YouTube: Here’s How to Stop Videos From Auto-Playing on the Home Feed

Prevent clips from automatically playing as you browse

Videos will automatically play as users scroll through their home feed

YouTube recently updated the home feed in its mobile application so that videos will now automatically begin playing (without sound) as users browse. If you want to stop videos from automatically playing on your home feed, our guide will show you how.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the YouTube app on iOS.

Step 1: Tap your profile picture in the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Tap “Settings.”

Step 3: Scroll down to the “Autoplay” section and tap “Autoplay on Home.”

Step 4: Tap either “Wi-Fi only” or “Off,” depending on your preference. If you choose “Wi-Fi only,” videos will only automatically play on your home feed when your device is connected to a Wi-Fi network. If you choose “Off,” videos will never automatically play on your home feed.