To avoid disruption while watching a video in the YouTube mobile app, you can lock your screen. Locking your screen prevents unintentional taps or swipes from interrupting playback.
To lock your screen:
- Go to a video that you’d like to watch.
- Tap settings .
- Tap Lock screen .
Once locked, the video player will remain locked until you unlock it.
To unlock your screen:
- Tap anywhere on the video player for the lock button to appear.
- Select Tap to unlock.