We'd be lying if we say that we've never faced the WhatsApp "unable to connect to the internet. Please try again later" error. Undeniably, it's one of the most common and most maddening error that most of the WhatsApp users complain about.
But have you ever wondered if there's a fix for this? In fact, do you know what causes this error in the first place?
If you don't, fret not, you're at the right place. Today, in this article, we will tell you about the primary reasons for this error to pop-up and discuss a few possible fixes if you ever happen to face this issue.
To begin with, one of the most common reasons for WhatsApp to throw this error is due to the poor internet connection or no connection at all. So, checking your mobile data settings is a good place to start at. Make sure that you've an active data plan or connected to a Wi-Fi network before accessing WhatsApp. This pretty much solves the issue most of the times.
Also, make sure that you're within a good network range (meaning keep an eye on signal strength) if you're connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Try to connect to different Wi-Fi networks and see if it works when you cannot connect to the internet through your mobile data.
Additionally, a few mobile service providers seem to block a few chat applications. So, it's better to contact them and ask for a different access point settings to run these apps smoothly.
Furthermore, if you're facing any network dropping issues while connected to Wi-Fi, head to Settings, Wi-Fi, advanced settings and then make sure that "Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep" is set to on Always.
If all the above fail, restart your smartphone and see if it works now. Even on doing so, if your smartphone shows the error message then probably WhatsApp servers are down. There's nothing much you can do at this stage, just wait for a while and check once again.