When you receive any media on WhatsApp, whether it was an image or a video, then WhatsApp automatically downloads it, this might bother you if you are using mobile data and not wi-fi, especially if the size of the media file is large, in such case you might wonder how to stop media auto download in WhatsApp? and here we will answer you.
Now you will see different options to download media: when using mobile data, when connecting on wi-fi, or when roaming, notice the following image:
If you click “When connection on wi-fi” you have four options you can activate or deactivate to download media Individually, so you can activate downloading only photos, or Audio, or Video, or Documents.
If you for example deactivated downloading photos while using wi-fi, and someone sent you a photo, it will not download.
Thus, you have succeeded in canceling the download of photos from WhatsApp, and you ensure that you have stopped the media automatic download in WhatsApp for Android.