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Picture in Picture: Multitask While Watching A Video | iOS 15 Guide

You can continue watching videos and making FaceTime calls while you go about other business on your iPhone, using a Picture in Picture (PIP) overlay.

To try this feature, start playing a video from a supported app. It works with many streaming services, including Apple TV+ and Netflix, and web videos played in Safari. You can even use PIP to multitask during FaceTime Video calls.

Regardless of the source, tap the PIP icon at the top of the view to pop the video into its own little window. Alternatively, simply switch apps or return to the Home Screen as usual – the video should continue playing in its floating overlay.

To return the video full screen, simply tap it.

Moving pictures

You can move the video window by simply touching and dragging. It will ‘stick’ to the corners of the display. You can also resize by pinching with two fingers.

Finally, you can minimize the video, removing the visual element but keeping the audio playing. Simply touch and drag it off the edge of the screen. When you want to reinstate the video, just drag the arrow icon in from the side.

Tap the X in the corner of the video to dismiss Picture in Picture mode.