How to Do Picture in Picture on iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of having to switch between apps on your iPhone while watching a video or attending a FaceTime call? Well, worry no more!

With the Picture in Picture feature on your iPhone, you can now multitask like a pro. This handy feature allows you to continue watching videos or participating in video calls while using other apps simultaneously. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to enable and use Picture in Picture on your iPhone.

Enabling Picture in Picture

To start using the Picture in Picture feature, make sure you have updated your iPhone to the latest iOS version. Once done, follow these simple steps:

  1. Open Settings: Locate and tap on the Settings app on your home screen. It is represented by a gear icon.
  2. Select General: In the Settings menu, scroll down and tap on General.
  3. Tap on Multitasking & Dock: Inside the General settings, find Multitasking & Dock and tap on it.
  4. Enable Picture in Picture: On the Multitasking & Dock screen, toggle the switch next to “Allow Picture in Picture” to enable it. The switch will turn green when enabled.

Using Picture in Picture

Now that you have enabled Picture in Picture on your iPhone, let’s explore how to use this fantastic feature:

Watching Videos with Picture in Picture

If you are watching videos from supported apps like Safari or YouTube, here’s how you can activate Picture in Picture:

  1. Play a Video: Launch your favorite video streaming app and start playing a video.
  2. Swipe Up or Press Home Button: While the video is playing, swipe up from the bottom of your screen or press the home button to minimize the app. The video will automatically enter Picture in Picture mode.
  3. Resize and Reposition: You can resize and reposition the Picture in Picture window by using pinch-to-zoom gestures or dragging it with your finger.
  4. Resume Video Playback: To resume watching the video, tap on the Picture in Picture window. You can also use the playback controls within the window to pause, play, rewind, or fast forward.

Using FaceTime with Picture in Picture

If you are attending a FaceTime call and want to use other apps simultaneously, follow these steps:

  1. Start a FaceTime Call: Open the FaceTime app and initiate a video call with your desired contact.
  2. Switch to Another App: While on the call, swipe up from the bottom of your screen or press the home button to minimize the FaceTime app. The call will enter Picture in Picture mode.
  3. Resize and Reposition: Similar to watching videos, you can resize and reposition the Picture in Picture window as per your preference.
  4. Mute or End Call: To mute or end the FaceTime call, tap on the Picture in Picture window. You can also access additional controls like switching cameras or enabling speaker mode within this window.

Conclusion

The ability to use Picture in Picture on your iPhone opens up a whole new world of multitasking possibilities. Whether you want to watch videos or attend video calls, this feature allows you to do it all without interrupting your workflow. So go ahead, enable Picture in Picture on your iPhone, and enjoy the power of multitasking!

Remember, Picture in Picture is supported on devices running iOS 14 or later. If you are using an older version of iOS, make sure to update your device to access this feature.

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