Without a doubt, WhatsApp is one of the most popular and most widely used internet-based messaging apps in the world. Did you know that almost a million people register every day? And that there are nearly half a billion active users in the world?
The simplicity and reliability of WhatsApp are two of the things that set it apart. But it too glitches from time to time. You may, for example, get a message from the app telling you that the phone date is inaccurate on your iPhone. If so, what should you do?
Fix the Time/Date Settings in Your iPhone
Perhaps you received that particular notification from WhatsApp. Or perhaps you were chatting with someone on WhatsApp, and you noticed that the timestamps on your messages weren’t aligned.
Another indicator that the time and date settings are off is if the last seen time of your friends is incorrect. In cases such as this, the first thing you should try to do is go to your iPhone’s settings. All you have to do is follow this route Settings>General>Date & Time. And from there, adjust the time correctly. This should solve the problem immediately.
Also, WhatsApp recommended that the time and date settings are set to automatic. That way, there’s less chance of this issue popping up. However, if the settings were automatic, and this problem occurred anyway, you might be having issues with your network and should contact them directly.
Get the Latest Update
Another way to approach this problem is to consider the error as a reminder to check if you have the latest version of WhatsApp on your iPhone. The messaging app regularly has updates, and sometimes it’s to fix persistent problems.
Therefore, it’s advised to regularly update or set your iPhone to do it automatically. You can just go to the App Store  and see if there’s an update available and what kind of new features and fixes it brings. If your WhatsApp always operates on the latest version, it’s unlikely it will create too many issues.
Despite often being the correct solution, sometimes just updating WhatsApp isn’t enough. With a heavy heart, you can uninstall the app from your iPhone and then download it and install it again. All of which sounds like more work than it really is.
In just a few clicks, there it is, back in your phone. The only thing that will require a little bit of time is for all your backed-up messages and conversations to load again. But after this action, it’s highly unlikely that the date/time error will appear again.
Does Your iPhone Support WhatsApp?
If your iPhone is older, there’s a chance you might be experiencing issues with WhatsApp that newer phones don’t. According to the company, the app will work with iPhones running on iOS 9 or later.
And for the best possible experience, they do encourage users to stick to the latest version of iOS. Another important thing to point out here is that even though WhatsApp doesn’t forbid the use of jailbroken iPhones, it doesn’t promise that the app will work as it should.
Other Common Issues with WhatsApp
As mentioned, WhatsApp is considered to be one of the best messaging apps. And users expect things to run pretty smoothly. However, like with the time and date, certain issues can occur. For example, you might have a problem with not getting notifications. That can be particularly annoying.
You can set the notifications on your iPhone by following these steps WhatsApp>Settings>Notifications. To make sure that you get the notifications of your next WhatsApp messages, also go to your iPhone settings>Notification>WhatsApp and set the tone preferences. If these settings are correct in both cases, there shouldn’t be an issue with you receiving notifications. In case it’s still a problem, you’re most likely having a network problem.
Don’t Let WhatsApp Waste Your Time
Time on WhatsApp should be spent texting and video calling with your friends. No one wants to spend time trying to fix an error or an issue on their iPhone that’s stopping the app from working correctly. Fortunately, there are quick and easy fixes for most issues regarding WhatsApp. For more complicated problems, it’s likely a network issue or something else that you need to look into.
Have you ever had this problem with WhatsApp on your iPhone? Were you able to fix it? Let us know in the comments section below.