Due to gesture controls and regional constraints, YouTube’s picture-in-picture mode may not function. The aforementioned error was also brought about by unofficial launchers.

The picture-in-picture mode functioned for some users despite the lack of modification options (no pause, no audio adjustments, etc.). YouTube’s picture-in-picture mode was turned off in the settings for some users.

Youtube Picture in Picture Not Working


Method 1: Phone Restart

It’s possible that your phone’s communication or application components are temporarily malfunctioning, leading to the picture-in-picture problem. Simply rebooting your phone will fix the issue.

Step 1: To turn off your phone, simply bring up the power menu by holding down the power button and selecting Power off.

Step 2: You should now wait until the phone has completely shut down before turning it back on.

Step 3: Verify that the YouTube picture-in-picture feature is functioning properly after restarting.

Method 2: Turn on Your Phone’s Settings And YouTube’s Picture-in-Picture Mode to Enjoy This Feature.

You must have the picture-in-picture mode enabled on both YouTube and your phone for it to work properly. You can try to fix this issue by enabling the picture-in-picture mode manually in both YouTube’s settings and your phone’s settings.

Step 1: To access the phone’s apps, go to the Settings menu.

Step 2: Now, open Configure Apps by tapping the More button (located toward the bottom or top of the screen).

Step 3: Now select Special Access, and then select Picture-in-Picture.

Step 4: Then, flip the button to turn on image in picture for YouTube.

Step 5: Fire up YouTube on your mobile device and click the user symbol.

Step 6: The next step is to access the settings menu and select General.

Step 7: Check if the picture-in-picture problem still exists after you’ve toggled the switch to the “on” position.

Step 8: If you don’t see the notification bar, play the video and then swipe down. Click “Settings” now to double-check that YouTube’s PIP mode is properly configured.

Method 3: Get a New YouTube Account.

Possible YouTube technical difficulties are to blame for the picture-in-picture problem. If you log in to YouTube from a different account, you won’t encounter the problem.

Step 1: Fire up the YouTube app and click the user icon.

Step 2: Select Switch Account, then choose a new account (you may have to add another account).

Step 3: Launch YouTube again and see if the problem persists.

Method 4: YouTube, Please Play The Video in Portrait Orientation.

The landscape orientation is optimal for using the picture-in-picture feature. If you try to use the picture-in-picture function while the device is in portrait mode, you may experience some issues. To try and fix this, try switching to landscape mode.

Step 1: Open up YouTube and start watching a video.

Step 2: To test if YouTube’s picture-in-picture feature is functioning properly, keep the video playing in portrait/vertical mode and press the Home button (or use a similar option to bring out the image in picture mode).

Method 5: Turn Off Your Phone’s Gesture Controls (or Stick To The Tried-And-True 3-Button Method of Navigating)

YouTube’s picture-in-picture feature requires the user to click the home button (while the video is playing) to activate. When using gesture controls, though, the “home” button disappears. Turning off gestures (or switching to two- or three-button navigation) could be the answer here.

Step 1: You can do this by going to System in your phone’s settings.

Step 2: Finally, select System Navigation after tapping the Gestures tab.

Step 3: The picture-in-picture problem may be fixed now that you’ve enabled the three-button navigation option (or two-button navigation if that’s more convenient for you).

Step 4: If the picture-in-picture screen is not displayed, try playing the movie and touching the bottom right of the screen (where it is often displayed) to see if the mistake disappears.

Step 5: If this doesn’t work, try playing the movie and fast tapping (four or five times) on the back button to see if the button bar collapses and the picture-in-picture interface appears.