Apple’s iOS 14 was released back in 2020 loaded with tons of amazing features and one such feature was the ability to use Picture-in-Picture. Unfortunately, one could enable this feature only with the safari-version of apps.
Here in this article, we have come up with how to use picture-in-picture on YouTube on iPhone or iPad (running on iOS 14 or iOS 15).
We must bring it to your notice that Android has had the ability to use picture-in-picture natively, however, iOS did not have the access to this feature.
However, before any of the other introductions, let us introduce you to the Picture-in-Picture feature.
What is Picture-in-Picture Mode?
This feature allows the users to watch a video on Youtube while using other applications as well. When a user enables this feature, the video is shrunk into a smaller window and is pinned to a corner of the screen of your mobile device.
How to use PiP on iPhone
Earlier, the Picture-in-picture feature was exclusively available to the safari-version of video streaming apps. However, Apple had introduced this amazing feature to its users with the release of iOS 14. Netflix and Amazon Prime Video were among the first few apps to enable this feature natively on iOS.
How To Use Picture-in-Picture On YouTube
Finally, Youtube has launched this feature for its premium subscribers from the US. However, soon the feature will be out for its premium members from other countries as well. We do not have any idea about when the Non-Premium users will be able to use this feature in the future.
No official statement has been released yet by YouTube concerning the feature being available to its Non-Premium members.
Disclaimer: In order to access this feature, make sure that you are running YouTube app version 16.23.3 or newer, so make sure to update the YouTube app. Also, make sure that you are subscribed to the YouTube Premium service to use this feature.
Next, you have to make sure that the Picture-in-Picture setting is enabled in the YouTube App.
Enable Picture-in-Picture On YouTube
- First of all, you have to launch the YouTube App.
- Next, you have to tap on your profile icon in the top-right corner.
- Tap on Settings.
- Tap on General.
- Now, you have to toggle on “Picture-in-Picture”
How to use Picture-in-Picture On YouTube on iPhone or iPad.
- In the first step, you have to launch the YouTube App.
- Now, play any video.
- Press the Home Button / Swipe up from the home bar to go home.
- You will now see that the video is being played on a small window.
We must shed light on the fact that you can decrease the size of this window or pin it into any corner/side of your choice by dragging it.
The application also allows you to hide the window completely by pushing the video to the side of the screen. In order, to bring back the video, just tap on the arrow where you’ve hidden the window.
Feel free to drop your queries in the comment section and also share the experience of using the Picture-in-Picture feature.