Play YouTube Audio within the Background on iOS

Among the many advantages of YouTube Purple is the power to play audio within the background when you go about your corporation utilizing different apps or just put your telephone again in your pocket. In case you use headphones with their very own play/pause buttons, you may get pleasure from background-play functionality on the iPhone with out having to throttle down for YouTube’s paid service.

First, you will want a pair of headphones like Apple’s EarPods that function an inline distant to tug off this free YouTube background play magic.

Secondly, it’s a must to use Safari as an alternative of the YouTube app.

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This is the way it works: Open in Safari. Subsequent, play a video after which press the Dwelling button to shut Safari. The video will pause however in the event you press the play button in your headphones, the video will begin enjoying once more. (You might expertise a delay of some seconds earlier than the video resumes.) With the video enjoying 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 check this trick with some other headphones. Nonetheless, I wager it’ll work with different headphones so long as they’ve an inline distant for taking part in YouTube movies with Safari turned off.

(By way of Tech Insider on YouTube.)

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