How to Play YouTube Videos in Background in Safari on iPhone or iPad in iOS 13

Despite the restriction, you will be able to play your favorite YouTube videos in the background in Safari on your iPhone and iPad with ease. Jump right in to put your hands on these cool tricks!

Many of us enjoy playing YouTube videos in the background while using other apps. Though this functionality is available only in the premium version of the app, there are some workarounds to bypass the restriction. And in this tutorial, we’ve discussed three workable methods that can let you play YouTube videos in the background in Safari on your iPhone and iPad in iOS 13.

Quick access:

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How to Play YouTube Videos in Background in iOS 13 Safari on iPhone/iPad

Step #1. First, launch Safari on your iPhone/iPad.

Step #2. Type www.youtube.com in the address bar and tap Return/Go and play the desired video.

Step #3. Next, tap on the Share button from the bottom of the screen.

Tap on Share Sheet in YouTube in Safari on iPhone or iPad

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Step #4. Some sharing options will swipe up from the bottom. Tap on “Request Desktop Site” from the lowest row.

Request Desktop YouTube Site in Safari on iPhone or iPad

Alternatively, you can long press the “Refresh” button from the top right corner. An option will come up from the bottom of the screen: “Request Desktop Site.” Tap on the option, and this will open the desktop version of YouTube on your iPhone or iPad.

Request Desktop Site in Safari on iPhone or iPad

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Step #5. When the YouTube video begins to play in Safari, you can leave this app by tapping on the Home button. You can still listen to the song or dialogue being played on YouTube video.

Step #6. If in case it doesn’t play, Go to the Control Center and tap on the Play button.

Play YouTube Video in Background in Safari on iPhone or iPad

While you are following the above steps, you should keep in mind that it is a workaround; we have tried this on our iOS devices multiple times.

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Sometimes, this works and sometimes it does not. If things do not develop as per your expectations, do not lose patience. You can keep following the above method for two-three times and you will get success.

If the above method doesn’t work, you can use Dolphin web browser to play YouTube videos in the background in iOS 12 on your iPhone and iPad.

How to Play YouTube Videos in Background on iPhone/iPad in Dolphin Browser

Step #1. Download Dolphin web browser app on your iOS device if you don’t have it already and open it.

Open Dolphin Web Browser on iPhone

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Step #2. Go to http://www.youtube.com and select a video you wish to play and tap on the play button. (It may ask you to open in the app, tap on cancel.)

Play YouTube Video on iPhone in Dolphin

Step #3. Now press the Home button, and video will automatically pause.

Step #4. Swipe up from down to bring Control Center.

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Swipe up Screen to Play YouTube Video in Background on iPhone

Step #5. Tap on the Play button, and your video will resume.

Play YouTube in Background on iPhone

In most of the cases, the Dolphin workaround works well.

That’s it!

Video: How to Play YouTube Videos in Background on iPhone

Wrapping up

So, make the most of this little but handy trick to enjoying your favorite videos while using other apps on your iOS device! Also, let us know your feedback in the comments below.

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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