Are you experiencing very slow, hanging, crashing or is your whatsapp not working properly as it supposed to work? Don't worry, just relax and read through this brief tutorial on how to make your whatsapp work properly. I have a solution for you. Sometimes, your whatsapp might even pop up error message like "unfortunately whatsapp have stopped" which I have previous tackled on this blog and published solution to that error message, Read more about this error message here. The whatsapp issues are fixed here once you follow and apply the tips I will share below.
Reasons Why Your Whatsapp Is Very Slow, Hanging, Crashing or Not Working ProperlyThere are several reasons which can cause your whatsapp not to work properly on your phone. The most common reasons are:
- Low memory on your phone which includes RAM and internal memory
- Outdated version of the app
- Huge chat log
- So many media files received
- Virus attack
- Poor processor and many more reasons.
So let me ask you, is your WhatsApp Running slow or crashing? If you are facing any of the above problems, then it's time to solve it with below solutions. Follow me along.
Solutions To Whatsapp Not Working Properly
1. DELETE CHATS
These questions are simple but very vital or important to fixing your whatsapp not working properly.
- Do you have a long whatsapp chat history?
- Do you belong to many whatsapp groups?
- Do you usually receive pictures and videos on whatsapp chat?
These might be the problem and the reason why your whatsapp is hanging. So delete all the chat history especially group chats that has many media contents and see the results.
2. CLEAR CACHE & DATA
As you chat on whatsapp, lots of the inputs and memory are been stored as data and in the phone cache memory. At a time this log of memories including junk files starts slowing and hanging your phone, especially phones with low memory capacity. So you should clear the whatsapp data and cache to free up memory. Below is the guide on how to do it.
How To Clear Cache And Data
- Tap on the Settings >> Apps option on your phone.
- Locate and tap to open WhatsApp icon in the All apps window.
- Tap on the “Clear Cache” button. This will remove lot of junk files.
I advise you to regularly perform this operation on your whatsapp if you are facing this problems but remember "it will delete your chat history!!!"
You can also delete file with the help of “Clear Data” option from your WhatsApp Storage window. During deleting the data from WhatsApp you will get a confirmation message, press OK to delete them. Also remember, this method "will erase your whatsapp data", you will have to start afresh again.
3. ALWAYS UPDATE YOUR WHATSAPP
There is no much thing to explain here. Sometimes why your whatsapp might not work properly is due to the persistent usage of an outdated version of the app. Please make sure you perform regular updates as regularly updating your applications will definitely fix some known bugs.
4. EXAMINE THE RAM & FREE SPACE
Phone applications run with RAM memory so if the RAM is choked up, it may struggle to run WhatsApp properly. Always make sure you check your phone RAM and free up space by uninstalling some apps you don't use regularly. It will go a long way to fixing the hanging issue.
5. SCAN FOR VIRUS
Next thing that can cause your whatsapp not to work properly is "Virus attack". These days, there are different kinds of virus which could even steal some relevant data from you, or even cause your applications to misbehave
Ensure you have an active Antivirus app that you installed on your phone. Scan your phone and remove any malware found. You can download "CM security" Antivirus app from Google play store.
6. UNINSTALL & REINSTALL WHATSAPP
Finally, after applying all the above tips and your whatsapp still hangs, the last thing to do is just to quickly uninstall the app and reinstall it again. This last method will definitely fix so many bugs on the app.
I hope the above tips help you in fixing major whatsapp issues like hanging, running slow, not working properly etc. You can also help others know about this by SHARING it on Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter etc just as I have helped you on this blog.