Disable WhatsApp automatic saving of photos, videos and multimedia files

by Kelvin

Stop saving WhatsApp photos and videos on iPhone

The WhatsApp instant messaging application has a automatic function with which all the photos and videos that are shared in the chats are downloaded and saved and individual conversations of the application. This can end up filling your storage memory in a short time, but it can also end your data plan if you have a low limit.

Fortunately, can be configured so that these files are not automatically saved, so that we can choose which are the photos and videos that we want to save, and which are not. If you want disable automatic saving and downloading of photos and video on WhatsApp, at TodoiPhone.net we show you how to do it step by step.


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How to disable the automatic saving of photos and videos in WhatsApp

Below we explain, step by step, how we can deactivate the function that allows us to save the photos and videos that we receive in WhatsApp automatically.

  • Open the WhatsApp instant messaging application (if you don't have it yet, you can get it at the end of this article).
  • Select the Settings menu at the bottom of the app.
  • Find the switch Automatic download of multimedia files and turn it off.

In case you want to restart the automatic download you just have to go back to this screen and activate the switch.

Once you return to the chat screen on WhatsApp and start a conversation, Automatic download of photos and videos to your iPhone will be disabled. This procedure allows you to take care of the storage space so that warning messages do not appear when the iPhone's memory is filling.

When we deactivate the function to save images and videos automatically, the behavior of WhatsApp is more similar to that of the Messages app. The apps and videos are contained within the thread of the conversation, but you can download them manually to the memory in case you like them.

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Download multimedia files only with WiFi connection

Another option that you can configure is the one Limit the download of multimedia files when we are not under WiFi connections. In this way, downloads from the mobile data connection will not be made and we will be able to preserve our data plan for chatting and surfing the Internet.

To configure this option, go to Chat Settings and choose the Mobile data option. There we can choose what kind of files we want to download when connecting to mobile data networks. If we do not want to download any type of file we simply remove them and we configure WiFi to download all files.

This way you can save storage memory on your iPhone and find no surprises when your friends send many videos or photos on WhatsApp.

Download WhatsApp Messenger from the App Store

If you don't have this yet iPhone messaging app on your device, you can install it through the direct download link, from the App Store, which you will find below.

WhatsApp Messenger is in the App Store, requires iOS 6.0 or later. IPhone compatible. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It is available in the following languages: Spanish, German, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Czech, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Croatian, Danish, Slovak, Finnish, French, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, English, Italian, Japanese , Malay, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Arabic.

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