When you watch a video in the YouTube app on your iPhone, the app will automatically play a suggested video once the current one ends. This setting is called Autoplay, and is meant to keep videos playing while you are using the app.
Some people like this feature, and may find new content and video creators that they otherwise may not have found. But if you find that you don’t care for the suggested videos, you might prefer to stop this. Our tutorial below will help you find the setting that causes it so you can disable it if you so choose.
How to Stop YouTube from Autoplaying Videos
- Open the YouTube app.
- Tap your profile icon.
- Choose Settings.
- Select Autoplay.
- Turn off the Mobile phone/tablet option.
Our guide continues below with more information on this topic.
You can also check out our video about turning off the YouTube autoplay setting in the iPhone app.
Old Method – How to Stop the Next Video from Playing Automatically in YouTube on an iPhone
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12. I am using the most current version of the YouTube app that was available when this article was written. By completing the steps in this guide you will change a setting in the YouTube app so that it stops playing a suggested video automatically once the current video ends.
Step 1: Open the YouTube app.
Step 2: Touch your profile icon at the top-right of the screen.
Step 3: Select the Time watched option near the top of the screen.
Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Autoplay to disable the setting.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
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