Autoplay videos in YouTube are not for people, who browse videos in public places. Sometimes, you are in an embarrassing situation if you have not turned on restricted mode to prevent inappropriate content from playing. Moreover, you have to face some fierce stares from people around when videos begin to play at full blast. A better way is to mute/turn off autoplay videos in YouTube Home Feed on your Android phone.
There is one more reason to disable YouTube autoplay videos in Home Feed; this feature consumes a lot of battery of your device. Consequently, users are forced to use accessories like power banks, solar chargers, battery cases, wireless chargers, etc. Without further ado, let’s stop YouTube videos from being autoplayed in Home Feed on Android.
How to Mute/Turn Off YouTube Autoplay Videos in the Home Feed on Android
As a YouTube lover, you must be aware of ‘Autoplay on Home,’ a new feature introduced by YouTube. As the name suggests, you can use this feature to control autoplay videos and to mute automatically playing videos on YouTube home video feed.
Since the feature is added to the YouTube App, you have to mute autoplay videos by opening the app on your Android device. Before that, you need to update your YouTube app to the latest version. Now follow the steps.
Step #1. Launch YouTube app on your Android phone or tablet.
Step #2. Now tap on Profile/Account icon from the top right corner of your phone screen.
Step #3. From the options available, tap on Settings.
Step #4. Next, tap on Autoplay.
Step #5. Here, you will find two options. Autoplay next video and Autoplay on Home; tap on ‘Autoplay on Home’.
You can see three radio buttons: Always on, Wi-Fi Only, and Off.
You know what you have to do next.
If you choose Always On, the videos will begin to play automatically when you open YouTube app; no matter whether your phone is connected to Wi-fi or mobile data. To save your mobile data, you can select Wi-Fi Only option; and to keep it muted, tap on Off.
Earlier, users were able to enable or disable this autoplay video feature when the video ends. We have noticed that the feature is not rolled out across the world or the feature is limited to some locations on the world map. We tried to disable autoplay videos on our OnePlus 3 running the latest Android 8 (Oreo), but we didn’t find this feature.
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