Disable auto play videos on Facebook for Android and iOS


WhistleOut
22 September 2014

Facebook’s auto-play ‘feature’ for videos getting you down? Other than the fact that it can be pretty annoying to be confronted with videos you didn’t choose to watch, downloading multiple short films per day can be a bad idea if you have a limited data cap.

It’s pretty easy to disable in settings and go back to a world where you choose whether or not to download and view a vid in your news feed.

iPhone and iPad

Go to your general iOS Settings and scroll down until you see Facebook.


Tap it hit Settings. Scroll down to Auto Play and then choose between On, WiFi-Only and Off.


If data usage is your only concern then WiFi-Only is a good choice. Otherwise, just turn them off and be done with it.



Android

Open up the Facebook app and select the Menu button in the top right.


Scroll down and find App Settings under "Help & Settings".


Tap Video Auto-play and choose between On, Wi-Fi Onlyand Off


You're done. Go forth and enjoy your newly-reclaimed power to decide when and if you will watch a video on your Facebook feed.


Comments

WhistleOut

UK's Leading Site For Comparing Mobile Phones & Tariffs

We unpack 4,159 complex mobile phone tariff combinations from 8 suppliers so you can find find a new tariff in seconds.

Start Comparing


  • Vodafone
  • EE
  • 3
  • O2
  • Virgin Media
  • FreedomPop
  • Tello
  • Tesco Mobile


Compare phones and tariffs from the following carriers...

Featured Deals

iPhone 8 - compare plans and prices

Compare plans & prices for the new iPhone 8 & 8 Plus including any special promotions being offered

100% Free Trial

FreedomPop are offering a limited time 100% Free Trial offer. Get 1,000 mins, 1,000 Text, 1GB Data & Free Premium Voice completely free for the 1st month

Three's Data Deals

Limited Time Offer - selected SIM and Handset tariffs from Three include bonus data, terms apply - check out the deals here...

Samsung Note8 - compare plans & prices

Compare plans & prices for the new Samsung Galaxy Note8 including any special promotions being offered