How do I free up space on my iPhone backup for WhatsApp?

Answered by Randy McIntyre

To free up space on your iPhone backup for WhatsApp, you can follow these steps:

1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
2. Scroll down and tap on “General”.
3. Tap on “iPhone Storage” or “iPad Storage”, depending on the device you are using.
4. Here, you will see a breakdown of the storage used on your device. Look for “WhatsApp” in the list of apps and tap on it.

Now, you will be presented with options to manage the storage used by WhatsApp.

1. First, you can check the “Recommendations” section, which provides suggestions on how to free up space. It might suggest offloading unused apps, reviewing large attachments, or deleting old conversations.

2. Under the “Documents & Data” section, you will see the amount of storage used by WhatsApp media, messages, and other data. Tap on it to get more details.

3. In the next screen, you will see a breakdown of different types of media, such as Photos, Videos, Voice Messages, etc. You can tap on each category to see which files are taking up the most space.

4. To free up space, you have a few options. You can manually delete individual items by swiping left on them and tapping on “Delete”. This can be useful for large files or media that have been forwarded multiple times.

5. If you want to delete multiple items at once, you can tap on the “Edit” button in the top right corner. Then, select the items you want to delete and tap on the trash can icon.

6. Another option is to enable the “Auto Delete” feature for media. This will automatically remove media files that have been in your device for a certain period, such as 30 days or 1 year. To enable this, go back to the main storage screen and tap on “Enable” under the “Auto Delete” section.

7. Additionally, you can review your WhatsApp chats and delete unnecessary conversations or media within them. Simply open WhatsApp, go to the Chats tab, swipe left on a conversation, and tap on “Delete”. This will remove the entire conversation, including all media files exchanged within it.

By following these steps, you should be able to free up space on your iPhone backup for WhatsApp. Remember to review your media files, delete unnecessary items, and consider enabling the “Auto Delete” feature to automatically manage your storage in the future.

I hope this helps! If you have any further questions, feel free to ask.