Stop WhatsApp media auto download to Android and iPhone Gallery

how to stop media auto download in whatsapp

Learn to stop media auto download in WhatsApp application installed on Android and iPhone.

Social media application always automatically downloads media files in phone memory or SD card. This causes low storage problem, as we’re sharing every moment of our life and friends too, which contains high-resolution media files including videos, photos, document, etc. Though the phone memory increases to higher, picture and videos resolution also increase which requires bigger space to store.

For this reason, we wish, if we had an infinite memory, which is impractical. However, we can get rid of this problem, a little bit, by stopping our social media apps to automatically downloading others media files.

Index:
Requirements to stop auto download WhatsApp media files:
Instructions to stop media auto-download in WhatsApp to Android and iPhone:
Find WhatsApp setting to stop auto download media files
Find proper setting to disable auto download WhatsApp media files
Stop WhatsApp from saving pictures – iPhone & Android
Stop WhatsApp from saving Audios – iPhone & Android
Stop WhatsApp from saving Videos – iPhone & Android
Stop WhatsApp from saving documents – iPhone & Android
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Are you simply tired of storing all the media files (photos, videos) that other users send to you via WhatsApp? Is WhatsApp consuming too much space in your android phone or iPhone?


Of course, there is a way to stop media auto download in WhatsApp. Truly you can disable this auto download option. Not only is it easy to do, but it will not take you more than ten seconds.

If you still do not know how to stop storing all the photos of WhatsApp, in MSNTECHBLOG we explain step by step.

Requirements to stop auto download WhatsApp media files:

  1. WhatsApp account
  2. Android or iPhone having WhatsApp app
  3. Internet connection

You might also be interested in how to hide online status to appear offline in WhatsApp.

Instructions to stop media auto download in WhatsApp to Android and iPhone Gallery:

Find WhatsApp setting to stop auto download media files

Open WhatsApp app from iPhone or Android Phone. Go to ‘Settings‘ in the top right corner of android or iPhone screen. The “Setting” option icon is represented as 3 dotted single column beside the search icon. Once you tap on the icon, a drop-down menu will appear containing “Setting” option and tap on it.

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Find proper setting to disable auto download WhatsApp media files

Navigate to the “Data Usage” option to reveal auto download settings to stop auto download WhatsApp media files. You will see “Media Auto-download” option which you are going to deal with. Beneath this option, there are 3 different sub-option named: “When using mobile data”, “When connected on Wi-Fi” and “When roaming”. You can select separately to perform different task in different internet data connection.

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Stop WhatsApp from saving pictures – iPhone & Android

Tap on that three different sub-option and you’ll find the settings similar to the below images. By default “Photos” have selected for all three options. “Uncheck” the boxes and tap on “OK” to stop WhatsApp from saving pictures on your iPhone and Android Gallery folder.

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Stop WhatsApp from saving Audios – iPhone & Android

In the default setting, Audios have selected to automatically download while using WhatsApp on “Wi-Fi” and “When roaming” data. “Uncheck” the “Audio” boxes to stop WhatsApp from saving audios to iPhone and Android phone memory.

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Stop WhatsApp from saving Videos – iPhone & Android

In the default setting, Videos have selected to automatically download while using WhatsApp on “Wi-Fi” and “When roaming” data similar to audio. “Uncheck” the “Videos” boxes to stop WhatsApp from saving videos to iPhone and Android phone memory.

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Stop WhatsApp from saving documents – iPhone & Android

Similarly, like “Audios” and “Videos” default settings, documents also have selected to automatically download while using WhatsApp on “Wi-Fi” and “When roaming” data. “Uncheck” the “Documents” boxes to stop WhatsApp from saving documents to iPhone and Android phone memory.

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All the settings now completed to stop WhatsApp auto download media files on android and iPhone memory.

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