Multitasking is a much-needed capability on touch-enabled devices, and iOS 9 brought it to the iPad. While Picture in Picture might be one of the best multitasking feature iOS has to offer, it would make sense if you’d want to disable Picture in Picture video overlay on iPad.
For some users, it prevents them from focusing on the current screen, plus it is very easy to enable PIP mode by accident.
Of course, you can quickly close the video overlay if you don’t need it, but if you don’t use this feature at all, the best thing you can do is disable Picture in Picture video overlay on iPad, so you never have to deal with it again.
How to disable Picture in Picture video overlay on iPad
It’s a very simple process, so keep reading to find out all the necessary steps.
On your iPad, go to Settings – General -> Multitasking.
Toggle off the ‘Persistent Video Overlay‘ option. Whenever you need to see the PIP windows again, you can simply return to this settings screen and re-enable the option.
Now that you managed to disable Picture in Picture video overlay on iPad, you can watch videos knowing the PIP pop-up won’t show up if you press the Home button. With this option turned off, if you press the Home button while a video is playing, it would simply close the video, instead of sending it in the persistent overlay.
Also, if you find that PIP mode isn’t working on your iPad, it is likely because the Persistent Video Overlay option is disabled, so that is the setting you should check and enable first before you start worrying over nothing.