How to reduce data consumption while using WhatsApp

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Now, as we are totally locked down at home due to coronavirus, we are being totally dependent on Smartphone to be in touch with each other. Most of us are using Facebook owned WhastsApp instant messaging app, which is one of the most popular app and being used by most of the user across the Globle. As, ths app provided instant messaging services along with audio and video calls with group as well. But, with all these features this is certainly a power hungry app. So, we need to have a check on it to reduce data consumption while using WhatsApp.

Here in this article have shared some steps to reduce the data consumption in WhatsApp while chatting, during voice calls, during video calls and also share how to stop the auto download of picture and videos.

How to reduce data consumption during audio call in WhatsApp

  • Open WhatsApp
  • Tap on the three vertical dots on the top
  • Tap on Settings
  • Tap on the option Data and storage usage
  • Now, under the Call Settings look for the option Low data usage tap on the toggle button to turn it on

How to reduce data consumption in WhatsApp used by photos and videos

  • Open WhatsApp
  • Tap on the three vertical dots on the top
  • Tap on Settings
  • Tap on the option Data and storage usage
  • Look for option when using mobile data and tap on it
  • Then uncheck all the boxes Photos, Audio, Videos and documents and tap OK.

How to reduce data consumption by disabling videos Backup in WhatsApp

Since, most of the videos and photos are related to Coronavirus nowadays, you might want to disable the backup option for videos, while chat can still be backed up. Follow the below steps to do it.

  • Open WhatsApp
  • Tap on the three vertical dots on the top
  • Tap on Settings
  • Tap on Chats
  • Tap on Chat Backup
  • Now, tap on include videos toggle button to turn it off, if it is on.

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