YouTube: Here’s How to Save Data When You’re Not on WiFi

Stop videos from playing in HD

Did you know you can save data by stopping the YouTube mobile application from playing videos in HD unless you’re connected to a WiFi network? Our guide will show you how this is done.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the YouTube app on iOS.

Step 1: Tap your profile picture in the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Tap “Settings.”

Step 3: Tap the toggle next to “Play HD on Wi-Fi only” to stop the YouTube app from playing videos in HD unless you’re connected to a WiFi network. The toggle will turn blue.



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