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How To Play YouTube In Background Mode For iPhone iOS Device?

Have you ever wonder how to play YouTube In Background Mode? How many of you use background mode to play videos on the iPhone or iPad iOS devices?

In my previous article, I wrote how you can use Google Chrome to play YouTube in the background for an Android smartphone. I hope it will be more useful to you.

Sometimes there is a need for users to hang on with other mobile applications. But for this, you need to close your existing YouTube screen. YouTube only plays a foreground. It doesn’t let you play in the background. This means you cannot listen to music and scroll your Facebook app at the same time. You have to close one to open the other.

If you are planning to switch to YouTube Premium then you can easily play your content in the background. There is an option saying Play in the background for Premium users. But if you want to use YouTube for free then there are no such features in the free app. You can try using the split-screen feature. It can be elegant as actually working in the background as it will allow you to run YouTube along with the other app. But people are in search of figuring the best alternatives tactics for playing YouTube on the background of your iOS devices like iPhone and iPad.

Today in this article I will discuss how you can play all of your video content in background mode with your iPhone or iPad. Here I will be discussing two methods that will actually help you with running your YouTube content in the background. So without any further delay let’s have a look.

Here’s how to play YouTube in the background for iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad.

The method that helps to play YouTube in the background is by using the browser. Yes, you read it right we will be using the browser to run YouTube on the background. How? Let’s find.

For iOS users i.e iPhone or iPad, use a third-party app called Dolphin Mobile Browser to play YouTube video on background, then exit (press home button or swipe up) the Dolphin app and resume playback using the iOS control centre. Not only Dolphin but you can also use pre-installed browser Safari but it’s not working on a latest iOS version.

Using Dolphin Mobile Browser

Play YouTube In Background Mode For iPhone iPad iOSIf you want to play YouTube videos in background using an app called Dolphin Mobile Browser then follow these steps.

  1. First, Download the Dolphin MobileBrowser from the iOS app store in your iPhone, iPad or any other iOS devices.
  2. Once the download completes, Open the URL youtube.com in your Dolphin browser.
  3. Now, navigate to the video you want to listen to. Press Play.
  4. Exit the Dolphin app and you’ll be able to resume it back from the iOS Control centre.

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Using Safari Browser

If you are using Safari Browser then follow these steps. You don’t need to download safari as it is pre-installed on your iOS devices like iPhone and iPad.

Note: Safari does not support background play for youtube on the latest iOS version.

  1. Open Safari Browser in your iOS device.
  2. Search for the content that you want to listen to in the background. Tap and play the video.
  3. Now exit the safari app and go to the home screen.
  4. To resume the video swipe up to the iOS Control centre and tap on the play button.



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