Picture in Picture Carry on Watching: You can now shut down a video page on your iPhone and continue watching on a floating window, while using other apps. It works for regular videos such as a website’s videos, the TV app and also when in a FaceTime video call. It’s a great way to continue watching while doing something else on your iPhone and it’s easy too. Here’s how it works.
iPhone Picture in Picture
Step 1: While watching a video or in a FaceTime video call, swipe the screen up or tap the Home button to get back to the Home screen. The video continues to play in a floating window on top of whatever is open on your screen.
Step 2: Tap screen for controls; play, pause, 15 secs and scrub through the video. Tap the video to hide and show on-screen controls. The icon in the middle lets you pause and play the video and you can skip forward and backward 15 seconds too.
Step 3: Close window or back to full size You can drag the floating window into any corner of the screen. Tap the X icon in the top-left to close it or tap the Picture-in-Picture icon in the top-right to return to full-screen viewing.
Turn it Off
If you dislike the Picture in Picture feature, you can turn it off in the Settings app. Go to General > Picture in Picture and tap the switch.