One of the problems that Goal still cannot resolve for the millions of WhatsApp users it is definitely the internal storage. The messaging app offers us many ways to express ourselves with our contacts, but this can incur the possibility of having hundreds of records (some even repeated) in a few hours on our cell phone. How free up space?
WhatsApp, the messaging application of Goal, is known among the community as one of the apps that can most fill the memory of your cell phone. There are many solutions to counteract this effect, from applications to free up space, to new functions that allow us to view and organize the largest files. Even so, the most practical solution could be prevention, and that is exactly what we will teach you to do in this guide, with which you will be able to configure the app so that it saves the photos and videos in the SD card from your phone automatically.
Before continuing, we must warn you that some applications may work differently when such configuration is done. Others simply won’t let you do it, unless you resort to more invasive methods with your phone as a root. However, in the case of WhatsApp, we will not have any impediment to use this trick.
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Another important point that you should take into account is that WhatsApp offers some options to stop the automatic download of photos and videos. If you’re looking to save storage, it’s a good idea to turn these features on, especially for groups, where a lot of photos, videos, etc. are often shared.
WhatsApp: how to automatically save photos to SD?
To use this trick, it will be enough to use the native configuration of our Android phone. Remember that, in the case of iPhones, the internal memory can always be expanded through your iCloud account, with which you can store your files in the cloud. This is not the case for Google’s operating system. Follow these steps to apply the trick:
- on your phone Androidgo to file manager (if you don’t have one, we recommend File Manager)
- When you see your folders, enter the so-called Phone storage (don’t choose SD memory)
- Click on the folder WhatsApp
- Then locate the folder whatsapp media
- Once the folder is found, press and hold for a few seconds on it until it is highlighted or additional options appear
- Depending on the functions of your phone, what you should look for is the action of Move (to move the folder to another location)
- When asked for another location, click on ‘SD card’, ‘SD memory’ or similar
- Confirm the action by pressing on move here
- The file transfer will take some time, depending on how many files need to be moved.
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Ready! Remember to check if you SD memory has enough space to receive the WhatsApp files before continuing the operation. On some models, the procedure may cause the app to continue saving new photos and videos to internal storage, but you can always repeat the steps to free up memory whenever you want.
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1. Enter the Play Store or App Store and download the latest version of WhatsApp.
2. Once updated, enter WhatsApp and press the three dot icon which is located in the upper left corner.
3. A list of options will be displayed, you have to select ‘New group‘.
4. Now choose a trusted contact (maybe your best friend) and create a group with just the two of you.5. In order not to be confused with other chats, the group name should be ‘Schedule‘, ‘I‘, ‘memo pad‘ or something similar.
6. Finally, go to the WhatsApp group settings and delete your friend.
That would be all. The group conversation that you just created in WhatsApp will only have one member (you), so you can use that chat to take notes, save important photos or whatever you want. If you want, you can even pin that chat at the top, so you don’t get lost among the many messages your friends sent you.