The Instagram algorithm is designed to play videos automatically. Though, it is becoming challenging to watch the unwanted videos and most importantly, it uses much of your mobile data while you don’t need to watch those videos.

How to stop the pre-uploading Instagram video?

The Instagram algorithm is not designed to give options on auto-playing videos, though you can change the setting if you are using mobile data. In this case, the videos preload when you are using Wi-Fi only. This setting is somehow the same on some other apps. For example, the app store won’t download heavy apps unless you connect to Wi-Fi.

Stop Instagram Auto Play Videos

Instagram has put this option for users to choose if they want to use less mobile data. To make this option active, you should do the followings:

  1. Open your Instagram account
  2. Go to your profile and tap on the three-line icon
  3. Tap on Setting > Account > Cellular Data Use
  4. Turn on Use Less Data

Stop Instagram Auto Play Videos

If you don’t want to hear the sound, if you tap on one video and turn the sound off, it will automatically off all others until you make the sound on. So, if you want to watch the videos without sound, you should turn it off after watching. Otherwise, all other videos would be active for you. Even you open your Instagram after a while; it will automatically consider the last actions.