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Guide to Turn Off Videos Auto-Play on YouTube

Guide to Turn Off Videos Auto-Play on YouTube.

Disable YouTube Videos Auto-Play: This article will educate you on how to turn off videos auto-play on YouTube be it on Android, iOS and PC/Web.

YouTube is the most visited video sharing site in the world and the 3rd most visited site globally after Google and Facebook. There are numerous videos on YouTube ranging from Movies to tutorial to advertisement.

But seriously, Why will someone want to stop video from automatically playing when the only reason anyone visits YouTube is to watch videos? The reason is that YouTube is coded to automatically play more videos after watching one.

Either you visits the most popular video sharing site on mobile or PC, you will noticed a list of Up Next videos.

Some times these Up Next videos are not directly related to the video you are currently viewing and some just want to stay on a video to watch it over again.

I Know people that like the YouTube auto-play feature but i also know many that doesn’t. This article is for those that want to turn off videos auto-play on YouTube.

How to Turn Off YouTube Video Auto-Play on PC/Web.


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  • Go to YouTube and click to watch any YouTube video.
  • Just look for an auto-play button at the right side bar of the video.
  • Toggle it Off to stop YouTube from automatically playing more videos after watching one.

Be aware that you might need to turn off this feature again if you visit YouTube with different browser even though it is still on the same PC and you are logged in as the same user.

How to Stop YouTube Video Auto-Playing on Mobile (Android and iOS).

Unfortunately, the web settings doesn’t applies to mobile. You will have to turn off videos auto-play on YouTube again for mobile devices.

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  • Navigate to YouTube again but now with your mobile device.
  • Click to watch any video of your choice.
  • Locate the auto-play toggle just below your video and above the Up Next videos.
  • Toggle off the feature and that’s it.

The truth is there is no permanent way to turn off auto-play on YouTube. If you change browser or device even with the same account, you will have to turn off the feature again and again.

There you have it on how to stop videos from automatically playing on Web, Android and iOS. Let me know if you try the tutorial and you were able to turn off videos auto-play on YouTube. Stay tuned for how to disable auto-play on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Updated: August 4, 2018 — 8:21 am

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