How to remove play icon/button in iOS low power mode

Hello I am trying to get rid of the play icon that appears on a video when viewing on a iPhone in low power mode.
I would like to have a clean fallback image instead. (695.4 KB)

You could detect if it’s actually playing when it should be, and if it’s not, then swap in an Animated GIF instead.


I’ve tried it on several Apple & Android devices and you can not see the controls on iPad or iPhone or Android, check it here on server.

Try to be a little more specific to see if I can help you.

You have to turn Low Power Mode “ON” on your iPhone to see the problem. Then you will see the controls on the video.

This is an iOS button. You will have no control over it but @Daniel 's idea does work

See this example.

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Unfortunately, Hype does not have IOS control on the phone. I think the best solution is what Daniel recommends and the example of MarkHunte is a practical application.

Hi and thank you all for trying to help me out.
I found this link:
but I haven’t been able to get this to work with my Hype video.

That’s an interesting link - basically it is a hack using internal implementation details to hide the play button. Unfortunately even the last comment on the solution seems to indicate it does not work with iOS 11.