You have an urgent deadline coming up.

It’s lunch time – and you decide to watch a standup comedy on YouTube while you’re having your lunch.

Fast forward an hour and you’ve watched fifteen videos straight.

If that has happened to you, let me assure you that it’s not your fault.

YouTube has put in place an Autoplay feature just for the purpose of keeping you hooked and on-screen for as long as possible.

While Autoplay is a good YouTube feature, the only problem is – sometimes, it’s not. 

It keeps you distracted. It’s a time thief and may even cost you your grades or deadlines.

And suddenly, you realize that the next day, you’re fired just because you couldn’t stop yourself from watching videos on YouTube.

But fortunately, you can turn off the Autoplay feature on YouTube.

Yes – that’s possible.

Allow me to show you how you can do it.

Throughout this blog post, I’ll show you how to turn off YouTube Autoplay in 2022. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the topic straight away.

How to Turn Off YouTube Autoplay in 2022

YouTuber users can easily turn off autoplay in 2022 from within the YouTube video player. It’s situated on the left-hand side of “CC” on the player. If it’s set towards the right, the YouTube autoplay feature has been set to “On.” To turn it off, tap on it and shift it towards the left. YouTube Autoplay can be turned off automatically from YouTube Settings as well.

How to Turn Off YouTube Autoplay on Computer in 2022?

Wondering how to turn off autoplay on your computer or laptop? You can do it with ease. Here are the exact steps you need to follow to do it:

Step I: Hop onto YouTube homepage or just click HERE.

Step II: Play any video – and by any, I mean ANY VIDEO. Let me play “What Shopping on Amazon Feels Like.” At the bottom of the video on the left of CC, you can see a play button – which you can toggle on and off. If it’s shifted towards the right, the “Autoplay is on.” To turn off the Autoplay, tap on it, and here’s what it’ll look like:

How to Turn Off YouTube Autoplay on Desktop in 2022?

Step III: Now, let the video finish and you won’t see YouTube auto-playing the next video in a few seconds.

YouTube Autoplay has been turned off.

Step IV: Now, check if the same settings apply to other videos. It’ll be turned off for all the videos moving forward.

Now, let’s see how you can turn it off on your mobile phone as well.

How to Turn Off YouTube Autoplay on Your Mobile Phone in 2022?

Wondering how to turn off autoplay on your mobile phone? The steps are near-identical across Android and iOS. Here are the exact steps you need to follow to do it:

Step I: Launch YouTube application on your mobile device. Tap on your profile picture – which you can see in the top right corner of your screen. Select Settings – which you can see as the second-last option.

How to Turn Off YouTube Autoplay on Your Mobile Phone in 2022?

Step II: Of the numerous options you see right in front of you, select the third one which is “Auto-play.” If it’s turned on, you’ll see it in Blue. Tap on it and turn it off. Now, head over to a YouTube video and skip it till the end to check whether it worked or not.

Turn Autoplay next video off on YouTube 2022

How Do I Stop YouTube Videos From Playing Automatically?

If YouTube videos are playing automatically, then the YouTube autoplay feature has been turned on. To turn it off, users can play a YouTube video and tap on the “Autoplay” button located in the YouTube video player to shift it towards the left. Or just head over to YouTube settings and turn off the YouTube Autoplay feature.

Why are YouTube Videos Playing Automatically?

If YouTube videos are playing automatically, then you’ve set the YouTube autoplay as on. If you’re able to see the YouTube videos playing automatically while you’re scrolling your YouTube feed, you can turn it off from YouTube Settings -> General – Playback in Feeds -> Off.

Conclusion

While YouTube autoplay is an excellent feature, sometimes it can turn out to be super-annoying and may end up consuming hours. That’s the reason it’s advisable to keep it turned off – if it’s already a problem for you.

I hope I was able to help you out.

And if I were, don’t forget to hit the like button ☺

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