Questions tagged [whatsapp.app]

An application that provides instant messaging client for smartphones that operates under a subscription business model.

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If I delete my WhatsApp data, will my data disappears from my iCloud backup, too?

I want to delete the WhatsApp data from my iPhone in order to make some free space. But If I will do it, at the next backup, will my old backup disappear too?
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Pulling out WhatsApp from backup - without restoring iPhone

I have Mac (now Pro, then Air)- and iPhone backup regularly using TimeMachine. Is there a way restoring only backed-up text from WhatsApp without restoring entire iPhone?
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How to extract data from the iphone backup on the PC

I have a huge amount of image files on my Whatsapp, which are locally stored on the iPhone. I do not see any way of moving these specific files from the iPhone to the PC, whereas of course from ...
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What happens when WhatsApp from an old phone is connected again?

I‘ve got an old iPhone in my closet, which I used until one year ago, when I bought a new one. On the old iPhone, I had WhatsApp with iCloud Backup enabled. However I did not include the videos in ...
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How to migrate WhatsApp messages data from Android to iPhone?

Currently I'm using an Android phone. I have just purchased a refurbished iPhone 7 Plus. I wish to migrate my WhatsApp chat history from Android phone to iPhone. I have searched almost everywhere, ...
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Trapped in iPhone 4 and WhatsApp, need help to escape

I have an iPhone 4 with WhatsApp messenger installed. The iPhone doesn't update anymore, works deadly slow, and does not have any free space. WhatsApp also does not update anymore, because newer ...
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Is it possible to temporarily skip media restore in WhatsApp?

I use WhatsApp on an iPhone X. I have chat history and media backed up on my iCloud. The total size of the backup is around 6 GB. I had to send in the iPhone X for repair, and I’m using a temporarily ...
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Read whatsapp messages on iphone [duplicate]

I send a message to a friend, it shows as not read but i would expect the next time we converse on there it should go blue as if read but it doesn't it remains grey? how can this happen? i have ...
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Unable to access WhatsApp web on Safari for iPad

WhatsApp Web (https://www.whatsapp.com/) works as epxected on Firefox running on Ubuntu Desktop and Safari for macOS. At one point in time, Whatsapp web functioned on the iPad Safari browser. ...
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How to bypass WhatsApp expiration [duplicate]

WhatsApp stopped running on my iPhone. It says it has expired and it requires me to update which I can't because I have an iPhone 4. It won’t run any versions of iOS newer than 7. Is there a ...
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How to exchange simple text files with Messages, WhatsApp with any recipient

I often have to send simple text files to recipients working on Mac, iPhone, PC running Linux, Windows, mobile running Android. These files are slightly formatted (just tabs and returns) to be easily ...
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Does WhatsApp work without a SIM card?

In my Moto G5, I can still use WhatsApp after removing the SIM card, after I successfully validated my phone number. Would this method work in an iPhone?
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iPhone restore WhatsApp media. free space won't free

My wife's iphone 6s needs repair and the temporary 5s has only 32 gigs of storage. I cannot restore the WhatsApp media because after downloading the backup (probably 8.03GB) it appears WhatsApp tries ...
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WhatsApp Web not working on macOS Mojave 10.14.2

WhatsApp Web used to work all right. It works fine on my other 2012 MacBook, but not working on my Late 2013 MacBook. When attempting to open the Web app, the QR code continues to load indefinitely. ...
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iPhone X, iOS 12.1.2 - Whatsapp concern

I am looking for a specific setting within whatsapp. Namely, i wish to set the notifications in a way that the only visible thing is "notification" rather than the current Name+Surname+Notification/...
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WhatsApp haven't restored all the media files

I upgraded from iPhone SE to iPhone XS and restored the WhatsApp backup from iPhone SE to the new iPhone XS. However, while some media files were imported, not all of them were imported correctly. ...
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Can WhatsApp be independent of Apple ID?

My wife and I will be sharing some Apple devices with the same Apple ID. Two of them will (we hope) have WhatsApp activated with different phone numbers. Will the Apple ID interfere in any way? I ...
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WhatsApp calls with background data disabled

With Mobile Data and background app refresh turned off, can WhatsApp receive a call while the Wi-Fi is enabled, and the iPhone is connected to a Wi-Fi access point with active Internet connection? If ...
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Deleting WhatsApp chat history from work Mac

How do I delete all the WhatsApp chat history and logs from my Mac but keep them on my iPhone which is linked with my Mac?
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WhatsApp Desktop App failing to establish a web-socket connection on macOS Mojave

Whenever I open the app I'm getting one of these messages: Make sure your computer has an active internet connection or Nothing works! After I cleared the application data, cookies, and everything, ...
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iOS 12 Shortcuts with WhatsApp

With the new Shortcuts app introduced in iOS 12, you can create a Shortcut that sends a message to a specific WhatsApp contact. When you choose that option, the Shortcut will open the WhatsApp ...
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Multilingual spell checking on Whatsapp Desktop is not working

Multilingual spell checking (French and English) is working very well generally on my mac OS install. I set it up correctly following these recommendations. However, there seems to be something ...
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Arabic Font iOS 11

Ever since I switched to an iOS device from Android, I have noticed that the Arabic font looks like this: This font is very different from the classic Arabic font and is very annoying to read. I ...
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Using WhatsApp iOS app without granting it access to contacts

I have avoided WhatsApp so far because I don't want to grant it/facebook permission to offload my contacts from my device into their cloud. However, this becomes a bit hard to sustain, so I was ...
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How to transfer whatsapp data without backup

I want to transfer whatsapp data to another iPhone, but I can’t make a backup due to a lack of storage. I have deleted all what is in my iPhone, but it still shows the message “there is no enough ...
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How do I hide contact name from whatsapp notification on iphone5 [duplicate]

I saw someone's iphone5 whatsapp notification pop up with only the whatsapp badge and the word "message" but I can't figure out how to do that on my iphone5
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How do I hide names from incoming messages on whatsapp on my iphone5

I dont want the contact names to show on the notification but I stillwant the notification badge to show
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WhatsApp doesn’t show usernames on notifications

Today I updated to version 2.18.52 & I can’t see the names of the people who send me a message. The only thing I see is the WhatsApp logo and the word “message”. I can’t also see the status my ...
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Contact names don’t appear on lock screen whatsapp notifications [duplicate]

the problem I’m experiencing is that contact names do not appear on whatsapp lock screen notifications. For example, if I get a message from Dad, whatsapp only displays the whatsapp logo and “message”,...
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can't find “WhatsApp Web” on my iPhone

I am trying to set up WhatsApp on my computer (Mac running OS X El Capitan version 10.11.6). I am told to "select WhatsApp Web" in my iPhone settings. But there is no "WhatsApp Web" anywhere. The ...
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Can iOS 11.0.3 automatically logout from WhatsApp?

My phone storage was full and I couldn't open WhatsApp. I put the phone on charging and the next day when I tried to open WhatsApp, I was logged out. I had to provide my phone no and other information ...
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I want to FaceTime, but can only WhatsApp

I've installed WhatsApp on my phone, and now I only have the option to make WhatsApp video calls - not FaceTime. Sadly, they almost never work (for some reason??). When I use my partner's phone, ...
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WhatsApp voice call overrides iPhone's “do not disturb”

I've noticed recently that even though my iPhone (running iOS 11.2.5) has "do not disturb" mode on at night, WhatsApp voice calls go through as usual. So far, the only solution I could come up with is ...
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Extract WhatsApp Backup

Today, I found a phone I thought I had lost a few years ago (an iPhone 5s). I was wondering if I could extract the saved WhatsApp conversations from the iPhone to my PC and be able to read them? I ...
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Whatsapp asks for too much free space during backup

I have an iPhone 6s, fully updated. Starting from 20 December, whatsapp complains that there is not enough space on the iphone to do a backup to icloud. Before this date, everything worked fine and I ...
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if i get a new phone but same phone number, will i get the sent but undelivered messages people have sent me? [closed]

Im buying a new iphone and getting a number on it: Here's the deal, i lost my phone and ever since then when somebody sends me messages it appears as sent but not delivered (only 1 check) now, if i ...
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WhatsApp is backed up in iCloud Storage and iCloud Backup

My iPhone shows I have two backups of WhatsApp, one in iCloud Storage and the other is included in the iCloud Backup of my iPhone. If I delete the one in iCloud Storage, will it also be deleted from ...
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How do I locate an .IPA file?

The instructions for a tool to move WhatsApp messages from Android to iOS say that I need to install: * `Whatsapp.ipa` of the same version (google will help) Whatsapp.ipa appears to be the app ...
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How to change default maps to Google Maps for WhatsApp location sharing on iPhone 7?

How to change default maps to Google maps on iPhone 7 while sharing location to others on WhatsApp Application ? iOS Version : 11.1.2, Model : iPhone 7, 128 GB I also tried uninstalling Apple Maps, ...
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Non-iCloud backup/export of WhatsApp chats

WhatsApp doesn’t “natively” allow iOS users to back-up (the term here is rather export) their chat histories to any destination other than iCloud. For my specific need, I need to have these chats in ...
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How to recover WhatsApp media after getting a new phone?

I bought an iPhone 8 to replace my iPhone 6. I was able to migrate absolutely everything via the "Quick Start" functionality. However, when I opened WhatsApp on my new phone, all the media sent via ...
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Does WhatsApp keep a backup copy on my iPhone?

I made the mistake to get a 16Gb iPhone and now I'm running out of space pretty much all the time. If I'm trying to do a WhatsApp backup it tells me that I need 3 GB of storage. It isn't at all clear ...
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If I buy an Iphone in Dubai, will I be able to install and use Skype/Whatsapp in other country?

I am from Brazil and I am planning to buy an iPhone 7 in Dubai. I know that iPhones bought in Dubay have Facetime blocked at the hardware level. But, I would like to know if I will be able to install ...
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Can I backup my whatsapp data from an iOS 8 device and use it on an iOS 7 Device?

I used to have an iPhone 4s which is broken now, and I got an iPhone 4 from a friend who doesn't need it anymore. I made a backup off my whatsapp chats via iCloud Drive (which doesn't exist on iOS 7), ...
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How do I find path for Messages and WhatsApp messages backup data in iCloud?

I need to retrieve Messages and WhatsApp messages backup data from iCloud but I can't find the path. Is there any possibilities to find Messages and WhatsApp messages backup data location in iCloud?
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Transfer WhatsApp chat history from Windows Phone to iPhone

I was trying to restore WhatsApp chat history by method described by "oa-" user here on the forum. But can not ask him directly Transfer the WhatsApp Windows Phone Backup file to Iphone The "...
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Whatsapp-Restore from iCloud is not showing my Backup

10 days back, I've made a backup of Whatsapp and then I uninstalled the application and Signed out of iCloud to give my iPhone 6 to my friend. Now when I signed back into iCloud and installed ...
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Are WhatsApp voice calls recorded on your device?

I know voice calling on WhatsApp is logged but is it stored on the device in a way you can re listen to the conversation? I looked in the WhatsApp folders and everything is there from voice notes, ...
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WhatsApp using huge space on my Mac SSD

My parents gave me a MacBook for Christmas with a 256GB SSD and a few days ago I notice I only have 40GB left on the SSD. I tried researching this and according to this question (How can I figure out ...
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Can't hear WhatsApp voicenotes on my ear; only on loudspeaker

Recently, out of nowhere, I lost the ability to listen to WhatsApp voice notes whenever I take the phone to my ear. When I do, I get the silent logo sign of iPhone, while in fact the phone is not ...