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How To Play YouTube In Background On iOS

Playing YouTube videos in the background on iOS devices can be achieved through various methods, including the use of YouTube Premium or a workaround with the Safari browser.

To play YouTube videos in the background on iOS without subscribing to YouTube Premium, you can use the Safari browser on your iPhone. This workaround allows you to continue listening to music or audio from YouTube even when you switch to other apps or lock your phone.

To get started, open Safari and navigate to YouTube.com. Search for the music video or audio you want to listen to and tap the “Aa” icon in the address/search bar. From the dropdown menu, select “Request Desktop Site” to ensure the desktop version of YouTube is loaded.

Once the desktop site is loaded, tap “play” on the video you want to listen to. Now, here’s the trick – go back to your home screen or lock your phone, and you’ll notice the music stops playing. But don’t worry, we can easily fix that.

To resume playing the music in the background, simply swipe down from the top-right corner of your screen (or swipe up from the bottom edge, depending on your iPhone model) to open the Control Center. In the Control Center, locate the music playback widget and tap the play button.

Voila! The music will start playing again, and you can freely navigate your phone, use other apps, or even lock your device – the audio will continue playing in the background. It’s a convenient way to enjoy your favorite YouTube music without any interruptions.

However, keep in mind that this workaround may not work in the future if YouTube patches it. So, it’s always a good idea to check for updates or alternative methods if you encounter any issues.

Furthermore, if you’re playing a playlist or queue, you’ll need to reopen Safari to choose a new song when the current one ends. But aside from that, this method should provide you with a seamless background listening experience on iOS.

Next time you want to listen to YouTube music or audio on your iOS device while multitasking, give this Safari workaround a try and enjoy uninterrupted playback wherever you go.

How to Play YouTube In Background on iOS Using Safari

If you don’t want to pay for YouTube Premium, you can still play YouTube videos in the background on iOS by following these steps using the Safari browser.

1. Open Safari and go to YouTube.com.

2. Search for the music video you want to listen to.

3. Tap the “Aa” icon in the address/search bar and choose “Request Desktop Site” from the dropdown menu.

4. Tap “play” on the video.

5. Go back to your home screen or lock your phone – the music will stop playing.

6. To continue playing the music, open the Control Center by swiping down from the top-right corner of your screen (or swipe up from the bottom edge, depending on your iPhone model).

7. Find the music playback widget in the Control Center and tap the play button.

8. The music will start playing again, and you can lock your phone or use other apps while it continues in the background.

Please note that this workaround may not work in the future if YouTube patches it. Additionally, if you’re playing a playlist or queue, you’ll need to reopen Safari to choose a new song when the current one ends.

Now you can enjoy your favorite YouTube music videos in the background on your iOS device without paying for YouTube Premium!