How to Keep YouTube Playing on Your iPhone

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Are you an iPhone user who loves to listen to music and watch videos on YouTube? It’s easy enough to get your favorite tunes and clips playing on your device, but what do you do when you want to keep the music or video playing in the background?

The good news is that there are a few different ways to make sure your YouTube videos continue playing even when you switch apps or lock your screen. In this article, we’ll discuss how to keep YouTube playing on iPhone.

First off, if you’re using the official YouTube app, you can easily keep it running in the background by enabling background playback. To do this, open up the YouTube app and tap on your profile icon in the top right corner. Then select “Settings” and toggle “Background Playback” to “On.” Now when you close out of the app or lock your device, it will continue playing any video that is currently active.

If you don’t have the official YouTube app installed on your device, there are still a couple of options for keeping YouTube running in the background. One way is to use Safari as your web browser instead of Chrome or another browser. Safari has a feature called Picture-in-Picture which will let you minimize a video into a smaller window while still allowing it to play in the background. To enable this feature, open up Safari and go to Settings > Safari > Advanced > Picture-in-Picture and turn it on. Now whenever you play a video from within Safari it should stay active even when you switch apps or lock your screen.

Another option for keeping YouTube running in the background is to use an app like IFTTT (If This Then That). This service can be used with a variety of different apps and services including YouTube, so it gives you more flexibility than just using the official YouTube app or Safari alone. All you need to do is create an IFTTT recipe that will automatically start playing a playlist whenever your phone is locked or another app is opened – then all of your favorite tunes will always be available!

Whether you prefer using the official YouTube app, Safari web browser, or IFTTT recipes – these tips should help ensure that all of your favorite videos stay playing even when switching between apps or locking your iPhone screen!

Keeping YouTube Playing While Browsing On a Phone

To keep YouTube playing while browsing on your phone, you can switch to Desktop Mode. To do this, open the YouTube app and search for the video you want to play. Once the site refreshes, press the start button to play the video. Then, swipe down to reach the control center and find the video in your settings. From there, you can turn off your screen or switch to another app and YouTube will continue to play in the background.

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Watching YouTube Videos While Using Other Apps on a Phone

You can watch YouTube videos while using other apps on your phone by enabling the Picture-in-Picture (PiP) setting. To do so, exit the YouTube app while a video is playing. This will shrink the video into a PiP window that can be moved around the screen and placed over other apps. This allows playback to continue on top of other apps so you can multitask without having to close the YouTube video.

Listening to YouTube with Screen Off on iPhone

Yes, you can listen to YouTube with the screen off on your iPhone. To do so, press the sleep/wake button to turn your device off and the audio should continue playing. If it doesn’t play then press the power button again and tap the play button on the lock screen to restart the audio. You can also skip between songs in a playlist for more control over what you are listening to.

Playing YouTube Videos in the Corner of an iPhone Screen

To play YouTube videos in the corner of your iPhone screen, you will need to use the Picture-in-Picture (PiP) feature. First, open any browser and visit Play any video and then tap the full-screen icon to play the video on full screen. Once it’s playing on full screen, you can tap the PiP icon at the top of the screen to enter Picture-in-Picture mode. Alternatively, simply navigate away from the browser while a video is playing and it will automatically enter PiP mode. In PiP mode, you can drag and resize the video window to place it in any corner of your iPhone screen.

Why YouTube Cannot Play in the Background on iPhone

YouTube background playback is not enabled on iPhones by default. To use YouTube in the background, you will need to enable the Background Play feature in the YouTube app Settings. Once enabled, you can listen to YouTube audio while using other apps or when your device’s screen is locked. However, certain features such as video playback are not supported and will be paused when you switch away from the YouTube app.

Can You Listen to YouTube with Your Phone Turned Off?

Yes, you can turn off your phone and still listen to YouTube. To do so, simply hit the ‘Play’ button and then lock your phone. If you have fingerprint lock enabled, you will need to unlock your phone first in order to access the playback control. Once you’ve done that, you can control playback from swiping down the quick settings menu.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.