How do I access Picture in Picture on my iPhone?

The iPad mode 'Picture in Picture' was introduced to the iPhone with the release of iOS 14. The new feature allows iPhone users to continue watching a video while accessing their Home screen and other apps. Invoking Picture in Picture allows you to transform a fullscreen video into a smaller window located in the upper right-hand corner of your display giving you access to your full Home screen. There are three ways to easily access Picture in Picture mode. Here's how:

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Picture in Picture mode allows you to continue watching a video while navigating iOS. Once in Picture in Picture mode, you can move a video around your Home screen, change the size of the video, move it off-screen while listening to audio and access apps. Here are three ways to invoke Picture in Picture mode:

  1. Swipe up your display while watching in fullscreen to move a video to the upper right-hand corner of your Home screen in a smaller window.
  2. Swipe right watching a in fullscreen to access an app. This will also place your video in the upper right-hand corner of your display.
  3. Tap the 'Picture in Picture' button on a fullscreen video.

You can relocate a video to any of the four corners of your display by simply using your finger to drag the video into position. Pinch in or out on a video to make it smaller or larger, and swipe it offscreen to move it out of the way while continuing to listen to the audio.

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