A Complete Guide to Prevent Whats App From Eating Your Phone’s Memory


For Anyone Who Wants to Save His/her Phones Memory by Blocking Whats App Media To Save Automatically in Phone’s Gallery

Whats App is a freeware and the cross-platform messaging service owned by Facebook. It is one of the most popular messaging services in the world. It helps us to communicate with our long-lost friends, our family members, and our colleagues. Due to its user-friendly platform, ever-expanding and simple features, it has been a favorite of all people related to different ages.

Instead of its excellent features, this Facebook-owned social messaging app is also the source of worries for the users because the app often takes the vast memory space of our mobile Phone in the form of text messages, images, videos, GIFs, and other voice recordings, etc.

Storage space is one of the essential elements of the smartphone because mobile phones are not just only used to contact each other but also, they serve a bigger purpose than that. We download work files and answer emails, make presentations, we edit our images, and sometimes we have to type entire documents on our phones, and so we must have the necessary memory available to our files, but it is not possible due to a large number of Whats App media files.

How to Save Phone’s Storage for Android Phones?

So, to prevent Whats App from eating your Phone’s storage space, here are some of the easy steps that will increase your mobile storage space:

1- First of all, Open WhatsApp on your Android Phone

2- Then, tap on the three dots on the top right corner of the app.

3- Now tap on the Settings option.

4- Now select the Chats option from the Settings Menu.

5- In the last step, toggle the Media Visibility option.

By following these steps, you would prevent the Phone’s storage by not saving the media files in your Phone’s gallery automatically.

If you don’t want to implement this feature to all groups or individuals, then you can also apply this to specific groups or individuals, if you don’t want the media of particular groups or individuals to be saved in the Phone’s gallery.

Here are the simple steps that will help you to do this:

1- First of all, open the chat window of the individual or group that you want to modify.

2- Then, tap on the contact.

3- Then, go to the Media Visibility option.

4- Now, you will be asked by WhatsApp that you wish to the newly downloaded media from that chat to save in your Phone’s gallery.

5-Tap on No, and you are good to go!

How to Save Phone’s Storage For iPhone?

If you are an iPhone user and want to keep your iPhone’s storage or you don’t want to save Whats App media files automatically, then you must follow these steps which will increase your iPhone’s storage space.

1- First of all, open the WhatsApp.

2- Then, tap on the Settings option.

3- Then, tap on Data and Storage Usage option.

4- After you follow the above steps, you will see detailed settings that demand what type of data or media file (Photos, Audio, Video files, and documents) that you want to store or save in your Phone’s gallery.

5- You can select the files not to be downloaded on your iPhone at all, or you can restrict the downloading to happen only when your iPhone is connected to a Wi-Fi network. Alternatively, you can allow the WhatsApp media files to download automatically by tapping on the Wi-Fi and Cellular option.

6- If you want to save your iPhone’s memory, then tap on Never option, and you are good to go.