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How to turn off Autoplay on YouTube ?

Mar 7, 20222 min readParvathy Nair

When you are scrolling through YouTube just after finishing watching a video, you know. It's just a few moments before you make a decision on what to watch. Next, all the while, a new video has started auto playing. I don't know about you all, but I personally find it a tad annoying at times.

Don't get me wrong, it sure is nice sometimes too; for example, when you don't feel like making a choice on what to watch or are just confused on what to watch next, Auto play can be quite the lifesaver. Other times not so much, like when you have limited data or what if you wanted to watch the auto play video but later but then the video starts from where it stopped before. So whatever your reasons might be, we are here to teach you how to turn on or turn off your YouTube auto play. Before we get deep into that, let's give you guys a little brief on what YouTube auto play is.


What is YouTube auto play?

YouTube's Auto play feature makes it simple to choose what to see next. When Auto play is enabled, a similar video will automatically play once the current video has finished.

Auto play is enabled by default; however, it won't play any more videos if you've been inactive for 30 minutes or longer on a data connection.

Now that that's done let's get into it


How to turn off Auto play on YouTube on your phone


Step 1. YouTube

Open your YouTube app on your phone


Step 2. Profile

Now what you say to do is go to your profile; it will be on the top right corner of the YouTube homepage.


Step 3. Settings

Now scrolling down, tap on the Settings option


Step 4. Auto play

Now that you are here, select the auto play option, then using the toggle bar, turn off the Auto play; it should turn blue to grey when you turn it off.


How to turn off Auto play on YouTube on your phone


Step 1. YouTube

You want to log into YouTube using a web browser.


Step 2. Toggle bar

When you play a video, a toggle bar is present on the screen; you can use it to turn off Auto play.