How to Turn Off Autoplay Videos on iPhone and iPad

how to turn off autoplay videos on iphone and ipad

The autoplay of videos in apps may be annoying for some users. Whether it’s about scrolling endless feeds in social media apps like Facebook and Twitter or while using YouTube and Photos app, they appear intrusive. Besides, they also eat up plenty of cellular data, which you might have reserved to watch Netflix or play a game at the end of the day. So if you’re done with it, here is how you can turn off autoplay videos on iPhone and iPad.

How to Disable Autoplay Videos on iPhone or iPad

If your iOS device is updated to the latest iOS 13, you can turn off video autoplay in any built-in Apple app, including Safari directly from your iPhone settings. To do so,

  1. Open the Settings app on your iOS device.
  2. Scroll down and go into settings and tap on accessibility on iphone
  3. Tap on Motion, and on the next screen, turn off Auto-Play Video Previews.tap on motion and turn off auto-play video previews to disable autoplaying videos on iphone

As you turn off the toggle, no native iPhone app will show the preview of videos from now onwards.

How to Stop Video Autoplay in the iOS App Store

The autoplay of videos can be turned off in the iOS App Store. However, not from the App Store, but the Settings app.

  1. Open the Settings app and go to iTunes and App settings tap on itunes & app store and then tap on video autoplay on iphone
  2. Tap Video Autoplay and select Off from the available off to stop video autoplay in ios app store
  3. You can go with Wi-fi only if you like the App Store offering previews of the apps while running on a Wi-Fi connection.

Note: When you turn off Auto-Play Video Previews from the Motion section in Accessibility, video autoplay settings in the iOS App store will be automatically disabled.

How to Stop Autoplay Videos in iOS Photos App

Photos app would be one of the most frequently-used apps on your iPhone. While scrolling through some old memories, we find the video autoplay causing disruption. So here’s how you can turn it off.

  1. Open the Settings app on the iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and go to Photos settings.
  3. Turn off the toggle of Autoplay Videos and Live Photos.stop autoplay videos in ios photos app

How to Stop Autoplay for Facebook Videos on iPhone and iPad

Facebook app on the iPhone has turned on autoplay of videos by-default. If you don’t like it, you can turn it off with these simple steps.

  1. Open the Facebook app on your iPhone.
  2. Go to Menu from the bottom-right corner of the screen in the facebook and tap on menu on iphone
  3. Select Settings & Privacy and tap on Settings.
  4. Scroll down and go into Videos and photos settings under the banner of Media and contacts.tap on settings & privacy select settings and tap on videos and photos in facebook app
  5. Tap Autoplay and select Never Autoplay Videos from the options.tap on autoplay and select never to stop autoplay video in facebook app

How to Turn Off Autoplay Videos in Twitter on iPhone and iPad

Autoplay videos in the Twitter app can cost a pretty good amount of cellular data, and here’s how you can disable it.

  1. Launch the Twitter app on the iPhone.
  2. Tap on the option in the top-left corner in the twitter app and tap on menu on iphone
  3. From the side-bar menu, go into Settings and privacy.
  4. Tap Data usage.tap on settings and privacy and then tap on data usage in twitter on iphone
  5. Go into Video autoplay and select Never.tap on video autoplay and select never to turn off autoplay videos in twitter app

If you want, you can also select Only on Wi-Fi, if autoplay of videos in the Twitter app is just a matter of cellular data.

How to Turn Off Autoplay YouTube Videos on iPhone and iPad

In the YouTube app, when you end up watching a video, the next video starts automatically playing. We know it’s irritating when an unpleasant video starts playing in the playlist, and even that eats up plenty of cellular data. Here’s how you can stop YouTube from doing it.

  1. At first, launch the YouTube app.
  2. Tap on the profile icon on the top-right corner of the youtube and tap on profile on iphone
  3. Go to Settings and turn off the Autoplay next video toggle.tap on settings and then turn off autoplay videos on youtube on iphone

How to Stop Autoplay for Instagram Videos on iPhone

The Instagram app on the iPhone doesn’t offer an option to completely turn off the autoplay of videos. But it has a different way that will not affect your cellular data usage, and also, videos will take a long time to process.

  1. Open Instagram on your iPhone and go to your instagram and tap on profile on iphone
  2. Open Settings from the right side menu.
  3. Tap Account.tap on three lines select settings and tap on account in instagram
  4. Go into Cellular Data Settings and turn on Use Less Data toggle.tap on mobile data and enable use less data to stop autoplay videos on instagram

How to Turn Off Netflix Autoplay Video Previews

If you love binge-watching shows on Netflix, but the autoplay of previews annoys you, you can disable it with these simple steps.

  1. Open in the browser on your iPhone
  2. Log in to your details if you haven’t signed in.
  3. Tap on your profile – the upper-right corner of your screen.
  4. Go to Manage Profiles.
  5. Select your profile if you’ve multiple profiles.tap on netflix profile select manage profiles and tap on profile on iphone
  6. On the next screen, untick before the option of Autoplay previews while browsing on all devices.disable autoplay previews while browsing to turn off netflix autoplay video previews on iphone

You can also turn off the auto-play episodes in a series by unticking the Autoplay next episode in a series on all devices option.

How to Turn Off Amazon Prime Video AutoPlay

If you don’t like binge-watching TV shows, Amazon Prime offers an option to disable Auto-play from its iPhone app.

  1. Launch the Amazon Prime app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Go to My Stuff; an icon resided on the lower-right corner in the app.
  3. Tap on the Settings icon on the upper-right amazon prive video app tap on my stuff and then tap on settings
  4. Select Auto Play and turn off the toggle of Allow Auto Play on this device.disable allow autoplay on this device to turn off amazon prime video autoPlay
  5. At last, Tap Save to make the changes.

Signing Off…

The Autoplay of videos is nice-having to some people. But for many, it’s irritating and ruining cellular data on shallow things. But if your reason is to save more cellular data, you can opt for ‘Wi-Fi only’ in some apps that offer the option.

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  1. The problem I experience on iPhone and iPad is this: I listen to radio on iHeart app throughout the day. I also surf the web with Safari throughout the day. Several websites I visit auto play videos or ads (muted, but playing), and that kicks me out of my iHeart radio station. NONE of the ‘fixes’ suggested here (or anywhere I’ve looked in the last 18 months) stop this from happening. It is beyond frustrating. Is there any way to stop that type of auto play?

    1. I understand. Many news websites are notorious for auto-playing videos. There is no way to prevent this in Safari on iPhone. You can, however, switch to a browser like Brave or Aloha that has built-in Ad-blockers. They might block these auto-playing videos. See if it helps.

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