The App Store on iOS devices with the iOS 11 or newer update automatically plays the video previews of applications when users navigate through the App Store on their iPad or iPhone. These video previews provide a clear idea to the users on what the app looks like, but it seems that several iPad users are not happy with the new auto-play feature in the App Store.

Some iPad users recently complained that they are finding the video previews a bit distracting, while other claimed that the video previews are draining the battery of their device at a faster pace. Moreover, these previews can also consume a major part of your monthly internet data.

Note that iPad and iPhone will also display a notice right under the Video Autoplay settings of your App Store that states, “autoplay will temporarily turn off if you have low battery or a slow internet connection”. Still, several iPad users often wonder how to disable the video auto-play feature in the App Store on their iPad.

If you don’t have any clue on how to do disable the auto-play feature, then below are a few simple set of steps that will help you achieve that with ease.

  • Turn on your iPad and go to the Settings menu of your device. Scroll through the Settings until you find the iTunes & App Store
  • You will now be able to see a Video Autoplay option on which you will need to tap before proceeding to the next step.
  • You can find three options under Video Autoplay On, Wi-Fi Only, and Off.
  • Choose Off from the list of options to disable the video auto-playing feature in the App Store of your device.

If you are worried that these video previews would significantly consume your monthly mobile internet data, and do not mind them playing otherwise, then it is best to choose the Wi-Fi Only option under Video Autoplay. This means that the automatic video preview of apps will happen only when your iPad is connected to a high-speed Wi-Fi internet connection.


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