WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps out there – with over 10 percent of the global population actively using it every month. Given this volume of use, it’s clear it gets a lot of things right, but today we will be concentrating on what it gets wrong. Here are some of the most common WhatsApp problems on Android and how to solve them.
I can’t install WhatsApp
In order to download the latest version of WhatsApp, you need to have a smartphone running Android version 2.3.3 or higher. You can check your phone’s current Android version in Settings > About Phone.
If you’re trying to install the WhatsApp app from the WhatsApp website, you’ll need to have Unknown Sources enabled in your settings. Go to Settings > Apps and find your mobile browser. Enable it to install from unknown sources. Of course, this isn’t an issue if you get it from the Play Store.
I didn’t get my activation code
If the installation went smoothly, but the automatically generated message with your activation code never comes through, first ensure you entered your number correctly. Double-check that you chose the right country from the drop-down list. This is the country your phone number is from, not necessarily the country you reside in.