Fix: iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max Picture in Picture Not Working?

Users have complained about the PiP (Picture-in-Picture) mode not working on iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. The users have launched multiple applications in the background. They want to watch the video and keep up with the messages. However, the texting app is not switching to PiP mode. We will talk about the reasons behind the issue and how you can solve it.

iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max Picture in Picture Not Working

Why Is Picture in Picture Not Working on iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max?

Apple is slow when introducing a feature to its products. However, the in-house developers outperform the competitors, in terms of performance and functionality. I have mentioned a few valid reasons why PiP is not working on the iPhone 14 series.

Compatible Applications:

PiP (Picture-in-Picture) mode is a new feature introduced in iOS 14. Multi-billion companies can create and add new features to the apps. However, many smaller software companies don’t have the funds to add compatibility to their apps. Unfortunately, the number of supported applications is limited.

Software Limitations:

iOS 16 is the next-generation mobile operating system for the iPhone 14 series. However, it’s not the perfect software in the world. The PiP is not working due to some minor bugs or glitches. You can follow the old-school solutions to resolve the issue. Meanwhile, I suggest you leave the software-level fix to the Apple developers.

Outdated Apps:

iPhone users don’t update the apps and leave the task to the App Store. Connect your smartphone to a Wi-Fi network and update the pending apps from the store. Make sure to close the apps from the background before you proceed.

Outdated iOS Version:

The company spends millions on the software engineering team to improve the mobile operating system. You should update the iOS version whenever the company releases your iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. I suggested a few points note down before updating the mobile software.

Fix: iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max Picture in Picture Not Working

I request readers create a data backup if they don’t want to risk losing the data. You don’t need third-party tools to enable and use the PiP feature on iOS 16. Meanwhile, you can fill out a request form for the developer to add a new feature.

Shut Down iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max

I don’t remember when I turned off the iPhone the last time. Apple knows that users don’t prefer to switch off their smartphones. The in-house developers have optimized the iOS software to handle the task even when nobody reboots the operating system for months. Switch off the smartphone for a few minutes.

1. Tap “Settings” from the Home Screen.

2. Tap “General” settings.

3. Swipe down.

4. Tap the “Shut down” option.

5. Press and move the slider to the right side.

6. Unplug the charger.

Let the iPhone rest for a minimum of five minutes. Turn on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max a few minutes later and launch the apps in Picture-in-Picture mode.

Disable and Enable Picture-in-Picture Mode

The PiP (Picture-in-Picture) mode is not working with third-party applications. You can force the feature to restart the service on the iOS device. Let me show you where you can find the PiP settings.

1. Close all apps from the background.

2. Tap “Settings” from the Home Screen.

3. Tap “General” settings.

4. Tap the “Picture in Picture” option.

5. Tap the button to disable the feature.

You can restart the iPhone for a better result.

6. Tap the button to enable the feature.

Launch the applications and check if the problem is resolved.

Application Compatibility

PiP (Picture-in-Picture) mode is not available on all applications. Third-party software companies don’t have the budget and funds to realize new features. Of course, you can use the PiP on apps backed by multi-billion dollar companies. I have listed compatible apps below.

a. Apple TV, FaceTime, Safari, and other Apple applications.

b. Chrome

c. Edge

d. Firefox

e. Firefox Focus

f. DuckDuckGo

g. Edge and Bing Search


i. HBO Go and HBO Max

j. USA Network

k. Hulu

l. Netflix

m. PBS Video

n. Home

o. Shazam: Music Discovery

p. Disney+

q. Apollo for Reddit

r. Amazon Prime Video

s. Google Play Movies & TV

t. MLB

w. The NBC App – Stream TV Shows

x. Spectrum TV

y. EPIX: Stream with TV Package

z. FOX NOW: Watch TV & Sports

You can use the latest applications launched by the above publishers in PiP mode.

Update Apps Manually From App Store

Many third-party developers have added the PiP feature to the latest applications. However, most iPhone users don’t update the apps. Most smartphone owners leave the responsibility to the App Store that automated the process. Let me show you how to update apps manually on the latest iOS 16.

1. Open the App Store from the Home Screen.

2. Tap the profile picture from the top right corner.

3. Swipe down.

4. Find the app and tap the “Update” button.

5. Tap the “Update All” if you don’t want to run an outdated application.

Leave your smartphone alone for a few minutes. Restart the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max when it is done updating the library.

Update iOS 16

Apple releases new iOS versions for the smartphone for a reason. The software update contains security patches, bug fixes, and glitch fixes. Most Apple product owners fear the performance slows down after every software upgrade. I have laid down a few rules that I follow before updating the iOS version.

a. Join a few Reddit groups. Wait for a week for feedback from the community members.

b. Watch review videos from reputed content creators.

c. Wait a week and read reviews from reputed publishers.

You can avoid many issues by following simple rules.

1. Tap “Settings” from the Home Screen.

2. Tap “General” settings.

3. Tap the “Software Update” option.

4. Tap the “Download & Install” button.

Nobody wants a slower device after spending thousands on a smartphone

Bottom Line

You can email the third-party app developer to add the Picture-in-Picture feature. Follow the tutorial to fix iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max Pictureiin-Picture not working. You don’t have to force restart the smartphone. You can reset the settings, but I request readers to back up the data. Let us know how you solved the PiP issue in the comment section.

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