How to disable picture-in-picture on a Samsung Galaxy (Android 8 and 9)

This tutorial will show you step by step how to disable picture-in-picture on a Samsung Galaxy with Android 8 and 9.

The picture-in-picture feature allows you to watch YouTube videos or use Google Maps while using other apps on your smartphone.

Picture-in-picture is a special type of multi-window mode mostly used for video playback. It lets the user watch a video in a small window pinned to a corner of the screen while navigating between apps or browsing content on the main screen.

This tutorial works for all Samsung Galaxy phones with Android 8 (Oreo) and Android 9 (Pie), such as the Samsung Galaxy J2, A3, J3, J4, J4 Plus, Note 5, J5 Pro, A5, J6, J6 Plus, A6, A7, J7 Pro, S7, S7 Edge, J8, A8 Plus, S8, S8 Plus, Note 8, A9, S9, S9 Plus, S9 Note, and all other types.

How to turn off picture-in-picture on a Samsung Galaxy

1. Open your phone's settings.

Open Settings on a Samsung Galaxy with Android 8

2. Open Apps.

3. Tap on the ⋮ (3 dots) options button in the top right corner of your phone's screen.

Options button for apps on a Samsung Galaxy with Android 8

4. Tap on Special access.

Special access option for apps on a Samsung Galaxy with Android 8

5. Tap on Picture-in-picture.

6. Tap on the app you want to disable the picture-in-picture mode for.

7. Tap on the toggle button next to Allow picture-in-picture to turn it off.

Disable picture-in-picture on a Samsung Galaxy with Android 8

Repeat the last two steps for all the applications you want to disable the picture-in-picture mode for.


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