YouTube: Learn How to Play Videos with The Screen Off On Android And iOS – YouTube Vancedby Jhon Harry Digital Marketing
On YouTube, it's not always the video that interests us. Precisely, we would sometimes like to get rid of it, to enjoy only the sound of this live untraceable and to save its battery at the same time. Here are a few tips to achieve this.
Officially, it is impossible to enjoy a YouTube video with the screen turned off on Android and iOS smartphones. This feature, oh so useful and pleasant, is reserved for subscribers to YouTube Premium and Music. As a reminder, this package allows users to browse the platform without advertising, and offers the possibility of viewing content offline.
A priori, it would therefore be necessary to go to the cash register to watch content with the screen off. It was without counting our little tips to get around the limitations set by YouTube. Indeed, there is a solution for free users who want to enjoy their video without the image. We explain the procedure to you.
1. Go to the YouTube website
On your Android or iOS smartphone, open your Internet browser and go to the YouTube site. Do not go through the application, but through the website.
2. Switch to the Desktop version of the site
This is the essential aspect of the manoeuvre if you hope to be able to read content in the background with the screen off. Indeed, the mobile web version of YouTube also does not allow you to play videos without the image. To work around the problem, load the Desktop or Desktop version of YouTube.
You will therefore come across an interface identical to the one you find on PC. Not necessarily very ergonomic depending on the size of the screen of your smartphone, but it is the sine qua num condition if you want to enjoy YouTube in the background.
2a. On android
Once on the YouTube website, go to your browser settings. In this case on Google Chrome, these are the three dots aligned and located at the top right of the address bar. Bring up the drop-down menu and check the box for Desktop version. You can launch your video! Also use Youtube Vanced Pro
2b. On iOS
IOS users, once in Safari, simply click on the aA icon hidden in the address bar. Same process, also choose Computer version. Let the page refresh and enjoy your video, all with the screen off and your smartphone locked.
3. How to start playing in the background
3a. On android
Once these few steps have been completed, lock your screen and reactivate it immediately. Go to the Android quick access pane and start playing your content again through the media player. And now, voila!
3b. On iOS
Different platforms, but same manipulation. On your iPhone, lock your device and reopen it. As on Android, go through the Control Center to restart the playback of your content. Note that you can also do this even faster from the lock screen interface.
Here you are ready to listen to all your favorite YouTubers, while saving your smartphone's battery!
Created on Dec 31st 2020 06:38. Viewed 613 times.