How To Play YouTube Videos in Background on iPhone [2023]

how to play youtube videos in background of iPhone

This post was last Updated on by Himanshu Tyagi to reflect the accuracy and up-to-date information on the page.

Are you looking for a simple, easy way to play YouTube videos in the background? If yes, then this tutorial will make your life super easy.

After following the simple trick in this tutorial, you will play your favorite music, meditation, and other YouTube videos in the background mode. Thus, saving your iPhone battery and money (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.

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How to play YouTube videos in the background on the 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 entirely free to use and lets you download music from other websites. If you don’t want to subscribe to Spotify to listen to music in the offline mode, this is the must-have app.

Let’s now see how to use a Private Browser with Adblock to play YouTube videos in the background and lock screen.

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Step 1: Download the app from here [broken link removed] and open it. You will see the app’s main interface, as shown in the screenshot below.

private browser with adblock iOS app

The interface of the app looks similar to the Safari browser. There is a URL bar on the top to enter specific website URLs.

There are buttons to navigate the pages, add bookmarks, and manage multiple browsing tabs at the bottom.

Step 2: Open YouTube by entering its URL in the address bar. Play any YouTube video you want in the background, even if your screen is locked.

step 1 play youtube video in private browser

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.

step 2 download youtube video in iOS

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Now, you can choose to download the video or copy its link. If you choose to download the video, the app will save it 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, close the pop-up shown in the previous step and minimize the app.

step 3 play youtube videos in background on iOS

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The screenshot shows that the selected YouTube video will play in the background and on the lock screen. The best part is that you can change the playback time from the lock screen. Thus, you don’t have to open the app repeatedly 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 gesture 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

Closing Thoughts

This simple method lets you play any YouTube video in your iPhone’s background and lock screen. So the app perfectly does this job, whether you want to sleep at night while listening to relaxing sounds or playing your favorite music while playing some games.

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