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Not downloading WhatsApp Media?  Here's how to fix the problem

Not downloading WhatsApp Media? Here’s how to fix the problem

Having trouble downloading the media (photos and videos) you receive through WhatsApp on Android or iOS? Is it useless to try to save some memes or funny videos that your friends sent you on WhatsApp? Fortunately, this should be an easy solution.

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In this article, we will guide you through the steps you can take to fix this problem. Also, at the end of the article, you can download media from WhatsApp without any problems …

1. Check your internet connection

When you have problems using an application that requires the Internet to work, you should check that your Internet connection is working properly.

One of the best ways to do this is to use other applications on your phone and test whether they can access the Internet. You can also try visiting a webpage in the browser of your choice.

If other applications encounter similar connectivity issues, check that you are connected to the Internet.

Fix wifi connection issues

Start by power-cycling to your WiFi router. If the connection problem persists when the router comes back on, see our guide that explains how to fix slow wifi connections.


Fix cellular data issues

Try turning off cellular data (or mobile data) and then running it again. If that doesn’t help, turn on airplane mode and turn it off again. You need to make sure your web plan is active and that you have no data leaks.

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If you still can’t download media files on WhatsApp (despite the data plan) try to speed up your mobile data connection.

2. Check your device storage

If you do not have enough space on your phone’s internal or external storage, you will not be able to download files from WhatsApp and other applications. It’s not a brain. Say you are trying to download 50MB video, your device has only 40MB free storage and WhatsApp will not finish the download.

For Android, launch the File Manager app on your phone and check how much free storage space your phone has. Alternatively, you can go Settings> Storage.

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Ideally, the storage available on your phone should be large enough to accommodate the media file you want to download. If you run out of storage, check out our guide on how to free up storage space on Android devices.

Related: Android apps that help save space on your device

If you use an iPhone or iPod, go ahead Settings> General> iPhone Storage / iPod Storage Check how much storage you used and how much you used.

If your iPhone or iPad is low on storage, you should come up with our guide explaining how to create free space on iOS.

This is another important storage test you should do if you are unable to download media files on WhatsApp (or any other application, in fact). If WhatsApp does not have access to your phone’s storage or photos, you will get an error message when you try to save media files.

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In no case do you need to grant WhatsApp storage permission.

How To Grant WhatsApp Storage Permission On Android

Go on Settings> Apps & Notifications> WhatsApp> Permissions> Storage Click Permission.

How To Give WhatsApp Permission To Access Photos On iOS

To start Settings Use and select Privacy. Next, select Photos, Select Share From the list of applications, confirm All photos Selected.

4. Close WhatsApp

When an app gets stuck or some of its features don’t work properly, forcing the app to close is a great way to get rid of snacks that crash the app. Follow the steps below to forcibly close apps on your smartphone.

How To Close WhatsApp On Android

Start your phone Settings Menu and click Applications and Announcements. Next, select Share From the recently opened apps section or click See all applications Select WhatsApp from the list of installed applications. Finally, tap Force Stop Icon and select OK On the confirmation line.

How To Force Closing WhatsApp On iOS

Double-click on Physics House Swipe the button (for iPhone 8 or earlier & for iPhone SE 2020) or from the bottom of your device’s screen and release your finger when the app preview cards appear on the screen. Swipe to force the WhatsApp preview to close.

Restart WhatsApp and check if you can download media files.

5. Restart your device

Power-cycling your phone can also help solve this problem. Shut down your device and when it comes back, check if WhatsApp’s Media Download function is reset.

6. Check if WhatsApp is down

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The problem may be from the end of WhatsApp. Sometimes when WhatsApp’s servers crash, some application features and functions may fail. You can use such reliable third-party sites DownDetector Or Deactivation. Report Check for possible issues with WhatsApp servers.

7. Update WhatsApp to the current version

Another thing to check is that you are running the latest version of WhatsApp on your device. Older versions of the app sometimes have bugs where some features fail. Newer versions come with bug fixes that restore the app to default. Click the link below to update WhatsApp on your device.

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8. Enable “Save to Camera Roll” (for iPhone)

If you notice that photos and videos you received via WhatsApp are no longer automatically stored on your iPhone, make sure Save to Camera Roll Enabled. Launch WhatsApp and move on Settings> Chats And transition Save to Camera Roll desire.

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You can configure your WhatsApp to automatically save media files from personal or group messages. Open the chat and go to the contact / group info page. Select Save to Camera Roll Choose As always From the options.

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9. Reset your network settings

If the problem persists after trying all of the above solutions, try resetting your device’s network settings. Especially if you have trouble using WiFi or cellular data. If you are using an Android device, go ahead Settings> System> Advanced> Reset options Select Reset WiFi, Mobile and Bluetooth.

You must enter your phone’s password / PIN and authorize resetting network settings.

Related: Forgot your Android passcode? Ways to re-enter

To reset network settings on your iPhone or iPod, go to Settings> General> Reset network settings. Enter your iPhone passcode and click Reset network settings Immediate to proceed.

NB: Resetting your device’s network settings will delete all previously stored WiFi networks and cellular data configurations.

If all else fails, reinstall WhatsApp

You should fix the problem and re-download the media files from WhatsApp by progressing through the fix guide above. However, nothing in life is guaranteed.

If none of the above steps work, try removing WhatsApp from your device and then reinstalling it anew. If all else fails then this nuclear option should fix the problem.

Remember to back up your messages before uninstalling WhatsApp, so you do not miss important conversations and files.


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