Hey there, fellow iPhone user! If you’re anything like me, you probably spend a decent amount of time watching YouTube videos on your iPhone. But have you ever wished you could minimize the YouTube app while still listening to your favorite tunes or podcasts? Well, today is your lucky day because I’m here to show you how to do just that!
Minimizing the YouTube app on your iPhone is super easy, and I’m about to walk you through the process step by step. First things first, make sure you have the YouTube app installed on your device. If you don’t have it yet, head over to the App Store and download it – it’s free!
Once you have the YouTube app ready to go, open it up and find the video you want to watch. Now, here comes the magic trick: swipe up from the bottom of your screen to access the Control Center. In the Control Center, you’ll see a variety of shortcuts and settings, but what we’re interested in is the media controls.
In the media controls section of the Control Center, you’ll notice a small playback bar displaying the video or audio that’s currently playing. To minimize the YouTube app, simply tap on the playback bar once. Voila! The YouTube app will shrink down into a small, floating window, allowing you to continue using your iPhone while still enjoying your video or audio.
But wait, there’s more! You can even move the minimized YouTube window around your screen by dragging it with your finger. This way, you can position it wherever it’s most convenient for you. And if you ever want to maximize the YouTube app again, just tap on the floating window, and it will expand back to its normal size.
So, there you have it – a simple and effective way to minimize the YouTube app on your iPhone. Now you can multitask like a pro, whether you’re browsing the web, texting your friends, or working on something important. Enjoy your newfound freedom and happy YouTube-ing!
Minimizing YouTube on iPhone: Tips
Hey there! So, you want to know some tips on how to minimize YouTube while using it on your iPhone? I got you covered! Here are a few tricks that will help you multitask like a pro:
1. Picture-in-Picture (PiP) Mode
One of the coolest features on iPhones running iOS 14 and later is the built-in Picture-in-Picture mode. With PiP mode, you can keep watching your favorite YouTube videos while using other apps.
To activate PiP mode, simply open the YouTube app, start playing a video, and then swipe up from the bottom of the screen. The video will shrink into a small window that you can move around and resize. You can even double-tap the PiP window to adjust its size easily.
2. Safari’s Desktop Mode
If you prefer using YouTube on Safari instead of the native app, you can take advantage of its desktop mode to minimize the YouTube window. Open Safari, go to YouTube.com, and tap the “AA” button on the left side of the address bar. From there, select “Request Desktop Website.” This will load the desktop version of YouTube, which allows you to minimize the video and browse other tabs simultaneously.
3. Split View
If you have an iPhone that supports Split View, you can use this feature to have YouTube open in one app and another app open in a second window. To activate Split View, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access the app switcher, locate the YouTube app, and long-press on its icon. Then, drag it to the left or right edge of the screen. Now, you can select another app to open in the remaining space. This way, you can enjoy YouTube videos while working on other tasks.
Remember, not all apps are compatible with Split View, so make sure the app you want to use alongside YouTube supports this feature.
4. Background Play
Another way to minimize YouTube while using other apps is to enable background play. Unfortunately, this feature is only available for YouTube Premium subscribers. With background play, you can listen to music or podcasts from YouTube while using other apps or when your iPhone is locked.
Now you know some handy tips to minimize YouTube on your iPhone. Whether you use Picture-in-Picture mode, Safari’s desktop mode, Split View, or background play, these tricks will help you make the most out of your YouTube experience. Have fun multitasking!
How to Minimize YouTube on iPhone
Minimizing YouTube on your iPhone is a simple and convenient way to continue listening to videos while using other apps. Here’s how you can do it:
1. Open the YouTube app on your iPhone.
2. Find the video you want to watch or listen to.
3. Start playing the video.
4. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access the Control Center.
5. In the Control Center, you will see the YouTube video thumbnail with play/pause and volume controls.
6. Tap on the video thumbnail to minimize it and continue listening to the audio.
7. You will now be able to see the minimized video at the bottom right corner of your screen.
8. You can now open other apps and use your iPhone as usual while still listening to the YouTube video.
That’s it! You have successfully minimized YouTube on your iPhone. Enjoy multitasking and have a great day!
Until next time, take care and happy browsing!