WANT to listen to music on YouTube without keeping the app open? It's possible, if you know how.
With Spotify, you can use other apps freely and your music will keep playing.
But with YouTube, the service is treated like a video app – even if you're just trying to listen to audio.
This can be really frustrating: you're listening to a great song, exit the app, and suddenly your music stops.
There's a simple workaround for your iPhone that fixes this, though.
First, you need to download a web browser that isn't Apple's Safari.
A good choice for this is the Dolphin web browser for your iPhone – which is free of charge:
Once you've installed Dolphin, open the app and go to YouTube.com.
Search for the video you want to listen to (a music playlist, ideally) and start playing.
Now close the app by hitting the Home button – the music will stop playing, but don't worry.
Next, bring up the Control Centre on your phone. This involves swiping up from the bottom on a normal iPhone, or down from the top right corner on an iPhone X.
In the top right, you should see a box with the name of your YouTube video – this is the Now Playing widget.
Press the Play button in the widget and the audio should start without you being inside of the Dolphin app.
This should still work even if your phone is locked – something that's not possible with the official YouTube app.
Once the music is playing again, you should be able to control playback from the lockscreen too.
When you wake the lockscreen, there'll be some music playback controls that let you pause or change the volume.
Using this method to play YouTube music anywhere isn't fool-proof, sadly.
Sometimes music will stop and be replaced by local sounds in video game apps, for instance.
And if you start playing music in another app, it'll also cancel your YouTube track.
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