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How to stop video previews playing automatically in iOS 15 on your iPhone or iPad Pro

How to stop video previews playing automatically in iOS 15 on your iPhone or iPad Pro

Short guide:

  1. Open the Settings app and tap Accessibility.
  2. Tap Motion
  3. Tap the toggle switch for Auto-Play Video Previews to turn it off.

Before and after

Examples of an App Store video preview before and after Auto-Play Video Previews has been turned off

This section gives you step by step instructions on how to turn off Auto-Play Video Previews in iOS 15, with pictures of the screens to help.

Find the Accessibility settings

1. Tap the Settings icon on your Home screen to open the Settings app. Scroll down and tap Accessibility.

Open the Motion settings

2. On the Accessibility screen, tap Motion.

Turn off Auto-Play Video Previews

3. On the Motion screen, tap the toggle switch for Auto-Play Video Previews to turn it off.

Return to the Home screen

4. When you are happy with your settings, you can return to the Home screen by swiping up from the bottom of the screen or by pressing the Home button on devices with a physical Home button. 

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