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How To Disable WhatsApp Auto Download

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How To Disable WhatsApp Auto Download

How to disable WhatsApp Auto Download of pictures,audios, videos and how to stop someone from viewing your WhatsApp status.



WhatsApp has become a very popular app in the world, it is used by over 1.2 billion people in the world and it is the first app that everyone usually intend to download immidiately they get a new device, because it has become the default of exchanging messages between each other, sending pictures and videos.

But WhatsApp does have it's own downfall and the common downfall that whatsapp users do complains about is the automatically downloads of audios, videos and other media files which increases the users data usage and clogging up the device storage.



•Click here to read on how to save WhatsApp images and video status

It can also become an annoyance too when it downloads all the media files automatically, from pictures, PDFs, GIFs, audios and videos. These doesn't only clutter your phones gallery, audio and video player but also eat up a lot of storage and data.


How to disable auto downloads for all chats.


Follow the simple steps below to disable auto downloads from all WhatsApp chats, including groups:

Step 1: Open your WhatsApp and go to the settings by tapping on the three dots at the right top corner of the chats menu as shown below.



Step 2: After which you have entered the settings, select Data and Storage Usage.


Step 3: You will see three options: when using cellular data, when connected on Wi-Fi and when roaming. Tap one and disable the media files you desires, be it images audios, video, or all.

That's all, you will now have access to manually downloads the media files you want and neglect those that are less important to you.

How to disable WhatsApp Auto Downloads from individual groups.


Step 1: Click on the three dots menu shown on the right top Conner in the group.

Step 2: Click on the group info.

Step 3: Three options will be shown below the group name, Whit includes; mute notification, media visibility.

Step 4: Select media visibility.

Step 5: Once you have selected the option, a pop-up will appear Yes or No option. Select No

That's all, the media files from that group will not be saved automatically anymore.

How to disable whatsApp auto downloads on iPhone.


Step 1: Open whatsapp and tap the settings button at the bottom-righ, and tap on data and storage usage.

Step 2: You will see the media auto Download option on top.

Step 3 : Select never option for photos, audios, videos and documents.

Now only the files you choose to download manually will appear on your phone and you will be able to manage your phone storage and data usage Respectively.

How to stop someone from viewing your WhatsApp status without either blocking nor removing the Person from your contacts.


Step 1: Go to your WhatsApp status section.

Step 2: Click on the three dots menu on the top right corner and select status privacy.

Step 3: You will see three options below who can see your status and those options are:

• My contacts

• My contacts except

• Only share with a

Step 4: Click on the second option  "My contacts except" and all your contacts that are on WhatsApp will be displayed.

Step 5: Select the contacts that you want to stop from viewing your status.
And that's all, the person will no longer have access to your status anymore.

NOTE: Repeat the Same steps to enable the person again, if you wish.

I hope this article helps, share your thoughts in the comment box.
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