Autoplay is a feature that causes a video to play as soon as it is visible on your screen. Some people find it useful, but others might prefer to not play a video until they are ready to watch it, or if they want to watch it at all. The Reddit app may be autoplaying videos for you, even if it is only happening when you are on a Wi-Fi network.
Fortunately this is a setting over which you have control, so you can choose to prevent any autoplaying when you browse Reddit on your iPhone. Our guide below will show you where to find this setting so that you can disable it.
How to Stop Videos from Playing Automatically in the iPhone Reddit App
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.2. The version of the Reddit app being used is the most current version available at the time this article was written. If you don’t see the Never option identified in the final step below, then you may be using an older version of the app. Click here to see how you can check for and install an app update on your iPhone.
Step 1: Open the Reddit app.
Step 2: Tap the user icon at the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Tap the Settings icon at the top-right of the screen.
Step 4: Select the Autoplay option.
Step 5: Touch the Never option.
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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.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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