TIPS AND TRICKS

Why your WhatsApp keeps hanging and how to fix it

You must always keep your applications up-to-date.

In Summary
  • Avoid keeping too many tabs open on your phone if you are not using them.
  • Running too many apps at once on your phone may cause it to lag, slow down, or force-stop.
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Do you keep wondering why your WhatsApp keeps hanging?

There may be multiple reasons why it sometimes becomes non-responsive; It may not only affect your video and audio calls but it may also cause a delay in your chats and status updates.

Insufficient storage space

WhatsApp photos, videos, and GIFs quickly hog your phone storage if you do not clear them frequently.

Out-of-date app installed on your smartphone

You must always keep your applications up-to-date.

This prevents lagging and improves the security of your phone. If you are using outdated apps you may likely be hacked.

Software conflicts with other apps on your Android or iPhone

Avoid keeping too many tabs open on your phone if you are not using them. Running too many apps at once on your phone may cause it to lag, slow down, or force-stop.

Insufficient storage space

While lacking phone storage can be frustrating since you cannot download applications or files from other media, your phone applications are also affected, they may start to slow down because they have a hard time performing tasks, especially in the background.

Free up space on your device or get external storage.

Unreliable internet

If you have an internet connection that is not reliable, it keeps on disconnecting or is very slow. That may cause your application to misbehave.

WhatsApp calls require a good amount of bandwidth from your Internet connection to work properly.

To prevent your application from freezing, check your Internet connection and speed, delete and re-download WhatsApp or simply restart WhatsApp.

Always clear the WhatsApp cache, or restart your smartphone.

Doing this will ensure your app is running back again in no time.

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