Some of the app previews in the iPhone App Store include video previews that can showcase what the app is capable of. This can be beneficial if you like to watch videos, or if you want to get a good impression of what an app can do.
Unfortunately these video previews can also drain your battery, use cellular data, or you might simply dislike them. Fortunately iOS 11 has a setting that lets you stop these videos from playing automatically so that you can prevent these negative effects from occurring when you are browsing apps in the App Store.
How to Turn On or Turn Off the Video Autoplay Option in iOS 11
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 11.2.2. This setting will let you choose whether or not videos autoplay in the App Store. Please note that this option is only available starting in iOS 11. If you are using iOS 10 or earlier you will not have this option.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Select the iTunes & App Store option.
Step 3: Choose the Video Autoplay option.
Step 4: Tap the Off option if you would like to turn off Video Autoplay entirely, or select the Wi-Fi Only option if you would only like to autoplay videos when you are connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Note that Autoplay will automatically be disabled if your iPhone’s battery is low, or if you have a weak Internet connection.
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Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
He specializes in writing content about iPhones, Android devices, Microsoft Office, and many other popular applications and devices.