It is not often these days that you meet an active user who does not have an icon of any messenger or VoIP client on the smartphone’s desktop. Indeed, programs such as Viber, Telegram or Whatsapp not only diversify communication between people, but also help to significantly save on cellular services.
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However, there are a number of inconveniences associated with the use of instant messengers, for example, saving images from chats to the stock iOS application Photos, which not only forces the user to perform unnecessary actions to delete unnecessary images, but also consumes the device’s physical memory.
In addition, mobile traffic is also not free, which means that especially sociable users should think about saving it. Therefore, most applications have special options for this.
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How to disable autosave for Photos and Videos in WhatsApp
Go to the settings section (the button in the lower right corner of the screen) and select the item “Chats “in which you want to deactivate the switch “Into the Film”…
In addition, the settings section “Data and storage “… There is a category “Media autoload “, which sets restrictions for processing various files (excluding voice messages) depending on the type of current Internet connection.
For example, you can allow the download of photos and documents on any connection, while disallowing the processing of audio and video recordings using the mobile Internet. In addition, there is a function “Saving data “, which will allow you to spend less traffic when making calls.
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How to disable autosave Photos and Videos in Viber
Click the tab “More” in the main menu and select the item Settings → Multimedia…
Here, in addition to the switch “Save to Gallery” (save to Photos) there are also automatic upload options on mobile networks (“Content autoloading”), as well as settings for automatic video playback and the option to limit traffic in mobile networks. The latter will affect the quality of the connection when making calls.
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How to disable autosave of Photos, Videos, voice messages and files in Telegram
The Telegram application does not automatically save the incoming data to the Photos application, but at the same time, it provides ample opportunities for setting up automatic loading of content into the messenger itself.
To set up automatic uploading of photos, video, voice messages and files in Telegram, you need to go to the section Settings → Data and memory… There are two sections here: “Through the mobile network “ and “Via Wi-Fi”, which contain the autoload options for all files in the application.
If you set the switch “Download automatically” into position “On”, it will be possible to set up automatic downloading of content in accordance with various scenarios, for example, photos and videos only from contacts or in other private chats using Wi-Fi or via mobile communication.
In case you deactivate the switch “Download automatically”, all incoming data (photos, videos, voice messages and files) will need to be loaded manually by pressing the button with the arrow icon.
Also, Telegram settings allow you to reduce traffic consumption, as well as enable or disable automatic playback of GIF animations and video clips.
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