How to Disable Picture-In-Picture on iPhone in iOS 14

iPhones with iOS 14 or later, now support Picture -In-Picture (PIP) mode like their cousin, the iPad. By default, when you switch from playing a full-screen video in a supported media app, it will continue playing in the corner of the screen. If you find this annoying, like me, you can easily turn it off.

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iPhones with iOS 14 or later, now support Picture -In-Picture (PIP) mode like their cousin, the iPad. By default, when you switch from playing a full-screen video in a supported media app, it will continue playing in the corner of the screen. If you find this annoying, like me, you can easily turn it off. Here’s how to do this.

This is for the iPhone running iOS 14

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First, launch Settings (the gear icon). Refer to below image:

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Accessing Settings

Now, scroll down and tap on the General option. See below image:

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Accessing the General option

Next, tap on the Picture in Picture option. See following image:

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Accessing the PIP option

Tap on it to open the Picture in Picture settings. Now, toggle off (disable) the Start PIP Automatically option. Refer to below image:

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Disabling the PIP option

Now, the next time you return to the Home Screen while playing a video, the Picture-in-Picture will not pop-up automatically. To manually open Picture-inPicture, just tap the Picture-in-Picture button (if the app you are using supports it.)

That’s it. You just disabled a possible annoying feature of iOS 14.

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