YouTube: Turning off automatic playback of videos on mobile

YouTube now automatically plays the videos from the home page when you open the app on Android and iPhone (iOS) phones. However, the user can disable the function at any time in the platform settings. By default, the feature is enabled only when your smartphone is connected to a Wi-Fi network, to avoid unnecessary data consumption. Even so, some people may consider change uninteresting.

TechTudo has prepared the following tutorial that teaches you how to turn off automatic video playback on the YouTube home screen. The procedures were performed on a Moto E4 with Android 7.1.1 Nougat and on an iPhone 8 running iOS 12. The step-by-step also serves for other versions of the operating systems of Google and Apple.

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On android

Step 1. Open the YouTube app and tap on your profile photo in the upper right corner of the screen. Then open "Settings";

Access YouTube settings on your Android phone

Step 2. In the application settings, go to "Autoplay", then tap "Autoplay on the Home tab";

Access Android autoplay settings

Step 3. Finally, check the option "Disabled".

Turn off automatic video playback on an Android-based smartphone

On the iPhone

Step 1. Open the YouTube app and tap on your profile photo in the upper right corner of the screen. Then open "Settings";

Access YouTube settings for iOS

Step 2. Touch "Auto Play on the Home Page" and finally select the "Disabled" option.

Disable iPhone automatic video playback

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