Apple introduced a new feature in iOS 9 called Picture-in-Picture that allows you to multitask by watching a video and interacting with another app at the same time. Unfortunately, this feature is limited to certain iPad models so it doesn’t work with iPhones, iPods and even some iPads.
As always, there is now a jailbreak tweak that gets rid of this limitation. ForceInPicture is a new tweak that brings Picture-in-Picture mode to jailbroken devices running iOS 9 or iOS 10.
ForceInPicture only works with the stock Video app, so if you’d like to use it with third-party apps such as YouTube then you’re out of luck.
When you’re watching a movie in the stock Video app, the tweak adds a new button in the bottom right corner to invoke Picture-in-Picture. Pressing that button places the video into a small floating window that can be moved around anywhere on the screen. At the same time, you can also work with a different app while the video is playing in that small window.
The tweak works very smoothly without any performance issues. It also allows you to enlarge and shrink the window size with pinch out and pinch in gestures.
ForceInPicture is very similar to Pegasus, which was released a long time back to bring Picture-in-Picture mode to iOS 9. The difference is that ForceInPicture is available for free of charge while Pegasus is $2.99. Additionally, the former supports iOS 10.
If you’d like to give this tweak a try, it is now available on Cydia’s BigBoss repo for free. What do you think of it? Let us know in the comments below.
To jailbreak iOS 10.1 – iOS 10.1.1, read the following guide: