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How To Stop WhatsApp From Downloading Photos & Videos Automatically

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We all know the fact that WhatsApp is the most popular instant messaging app as of today. With its end-to-end encryption and simple UI had helped a lot in its popularism. You can share text messages, photos videos, docs or other types of files through WhatsApp easily. But it becomes annoying when this messaging app starts to fill up your memory storage quickly.

As soon as you clean up a bit of space from your internal storage again it starts filling up. It happens because WhatsApp starts downloading all the random videos and photos sent by your friends automatically. Here I’m going to share with you step by step process to stop WhatsApp from automatically downloading photos, videos or any other file.

How To Stop WhatsApp From Downloading Photos & Videos Automatically

Disabling Automatic Download On Android Devices:

  • Launch WhatsApp and go to Settings by tapping on 3 dots on the top right corner.
  • Select Data and storage usage from the menu.How To Stop WhatsApp From Downloading Photos & Videos Automatically
  • Look for Media auto-download option and choose When using mobile data.
  • Uncheck Photos and Videos or other file types which you want to stop from downloading automatically.How To Stop WhatsApp From Downloading Photos & Videos Automatically
  • Repeat the above process for When connected on Wi-Fi and When Roaming options.

Disabling Automatic Download On iOS Devices:

  • Launch WhatsApp and go to Settings.
  • Select Data and storage usage on the next page.
  • Tap on Photos from MEDIA AUTO-DOWNLOAD section.How To Stop WhatsApp From Downloading Photos & Videos Automatically
  • Select Never to stop the automatic photo downloading.
  • Repeat the above process for the rest of the file types.
I hope the above tutorial was simple and it helped in stopping WhatsApp from filling up your memory storage. Please share and comment!

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