How to Disable Video Auto-Play on Twitter for iPhone and iPad

The world is becoming virtual and every citizen (or netizen) is related to each other. The area of their interests ranges from politics to defense, literature to technology, food to games and more. And to foster their passion, they use a strong social medium-Twitter.


Twitter has revolutionized the whole information arena with its constant and real world updates, for each moment. But if you are using Twitter app on iDevices, you must be flabbergasted by the automatically played videos and GIFs, while you are reading an interesting article of your role model.

I can figure out how irritating it is. But you can disable the setting with ease unless you enjoy sudden battery drain-outs or unfiltered and nasty visual content on your device.

For those who are annoyed with unwanted videos being downloaded on their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, there is an option to stop the automatic playing of the videos and GIFs on Twitter.

How to Turn Off Video Auto-playing on Twitter for iPhone/iPad

To avoid automatic playing of unwanted, unfiltered visual content and save your battery and cellular data package on the Twitter app, you just need follow the simple steps on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. However, this setting will not work on old version of the app.

Step #1. Open Twitter App on your iPhone → Tap on Me in the bottom panel. It will take you to your account. (If you have multiple Twitter accounts, you can apply this change to one account and it will be applicable to all accounts).

Step #2. Tap on the Gear icon.

Tap on Your Profile in Twitter App On iPhoneA menu will swipe up with options like Settings, View Lists, Drafts, Help and Sign Out.

Step #3. Tap on Settings.

Tap on Settings in Twitter App on iPhone

Step #4. Tap on Video Autoplay.

Tap on Video Autoplay in Twitter iPhone App

Step #5. Select Never play videos automatically.

Turn Off Video Autoplay in Twitter on iPhone

This simple how-to will save a lot of your time and effort from closing down videos on the Twitter app. You can follow the same instructions to stop automatic playing of videos on Facebook and Instagram app and save your internet data and battery backup.

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