Playing media in the background

Anyone know how to play YouTube in the background on iOS? Couldn’t find the setting on my iPhone.


You can do it through the Brave Mobile browser.

  1. Go to and find the video you want to play.

  2. Click on the bottom right corner of the browser with 3 dots like this “…”

  3. Click “Share with…” and then scroll down until you see “Request Desktop Site” and click on it.

  4. Play the video and make it full screen.

  5. Once its fulls screen you swipe all the way from the bottom of the screen to the top right corner and let go.

This will make a mini player of the video show up as a widget on your screen that you can move around and even move over the edge of the screen and it will have a little tab that you can use to pull it back out.

You can even lock your screen and then it will stop playing, but if you just press the power button and look at your lock screen there will be the audio controls if you have that enabled on your settings and click play. Then you can lock it and have the screen black/off and the video will still be playing in the background.

If you’re using the YouTube app, YouTube doesn’t allow iOS to play YouTube videos in the background while you look through other apps, lock your screen, etc, unless you get the paid version.

Delete the YouTube app in the first place, then follow wetkoala’s instructions.

1 Like

This topic was automatically closed 60 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.