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How to Stop Automatic Downloads of Photos and Videos on WhatsApp

How to Stop Automatic Downloads of Photos and Videos on WhatsApp

It can be really frustrating and annoying when your phone keeps running out of storage due to the automatic downloads of photos, videos, and memes on Whatsapp.

Whatsapp by default, downloads photos, videos and other files your contacts send you automatically. These photos and videos end up taking up your phone’s storage if not deleted over time.

So in this article, I will walk you through a simple step to prevent these automatic downloads and stop your phone storage from running out.

On Android

Open Whatsapp and head to Settings. Select Data and storage usage. Scroll down to Media auto-download.

Uncheck all boxes to ensure photos and videos are not downloaded automatically. Click OK when that’s done.

On iOS

After opening Whatsapp, head to Settings and select Data and Storage Usage. Click on Photos. Select Never option to stop downloading photos automatically.

That’s it. With these settings in place, you can prevent automatic downloads and determine what photos or videos to download.

 

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