see them anytime you wish later in your photos/videos section.
Note: Before we proceed, there is a fair warning to all, one of the reasons that Tumblr doesn’t support inbuilt downloading is copyright issues. So, before you try to download Tumblr videos, make sure that there is no copyright infringement.
5. Tumblr Video Downloader Using Dwnldr App
If you have a jailbroken device and prefer to go to the paid route instead of using third party free apps, then you can use Dwnldr. Just like tyblr, it also allows you to save videos and photos directly onto your camera roll in your device.
You can simply get it from Cydia which is a marketplace for jailbroken apps and tweaks.
- Open up Cydia on your device and once it’s done loading, goto BigBoss repo.
- In there, you can use the search function to find the Dwnldr app.
- You need to pay for it’s as its a paid tweak, then you will see the install option become visible.
- Install this tweak at once and restart springboard.
Now after doing this, open up the Tumblr app and hold on to the video that you want to download. A pop up will come asking where you want to save this video, it gives two options – camera roll of your device or Dwnldr Video Vault.
If you choose camera roll, you can easily upload them to other sites. The vault helps you to store your videos inside the Tumblr app itself.
Positives of Downloading Tumblr Videos on iPhone, iPad
Imagine you are on a long-distance flight with no one to chat with or nothing interesting to do. The downloaded funny videos, GIFs shall keep you occupied with a really amusing time through your journey.
Negatives of Download Videos on Tumblr on iPhone, iPad
Tumblr videos may have copyright issues. So, beware before sharing those downloaded on other social networking apps.
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There are many other ways but we have covered five different ways so as not to confuse you guys. If you know of any other app or website for similar, then do let us know in the comments.