How To Stop WhatsApp Media Auto-Download 2024

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This is a short guide that is going to enlighten you with the simple and easy steps to disable or turn off your WhatsApp media auto-download to prevent you from downloading unwanted images, videos, and audios automatically on your phone.

This guide will take you through all the steps for;
⦁    When Using Data
⦁    When Using Wifi
⦁    When Roaming

Lot’s of people ask these questions all the time. When your media auto-download is ON, You download images, videos and audios sent to you or in a group you join automatically without even knowing. 

An example is people who join school groups, forums, organizational groups and many others. With this, you have to turn your WhatsApp media auto-download off in other to prevent your WhatsApp from downloading unwanted images, videos and audio sent to you personally or in groups you join.

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Steps To Turn Off WhatsApp Media Auto-Download

1. Open your Whatsapp App
2. Tap on the 3 dots on the topmost right corner of your screen
3. Select Setting
4.  Select Storage and Data
5. Select your option either;
⦁    When Using Data
⦁    When Using Wifi
⦁    When Roaming

Once you finish with these easy steps you won’t be downloading images, audio and videos automatically on your WhatsApp unless you do it yourself.

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Michael Rashaan is a webmaster and co-founder of Kbroda Groups. I currently hold a double major degree in Information science and Political science. During my Information science days at the university, I got enlightened more on how vital and powerful information is to human and businesses. As an information science graduate, I love to give out information that seems important for free through my research-oriented blog posts. Another part of me is, I also love to give back to the society, even though I don’t have much. This has made me develop the habit of writing and publishing. I see this to be the little role I play to make the society better. Contact me on

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