iOS 16.4 How to Go Pause on FaceTime on iPhone and iPad in 2023

Major Apple users always prefer FaceTime to Video Call, instead of downloading any third-party video calling app. Year after year, Apple has always focused on strengthening FaceTime, whether it is adding support for 32 people at the same time or introducing the Picture-in-Picture mode. iOS 14 changed the vision, how we use the iPhone, how it was before, and also increased the desire to get more with newer updates, isn’t it? We’ve prepared this article, focusing the FaceTime, specifically, how to pause FaceTime on iPhone, iPad.

With iOS 14, Picture-in-Picture crossed the paths of iOS and iPadOS folks, if you ask me; this was the most awaited feature on iPhone and iPad. The reason is, Android people are already using it for years, while Apple didn’t put it into the iPhone, until now. Let’s get back to the topic, and learn how to Go Pause on FaceTime in iOS 14 iPhone, iPad.

How to Unpause and Pause FaceTime on iPhone, iPad

Why Can’t I Pause FaceTime in iOS?

Let me remind you, Apple added Picture-in-Picture mode to iPhone and iPad, with the iOS 14 update. In other words, when you’re playing a YouTube Video or FaceTime-ing, and an urgent text pops up, what will you do? I presume, exiting the YouTube Video or FaceTime would be your choice, at the same time, you don’t want to close? That’s where PiP comes into the picture, with PiP mode; the iPhone lets you use the iPhone while continuing the streaming video.

The turning point is when the Picture-in-Picture mode is enabled, and you decide to switch between the app, the FaceTime won’t be paused, instead, it will appear in a small window we call them as a PiP mode.

I’ve seen many people want to keep the FaceTime Video Paused while using another app, despite picture-in-picture mode. In short, if you can’t Pause FaceTime on the iPhone, iPad, disable the Picture-in-Picture mode on iPhone and iPad.

How to Disable Picture-in-Picture Mode in iPhone iOS 14?

Once you disable the Picture-in-Picture Mode, from the next time the ongoing FaceTime will be automatically paused when you switch the app. Keep note that, you won’t be able to use PiP mode with other PiP compatible applications.

  1. Navigate to the Settings app on iPhone.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Go to Picture in Picture and disable Start PiP Automatically.

Anytime, follow the same steps to enable/disable the PIP mode on the iPhone.

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