Stop Facebook Videos From Playing Automatically on Your iPhone or iPad

Are you like me and got a bit of surprise when videos on Facebook started playing automatically without the option to turn this feature on? For many this impacted their data allowance on their mobile/cellular data plan. My cousin without realising used up all her data in a month and realised it was this feature. It was not obvious how to turn it off.

Aside from using up mobile data for me I just didn’t want videos playing automatically. There are some options. You can have it on where it plays whenever you have a connection. Wifi only, so that it doesn’t use up your mobile data allowance, unless of course you tap on it to play. Or off where you have to tap on the video to play it whatever connection you have.

Here is a short video showing you how to switch it off on your iOS device whether it be an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.