Turn off Facebook’s video auto-play feature on iOS
Paul Stachniak • May 21, 2015if( has_post_thumbnail( $post_id ) ): ?>
You know what’s cool?
Not letting Facebook tell you how to live your life. Specifically when it comes to videos auto-playing in your newsfeed.
Oh sure, video auto-play can be handy. But it can also use a considerable amount of mobile data without your permission.
Today’s Ting Tip will show you how to disable auto-play from the app’s settings menu. Follow along using our step-by-step GIF instruction guide below!
Using an Android device? We’ve got you covered.
In the Facebook app, tap More in the bottom-right hand, scroll down and tap Account Settings.
Tap Videos and Photos, then tap Auto-play.
Select the auto-play option that best suits you.
One thing to note, Facebook as a platform exclusive feature for iOS called Smart Auto-play. This mode will optimize the video experience based on a variety of external factors including battery life, your carrier and location. It will, however, still auto-play video. So If you want to save on bandwidth, we suggest selecting Use Wi-Fi only or Never Play Video Automatically.
Full disclosure: Paul is a shareholder in Facebook. He owns exactly one share, making him a share-holder in the most literal sense.
If you’re looking for more ways to save, check out our complete guide to lowering mobile data usage. Have a useful tip you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments!
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