YouTube

This tweak prevents pop-ups from appearing near the end of YouTube app videos

YouTube seems to be working overtime lately to shove all sorts of adverts and pop-ups in your face when you’re watching videos on their platform.

While we understand YouTube’s desire to recommend content you’ll enjoy so that the platform can generate ad-based revenue from your video consumption, the excessive adverts and pop-ups degrade the user experience since it covers part of the video playback.

This tweak makes the YouTube app conform to iOS’ system dark mode settings

Dark mode was perhaps one of the most sought-after features in iOS & iPadOS 13 when it debuted in 2019. Even today, a substantial percentage of iOS and iPadOS 14 users continue to use dark mode right out of the box, and there are no signs of that changing with iOS & iPadOS 15 this Fall.

Many apps for iOS and iPadOS automatically adapt to your system dark mode settings in an effort to blend in with other parts of the operating system, but some apps require the user to switch to a dark mode-friendly user interface manually.

YouAreThere keeps the YouTube app from nagging jailbreakers with AFK prompts

If you’ve decided to commit to watching a lengthy video on YouTube, then you might eventually find yourself greeted by a pop-up that asks if you’re still actually watching the video you’re playing.

The pop-up not only pauses your video playback, but asks if you’d like to continue watching it. Users can tap “Yes” to continue, however it’s a somewhat annoying circumstance to deal with if you’re just getting into something good and YouTube automatically pauses your playback.

How to enable YouTube Picture in Picture on your iPhone

Google just announced that the native YouTube app for iOS will now support Picture in Picture mode. The feature is currently only rolling out to users in the United States, but should be available in other countries soon. At the moment, the mode is available for YouTube Premium users in the US, but it'll soon be available for all users. The Picture in Picture mode will allow users to play YouTube videos in an overlay and use another app at the same time.