How to turn off WhatsApp auto downloading whatsapp.com

Some of the settings of WhatsApp are set by default to all users but you can also modify the settings of WhatsApp, you can set it accordingly and one of them is WhatsApp media downloading.

By the way, the default auto downloading option of WhatsApp is quite good i.e. by default auto downloading is only enabled for photos but if you want, you can also turn off auto downloading of videos, audios, documents.

After which, when anyone sends any file to your WhatsApp, it will be automatically downloaded. But if you do not have much data, I would recommend that keep all other media closed except for photos.

So today in this post we will know how to stop auto downloading of WhatsApp videos, photos, but let’s first know how to start WhatsApp auto downloading.

How to Turn off WhatsApp auto downloading

  • Open WhatsApp and click on the setting by clicking on three dots
  • Click on the setting by clicking on the three dots
  • Click on data and storage usage, from here you can turn on media auto downloading and also turn off.
  • Turn off WhatsApp auto downloading
  • And in this also you will get two options, mobile data, and wifi
  • Click on the when using mobile data
  • Click on when using mobile data, the default setting will get enabled photos, with photos here you will get the option of Audio, Video, Documents.
  • If you also want to start auto downloading, mark them as well, and click on ok, media auto downloading will be enabled in your WhatsApp.
  • Turn off WhatsApp auto downloading
  • Similarly for wifi, but if you want to turn off auto downloading of WhatsApp media even on wifi, you don’t have to do anything because its default setting is enabled for all media.
  • Photo, Video
  • Open your WhatsApp, click on three dot in the right top right and click on setting
  • Click on the setting by clicking on the three dots
  • Go to data and storage usage, click on “when using mobile data”
  • Turn off WhatsApp auto downloading
  • Unmark the media that you want to stop auto downloading, if you want to turn off auto downloading for every media files on your WhatsApp, then unmark it all.
  • Click ok, the auto downloading option of your WhatsApp has been turned off, now any file in your WhatsApp will be downloaded only when you manually download it.
  • But it is disabled only for mobile data, if you want to turn off WhatsApp videos, photos, etc auto download even when connected to wifi, just below “When using mobile data” you will get “When connected on WiFi” Click on it.
  • Turn off WhatsApp auto downloading
  • Unmark all the options and click on ok
  • Unmark them and click on the ok buton

Now, any media or file will not be auto downloaded even if you are connected to WiFi.

So you learned to turn off WhatsApp auto downloading (photos, videos, etc.), I hope this article will prove useful for you.

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