If you are an avid iPhone user, you likely know that the concept of Picture in Picture (PiP) was introduced back in 2020 with the release of iOS 14. With these features, users have complete autonomy to watch videos in a separate floating window on their phones and tablets.
What this means is that when you are streaming a show on your favorite platform like Netflix, you can swipe out of it and the PiP will allow you to keep viewing the show without closing it altogether.
YouTube’s iPhone app had the PiP functionality specially integrated with the premium subscribers. However, it went on for a year after which the feature was pulled out of the app. However, if you are someone with the feature before it got restricted, then you will have access to it despite it being taken down.
That said, if you are an iPhone user and want to have access to the unique PiP feature but don’t have the know-how, this article should give you an idea.
How To Use YouTube PiP On iOS?
Use a Third-party App
Several third-party PiP apps are available for iPhones. The PiPifier is one of the most popular in the App Store. Using this app, users can easily access the PiP feature with any of the running HTML5 videos in Safari. This includes your YouTube app as well.
The app is 100% free to download and will work on iPhones with iOS 15 and above. It also works on MacBooks, so that’s a plus.
Enable the PiPfier Extension on Safari
If you use YouTube on your Safari, you can easily turn on the extension of PiPfier on the Safari app. What this does is allow you to directly access the feature when you are watching YouTube videos via the Safari app.
Here’s what you have to do:
- Go to Safari and open the AA icon that’s on the top-left corner of the screen
- From there, click on “Manage Extensions” and then click on PiPfier
- Following that, click on Done.
This will enable the Safari extension of the PiPfier app and allow you to enjoy the picture on the picture display without any hassle.
How to Witness the Picture in Picture function on iOS?
Now that you have installed the PiPfier app on your iPhone or your Safari app, the next thing you need to know is how to use it on your YouTube app or website.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Open YouTube from Safari
- Once done, you need to open the video that you want to watch
- Tap on the AA icon on the top-left and then click on the PiPfier option from there
- You will see a floating window with the video running on the bottom of the screen
You can do this with almost every video that you watch on YouTube next. Just ensure that you have installed the PiPfier app or added it to Safari as an extension to be able to use it without any hassle. We hope this article helps you navigate through the steps easily.