Do you want to be able to multitask while watching videos on your iPad?
With the Picture-in-Picture (PiP) feature of iPadOS 16, it’s now easier than ever!
This tutorial will walk you through how to use Picture-in-Picture mode on your iPad.
Why Would You Want to Use Picture in Picture on Your iPad?
Picture-in-picture is an incredibly useful feature for multitasking on your iPad. It allows you to keep a video playing while you do something else without having to switch apps or keep the video in full-screen mode.
This can be especially helpful when you want to watch a tutorial video while taking notes, follow along with a recipe while cooking, or just generally stay informed with the news while working on other tasks.
Which iPad Models are Compatible with Picture in Picture?
All newer iPads will work with Picture in Picture. So, Picture in Picture is compatible with iPad Pro (all models), iPad (5th generation and later), iPad Air 2 and later, and iPad mini 4 and later.
Which Video Players are Compatible with Picture in Picture?
Unfortunately, Picture in Picture won’t work with all video players. You can use Picture in Picture with Apple’s native apps like FaceTime, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Safari. And it will work with most streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video.
If your Video Player isn’t on this list, give it a try anyway. App Developers need to write code to include the Picture in Picture feature, so if your favorite video-playing app doesn’t have Picture in Picture now, the developers may add it in the future to their updates.
If you want to use Picture in Picture to watch YouTube Videos, you’ll have to use the YouTube website in your Safari browser. It won’t work with the YouTube App at this time.
How to Turn ON Picture in Picture on Your iPad
1) While watching a video in full screen, tap on it to open the video controls.
2) Tap the Picture in Picture icon, which looks like a rectangle pointing to another rectangle.
You can tap the video and open the controls if you need to pause the video. You can also use the controls to skip forward or back 15 seconds.
How to ADJUST Picture in Picture on Your iPad
If the video is too small, you can Tap-and-Spread two fingers apart to make the video larger.
Likewise, Tap-and-Pinch two fingers to make the video smaller.
You can also move the video into another corner if it’s getting in the way of whatever larger app your using on your screen. Simply Tap-and-Drag the video into another corner.
How to HIDE Picture in Picture on Your iPad
If you want to use your full iPad screen for another app, you can hide the video player while still listening to the audio of your video.
Simply Tap-and-Drag the video all the way to the edge of your iPad. It will now be replaced by a small arrow. Of course, tap the small arrow to re-open your video.
How to Turn OFF Picture in Picture on Your iPad
To go back to full screen, and turn off Picture in Picture mode, simply tap the video to reopen the video controls. Tap on the Picture-in-Picture icon (Two Rectangles and an Arrow) again to return to watching your video on the full iPad screen.
Picture-in-Picture is a great feature for multitasking on your iPad. It allows you to watch videos while still being able to do other tasks and access other apps.
If you have an iPad that supports this feature, take advantage of it and make the most out of your device. With just a few taps and drags, you can quickly switch between full-screen video mode and Picture-in-Picture mode as needed. Enjoy!
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