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 Only and 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.


Compare phones and plans from the following carriers...

Mobile Deals

NEW! Samsung GALAXY S7 EDGE: Compare all Carrier Deals

NEW! Samsung GALAXY S7 EDGE: Compare all Carrier Deals

Compare prices for the amazing new Samsung GALAXY S7 32GB Edge

NEW! Samsung GALAXY S7: Compare all Carrier Deals

NEW! Samsung GALAXY S7: Compare all Carrier Deals

This hot new phone is available from all major carriers - we have all the deals here

The Best of Samsung GALAXY Range

The Best of Samsung GALAXY Range

Compare prices for the GALAXY S7, GALAXY S7 Edge, GALAXY S6, and GALAXY NOTE

NEW Samsung GALAXY S5 - Compare Plans and Prices

NEW Samsung GALAXY S5 - Compare Plans and Prices

Compare plans from all carriers on the new Galaxy S5