With the most recent iOS 14 update, Apple has launched the Image-in-Image (PiP) mode in iPhones.
As chances are you’ll know, this cool iOS 14 characteristic has been on the iPad for fairly a while now. Android customers have had the characteristic for the reason that time of Android Oreo. And Samsung gadgets have been utilizing PiP mode even earlier than it arrived on inventory Android.
For the uninitiated, the PiP mode permits you to play movies in a mini floating window in your iPhone, thus, growing your multitasking talents. For instance, in the event you’re watching a Netflix TV collection and a message arrives, you possibly can reply to it with out spoiling the present. Or in the event you heard a phrase you didn’t perceive, you possibly can Google with out pausing the video.
Find out how to activate Image in Image mode on iOS 14?
When you haven’t performed so but, you need to first install the iOS 14 update in your iPhone. Relying in your web velocity, it would take a while. After that, comply with the steps talked about beneath to seek out the PiP mode buried underneath the Settings app.
- Open the Settings app.
- Scroll down and faucet on Common.
- Subsequent, faucet on Image in Image.
- Subsequent, activate the toggle button that claims ‘Begin PiP Robotically.’
That is all you could do to allow PiP mode in your iPhone working iOS 14.
To make use of the Image in Image mode, all you could do is play a video in apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar, and many others. Then faucet on the house button, and the video will proceed taking part in in an overlay.
You may transfer the overlay window anyplace in your display screen, however you’ll notice that it solely stays close to the corners. You may slide the overlay into the left or proper edges to briefly take away it from the display screen. Additionally, you possibly can resize it to suit the width of the show utilizing the pinch-to-zoom gesture.
iOS PiP mode doesn’t work with free YouTube, however…
One large twist right here is that the iOS 14 PiP mode doesn’t work for the YouTube app (it really works with Premium model). However there was a workaround the place you could possibly open YouTube on Safari, play the video in full-screen mode, after which faucet on the house button. Sadly, YouTube blocked this performance as of writing this text.
Nevertheless, you possibly can nonetheless get the PiP mode working on your iPhone. YouTube’s Brandon Brutch has a tutorial that permits you to take action utilizing a third-party Siri Shortcut and the Scriptable app. So, you possibly can go forward with this methodology in case you are comfy with it.
There are much more wonderful options packed contained in the iOS 14 replace. For example, you possibly can allow Sound Recognition to get alerts when somebody knocks on the door, otherwise you forgot to shut the kitchen faucet.