How to Stop and Disable Video Autoplay in Safari Web Browser

  1. Open Safari preferences -> Websites -> Set “Auto-Play” to “Never Auto-Play” to disable autoplay for all websites. You can also customize settings for specific websites here.
  2. To disable autoplay for a specific website, open the website in Safari -> Go to Safari menu -> Select “Settings for This Website” -> Set “Auto-Play” to “Stop Media with Sound” or “Never Auto-Play”.

On iPhone/iPad (iOS)

  1. Go to Settings app -> Scroll down and tap on “Safari” -> Tap on “Auto-Play” -> Select “Never Auto-Play” to disable autoplay completely.
  2. Alternatively, go to Settings -> Accessibility -> Motion -> Turn off “Auto-Play Video Previews”.
  3. You can also go to Settings -> Accessibility -> Per-App Settings -> Add Safari -> Turn off “Auto-Play Video Previews”.

Some key points:

  • Disabling video autoplay in Safari prevents videos from automatically playing without user interaction. This saves mobile data usage and prevents unwanted video playback.
  • Safari allows customizing autoplay settings per website, so you can choose which sites can autoplay videos.
  • For full control, set autoplay to “Never Auto-Play” in Safari’s general preferences/settings.

Let me know if you need any clarification or have additional questions!