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Disable Safari Autoplay Videos In IOS 16

Disable Safari Autoplay Videos In IOS 16

Here’s how you can disable Safari Autoplay videos in iOS 16. The infuriating behaviour of Apple’s built-in browser is its tendency to automatically play videos from any and every website. Additionally, it might result in unnecessary bandwidth consumption, which could be frustrating for users on limited data plans who are unable to change their data plans. Whenever you Airplay any content on your television, all of this tends to go wrong.


A second infuriating behaviour I’ve noticed is when you’re playing a game and simultaneously listening to a podcast when an ad pops up in the game, it stops the podcast [you’ll have to restart the podcast then]. Do Safari Autoplay videos in iOS 16 have any method to be disabled? However, there are a couple of handy workarounds that can help you solve this problem. So without further ado, let’s take a look.

How to Disable Safari Autoplay Videos in iOS 16

The best thing you can do is to try each of the workarounds listed below and see which one works for you. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get started.

Enable Low Power Mode

The workaround we found was to enable Low Power mode in Safari, which will prevent Safari from auto-playing videos. Turn on the Low Power Mode toggle under Settings > Battery.

Enable Low Power Mode

Turn off Auto-Play Video Previews

In addition, you could also disable the Auto-Play Video Previews for Safari [which isn’t working for many, but let’s give it a shot].

  • You can find the Per-App Settings under Settings > Accessibility.

  • Once that is done, tap on Add App > Safari > Auto-Play Video Previews.

  • You can now turn off automatic video previews in Accessibility > Motion.

Turn off Auto-Play Video Previews

There you have it. It should be possible to disable Safari Autoplay videos with these two workarounds in iOS 16. If you have any questions about the above steps, please tell us in the comments. We will get back to you as soon as possible with a solution.

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