5 Best Fixes for WhatsApp Picture-in-Picture Not Working on iPhone
WhatsApp has become a reliable messaging app to connect with your contacts. You can also send Avatars to your contacts as a fun way to express yourself. Thanks to Picture-in-Picture, you can attend video calls on WhatsApp while using other apps on your iPhone.
That’s what some users complain about. If WhatsApp Picture-in-Picture is not working on your iPhone, here are solutions to help you fix it quickly.
1. Check Picture-in-Picture Settings
To check if Picture-in-Picture is enabled on your iPhone, go to Settings app.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap on General.
Step 3: Tap on Picture in Picture.
Step 4: Tap the toggle next to ‘Start PiP Automatically’ to enable the feature.
Step 5: Close the Settings app and relaunch WhatsApp to check if the problem is solved.
2. Force Quit and Relaunch WhatsApp
If the feature isn’t working in WhatsApp, force quit and relaunch the app. Reloading your chats may solve the issue.
Here’s how to do it:
1. On your iPhone home screen, swipe up and hold to see the background app windows.
2. Swipe right to find WhatsApp, then tap and swipe up to force quit the app.
Step 3: Relaunch WhatsApp and check if the problem is solved.
Whenever an app stops working properly, you may force quit and relaunch it.
3. Restart Your iPhone
Restarting your iPhone can often resolve issues with apps, including problems with Picture-in-Picture in WhatsApp. To restart an iPhone X or newer model, press the Power Button and Volume Down button, then swipe right to turn off the device. For an iPhone SE 2nd or 3rd gen, or an iPhone 7 or earlier model, press and hold the side button to turn off the device. And for an iPhone SE 1st gen, press and hold the power button at the top to turn off the device.
After restarting your iPhone, relaunch WhatsApp to see if the problem is solved.
4. Update WhatsApp
WhatsApp introduced Picture-in-Picture with v23.3.77 of the app for iPhone users. If the feature is still not working, update the version of WhatsApp on your iPhone and check if the problem gets solved.
To enable Picture-in-Picture:
1. Open App Store on your iPhone.
Step 2: Tap the profile icon at the top-right corner.
Review and refresh available app updates for your iPhone by swiping down.
Step 4: Tap on Update next to WhatsApp.
Step 5: Close the App Store and relaunch WhatsApp to check if the problem is solved.
If you are experiencing a black screen during WhatsApp video calls on your iPhone, read our post for solutions.
5. Update iOS
If none of the solutions work, the last resort is to update the iOS version, if you’ve been delaying any pending updates. Picture-in-Picture is a built-in system feature on your iPhone, older versions of iOS won’t let it work easily. Here’s how to check for the iOS update.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap on General.
Step 3: Tap Software Update.
Step 4: Download and install any available updates for your iPhone. Step 5: Relaunch WhatsApp after installing the update to see if the problem is fixed.
Multitask With Ease
The Picture-in-Picture feature allows multitasking during WhatsApp video calls. However, there are times when you don’t receive a response when initiating a video call. To address this, WhatsApp lets you notify your contacts in advance by creating and sending a video call link. This ensures that your contacts are prepared and ready to join your video call.
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