How to Use Picture in Picture Mode During FaceTime on iPhone and iPad

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Here's how you can minimize a FaceTime Video call on iPhone and iPad and enable Picture in Picture mode for multitasking.

Use Picture in Picture Mode During FaceTime Video Call on iPhone and iPad for Ultimate Multitasking

With recent iOS and iPadOS updates, you can use Picture in Picture mode during a FaceTime Video call. This allows you to transform your video call into a tiny floating video while you keep on using your iPhone and iPad like you normally would. This is absolutely fantastic if you want to keep on using your phone or tablet without hanging up the FaceTime call.

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If you too want to use this feature, you'll be surprised how easy it is. And we will walk you through it all so you leave here like an expert, nothing less. Pick up your iPhone or iPad and follow through.

Tutorial

Before you go ahead, please make sure the Picture in Picture feature is enabled on your iPhone and iPad. You can do so by going to Settings > General > Picture in Picture and then enable the Start PiP Automatically, if the feature is disabled for some reason.

Step 1. First of all, initiate a FaceTime call. You can do so by finding a contact in the Contacts app, then tapping on the FaceTime option from there. You can also initiate a FaceTime call from Messages. Just open up a conversation thread, tap on the camera icon on the top right hand corner and initiate a video call from there.

Step 2. Once the call has been initiated, connected and live, simply swipe up from the bottom of the display to go home if you have an iPhone without a Home button or just press the Home button if there is one on your iPhone.

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Step 3. The FaceTime will simply go into Picture in Picture mode instantly. From here, you can keep on using your iPhone normally, launch apps, play games, take notes and your FaceTime Video call will stay intact.

You can even pinch in or out to resize the Picture in Picture window as well. If you have an iPhone with a smaller display, this is an extremely handy feature.

Step 4. In order to go back to full screen mode, just tap on the floating FaceTime video. It's that simple.

I've been using this feature for a long time and it has been nothing but useful. It's a great way to stay in the conversation while you do other stuff at the same time. This feature is especially useful if you want to talk and take notes at the same time.

How you end up using this feature is entirely up to you. But the great thing is, now you've mastered the art of using FaceTime in Picture in Picture mode.

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