Stop Viber and WhatsApp on Android from automatically downloading media files

 Stop Viber and WhatsApp on Android from automatically downloading media files

Today we are overwhelmed with pictures and videos coming to us from our friends from various chat applications. We want to see most of these files only once, but they are automatically saved and thus fill our phones’ memory. This creates an additional obligation for us to delete redundant files. Fortunately, there is a way to stop this kind of behavior.

You can see detailed instructions on how to stop Viber and WhatsApp on Android from automatically downloading media files in our video tutorials below.

How to stop Viber from automatically downloading media files

Video transcript:

  1. Open Viber
  2. Tap More
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Tap Media and storage
  5. Uncheck the options like in the video

How to stop WhatsApp from automatically downloading media files

Video transcript:

  1. Open WhatsApp
  2. Tap the three vertical dots
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Tap Data and storage usage
  5. Tap When using mobile data
  6. Uncheck everywhere where it is checked and tap OK
  7. Tap When connected on Wi-Fi
  8. Uncheck everywhere where it is checked
  9. Tap OK

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