If you have been using the YouTube app, you may have come across the auto-playing videos in your Home feed. They are not just a big distraction but also cellular data killer. Not to mention, they unnecessarily drain the battery of the device as well.
Luckily, there is an option to turn off autoplay videos on YouTube Home feed from your iPhone, iPad or Android phone. The app also allows you to perfectly manage the autoplay settings as per your needs. For instance, you can set the videos to play only when your device is connected to Wi-Fi. Head into to fine-tune them!
How to Disable Autoplay Videos in YouTube Home Feed on iPhone or Android
The steps are pretty much the same on both iPhone and Android. So, you shouldn’t have any problem in getting the job done.
Step #1. Launch the YouTube app on your mobile device.
Step #2. Now, tap on your profile icon at the top right.
Step #3. Next, tap on Settings.
Step #4. Tap on “Autoplay on Home”.
Step #5. Up next, you have three options to customize the “Autoplay on Home” settings as per your need:
- On: To let the videos play using your Wi-Fi or Cellular data.
- Wi-Fi only: To allow the videos to play only when your device is connected to Wi-Fi.
- Off: To turn off the autoplay completely.
If you want to put an end to this feature, choose the Off option.
However, if you wish to restrict those videos to use only your Wi-Fi, pick the second option. The choice is yours.
While you are in the settings, do check out the way to stop the app from auto-playing next videos when the current one finishes. Should you wish to be in complete control, turn it off as well.
That’s pretty much it!
It’s good that the app offers the needed customization option over this unwanted feature. Therefore, depending on the requirement, a user can fine-tune it.
As we are discussing auto-playing videos, I’d like to tell you that you can also disable them in Safari, Chrome and also in App Store for iOS. If you often find your limited bandwidth fall short way before the deadline or wish to extend the battery life, this is the way to go.