Picture-in-Picture mode has been available since the days of iOS 9. This is a great addition to Apple’s mobile operating system, as it lets you play a video while at the same time accomplishing other tasks. In iOS 11, Apple has improved PiP mode for the iPad, making it much easier for users to run two apps at once on a big screen.
In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the steps to use Picture-in-Picture mode in iOS 11 on your iPad. Before proceeding, keep in mind that iOS 11 is now in beta stages, so it may come with bugs and errors that ruin your day. We recommend that you install iOS 11 on a secondary device for testing.
How to use Picture-in-Picture mode in iOS 11 on your iPad
How to turn on Picture-in-Picture mode on your iPad
Note: Not all of apps on your iPad support Picture-in-Picture mode, so make sure that your app now supports the mode. In this post, we are going to take the stock Video app as an example
Step one: First off, you need to launch the Video app from your home screen and then play any video
Step two: Once you are done, hit the PiP button at the bottom right corner of the video player to enable the mode. Once you do that, the video will be pinned to the bottom of the iPad display. You now can continue watching and listening while using your iPad for other tasks.
Step three: You can easily re-position the Picture-in-Picture window. To do this, tap and hold on the window and drag it to your desired place.
How to resize the PiP window on your iPad
Step one: You first need to put your two fingers on the PiP window
Step two: To make it smaller, you simply need to pinch your fingers together. To expand it, all you need to do is to spread your fingers apart.
How to remove the Picture-in-Picture mode window
If you want to remove the PiP window without closing it, make sure that you follow our steps below.
Step one: First off, you need to touch one finger on the window and swipe it to the edge of the screen to hide it
Step two: To bring it back, you simply need to hit the PiP handle from the edge of the screen.
Note: PiP window has three on-screen buttons including Play/Pause, Go back to the app and Turn off.
How to disable PiP video in iOS 11 on your iPad
Step one: Launch the Settings app from your home screen and then tap on General
Step two: Once you are in, hit Multitasking and tap on the switch for Persistent Video Overlay.
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