Exchanging nice photos and fun-loving clips with friends during WhatsApp conversation is something that most of us cherish. And, I’m no exception to this (kind of) universal thing.
However, I prefer to save only selected shared pics to my photo library to ensure the precious storage is not cluttered. Thankfully, there is an option to stop WhatsApp from automatically saving photos and videos to the iPhone’s Camera Roll.
If you no longer want the messaging app to mess up your entire photo library, run through the quick steps to enable the useful storage management feature!
How to Prevent WhatsApp From Saving Photos and Videos to Camera Roll on iPhone
Step #1. Launch WhatsApp on your iPhone.
Step #2. Now, tap on the Settings tab at the bottom right corner.
Step #3. Next, tap on Chats option.
Step #4. Finally, make sure the “Save to Camera Roll” switch is turned off.
That’s pretty much it!
From now onwards, shared photos and clips will no longer be automatically saved to your photo library.
If you find any image worth storing in your photo library, just tap on it to save.
If you happen to change your mind later and wish to store the shared media to the Camera Roll again, return to the same setting and turn on this switch.
There you go!
Watch out this video to know how to stop WhatsApp downloading media to iPhone Camera Roll:
That’s how you can take control of all the shared media and prevent it from not only messing up your photo library but also eating into plenty of storage on your device.
If your device is on limited bandwidth, I would recommend you to take advantage of the low data usage feature (WhatsApp → Settings → Data and Storage Usage). You can choose to lower the amount of data usage during WhatsApp call and also allow the media and docs to download only when your device is connected to Wi-Fi.
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