How to stop WhatsApp file auto download for Android users (images, audio and videos)

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How to stop WhatsApp file auto download for Android users (images, audio and videos)

Have you wondered why the file you never downloaded is in your phone gallery? Whatsapp has an auto-save feature. This downloads images, audio, videos, and other files to your gallery. Mostly, these files are irrelevant; sometimes, you delete them one after the other, but they continue downloading.

Here, we will explore how to stop WhatsApp file auto download. Follow the steps below and stop files from cluttering in your gallery.

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How to stop WhatsApp file auto download for Android users

1. Open your WhatsApp application

2. Click on the three dots at the right side of your phone screen

How to stop WhatsApp file auto download for Android users
How to stop WhatsApp file auto download for Android users

3. select “settings”

How to stop WhatsApp file auto download for Android users
How to stop WhatsApp file auto download for Android users

4. On the settings menu, click on “Storage & data.”

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How to stop WhatsApp file auto download for Android users
How to stop WhatsApp file auto download for Android users

5. under “media auto download” which includes mobile data, wifi and roaming, the three options click on all to disable photos, videos and audio from auto downloads

How to stop WhatsApp file auto download for Android users
How to stop WhatsApp file auto download for Android users

6. Remember to click “OK” after unchecking it

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Possibly, you can still enable auto downloads, allowing the files to stay within WhatsApp only. Here is what to do

  1. Click on the three dots
  2. Click on “settings.”
  3. On the settings menu, click on chats and enable “media visibility.”

Conclusion

The steps provided on how to stop WhatsApp file auto download will help you disable automatic downloads of videos, images and audio. Also, you can still enable auto downloads, allowing the files to stay within WhatsApp only with the last steps shown above.

Jael Okwuchukwu
Jael Okwuchukwu
I am Okwuchukwu Jael, a writer, educator, and musician from Enugu State. Teaching, both academic and musical, is a passion of mine, and I specialize as a Western pianist. Currently, I am employed as a blogger at Writer's King LTD, combining my love for writing and desire to share knowledge with a broader audience.

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