In this guide, we will show you the steps to disable Safari Autoplay videos in iOS 16. One of the most infuriating behaviors of Apple’s built-in browser is its tendency to automatically play videos from any and every site and app. Not only does it tend to disrupt the viewing experience, but it might also result in unnecessary bandwidth consumption, which could prove to be a great deal of inconvenience, especially to users who are on a limited data plan. All this tends to turn for the worse if you are Airplaying any content over to your TV.
Another infuriating behavior that I have noticed is when you are playing a game and simultaneously listening to a podcast, then as soon as an ad pops up in the game, it will end up pausing the podcast [you’ll then have to go back and restart the podcast]. So is there any method to disable Safari Autoplay videos in iOS 16? Well, there does exist a couple of nifty workarounds that should help you get this job done. So without further ado, let’s check them out.
How to Disable Safari Autoplay Videos in iOS 16
It is recommended that you try out each of the below-mentioned workarounds and then see which one spells out success. So with that in mind, let’s get started.
Enable Low Power Mode
One workaround that we stumbled upon is when you enable Low Power mode, then it will tend to stop all the videos from being auto-played in Safari. So head over to Settings > Battery and enable the toggle next to Low Power Mode.
Turn off Auto-Play Video Previews
Another workaround that you could opt for is to disable the Auto-Play Video Previews for Safari [though it isn’t working out for many, still, let’s give it a try].
- Head over to Settings > Accessibility > Per-App Settings.
- Then tap on Add App > Safari > Auto-Play Video Previews.
- Now go to Accessibility > Motion > Turn off Auto-Play Video Previews.
That’s it. These were the two different workarounds that should help you disable Safari Autoplay videos in iOS 16. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.
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