September 21, 2020
Apple continues to assure its users that iOS 14 will be launching soon. Fortunately, they’ve been able to provide some previews of what’s to come as far as new features the updated operating system will offer iPhone users.
One of those features is Picture in Picture video that will allow two app multitasking. In other words, you’ll be able to play video from one app, then reduce it to a reduced screen, providing you with the ability to navigate through other apps on your phone simultaneously. While this is not new for iPad users who have been able to enjoy this feature since 2015, this will be the first time Picture in Picture video will be available on iPhone models SE, 6S, 7, 8, X, XS, and 11.
Keep in mind that you won’t be able to immediately use Picture in Picture with all apps. YouTube is one example because the technology is not supported by the app developer. However, there is a cheat you can use to make it work. Instead of clicking on the YouTube app you have downloaded on your phone, open YouTube.com in Safari. When you choose a video and size it to full screen, the Picture in Picture button will automatically appear in the video controls menu.
For other video apps such as AppleTV, you can access the Picture in Picture feature by opening the app, starting a video, then swiping up to go home (or pressing the home button on non-face ID phones), and the video will start playing in a separate window, exposing your home screen. You can move the window around by dragging it where you want. You can even swipe it off the screen to remove the video and keep the sound going, then restore it when you are ready by clicking on the Picture in Picture pull tab.
Cell Phone Zone VA wants you to enjoy every new feature iOS 14 will offer when it is launched. If you’re having any problems with your phone now, let us take a look and make any repairs necessary. We’ll provide you with a great price and we can usually offer same-day service. Then you’ll be ready to rock when all new features we’re expecting to see finally arrive.