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How to stop auto download in WhatsApp on Android and iPhone

WhatsApp is one of the leading services for communication. From the early beginning, it was used to send messages and call other users, but now, the app has increased the number of features and gives an opportunity to keep In touch with others by sending photos, videos, voice messages, etc.

However, usually, downloading photos takes a lot of storage. So it’s better to stop auto-download to have more available storage and let your device work fast.

How to stop auto-download in WhatsApp on Android and iPhone

Sometimes, people notice that there is more and more trash in their storage.  

It happens when WhatsApp automatically downloads the images, videos, and audio files if you forget to disable them.

How to switch off WhatsApp auto-download on Android

If you want to switch off WhatsApp auto-download on Android, you should follow the steps which would be mentioned in the section below:

  • First of all, you should open WhatsApp and the dot menu. To do this, you should click on the WhatsApp icon in the menu, and then the three dots would be displayed in the upper right corner of the WhatsApp home window.
  • After that, you should click on Settings. To do that, you should click on three dots and then the list of options would be displayed. Click on the Settings option.
  • Next, you should click on Data and storage usage. After you have done that, there would be three options for disabling auto data download displayed. 
  • Then, you should click on the menu. You should click on the following menus, one by one, and follow step 5. 
    • When using mobile data
    • When connected to Wi-Fi
    • When Roaming
  • To finish the process, you should uncheck the box with photos, Audio, and Videos.

These simple steps will turn WhatsApp videos auto-downloading on your smartphone off.

How to switch off WhatsApp auto-download on iPhone

 If you want to switch off WhatsApp auto-download on your iPhone, you should follow the steps which would be mentioned in the section below:

  • First of all, you should click on the WhatsApp icon on your iPhone to open the app.
  • After that, you should head to the lower right corner to find and click on the Settings option. Then, you should click on Data and storage usage. 
  • Then, you should disable Media Auto-Download. To do that, you should click on the photos, audio, video and documents and disable them. 
  • To finish the process, you should switch off the image saving to the camera roll. To do that, you should head to Settings, then, you should click on Chats, and then you should tap on Save to Camera Roll.

You can save a lot of data usage by downloading the audio, video and image files manually, selectively. There is one more feature called lower data usage. If you want to use less data while processing voice calls, you should switch it on.

How to delete WhatsApp backup on your iPhone

If you want to delete your WhatsApp backup on your iPhone, you should follow the steps which would be mentioned in the section below:

  • First of all, you should open your WhatsApp.
  • After that, you should click on Settings at the bottom right corner.
  • Then, you should press on chats option. Click on “clear all chats“. It will delete your complete backup chats.  
  • Next, you should click on “Chat backup“.
  • After that, you should click on auto backup.
  • To finish the process, you should click on the “off” option to turn off the backup. It will switch off the backup.

As you can see, there is nothing difficult in those processes, but they would significantly reduce the storage that is used by your WhatsApp.

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