How to Stop Auto Download on Viber

Posted January 13, 2018 by Leomar Umpad in Apps

Disable Viber auto Download

By default, Viber automatically downloads media files such as photos and videos when your device is connected to the internet via a Wi-Fi connection. Though this does not necessarily equate to a problem, users with low phone storage may find the auto-download feature a headache. Looking for the right photos when uploading or attaching them can be a challenge too especially if you are part of a Viber group who frequently sends images and videos. This article discusses how to stop auto download on Viber.

There are three main reasons why users do not want to allow Viber to auto-download images and videos on iPhone. First is that auto-downloading of media uses bandwidth which may be costly to the user especially those who do not have an unlimited data plan. The second reason is that downloaded files may take up a large space on users’ phone storages. It would be too much of a hassle, too, if users delete images and videos time to time just to free up space on their devices. Finally, the third reason is the mess that these auto-downloaded files bring. If users want to upload photos to Facebook or attach images to an email, they would have to skim through images including those automatically downloaded by Viber.

How to Stop Auto Download on Viber

To disable auto download on Viber, follow these steps:

1.Go to your device’s Home screen and open Viber.Android Viber App
2.From Viber, tap on the Menu icon on the upper-right part of the screen.Android Viber Menu
3.From Viber’s menu, open the app’s Settings.Android Viber Menu Settings
4.From Viber’s settings, tap on Media.Android Viber Menu Settings Mediia
5.From the Media settings, tap to uncheck the tick option for Auto Download Media Over Mobile Network.Android Viber Menu Settings Media Auto Download Over Mobile Data
6.Also, tap to uncheck the tick option for Auto Download When Connected to Wi-Fi.Android Viber Menu Settings Media Auto Download Over Wifi
7.When both options on steps 5 and 6 are unchecked, auto-download of media files on Viber is disabled.Android Viber Menu Settings Media Auto Download Disabled

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When I disable the auto-download feature on Viber, will the downloaded photos be deleted?
A: The downloaded media files will remain on your phone even after you disable the auto-download feature. You need to manually delete the files to remove them from your phone.

Q: Will uninstalling Viber delete the media files on my devices?
A: Uninstalling Viber will only remove the app on your device. The downloaded files will remain on the storage.

Q: Can I only choose to auto-download from Wi-Fi and prevent download when on a mobile network?
A: Yes. You will have just to tick the option for Auto Download When Connected to Wi-Fi while leaving the options for Auto Download Media Over Mobile Network unchecked.

You just learned how to stop auto download on Viber. Now you won’t have to worry about possible data charges due to excessive internet usage. You can also now manage your storage better. If you have questions about any of the information on this article, let us know in the comments section.

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About Leomar Umpad

A supply chain operations manager by profession. A technology-lover and a writer by heart. I have the passion to teach and inform.
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