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How to Mute an Entire Web Site in Chrome

Feb 17, 2018 - 4 Comments
How to mute a website completely in Chrome

The Chrome web browser now allows you to mute any website completely. This is great if you often visit a website that frequently has auto-playing videos or auto-play audio that you’re constantly having to mute, or find and pause – a fairly common situation with many news and sports websites – since you can mute … Read More

How to Disable Auto-Play in Safari on Mac for All Video & Audio

Dec 12, 2017 - 2 Comments
Disable autoplay in Safari for Mac completely

Many web users are not too thrilled about auto-playing media, whether it’s autoplaying video or autoplaying sound, or even an autoplaying ad, it can be annoying and frustrating to encounter as you browse the web. But don’t sweat it too much, because modern versions of Safari for Mac allow users to easily disable all auto-playing … Read More

How to Stop Autoplay Video in Chrome

Nov 20, 2017 - 55 Comments
Stop Autoplay in Chrome

Have you ever wondered how to stop autoplay video in Chrome? You’re not alone, since most users consider autoplaying video and autoplaying audio on the web to be annoying. The good news is that with a little secret settings adjustment you can easily disable autoplay video and autoplay audio on Chrome for Mac, Windows, Linux, … Read More

How to Disable Video AutoPlay in App Store of iOS

Oct 4, 2017 - 4 Comments
Disable autoplaying video in the App Store of iOS

The App Store in iOS will now automatically play video previews of apps while you navigate through the App Store on an iPhone or iPad. These video previews can offer a helpful look into what an app does or may look like, but they can also be distracting, cause battery to drain faster than otherwise, … Read More

How to Stop Auto-Playing Music in Car Bluetooth from iPhone

Jul 29, 2017 - 101 Comments
Stop autoplaying music from iPhone over Bluetooth in Car

Many newer cars have Bluetooth stereo systems that sync wirelessly with an iPhone. One common and prominent feature of this experience is that music will automatically start playing from the iPhone through the Bluetooth speakers when you get into the car, sometimes autoplaying from a local music library or sometimes from a streamed music service. … Read More

How to Stop Autoplay Video in Safari for Mac

Jul 12, 2017 - 22 Comments
Stop autoplaying video in Safari on Mac

Auto-play video is encountered frequently when browsing the web, and many websites will start blasting you with video and sound as soon you load a webpage. This can be nice for some websites and videos, but it can also be frustrating or unwanted. A hidden setting in Safari makes disabling autoplay video to be pretty … Read More

How to Stop Auto-Play Sound on Facebook Videos on iPhone

Feb 18, 2017 - 9 Comments
Disable Facebook auto-play video sound iOS

Facebook has decided that Facebook users would enjoy having auto-play videos automatically play sound as they scroll through their feed. Of course not everyone likes to be auto-blasted with audio and sound from auto-play videos, so some Facebook users may wish to stop auto-playing sound with videos shown in their feed.

How to Turn Off YouTube Autoplay Videos

Oct 29, 2016 - 16 Comments
YouTube

YouTube videos default to auto-play on load, as well as automatically loading an playing a new different video in the playlist after the first video has completed. Some users may like YouTube video autoplaying, but some users may not. If you want to turn off auto play on YouTube, or turn video auto play back … Read More

How to Turn Off Video Autoplay on Twitter for Mac OS X

Feb 9, 2016 - 5 Comments
Twitter for Mac icon

The newest versions of Twitter for Mac and iOS default to automatically playing videos and gifs that are found within a feed. This can lead to the Twitter app becoming a stream of continuous noise and nuisance, or worse, as any video (uncensored or not) starts playing itself without user input. Whether you think this … Read More

How to Disable Video Auto-Playing on Twitter for iOS

Aug 29, 2015 - 3 Comments
Twitter icon

Twitter is a really great social service which allows you to curate a feed of nearly anything that interests you, whether it’s news, tech advice, recipes, pictures, jokes, celebrity updates, whatever. But the Twitter app for iPhone and iPad defaults to auto-playing video and animated gifs on both wi-fi and cellular data, this is entirely … Read More

Stop Auto-Playing Videos on Facebook for iOS to Conserve Cellular Data

Jan 22, 2014 - 3 Comments
Facebook app icon

Facebook recently began to auto-play videos that are contained within the news feed of the Facebook app for iOS (and presumably Android). Though the videos play without sound, that auto-play behavior can still greatly increase the iPhones cellular data usage due to the large size of video files as they are streamed to the device. … Read More

Turn Off Automatic Video Playing in Instagram & Save Cell Data Bandwidth

Jun 21, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Instagram settings

Instagram, the popular photo sharing app for iOS, recently added video support that allows users to post filtered videos to their picture collections. Browsing through an Instagram feed now results in quite a few videos that auto-play by default, an aspect which can be pretty obnoxious if you want to keep quiet. Perhaps worse than … Read More

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