WhatsApp is used by over a 1.2 billion people worldwide, and 200 million in India alone. It can become an annoyance too when it downloads all the media files automatically, from pictures to videos to, more recently, GIFs, not to mention audio files and videos. These not only clutter your phone’s gallery and music player but also eat up a lot of storage and data. Here’s how you can stop WhatsApp from automatically saving photos and audio on your phone.
How to Stop WhatsApp from Downloading and Saving Photos, Videos Automatically on iPhone
Tap the Settings button at the bottom-right.
Tap on Data and Storage Usage.
In this menu, you will see the Media Auto-Download option on top
For Photos, Audio, Videos, and Documents, select the Never option.