How Do I Stop YouTube From Automatically Changing Video Quality?

Do you find it frustrating when YouTube automatically changes the video quality while watching a video? If so, you’re not alone.

Many users experience this issue and find it annoying to constantly adjust the quality manually. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to stop YouTube from automatically changing video quality.

Step 1: Open YouTube

First things first, open YouTube on your preferred web browser. Once the page loads, locate the three horizontal lines in the top left corner of the screen.

Step 2: Click on Settings

Click on the three horizontal lines and a drop-down menu will appear. Scroll down until you see “Settings” and click on it.

Step 3: Click on Playback

After clicking on “Settings,” a new page will load with various options. Look for “Playback” and click on it.

Step 4: Deactivate “Auto” under Quality

Under “Playback,” locate the option for “Quality.” By default, this is set to “Auto.”

Click on it and select one of the other options such as 1080p or 720p. By selecting a specific resolution, YouTube will no longer automatically change the quality while watching videos.


If your internet connection is too slow or unstable for your selected resolution, YouTube may still adjust the quality accordingly.

Step 5: Save Changes

After selecting your preferred resolution, scroll down and click on “Save” to save your changes.


If you’re still experiencing automatic quality changes after following these steps, try clearing your browser’s cache and cookies or using a different web browser.

Congratulations! You have successfully stopped YouTube from automatically changing video quality while watching videos. No more annoying interruptions!