How to Use Picture in Picture on Your iPad

How to Use Picture in Picture on Your iPad

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Picture in picture is one of the new iPad multitasking features introduced with iOS 9. Picture in Picture works with iPad Pro, iPad Air or later, and iPad mini 2 or later. You can use Picture in Picture with FaceTime or while browsing in Safari. If you come across a video you want to watch, with Picture in Picture, you can minimize the video window and continue to browse or use other apps while you continue watching your video. 

To do this, open Safari and visit a webpage with embedded video. For our example we’ll use ESPN.

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Play the video. In the lower, right corner will be a new icon that looks like overlapping squares. Tap the icon and the video will pop-out. You can move the video around the screen or make it larger and smaller by pinching your fingers.

If you press Home, the video will go with you, allowing access to other apps while the video plays.


When you tap on the video, three icons appear. The first returns the video to its original place and returns you to the webpage the video was found on. The second icon is pause. The last icon exits out of the video without returning to the webpage.

 

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