The iOS 14 picture in picture (PiP) mode is one of the biggest new features Apple introduced in iPhones. It allows users to users to watch videos or FaceTime people while doing other things on the device.
Back when iOS 14 was still in beta, all iPhone users were able to watch YouTube videos in PiP mode (via a web browser since it’s not available in the YouTube app). However, now, YouTube in picture in picture on iOS 14 can only be accessed by users who have subscribed to YouTube premium.
if you open a YouTube video on, for instance, Safari and tap on the PiP button, you will see the floating window for a second before it disappears.
Here, I will present you two ways through which you can watch YouTube in picture in picture on iOS 14 —
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How to Enable iOS 14 Picture in Picture for YouTube?
Before following the below steps, make sure you have enabled iOS 14 picture in picture in the iPhone settings.
Method 1. Via YouTube PiP shortcut
The easiest and fastest way to get YouTube picture-in-picture mode working in iOS 14 is by using the YouTube PiP custom shortcut. For this to work, you will need the Shortcuts app and the Scriptable app, both available on the App Store. Here is what you need to do next —
Go to iPhone settings. Scroll down and tap on Shortcuts and toggle “Allow untrusted Shortcuts.”
If the option is unavailable: Open the Shortcuts app, go to Gallery and install any shortcut.
Now go back to Shortcut app settings and toggle the option.