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How to Stop YouTube Videos From Auto Playing While Scrolling on Phone

When you are scrolling on YouTube on your phone, the video on which you scroll starts playing automatically. Though it is by default muted playback, it still can cause a disturbance, and if not, it is constantly consuming your mobile data. So, if you want to save your mobile data, you can anytime stop YouTube autoplay while scrolling on your phone, here’s how!

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Stop YouTube AutoPlay While Scrolling on Phone

It’s very easy to stop YouTube videos from playing automatically while you’re scrolling on your Android or iPhone. Follow the steps mentioned below:

1. Open the YouTube app on your phone.

2. Now, tap on the profile picture icon at the top right corner.

3. On the next page, select “Settings” from the given options.

4. From Settings, select “General” and then scroll down to the “Muted playback in feeds” or “Playback in feeds” option depending on your phone.

5. Tap in this and on the next page, select “Off” from the options to completely disable autoplay of videos while scrolling in feeds.

That’s it. You can also select “Wifi only” to save your mobile data and this way you don’t need to completely turn off the feature.

Bonus Tip: Change Video Quality Preferences

If you want to save more mobile data, you can also change the video playback quality for mobile data so that your data can’t be consumed with high-quality videos. Here’s how to change this:

1. Go to Settings by tapping on your profile picture.

2. Now from settings, select “Video quality preferences”.

3. On the next page, you will have two options- On mobile networks and On Wi-Fi.

4. You can then tap on any one of them to change the respective quality preference.

5. For mobile data, you can select “Data saver” to save your mobile data.

That’s it! You can leave the WiFi to Auto if you want it to adjust accordingly.

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Satyendra Pal Singh

Satyendra explores the latest happenings in the tech world and writes stories about those. He likes to play around with the latest gadgets and shares his views through articles. In his free time, you can find him watching movies/TV shows and/or reading books.