How to Disable Automatic Downloads on WhatsApp

Who doesn’t know WhatsApp? Almost everyone communicates using Meta’s messaging service every day, either for work or to exchange news.

With so many incoming messages, of course, the smartphone’s storage capacity will be consumed. Especially if WhatsApp is set to automatically download files such as photos and videos.

How to Disable Automatic Downloads on WhatsApp

                                                                                                                                                                   Any files such as photos or videos sent by other people will be automatically saved to the HP. As a result, over time these files will accumulate.

Well, for those of you who are experiencing this problem, you can actually turn off the automatic download of WhatsApp so that the smartphone storage is not consumed a lot.

By turning off the automatic download of WhatsApp, you will be able to selectively select files such as photos and videos that you want to save. So how do you turn off automatic downloading of WhatsApp? Here are the steps:

  • Open the WhatsApp application
  • Click the three-dot icon at the top right of the screen, then select Settings
  • Select the Storage and Data option
  • Continue to select Media auto-download
  • In the When using mobile data, When connected on Wi-Fi, and When roaming sections, remove the checklist
  • If all the checklist marks have been removed, click ok

With this, automatic downloads are no longer active. Each file received will not be directly saved to the smartphone storage so that it saves more memory.

Downloading files is now done manually by clicking on the file sent on the chat page. This will really help with the storage full problem.

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