How to Stop Instagram AutoPlay in 3 Steps (Updated – 2019)

How to Stop Instagram AutoPlay in 3 Steps (Updated – 2019)

Instagram autoplay is a social media app Instagram’s video player feature for every mobile app users. It works when the user scrolls down in newsfeed, it does not ask for playing the video just video plays just automatically.


What Is Instagram AutoPlay?

Instagram people use the app usually at work, on streets or anywhere who does not have a wifi connection. When they did not find any wifi connection, Instagram users should use their cellular data use for hanging around on Instagram.

But the cellular data packages are not so cheap, in the US most cheap cellular packages price is forty dollars. And in forty dollars package just provides four GB data for its users.

When the market is like that expensive, users must get some precautions for their balance. Years ago Instagram released an update and with that update users start to lose extra cellular data when getting online on Instagram. But there is a solution to losing extra data.

How to Disable the Instagram Autoplay Feature

As you know Instagram almost has billion users. Having a billion users means the world’s population %20 are using Instagram and they also use mobile smartphones. With Instagram and social media increased their use, the mobile data market gets high digits at their sales.

These two market triggers each other and grows like that. But the users lose their money and labor in this market system. Now we going to tell you how can you stop Instagram autoplay.

For iOS

You need to follow three basic steps.

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  1. Go to your profile and settings.
  2. Find Celluar Data Use on the menu.
  3. Enable “Use Less Data” option from the menu.

For Android

You need to follow similar three steps as iOS:

  1. Go to your profile and settings. (on newer versions it might be under the burger menu on the top left corner of the screen)
  2. Find Cellular Data Use.
  3. Check Use Less Data option.

When you activated the “use less data” option your Instagram newsfeed will not save the videos for autoplay. And with that, you can save your cellular data for later.

You can use that spared cellular data for personal things, or you can invest in your media marketing campaign and find some useful video content and neat infographics for your Instagram account. Additionally, you can also use it to connect with more people online and build a community.

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  1. I dont understand why need instagram autoplay a lot of people has instagram but dont know use to autoplay,people s layz for my mind

  2. Hi
    please tell me how to stop automatically play videos on insta gram
    I already do above you told on this procedure but its not working again play videos on instagram
    it reduces lot of more mobile data
    please tell permanent solution for this problem for android 😥😢

    1. I also tried these instructions. And like you, Instagram still autoplay videos. The best trick i can give you, is to use instagram with free adblocker browser ( available on Google play).

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