How to Disable Facebook's Video Autoplay on iPhone

A while ago, Facebook introduced autoplay for videos on the social network. Perhaps the most obnoxious part about it is that every time a video ad starts playing in your News Feed, you are essentially paying with your precious data or battery power for them to advertise to you. Fortunately, it's easy to disable this feature. Here’s how to disable Facebook’s video autoplay.

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How to Disable Facebook’s Video Autoplay

  • Open the Facebook app, and tap on the menu tab, which looks like three horizontal lines, at the bottom right of the screen.
  • Scroll down and select Settings.

  • Tap Account Settings.

  • Tap Videos and Photos.

  • Tap Autoplay.

  • You can choose On WiFi Connections Only or Never Autoplay Videos.

To save data, select WiFi. To save data and battery power, select Never.

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Sarah Kingsbury is the Senior Web Editor of iPhone Life magazine. Previously she wrote for and was the Associate Editor of the Iowa Source for many years.