Auto-playing videos in a feed is cool (if you’ve used Vine, you’ve probably grown to love it). However, in the time since Facebook rolled this feature out, I’ve noticed a huge spike in my carrier data-usage. That’s no good, and every iPhone user is probably going to want to update this setting immediately.

Here’s how to set your phone up so it will only auto-play those videos on Wi-Fi. (i.e. How to stop Facebook from auto-playing videos on your iPhone’s data plan).


Click on the “Settings” icon on your home screen, then follow the screenshots below:




After you turn on this option, videos will only auto-play when your phone is connected to Wi-Fi. Making that simple update will help save your phone’s data-usage and should make Facebook run a bit snappier when you are on your phone.

EDIT: If you do not see the “Auto-play on WiFi only” option, you may have to update your Facebook app to version 6.8 or higher. (These screenshots are on an iPhone 5, running iOS 7).

Hope this is helpful!

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