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Fix Picture-in-picture mode not working in android Oreo

Android Oreo launched with awesome features such as PIP mode, Notification dots, background process limit, Android Instant apps, Auto-fill and more. All this Oreo features, one of the best is Picture-in-picture mode. But several users reported Picture-in-picture mode not working in android Oreo 8.0 devices. Have you been experiencing this issue on your Google Pixel or nexus device?

By default PIP mode in Oreo is compatible with Google chrome, YouTube, Maps, Google play services, Google play movies & TV and recently supported PIP mode in WhatsApp and Google Duo.


Most of user facing issue of PIP mode not working on YouTube app in android Oreo. If you can’t use PIP in YouTube, make sure YouTube Red subscription is required for PIP to playing video on YouTube app. Click here to check currently YouTube Red supported countries. This PIP mode error doesn’t have official solutions.  But you should try below given troubleshooting methods to fix Picture-in-picture mode not working in android Oreo 8.0.

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Fix Picture-in-picture mode not working in android Oreo 8.0

When PIP mode not working on app, first of all make sure the app you trying to use support PIP mode. If app supported PIP mode and Picture-in-picture mode not working on YouTube / Maps, clear the app cache in your android 8.0 Oreo devices.

1st Method: Clear the app cache on YouTube / Maps in android Oreo 8.0

Step 1: Go to settings in your Oreo devices

Step 2: Tap apps & notifications

Step 3: Tap app info

Step 4: Scroll down up to app you want to clear cache & tap on it

Tap storage in app info on Oreo phone

Step 5: Tap Storage

Clear app cache in Oreo to fix PIP mode not working issue

Step 6: Tap clear cache

Now restart your android Oreo device and check Picture-in-picture mode in working or not in YouTube or Maps app. If Picture-in-picture mode not working in android Oreo, try below given method.

2nd Method: Enable safe mode in Android Oreo 8.0

Step 1: Tap & hold the Power button in your Oreo devices

Step 2: Touch and hold Power off button until view Reboot to safe mode

Step 3: Press OK to reboot safe mode android 8.0 Oreo devices

It will take 20-30 seconds to restart your Oreo device.

Step 4: View Safe mode icon on below of the left side screen

You will see all third party downloaded apps hidden or disable. Now check any problem in your Oreo device. If you can’t found any problem, it means any third party app causing this issue. Now find app that causing issue and remove it from your device.

3rd Method: Uninstall app update of app in android 8.0 Oreo

Step 1: Go to settings in your Oreo devices

Step 2: Tap apps & notifications

Step 3: Tap app info

Step 4: Tap app

Step 5: Tap three vertical dots from top right side corner

Uninstall YouTube app to fix PIP not working on YouTube in Oreo

Step 6: Tap Uninstall updates

You can see this message on screen: Replace this app with the factory version?

Step 7: Tap Ok

Now restart your Oreo device and after that update app to latest version and check PIP mode is working or not in your device.

That’s all. End the list of possible solution to fix Picture-in-picture mode not working in android Oreo 8.0. I hope one of these above tips fix PIP mode issues in Oreo. Do you have any solutions want to share? Visit android 8.0 Oreo tips page to all android O tutorials.

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