A lot of people have challenges with data consumption, and you really can’t figure out what is consuming your data. Today, being the beginning of the month, we’ll deal with one of the ways you can stop the auto-download of videos, photos, and audio on WhatsApp.
If you belong to different groups or you admin many groups, you’ll probably attest to the fact that 60% of videos, audios, and photos on your gallery are automatic downloads from WhatsApp which you do not know.
There is a way to deal with it, and once the adjustment is made, it will save you of excessive data consumption on WhatsApp.
Check How Much Data WhatsApp is Consuming
To start with, we have to find out how much data is used up by WhatsApp monthly. To check this, go Settings and navigate to Data Usage to see a list of Apps and their data consumption in MB, and WhatsApp would likely be among the top 3.
How to Stop Auto Downloads of Videos, Audio and Photos on WhatsApp
- Go to “settings” in your WhatsApp
- Click on “Data and Storage Usage”
- Select “Media Auto-Download option”
- Click on “When Using Mobile Data” and deselect all options under.
Now if you are sent any media content, you will have the option to download it first or ignore and save your mobile data.
How to Reduce WhatsApp Data Usage During Calls
To improve the voice quality on calls, WhatsApp may use up more data. If you make use of WhatsApp voice calls regularly, it will be a good idea to reduce the voice quality to help reduce data consumption.
To do this,
- go to “Settings”
- Click on “Data and storage usage” and scroll down to the “Call settings” section
- Select “Low data usage” to activate an option that says “Reduce the amount of data used during a WhatsApp call.”
Always Backup WhatsApp with Wifi
To save mobile data, try backing up your chat history only when you’re on WiFi. Then you can periodically back up manually to keep your backups up to date. You can change the settings by:
- Go to “Settings” -> Click on “Chats”
- Click on “Chats Backup”
- Click “Backup over”
- Select “WiFi.”
Disable Backup of Videos on Wifi
Backing up videos on WhatsApp will consume a lot of storage and also data. You can disable this feature to save space on your storage as well as mobile data.
To disable video backup: Go to “Settings” -> Click on “Chats” -> Click on “Chat backup” -> Scroll down to “Include Videos” and Turn Off.
Once you’ve changed your settings to what is highlighted above, your data should be lasting longer. Let us know in the comment if it helps.