How to enable YouTube PIP in iOS 14? People have been seeking a way out for this since quite a time. It was a long wait for apple users to have a very convenient picture-in-picture mode on their iOS device. First implemented on the iPad way back in iOS 9, finally, with the introduction of iOS 14, Apple is finally giving its users their wish of picture-in-picture feature.
This definitely is a cool feature, as users get to enjoy their videos that they don’t want to discontinue watching while having to engage with the other apps on iOS. You can have a music video playing while you’re checking your Twitter feed, or chat with a friend while watching a favourite movie. Isn’t the feature extremely handy?
Getting YouTube PIP in iOS 14 is very easy. All you require is to follow the following steps:
- To start watching a video in PIP mode, just tap the PIP icon in the upper left of the screen.
(Just make sure you are using an app that supports PIP video like the TV app or Safari.) .
- Swipe up to your home screen, while playing the video.
- The video will start playing in a separate floating window, on top of your home screen.
- You can now hang around and the picture in picture video will keep playing.
- If you want to bring the video back to full-screen, just hit the “full screen” icon in the upper-right corner of the video.
- Close it completely by tapping the “x” in the upper-left corner.
This feature is similar to that of PIP on iPad, that you might have experienced. But recently, it has been noticed that picture-in-picture mode doesn’t work on YouTube. The native YouTube app doesn’t currently support PIP on iPhone regardless of your Premium status or not. Thus, here are ways to enable YouTube picture-in-picture mode on iOS 14.
How to enable YouTube PIP in iOS 14
Until YouTube releases a version of its app that is compatible with picture-in-picture mode, you can use Safari.
- Go to youtube.com in Safari, play a video, and make it full screen.
- You’ll then see the PIP button in the upper left, or you can simply swipe up to return to your home screen.
- And the video will pop out from the page and start floating on your screen.
That’s a pretty easy and quick method to enable YouTube picture-in-picture mode in iOS 14. But that’s not the only way. The alternative for this can also be by using the “shortcuts” on the iOS 14 device.
As a reminder, scriptable is only for iOS14 and might not work on other versions of iOS.
- TO enable the picture-in-picture mode, you’ll require a “scriptable app” and the default shortcuts application in iOS 14.
- In the settings, go to shortcut and enable the toggle for “untrusted shortcut” feature.
- Go to shortcuts and try running any third-party shortcuts at first.
- After that, click onto this link that will take you to a page where you are required to click get shortcuts, and it will take you to the shortcuts application.
- Now scroll all the way down and click on “add untrusted shortcuts.”
- After you do that, the “YouTube PiP” will be under your shortcuts. It might be found at the top in shortcuts as YouTube picture-in-picture.
- After it’s downloaded, go to the YouTube application and open a YouTube video. Click on the share, then slide and click more.
- Scroll down to the list of your shortcuts and at around the bottom, you’ll see YouTube picture-in-picture v3.
- Tap on that and the YouTube video that you were playing will pop up on the window that has been created using scriptable. Here, you can access a lot more features with your PIP YouTube video that you may not find in safari.
- After trying on the features, you can now go back to your home screen and enjoy the video with other applications together.
Hence, that seems a simpler and easy way of accessing picture-in-picture with YouTube. Thus, unless YouTube really enables the picture-in-picture mode which we are not sure when enjoying these methods for multi-tasking with YouTube picture-in-picture on iOS 14.