Picture in Picture

AVPhotos makes videos saved to the Photos app play via iOS’ native video player with Picture-in-Picture support

You’ll notice that when you watch videos in various apps on your iPhone or iPad, be it Netflix, YouTube, or something else, you can toggle Picture-in-Picture mode such that you continue watching the video at hand even when you close the app that you originally tapped the play button in. This handy feature allows for fast and convenient multitasking.

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.

14PiP ports iOS 14’s sleek Picture in Picture interface to jailbroken iOS 13 devices

Both iOS & iPadOS 13 and 14 support native picture-in-picture mode — a feature that activates a floating video player so that you can watch a video while continuing to use other apps on your device — but this interface doesn’t look as sleek on iOS & iPadOS 13 devices as it does on iOS & iPadOS 14 devices.

If you’re jailbroken on iOS or iPadOS 13 and you’re interested in having the iOS or iPadOS 14 picture-in-picture interface on your handset without updating to the latest firmware, then we think you’re going to take an interest in a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed 14PiP by iOS developer Galactic Dev.

FreePIP enhances Picture in Picture mode on any jailbroken iPhone or iPad

Picture in Picture mode is a handy feature that iPhone and iPad owners can fall back on whenever they find themselves in a situation where they’d like to continue watching a video while pursuing another task on their device at the same time.

Picture in Picture mode isn’t without its shortcomings, however. For example, it doesn’t work with every app, and users may feel limited by the mini player’s usability while multitasking. That’s one reason why a new and free jailbreak tweak called FreePIP by iOS developer Soh Satoh might appeal to some users.