Nobody likes to have failures in applications as daily in our lives as messaging services. Sometimes these are not only of vital importance to us for personal matters, but also for work or study matters. That is why in this post we tell you how to fix the main flaws of WhatsApp on the iPhone.
Before carrying out any type of verification, regardless of the fault that WhatsApp presents on your iPhone, there are two recommendations that must always be followed and that make both your phone and the application work better. The first is to check for updates to the App , for which you must go to the App Store, click on your photo and see if there are updates to this and other apps.
The second previous tip that we want to give you is to update the iPhone to the latest software version , in which case you should go to Settings> General> Software update and check if there is a newer version of iOS that can be downloaded and installed. If after following these steps you have verified that WhatsApp continues to show errors, you can continue reading this article.
You don’t receive notifications
The fact of not receiving WhatsApp notifications on the iPhone can come from many factors and not all of them strictly related to the application. If there is a specific chat that you do not receive alarms, it is possible that it is muted and you have not noticed it and to check it you must go to the chat screen, swipe slightly to the left and click “More”.
If the failure is not receiving notifications from any chat , you can go to Settings> WhatsApp> Notifications and check if you have them activated. If the case is that you receive them but without sound , it is possible that the iPhone is silent and you have not noticed it, for which you can check the switch of the phone itself or go to Settings> Sounds and vibrations. If you think it could be a problem with your speakers, check the article where we explain the sound faults on an iPhone .
Also check that the iPhone is not in do not disturb mode , which prevents receiving any type of notification. You can verify it by opening the Control Center on the moon icon or in Settings> Do not disturb.
You cannot send or receive messages
This is a more common failure than is believed and in most cases it is due to a bad internet connection on your iPhone. If you are connected to a WiFi network, check that the signal from the router is good and does not show any errors. A good way to do this is by accessing the internet with other devices or through the iPhone itself. Restart the router in case you check that this is the one that fails and, in case it does not fix, contact the telephone provider.
Another frequent failure happens using mobile data, since you may be in a place with low coverage or because of some technical failure of your operator you are experiencing problems. In that case you should contact them directly.
The app is very slow
When an application is not as smooth as it should be, it is generally due to an optimization problem. In the case of an app as popular as WhatsApp, it doesn’t seem like the problem. Therefore it may be because you have little free space on the iPhone and therefore the app has trouble storing new information. The recommendation we can make in this case is to delete chats and files that do not interest you . At the end of the day this is the most efficient way to use any device, without accumulating data and information that we do not want.
You can’t send audios or they sound bad
Probably if you suffer this problem it is not due to a failure of the app itself but of the iPhone itself. It is possible that the microphone is damaged and the app has detected it and does not allow you to send this type of message. This also happens in the case that you send them and they are heard very low or with a lot of noise. For this we recommend you go to Apple technical support to make a diagnosis.
Solution to (almost) all problems
There is a drastic solution for practically all the flaws in WhatsApp and any other app. It is perhaps a bit drastic, but it is ideal when you have already tried everything and do not know what to do: uninstall and reinstall the app. Of course, we recommend that you previously make a backup of your chats if you want to be able to restore them later. To do this, go to the app itself and, in the settings tab, go to Settings> Make copy now.
If after all this you still cannot fix it, we recommend you contact Apple or the WhatsApp developers themselves.