Effortless Multitasking: Minimize YouTube on Your iPhone

There is a possibility of reducing YouTube on your iPhone and multitasking; it’s made possible with Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode. This will allow you to watch a YouTube video in a small, moveable window while using other apps. Here’s a detailed walkthrough to keep your videos playing as you explore your phone.

Activating Picture-in-Picture Mode

Using the YouTube App

To use PiP directly from the YouTube app is a piece of cake. Follow these easy steps:

  1. Open the YouTube app in your iPhone.
  2. Play the video you want to watch.
  3. Search for an icon like this: PiP—a small TV screen—usually located in the upper right corner of the video.
  4. Tap this icon to shrink the video and show it as a small floating window.
  5. Dragging the video window is free to any corner on your iPhone’s screen.

From the Control Center

Or enable PiP through the Control Center as follows:

  1. While a video is playing, swipe up from the bottom edge of your screen in the YouTube app to reveal the Control Centre.
  2. Touch the icon of PiP: it looks like a small TV.
  3. The video will immediately get minimized into a floating window that can be moved around, wherever you wish to.

Additional Picture-in-Picture Controls

That’s more than just activating the PiP mode. You have many options for managing your video window:

Exit PiPPress the “”X”” icon located at the top right of the PiP to close it.
Enlarge VideoClick on full screen icon, or arrow, to get back full-screen play.
Adjust WindowTap twice the PiP window to switch window size or drag it to move it around.

Understanding Device Compatibility

Take note that the PiP mode will work for iOS version 14 and above. Ensure you update your software so you don’t miss this multi-tasking feature.

Concluding Thoughts on the YouTube Video Flex

With Picture-in-Picture mode, you can easily continue watching your favorite YouTube videos and at the same time use other applications on your iPhone to maximize productivity without interfering with the entertainment. Just a few taps and keep your videos playing, whatever else you do.

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