iPhone picture-in-picture to iOS 14: the applications for Which it works, how it is head of Android

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Picture-in-picture to keep a thumbnail of a video playing while you do other things on your phone. Apple. Screenshot by CNET

iPhone ($699 at Apple) the owners of using iOS 14 a real treat for with picture-in-picture, a new feature in the iPhone announced, Monday, in the framework of Online Apple’s WWDC event. A Samsung innovation that has been adopted by all Android phones, picture-in-picture has been a staple for years. The feature is not new to Apple — it already exists on the iPad, but it is new to the iPhone, in particular, a device icon with more than 100 million users in the united states, according to Statista.

Despite its late arrival to the Apple iPhone to take on the video has a few extra tricks that Google may want to emulate. Picture-in-picture and other features of the iPhone is going to come iOS 14 the public beta in July and for everyone in the fall.

Here’s what the image in the Image is, how it works, how it could exceed PiP on Android phones, and its limits. (And here’s how to know if iOS 14 will work with your iPhone.)

What is the picture-in-Picture video for iOS 14?

Picture-in-picture enables you to look at an image-size of the video in the corner of your screen while you do other things on your phone. The video sticks around you will open a chat window, scroll through a news story on your web browser, or fine-tune the settings of your screen. Thus, you can watch a video on the iPhone from any screen.


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Picture-in-picture is the name Apple has given to this feature, but it is generally known in mobile circles, picture-in-picture (PiP).

Picture in picture will work with these iPhone apps immediately

  • The Apple TV
  • Podcasts
  • Safari
  • FaceTime
  • iTunes
  • The house
  • Any third-party application that supports the functionality of the iPad today

Application developers who want to take advantage of PiP will need to use Apple’s image in the Image Api.

How the picture in picture will work on the iPhone

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You can hold a conversation FaceTime iOS 14 while watching your program, or any other screen of the iPhone.

Apple. Screenshot by Jessica Dolcourt/CNET

Depending on the phone you use on, picture-in-picture is a great little convenience. You don’t go out of your way to use it. It is youand in a way that should be quite natural and useful.

Here’s what happens on the iPhone. You start watching a video on a compatible application. It occurs to you that you need to respond to a text, check your email or watch the weather. As you swipe up to go Home, your video narrows down and continues to roll in miniature. It works with FaceTime calls, too.

The tile is persistent, which means that you can switch to any application that you want, as long as you want without the video goes. To make the video window larger, pinch-to-zoom. To move it, simply drag it with your finger.

If the PiP window is to take the path, you can drag it to the side where it docks and everything, but disappears, leaving you with a tab to pull when you want it again. Here’s the best part: the sound continues to play even if you dock the thumbnail of the video.

While in the Image in Photo mode, you can pause, rewind or go forward on the applications that support these controls. And you can tap a control to full screen or close the video completely, we can say that if you have completed a FaceTime call.

What Google and Samsung could learn from iOS 14 of the image in the Image

Apple picture in picture feature could have a leg up on Android PiP two ways. I felt my eyes light up when Apple showed the home feature in iOS 14. On Android phones, you can drag around a PiP window anywhere on the screen that you want, but move it to the margins, and it bump around like a bowling ball at a child’s birthday party.

I can’t tell you how many times I have closed the PiP window in exasperation that he was still in the way. But you don’t always want to stop the video. The option to keep the audio playing after docking the video seems very useful for FaceTime calls, so you can temporarily make full use of your screen while you are talking to the other person.

For example, perhaps you need to follow a route on foot, but you still want to be able to see your face on the video.

Pinch-to-zoom is another great potential with Apple image in the Image tool. It does not exist for Android. On phones like the Samsung Galaxy S20 and OnePlus 8 Pro ($999 to OnePlus)I was able to zoom to make it a little bigger, and a second zoom attempt open in a big way. If Apple’s method gives you the true scale (as it appears to do so) and works as advertised, that might make the other brands of phone to pay attention.

Of course, we will need to try the method first hand in the iOS 14 betaand in the finished device to see how it really compares.

What the iPhone of the image in the Picture will not be in a position to do so

Apple’s new feature announced is to work with the video only, compared to the PiP on Android, which also works with Cards. As someone with a deplorable sense of direction, keeping an eye on the route on foot while I’m doing whatever I’m doing has been a lifesaver more times than I can count. Hopefully Apple will develop in the future to include Apple — and Google — maps to the inside of the image in the Image to the reality.

Here what you need to know about iOS 14 and everything Apple announced at WWDC.

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