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HOW TO STOP WHATSAPP MEDIA FILES FORM AUTO DOWNLOADING

Now, this is how to Stop Whatsapp from Downloading and Saving Photos, Videos Automatically on Andriod, iPhone.

WhatsApp is a social media platform that is used by over a 1.2 billion people worldwide, and it is recorded that over and 200 million in India alone. As per research, it considered that it is probably the first app a person in India download when he/she first gets a smartphone, Whatsapp right now serves as a means of texting to people around the country. Now at times, it can really be annoying the way WhatsApp automatically download all media files such as pictures, videos, GIFs, and now audio and videos. Whatsapp allows this and there are some friends who do really love to shared annoying stuff so immediately this sent to your phone it automatically downloads and clutters your phone with unwanted media files which sometimes these media files are very big in size and they occupy your storage space and consume your data. So in other to stop Whatsapp from downloading this unwanted Videos, Photos and audio files from downloading automatically to your smartphone.

How to Stop Auto Downloading and Saving of Pictures, Videos and Other Media on Whatsapp for Android
The WhatsApp application for every Android has a switch that allows users stop the automatic download of media files. Now here is the simple step on how to do it.

HOW TO STOP WHATSAPP MEDIA FILES FORM AUTO DOWNLOADING

Follow the steps below:

Open WhatsApp, and make sure you are on the main window – where all your chats are visible. There are supposed to be three vertical dots on the top right now when you see them u tap it > Settings.
Click > Chat Settings > Media auto-download. You’ll see three options: When using cellular data when connected to Wi-Fi and When roaming. Now the three option that is displayed in the chat setting, click on the three of them to disable auto-downloads by unchecking all three options – Images, Audio and Video.

HOW TO STOP WHATSAPP MEDIA FILES FORM AUTO DOWNLOADING

To view photos, you will have to download them. Whatsapp saves them in a folder, and you can get inundated and other content which you don’t want, which is visible to anyone who opens’s your phone’s Gallery. But there an alternative on how to stop these photos from appearing in the Gallery app. Here’s how:

Download Quickpic and open the app.
Navigate to the WhatsApp media folders. Where the Whatsapp is located is very important in the device, it should typically be the following: Internal Storage (sometimes labelled sdcard0) > WhatsApp > Media > WhatsApp Images, > WhatsApp > Media > WhatsApp Audio, and WhatsApp > Media > WhatsApp Videos.
Long-hold on the WhatsApp Images folder and make sure that it is selected. Now you do same to the rest folders which are the Whatsapp Video and WhatsApp Audio folders.HOW TO STOP WHATSAPP MEDIA FILES FORM AUTO DOWNLOADING

After going through that process of selecting the three folders, click the three icons on the top-right and this will appears > Hide. The Gallery app will no longer display them. This does not stop you from viewing and downloading this images and videos manually ¬†WhatsApp and through any apps that let you view hidden folders. So now you don’t have to be worried about seeing these photos when you pass your phone to someone else.

Now this the simple step on iPhone to stop Auto Downloading of Pictures, Videos and Other Media on WhatsApp

This is the process on how to stop WhatsApp auto downloading of media files, Now I want to bring you the same process but for iPhone, read more below.

Open WhatsApp and tap the Settings button at the bottom-right, and tap on Data and Storage Usage.

In this menu, you will see the Media Auto-Download option on top For Photos, Audio, Videos, and Documents, select the Never option this option disallow auto downloads now only the files you choose to download manually will appear in your phone gallery, you can also choose the option to stop the photos and video from appearing on your phone’s camera roll. All you need to do is to go to Chats in the Settings menu, open the Save to Camera Roll menu, and turn it to off. This disallows the pictures your friends in your contact are sending from showing up in the camera roll and taking over your synced Photo Stream.

There is an advantage of saving images, but it also means that you will go through the stress of downloading the videos and images yourself manually. But if you will also download every single media files sent to so I see no need anyway, then it’s probably best to leave this feature active and running. Now, if you have gone through this guide in this article, you should be able to know how to stop auto downloads of media files to your smartphone. Use the comment box if this article served you better because we are here to serve you better.