Learn how to hold YouTube audio taking part in within the background on iOS

Amongst YouTube Pink’s advantages is the power to play audio within the background whilst you go about your corporation utilizing different apps or simply sticking your telephone again in your pocket. In the event you use headphones with their very own play/pause button, then you may take pleasure in background-play capacity on an iPhone with out plunking down for YouTube’s paid service.

Initially, you have to a pair of headphone like Apple’s EarPods that characteristic an inline distant to be able to pull off this free YouTube background play magic.

Secondly, you have to to make use of Safari as a substitute of the YouTube app.

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Here is the way it works: Open YouTube.com in Safari. Subsequent, play a video after which hit the House button to shut Safari. The video will cease however should you hit the play button in your headphones, the video will begin taking part in once more. (You would possibly expertise just a few seconds of delay earlier than the video resumes.) With the video taking part in within the background, you should use different apps or lock your telephone.

As a result of the one headphones I’ve with an inline distant are the EarPods that got here with my iPhone 6S, I did not take a look at this trick with another headphones. I might wager, nonetheless, that it will work with different headphones so long as they’ve an inline distant to renew taking part in a YouTube video with Safari closed.

(By way of Tech Insider on YouTube.)

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