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.
How to Stop Instagram Videos from Pre-Loading on iPhone
Step #1. Launch Instagram on your iOS device → Tap on your tiny profile pic at the bottom right corner.
Step #2. Now, you need to tap on the gear icon on the profile page.
Step #3. Next, scroll down and tap on Mobile/Cellular Data Use.
Step #4. Finally, turn on the switch next to Use Less Data.
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.
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