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How to Stop WhatsApp Auto Downloading Image, Audio & Video

By default all the images, adios and videos of your WhatsApp chat downloads automatically as soon as you receive them. No matter whether you have received them in your personal chat or in a group chat. WhatsApp's default settings allow them to download automatically.

If you wish you can change the default settings according to you or you can stop auto download completely. Read also How to change WhatsApp Phone Number

Stopping auto download saves more mobile data. Once you have stopped auto download, to download any image, audio or video you need to touch them to download. You can change the settings on your android phone only when you have active net connection. Read also : How to make your blog Push Notification ready.

Steps to Stop Auto Download

You need to change the settings to stop auto download chat images, audios or videos. To stop auto download images, audios or videos you need to perform the following steps. Read also How to add WhatsApp sharing button to your website

Step 1. At first you need to launch WhatsApp app from the app screen on your android phone. Once you open WhatsApp app you will see three tabs namely CALLS, CHATS and CONTACTS. There is also menu button i.e, three vertical dots located top right corner of that window. Read also : How to Setup AdSense Page Level Ads and Fix Script Error.

Now you need to tap this menu button i.e., vertical dots to see the menu options. Remember you will see different menu options depending upon the selection of tab CALLS, CHATS and CONTACTS.

Step 2. Once you tap menu button i.e., vertical dots you will able to see the Settings button. Once you tap Settings, you will enter into the settings zone.

Step 3. Now you need to tap Chat settings. Once you tap Chat settings, you will able to see various options.

Step 4. Since you have entered into the Chat settings you won't face difficulty to stop auto download. Now among various options your duty is to find Media auto-download. Once you get it just tap on it to see various options. Read also : How to find AdSense high paying long tail keywords.

Step 5. Once you have tap Media auto-download, you will see three options namely When using mobile data, When connected on Wi-Fi and When roaming. You need to configure each of them separately. Read also : Best video calling app for 2G/3G/4G mobile phone.

Step 6. At first touch When using mobile data and deselect all checkbox against Image, Audio and Video so that nothing could be downloaded automatically and then touch OK. You have stopped auto download for mobile data. Read also : How lock / track lost mobile phone and erase data remotely.

Similarly touch When connected on Wi-Fi and select all checkbox against Image, Audio and Video so that when ever your device is connected on Wi-Fi it will download everything automatically and then touch OK. The benefit of selecting all checkbox is that you will get everything free of cost. Neither you pay a single penny nor you loss your mobile data. Read also  How to change WhatsApp Chat Wallpaper

Again touch When roaming and deselect all checkbox against Image, Audio and Video. Because data download is costly on roaming. Read also : How to set Date and Time on a smartphone.

That's it! Thanks for reading the post. Let me know whether have you disabled auto download or not. If not, then try now. Also let others to experience this tips by sharing this post on your social networks.