AutoPlay is a helpful feature in Windows 11. Unfortunately, there are some instances when it is best left turned off. Whether due to lagging issues or annoyance, you can disable Windows 11’s AutoPlay feature with these few simple steps.
Introduced way back in Windows 98, AutoPlay is one of the most recognizable features of the Windows OS. By default, AutoPlay in Windows 11 runs every time you connect an external device, such as CDs, DVDs, or memory cards. In Settings, you can set the action that Windows 11 will take for each kind of device. These options include “Configure storage settings,” “Take no actions,” “Open folder to view files,” and “Ask me every time.”