Are you looking for a simple and easy way to play YouTube videos in the background? If yes, then this tutorial will make your life super easy in doing that.
After following the simple trick in this tutorial, you will able to play your favorite music, meditation, and other YouTube videos in the background mode. Thus, saving your iPhone battery and money as well (no need to get the YouTube premium).
Above all, you will also not get annoying ads. Therefore, a premium YouTubing experience is guaranteed with this tutorial.
How to play YouTube videos in the background on iPhone?
To play YouTube videos in the background of an iPhone, we will use a free app – Private Browser with Adblock.
Private Browser with Adblock is a fantastic iOS app that you can use to play YouTube videos in the background. Apart from that, you can also use it to download YouTube videos on your iPhone.
The best part of this browser is that it is completely free to use and also it lets you download music from other websites. So, if you don’t want to subscribe to Spotify to listen to music in the offline mode, then this is the must-have app.
Let’s now see how you can use Private Browser with Adblock to play YouTube videos in the background and lock screen.
Step 1: Download the app from here and open it. You will see the main interface of the app, as shown in the screenshot below.
The interface of the app looks similar to the Safari browser. On the top, there is a URL bar where you can enter specific website URLs to access.
At the bottom, there are buttons to navigate through the pages, add bookmarks, and manage multiple browsing tabs.
Step 2: Open YouTube by entering its URL in the address bar. Now, choose to play any YouTube video that you want to play in the background or even if your screen is locked.
Step 3: As soon as you choose a video to play on YouTube, a pop will appear after 2-3 seconds, as shown in the screenshot below.
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Now, you can choose to download the video or copy its link. If you choose the download the video, then the app will save the video for offline use and you can access it from the Downloads section of the app.
Step 4: To play the selected YouTube video in the background, all you have to do is close the pop-up shown in the previous step and minimize the app.
As shown in the screenshot, the selected YouTube video will play in the background and the lock screen. The best part is that you can change the playback time right from the lock screen. Thus, you don’t have to open the app, again and again, to skip through a particular timestamp.
Other features of Private Browser with Adblock
- Dark theme
- Web media player with options to change playback speed, sleep timer, and gestures support.
- Auto-updates according to regional adblock rules
- Passcode lock
- Translate webpages
- Incognito or private browsing by default
- Pre-built VPN support.
- Change the default user agent to Phone, Pad, Desktop, or custom
With this simple method, you can choose to play any YouTube video in the background and lock screen of your iPhone. So whether you want to sleep at night while listening to relaxing sounds or play favorite music while playing some games, the app does this job perfectly.
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