The popular Messaging System WhatsApp might be cluttering your iPhone with numerous Photos and Videos. However, you can easily stop WhatsApp From Saving Photos to iPhone using steps as provided below.
Stop WhatsApp From Saving Photos to iPhone
By default, WhatsApp automatically saves Photos and Video that are sent to you in WhatsApp Messages to the Camera Roll on your iPhone. This can potentially lead to the storage on your iPhone getting filled up with unwanted WhatsApp Photos and Videos.
Apart from cluttering iPhone with memory hogging Pictures and Videos, the Auto-download feature in WhatsApp can end up consuming expensive Cellular data, in case WhatsApp has the permission to use Cellular Data for Media downloads on your iPhone.
Also, the Auto-download feature in WhatsApp can create an embarrassing situation for you, in case WhatsApp ends up saving improper Photos to the Camera Roll on your iPhone.
Luckily, it is easy to Stop WhatsApp From Saving Photos to iPhone using two different methods as listed below.
Completely Stop WhatsApp From Saving Photos to iPhone
Follow the steps below to Stop WhatsApp From Saving Photos to iPhone.
1. Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
2. On the Settings screen, scroll down and tap on WhatsApp.
3. On the next screen, tap on Photos.
4. On the Photos screen, tap on Never
This setting will completely disable WhatsApp from accessing the Photos App on your iPhone. This means that whenever you receive a WhatsApp Message, the Photos and Videos attached to the Message will not be downloaded to the Camera Roll on your iPhone.
You will still be able to view Photos, whenever you are logged in to your WhatsApp Account, but the photos will never be downloaded or saved to your iPhone.
Stop WhatsApp From Automatically Saving Photos to iPhone
Here is another way to Stop WhatsApp From Saving Photos to iPhone. The difference with this method is that it allows you to download photos manually to iPhone (in case you want to) by tapping on the Photos attached to the WhatsApp Messages on your iPhone.
1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone or iPad.
2. Once you are in WhatsApp, tap on the Settings icon located at the bottom right corner of your screen (See image below).
3. On the Settings screen, tap on Chats
4. On the Chats screen, toggle OFF the slider next to Save to Camera Roll (See image below)
After this setting WhatsApp will not be able to Automatically download and save Photos to the Camera Roll on your iPhone.
As mentioned above, the advantage of this method is that it Stops WhatsApp From Downloading Photos to iPhone, while still providing you with the option to manually download WhatsApp Photos to iPhone, in case you want to.
You can use the first method, in case you are absolutely sure about not allowing WhatsApp to access the Photos App on your iPhone.
The second method is suitable for those users who do not want their iPhone to be cluttered with unwanted WhatsApp Photos, but also want the option to manually download specific WhatsApp Photos to iPhone.