How do I turn off auto play on facebook videos on iphone? Excellent question!

Has your data skyrocketed recently? Our data went through the roof. After years of only using 2 GB per month, we broke 6 GBs this month!

Verizon doesn’t give us any real breakdown of our data use, and immediately blamed facebook. Although I don’t use facebook that often, I wanted to make sure I had removed the facebook excuse from Verizon’s arsenal. They suggested we disable autoplay. But it wasn’t that easy to do!!!!

Facebook has changed how to disable autoplay – so previous online instructions have not been helpful. The links I found pointed to outdated methods. Using some trial an error, I have put together this tutorial. Images below are for an iPhone 6 running IOS 8.1 .

First of all fire up your FACEBOOK APP. In the lower right corner, select “MORE”

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Select SETTINGS

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Select VIDEOS AND PHOTOS

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Select AUTO-PLAY

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Here you will see a number of options. This is what I selected:

  • Disabled smart autoplay
  • Turned on “Never play Videos Automatically”

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If this reduces your data bill, please comment and let me know!

 

5 thoughts on “How do I turn off auto play on facebook videos on iphone? Excellent question!

  1. Thanks for solving this problem which I had been struggling with for a few days. I didn’t know that the setting was moved from iPhone “App settings” outside the Facebook app to an internal App setting. I am sure you are saving a lot of people money with this post, because wireless data charges are expensive when viewing HD video. I don’t think it should be enabled by default. It is also irritating to have a news feed full of videos that play automatically, sometimes more than 2 at a time.

    Regards, Glendon Gross

    • Definitely! I’m glad I could help. We got SLAMMED with data, we jumped from 2 gb to 6 gb in one month. Someone wrote that Facebook is going to be adding in video ads, and this is part of that process ( autoplay ) … pretty darn annoying.

      If you have any other questions – don’t hesitate to ask!

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