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How to Download Netflix Movies to iPad/iPhone to Watch Offline

When you go out with your iPad, Netflix movies will be your good companion. But you may often face a situation where there is no good Wi-Fi or Internet around, making it hard for you to tap on Netflix and watch movies online immediately. At this point, it became important to download Netflix episodes on iPad and other mobile devices for flexible offline viewing.

So to help you with this problem, 2 efficient ways will be introduced with details on how to download movies from Netflix to iPad/iPhone for enjoying the content with high-quality display effects. Now, let’s take a look!

Download Netflix Movies to iPad and iPhone

Part 1: Use Netflix App to Download Movies from Netflix on iPad/iPhone

For mobile devices including iPhone and iPad, it is possible to download movies on Netflix using its official App. Netflix supports downloading Netflix movies/shows up to 4K resolution for offline viewing at any time. This is very convenient for you to have Netflix videos to accompany with when you go out, but it has some restrictions that you must know.

iOS Version Limitations

iOS/iPad OS 15.0 and later

iPad/iPhone Version Limitations

Models that are compatible with iOS/iPad OS 15.0 and later

Subscription Plan Requirements

The Standard Plan Without Ads or higher

Range of Download Videos

The ones provided in the "Available for Download" section

Offline Viewing Limitations

Only able to be streamed within the Netflix App, and will expire after 48 hours or 7 days

Download Quantity Limitations

Only be allowed to preserve up to 100 downloads in total for each account

On the mobile side, you need iPhone 6S & 6S Plus or above to be compatible with iOS 15. On the tablet side, you need at least iPad 5, iPad Air 2, and iPad Mini 4 to run iOS 15. Moreover, all iPad Pro models support iOS 15 and later. So before downloading the Netflix App, please confirm the device information in "Settings".

If you already understand and can accept the above download limit of the Netflix App, you can follow the steps below to download Netflix videos and watch later on iPad/iPhone.

Step 1. Launch the well-installed Netflix App on iPad/iPhone. Then, log in via your Netflix account.

Step 2. Before downloading, you can go to App Settings first to choose Video Quality under the Downloads menu.

Select Download Settings on Netflix App

Step 3. Hit the Burger icon in the upper-left corner, and select the Available for Download section.

Step 4. Browse the Netflix movie to show what you want to download for viewing offline. Click it to open the information page.

Step 5. Now, just hit the provided Download button, and the Netflix movie or show episodes will be downloaded to the Downloads section on Netflix App right away.

Download Netflix Video on Phone

Part 2: Use Netflix Video Downloader to Save Episodes to iPad/iPhone

Using Netflix's official App to download Netflix movies on iPad will be workable, but you cannot save those episodes as local files to other media players or devices. Besides, many movies/shows are protected by copyright owners and cannot be downloaded. Based on the restrictions mentioned above, is there any way that can help you download Netflix videos without limitations to save them forever? Certainly yes!

MovPilot Netflix Video Downloader is what we are going to introduce to you. It offers the highest HD 1080p to download Netflix movies and TV show episodes for preserving permanently so as to enjoy flexible offline playback. It can also remove the encryption on Netflix videos, and convert them to mainstream video formats like MP4 and MKV. After that, you can transfer those Netflix videos to iPad/iPhone with ease. In addition, you can use this tool to download Netflix videos to Android devices. The steps are even easier.

More Advanced Features of MovPilot Netflix Video Downloader:

  • Provides a built-in Netflix browserto access the whole Netflix Library your account can reach.
  • Adopts hardware acceleration to maximize downloading speed up to 5X fasterthan Netflix's official App.
  • Original audio tracks and subtitlesare available to be preserved.
  • Preserve Dolby Digital 5.1 surround soundfor superior playback.
  • Save subtitles as soft subtitles, hard subtitles, or external subtitles.

MovPilot Netflix Video Downloader is probably one of the best Netflix Downloaders out there. It works perfectly with Windows and Mac systems. As long as you have subscribed to the Netflix Basic Plan With Ads or higher ones, you can download Netflix videos with it unlimitedly.

Here's the full guide for you to download Netflix movies/shows to iPad/iPhone with MovPilot Netflix Video Downloader.

STEP 1. Log into your Netflix Account

Once the MovPilot Netflix Video Downloader installation completes, launch the software and log in via your Netflix account. You are able to select "Remember My Account" without repeatedly logging in each time you open it.

Log in to Netflix on MovPilot Netflix Video Downloader

STEP 2. Customize Download Settings

Before processing the Netflix movies/TV shows download, to efficiently complete the output settings at once, you are available to hit the gear icon provided in the upper-right corner to enter the "Settings" page. Here, you are available to adjust the parameters such as format and codec to encode the video files. In addition, the audio track/subtitle language and subtitle type are also available to be adjusted here. Once applied, all the video files will be outputted with the same settings quickly.

Select Output Format on MovPilot

To customize separately, just click the setting icon behind each video result to enter the customization window as you desire.

Select Subtitles on MovPilot

STEP 3. Search Netflix Movie

On the main interface of MovPilot Netflix Video Downloader, you are available to enter the keywords and search for the Netflix movie you desire to access and download directly. Or it is possible to directly paste the URL to the frame bar for quick accessing as well.

Search for Netflix Video

STEP 4. Select Netflix Movie or TV Show Episodes to Download

When MovPilot Netflix Video Downloader provides the search results to you, you are able to hit the download icon to process the Netflix movie download directly. If you are processing to download TV shows, by clicking the download icon, a window will pop up and avails you to select the episodes to download. Just select them and click the "Download" icon to continue the downloading process. You are able to check the downloading status at any time by clicking the progress icon in the top-right corner.

Select Season or Episodes

STEP 5. Transfer Downloaded Netflix Movies to iPad/iPhone

Once MovPilot Netflix Video Downloader has completed the Netflix movies/shows download process, hit the "open folder" icon on the "History" tab to access the video files and you can use iTunes to sync them to iPad/iPhone directly. Then, you are able to enjoy Netflix movies/shows playback on the devices with any media player you have installed without any limitations.

Download History
MovPilot is a home Edition for personal use only. We strictly comply with the copyright regulations in your region. You shouldn't use the downloaded content via MovPilot for commercial usage. MovPilot will not be responsible for any infringement.

Here's how to transfer them to your iPhone/iPad:

  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable.
  2. Launch iTunes and drag the videos you wish to watch on your iPhone or iPad to it.
  3. Navigate to "Movies", select the ones you wish to transfer, and hit "Apply" at the bottom.
Transfer Downloaded Netflix Files to iOS Devices

3. FAQs About Downloading Netflix Movies to iDevices

Encounter with any confusion on downloading Netflix movies/shows to iDevices? Grasp these FAQs to solve your concern!

Q1: Can I Download Netflix Shows on Mac?

Unfortunately, there is no Mac version of the Netflix App for the time being, so you can only choose to use browsers, like Safari or Google Chrome, to watch Netflix videos online, but not available to save them as local files.

So if you want to download Netflix videos on MacBook/iMac for offline watching, we suggest you use MovPilot Netflix Video Downloader. The tool works just as well on Mac devices as it does on Windows. As long as you have a Netflix account with a basic Plan subscription, you can use it to log into the MovPilot Netflix Video Downloader, access the full library in the built-in Netflix browser, and select your favorite movies to download locally.

Q2: Why can't I download Netflix on an iPad?

If you find that you can't download movies in the Netflix App installed on your iPad, or you can't find the download button, there may be two reasons. First, your iPad model is too old to support the latest version of the Netflix App, so you won't be able to use the full features. Or, your Netflix App version is old, and has not been updated to the latest version, so you can't use the latest features fully either.

The solution to this problem is simple. If it's with the Netflix App version, just enter the App Store and update it to the latest version. But if it's related to your iPad model, you might want to consider getting a newer iPad to be compatible with the latest Netflix App. Alternatively, you can use MovPilot Netflix Video Downloader to download your favorite Netflix videos on your computer, and then use the method shown above in Part 2 to transfer the downloaded local files to your iPad for unlimited watching.

Q3: Where Do Netflix Downloads Go on iPhone?

If you use the official Netflix App to download movies and shows for offline viewing on iPhone/iPad, once the download completes, you are able to access the downloaded content under "Menu" > "Downloads" in the lower right corner. All offline resources will be preserved in this section.

Check Downloaded Videos on Netflix App


Netflix App has provided the official download method for you to download movies/shows from Netflix on iPad/iPhone for offline viewing, but it has so many limitations as mentioned above. Under such a circumstance, MovPilot Netflix Video Downloader is absolutely the best way to help. With this software, you are able to enjoy Netflix resources playback offline in a hassle-free way without restrictions at all.

Now, freely install the software and try out its amazing features!

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