BackgroundPiP lets Picture-in-Picture mode persist even after locking your iPhone

If you ever take advantage of the iPhone’s Picture-in-Picture mode when viewing videos, then you may have noticed a somewhat infuriating interruption when you lock your device or it falls asleep for any reason.

Picture in Picture in action on iPhone

iOS developer level3tjg wanted to address this concern head-on and has done so with the release of a new and free jailbreak tweak dubbed BackgroundPiP.

BackgroundPiP keeps your Picture-in-Picture media playing, even when your handset undergoes objective actions such as being locked, falling asleep, or opening Notification Center.

According to the developer, code for this functionality already exists in iOS 15, so making this tweak was a matter of bringing the same functionality over to jailbroken iOS 14 devices.

Based on users responses in a release thread posted to /r/jailbreak, it seems like this was a common complaint among iPhone users, which obviously results in praise for the jailbreak-centric solution.

Those interested in giving the new BackgroundPiP tweak a try for themselves will be able to download it for free from level3tjg’s personal repository via their favorite package manager. The tweak works with jailbroken handsets running iOS 14.

If you’re not already using level3tjg’s personal repository, then you can add it to your package manager app by using the URL provided below:

Do you think you’d benefit from fewer restrictions on Picture-in-Picture playback with the new BackgroundPiP jailbreak tweak? We look forward to your comments below.