How to Delete Videos on WhatsApp from iPhone

Want to delete videos on WhatsApp for saving limited iPhone space or privacy concern? You may need this guide to get two ways of how to delete videos on WhatsApp on iPhone.

Demi by Demi Updated October 8, 2023
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A chat app like WhatsApp can often be one of the apps that take up the most iPhone memory, especially if you frequently send and receive videos on it. You may find that your iPhone’s storage quickly fills up with these media files. Thankfully, deleting videos on WhatsApp from iPhone is a straightforward process that can help you free up space on your phone.

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In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps of how to delete videos on WhatsApp from iPhone. Whether you want to delete individual videos or multiple ones at once, we've got you covered. So, let's get started!

Warm Tip: Backup WhatsApp videos before deleting them

Before we explain how to delete videos from WhatsApp on iPhone, it is critical to save video from WhatsApp as a backup because you won’t be able to view your WhatsApp videos after deleting them.

In this case, you can try FoneTool, providing you with kinds of backup service to meet your demands. To backup only WhatsApp videos to PC via FoneTool, firstly, save WhatsApp media files to your iPhone. Then, follow the steps below to know how to backup WhatsApp videos to PC via FoneTool.

Step 1. Click the icon below to free download and install FoneTool on your PC > Connect your iPhone to computer with USB > You may need to tap Trust to let your PC access your iPhone data.

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step 2. Launch FoneTool, and click Phone Backup > Choose Selective Backup and click Get Started

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Note:  If you want to edit, manage, view photos on your computer, you can transfer WhatsApp videos from iPhone to computer using iPhone to PC transfer function from Phone Transfer.

Step 2. Click Videos icons and uncheck the others to preview and select videos you downloaded from WhatsApp > Click OK to confirm.

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Step 3. Choose a storage path to save the backup files > Click Start Backup and your photos would be transferred to computer in seconds.

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How to delete videos on WhatsApp from iPhone

Here are two ways available for you to delete videos from WhatsApp on iPhone. You can choose to preview and delete the unwanted videos or clear all WhatsApp media files at once.

According to your needs, go through the two ways and choose either to delete your WhatsApp videos from iPhone.

Way 1. Preview and delete videos on WhatsApp selectively

It is simple to delete a single video from WhatsApp on iPhone. This method allows you to preview the video first, you can choose to delete the unwanted videos. Here are how to delete sent videos on WhatsApp from iPhone.

Step 1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone, go to Chats > Tap the chat where you want to delete videos from.

Step 2. Tap the header in the chat window > Select Media, Links, and Docs option to view all sent media files.

Step 3. Tap Select button in the top right corner > Select unwanted videos and click on the trash icon > Tap Delete X for me to confirm.

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You have to clear the videos from each conversation one by one using this method. There is no all-in-one solution.

Way 2. Delete all WhatsApp videos from one chat at once

The other way below allows you to delete all WhatsApp videos from one chat all at a time. You have no chance to preview and select here. Therefore, you may need the tool mentioned in the very beginning to backup WhatsApp media. The followings are how to delete WhatsApp videos on iPhone.

Step 1. On your iPhone, go to the WhatsApp Settings > Tap Data and Storage Usage > Tap Storage Usage.

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Step 2. Locate and go to the chat where you want to delete videos from. It will show you how much space has been used by this chat’s messages, media files, and so on.

Step 3. Click Manage... > Choose Videos (You may check other files at the same time) > Click Clear at the bottom and confirm it.

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You can tap the Back icon and repeat the steps for other chats if you need.

Bonus: How to free up more WhatsApp storage on iPhone

Are you running out of storage on your iPhone due to WhatsApp? If so, don't worry! We have two tips for you to free up more storage space on your device. With these simple tricks, you can easily manage your WhatsApp storage and keep your iPhone running smoothly.

Tip 1. Toggle off “Save to Camera Roll” in WhatsApp
You might not realize that all WhatsApp media is stored to your camera roll automatically, since this option is enabled by default. You can, however, toggle it off.

Go to the WhatsApp app on your iPhone > Tap Settings > Choose Chats > Locate Save to Camera Roll and turn it off if it is enabled.

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Tip 2. Clear WhatsApp cache
WhatsApp's storage space is taken up not only by messages, images, videos, documents, and so on, but also by inactive cache, temporary files, damaged files, and so on. Deleting unnecessary files will not affect WhatsApp performance, but will keep your WhatsApp clean.

Open the WhatsApp app > Go to Settings Data and Storage Usage > Storage Usage > Click Manage and then Clear.

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In conclusion, it is not a so difficult job to delete videos from WhatsApp on your iPhone. Hope you have known how to delete videos on WhatsApp. Whether you want to clear up storage space, remove unnecessary videos, or simply tidy up your chat history, the steps outlined above will help you delete videos on WhatsApp quickly and easily. If this guide helps you, please share it with others.




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