unfortunately not – the issue maybe because by the time it is loaded the animation has already completed – not 100%. But to the best of my knowledge the preload argument doesn’t work on mobile devices.
A lot has changed in the last couple of years, even Apple has unlocked videos for autoplay as long as they are muted. They found people resorting to large Gifs was more detrimental to data and power usage then video was….
So i am not sure what is interfering in this case.