How to Mute While Browsing in the YouTube iPhone App

The YouTube app on your iPhone is a convenient way to find and play videos on your device. But if you are tired of the audio playing when you scroll through your feeds, then you may be wondering how to mute while browsing in the YouTube iPhone app.

While some of the videos that you play on your device will be ones that you search for specifically, or open from a link, you can also find and watch videos that appear on your Home screen or in your subscription feed.

But you may have noticed that the audio on these videos will start playing occasionally, which can be unwanted behavior.

Fortunately there are several settings that you can adjust for the app, including the way that these videos play.

Our guide below will show you how to change a setting so that the videos in your feeds are muted as you scroll.

How to Mute While Browsing in the YouTube iPhone App

  1. Open YouTube.
  2. Touch your profile icon.
  3. Choose Settings.
  4. Select Muted playback in feeds.
  5. Tap Always on.

Our guide continues below with additional information on muting YouTube videos while browsing, including pictures of these steps.

How to Mute Playback in Home and Subscription Feeds in the YouTube iPhone App (Guide with Pictures)

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 14.3. I am using the most current version of the YouTube app that was available when this article was written.

Step 1: Open the YouTube app on your iPhone.

open YouTube

Step 2: Touch your profile icon at the top-right corner of the screen.

tap profile icon

Step 3: Select the Settings option near the bottom of the menu.

choose Settings

Step 4: Choose the Muted playback in feeds option.

select muted playback in feeds

Step 5: Tap the Always on option so that your videos are muted as you scroll through your Home and subscription feeds.

how to mute videos while scrolling in the YouTube iPhone app

This setting is not going to mute the videos that you choose to play. Some videos in your feeds will start playing automatically as you browse, and this setting simply stops the audio from playing when those videos start on their own.

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