There is one little feature that YouTube for iPhone had been missing for long—the ability to skip forward and backward video a bit easily. The long wait is finally over as the latest version of YouTube allows you to skip 10 seconds forward and backward just by double tapping on the video.
So, if you are watching the trailer of one of your favorite upcoming Hollywood movies and couldn't get what the hero said in the killer dialogue, you can quickly go back to catch it. Similarly, if you find some content of the video a bit boring, you will be able to skip forward it more conveniently using the double-tap gesture. Here is how it works!
How to Skip Forward/Backward 10 Seconds in YouTube on iPhone and iPad
Step #1. Make sure you have the latest version of YouTube (12. 04) installed on your device. (Go to App Store → Updates and update it to the latest version if it's not already.)
Step #2. Next, launch YouTube on your iOS device.
Step #3. Now, select the video you want to play and tap on it to start.
Step #4. While the video is running, double-tap on the left side of the video to skip 10 seconds backward. Similarly, double-tap on the right side of the video to skip ten seconds forward. This functionality works in landscape mode as well.
The Bottom Line
It's a very useful feature and has certainly made YouTube for iOS more user-friendly. What’s your take on it?
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