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  1. Paparomeo

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    Hi all, I'm having a problem with my iPad when I use FB, videos play automatically without me tapping on them, I've tried everything in the settings but nothing seems to turn them off. Can anyone help thanks
     
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    Hi, welcome to iPF!

    I don't know if this will help, if you have an iPad with Wi-Fi only, but you can try:
    If you use the FB app, open Settings (the built in app), go to Facebook and select Settings. Then choose "Autoplay videos on Wi-Fi only". There's nothing else you can do, since FB added that feature, afaik.

    If you access Facebook through a browser, it's in the website's settings. (Settings - Videos - Autoplay videos - turn off)

    Hope that helps.
     
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    Welcome aboard, hopefully you find some resolution...
     
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    Thank you. For your suggestion but doesn't make any difference. It didn't used to do this, so annoying!
     
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    Autoplaying videos has been added in December, it seems. I couldn't find any other way to disable this on your iPad. Sorry!
     
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    I find this thread after a lot of searching and this is my first visit so, thanks
     
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    Yes, sadly this is a new FaceBook feature. I have no idea how they decide which videos will auto play. Hopefully it's only the short ones, though I'd prefer they magically figure out which ones I want to play automatically (which be be approximately zero).

    Google+ has done the same thing. It's just as annoying as auto playing video and sound tracks on website and should have never even crossed the minds of these jokers. I suspect it's something put in place for their real customers, advertisers.
     
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    You can turn off auto play...in account settings

    Sent from my iPad mini using iPF
     
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    Thanks.

    Would you mind providing more detailed instructions?

    I couldn't find anything in the app's settings. Haven't dug through the website yet.
     
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    That's in my first post in this thread, I suppose (I don't use Facebook).
    I've read in several posts that the settings on the website don't have an effect on the app.
     
    #10 J. A., May 13, 2014
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