People enjoy YouTube videos for multiple reasons. A home maker wants to cook some delicious dishes, a beautician wants to learn some tricks and tips to enhance his/her beauty skills, or an iPhone or iPad user wants to fix an issue that occurs on his/her device. But while you are watching YouTube videos on your iPhone or iPad, you may have to open another important window or app. This obviously closes your YouTube app, which discontinues to show the video, and worst is that you cannot even listen to the audio of the video. To avoid this situation, you need to learn how to play YouTube in background in iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad.

Earlier, you could play YouTube videos with screen off on iPhone or iPad in iOS 10 by opening the YouTube website on Safari browser. But this trick doesn’t work in iOS 11, and therefore, you need to follow a different workaround to keep running YouTube songs in background in iOS 11 on your iPhone or iPad.

How to Play YouTube Videos in Background in iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad

How to Play YouTube Videos in Background in iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad

How to Play YouTube Videos in Background in iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad

An easy solution is to subscribe to YouTube Red. But not all users would like the idea of subscribing to YouTube Red, and therefore, we offer you another method to play music in background on your iOS device.

Dolphin web browser is the solution. This fast private internet search is developed by MoboTap Inc., and this allows you to play YouTube in background on your iPhone and iPad running iOS 11.

Step #1: First off, download Dolphin web browser app on your iPhone or iPad.

Step #2: Once you install the app, open it on your device.

Step #3: Type in and search & play your favourite video.

play your favourite Youtube video

Remember, you may be asked to open the video in YouTube app; simply cancel the option.

Step #4: While the video is being played on YouTube website, press the Home button on your iOS device.

This will stop video playing.

Step #5: Next, swipe up from the bottom of your device to bring up Control Center.

Swipe Up to Access Control Center

Step #6: Here, you need to tap on Play button; this will play YouTube in background.

Tap on Play button to listen youtube video songs in background


This browser can be useful when you just want to listen to YouTube videos (what a paradox!).

How to Play YouTube Videos in Background in iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad

Step #1: Launch Safari browser in iPhone/iPad.

Step #2: Open and type in the video name you want to play.

Open Youtube in Safari Browser

Step #3: Tap on Play button.

Tap on Play button

Step #4: While the video is being played on your device, tap on Home button and the video will stop automatically.

Step #5: On Home screen of your iOS device, swipe up to invoke Control Center.

Next, swipe left to acess music preferences.

Step #6: Simply tap on Play button to continue playing YouTube video in background.

swipe up to invoke Control Center and tap on Play Button

Your YouTube video will start playing in the background; this enables you to listen to the audio, though you have to deprive yourself of watching the video. Note that if you don’t see video controls upon swiping the screen up, simply swipe left on Control Center and you can see Play button and other details of video.

This workaround actually changes the purpose of YouTube, which is meant to watch videos on your smart devices. This trick fails to excite you if you wish to watch live stream on YouTube without buffering. However, there is a brighter side of playing videos in background; you can easily avoid those recommendations sent by YouTube. Since those recommendations are not seen by you on screen, you don’t have to remove recommended videos from YouTube on iPhone or desktop.

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