How to Turn Off Video Autoplay in Instagram on iPhone

Though not perfect, there is a way you can, disable video auto-play in Instagram on your iPhone. Find out how it works.

While scrolling through the Instagram feed, the one thing that I really hate the most is auto-playing videos. Earlier the app allowed to completely disable video auto-play but now it, unfortunately, doesn’t have this important feature anymore. To prevent those unwanted clips from ruining my experience, I use a smart trick. Want to know what that is? I simply enable “Use Less Data” prevent Instagram videos from pre-loading on my iPhone.

Agreed, it’s not a perfect solution but it can offer some respite. Once you have configured the app to use less data, the videos will take longer to load. To be more precise, the videos will play only when you come across them while browsing through the news feed. Though not an ideal solution, it does put some break on clips from going hammer-and-tongs without any restriction.

Sponsored Links

How to Stop Instagram Videos from Pre-Loading on iPhone

Step #1. Launch Instagram on your iOS device → Tap on your Profile tab at the bottom right corner.

Step #2. Now, tap on hamburger icon from the upper right corner and then tap on Settings.

Tap on Menu and then tap on Settings in iOS Instagram app

Step #3. Next, tap on Account →  tap on Cellular Data Use.

Sponsored Links

Tap on Account and Tap on Cellular Data Use in iOS Instagram app

Step #4. Finally, turn on the switch next to Use Less Data.

Disable Video Autoplay in Instagram on iPhone

Wrapping up

Sponsored Links

I wish Instagram brought back the ability to disable videos from auto-playing! What do you think of it? Toss up your views in the comments below.

You would like to have a glance at these posts as well:

Like this story? Download our app and remain connected with us via Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram.

Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
- Advertisment -