6 Steps to Fix the 'WhatsApp Not Connecting' Issue

    WhatsApp is used by almost every smartphone user and it can be said that the instant messaging platform has taken a toll on the SMS service as it comes with better abilities. Lately, WhatsApp has introduced many new features to give a better experience to the users.

    6 Steps to Fix the 'WhatsApp Not Connecting' Issue

    Also Read: Qualcomm Reportedly Working on Next-Gen Snapdragon 830 SoC

    Going by the same, you might be using WhatsApp to a great extent and even spend of your time on using the service to stay in touch with your friends and colleagues. But, there are situations when you can't connect to WhatsApp.

    Also Read: Corning Unveils Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for Future Smartphones

    If WhatsApp is down, you might fear that there are some issues with your smartphone, but there are some useful fixes that can be done all by yourself to fix the 'WhatsApp Not Connecting' issue. Take a look at the steps we have detailed below to know more.

    Also Read: 7 Tips and Tricks to Charge Your Android Smartphone Battery Faster

    Restart Your Phone

    If you are using Wi-Fi, you need to first turn off the connection or enable Flight Mode in your smartphone. You can also restart your smartphone as it can be of great help.

    Wi-Fi Should be Always On

    Make sure your phone doesn't drop the Wi-Fi connection when it actually goes to sleep or idle. You can prevent this by making sure 'Keep Wi-Fi on During Sleep' option under Settings →Wi-Fi is set to Always.

    Data Connection Should be Strong

    In case you are using the data connection, you need to make sure the data connection is turned on and it should be strong enough for you to send and receive WhatsApp messages.

    Don't Restrict Background Data

    Make sure the background data is not restricted in the WhatsApp service. This can be done by going to the Data Usage menu and configuring the same for the app. In case, WhatsApp is not working on data connection and working fine with Wi-Fi, you need to configure the APN settings by approaching your service provider.

    Update WhatsApp

    If the internet connection has no issues, the next step is to make sure WhatsApp is up-to-date. This can be done by updating the application from your respective app store.

    Uninstall and Reinstall

    If none of the above-mentioned fixes are of help, you can uninstall and reinstall the application. This will clear all the chats, so you need to backup the chats from the Settings of WhatsApp.

    Read More About: whatsapp news windows android iOS tips

    Stay updated with latest technology news & gadget reviews - Gizbot

    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Gizbot sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Gizbot website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more