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Is this a bug in Whatsapp for ios?

Joining Whatsapp from my new work phone - Downloaded the Whatsapp app version 24.11.85 for ios 17.5.1 iPhone SE Model MHGQ3B/A When I attempt to register my phone number I am unable to click NEXT at ...
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Is there a way to manually move Whatsapp videos between iPhones?

A week ago I moved to a new iPhone, moving all my Whatsapp chats and media to the new one using iCloud backup. Now, I forgot to backup videos, too, thinking they would move along with the phone's ...
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Does WhatsApp use data from an inactive SIM card?

I associated my WhatsApp account with a Canadian mobile/cell number. I am now in UK without any local SIM card installed. If I use WhatsApp outside of Wi-Fi, will it try to use/charge the Canadian ...
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How can I insert a video from the Photos app into a WhatsApp chat on MacOS?

I want to insert a video from the Photos app into a WhatsApp chat on my MacBook. I tried copy and paste, but that pastes only a still frame from the video. In contrast to the iPhone, the Photos share ...
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How to restore only WhatsApp contents from a iTunes backup?

I have an iPhone 14 Pro, of which I regularly perform full backups (with encryption) using iTunes running on Windows. I uninstalled WhatsApp by mistake on the iPhone; I reinstalled it, but now all my ...
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WhatsApp not opening on Macbook (OSX 12.7.2)

I have WhatsApp on my iPhone and Macbook. WhatsApp has suddenly stopped opening on my MacBook. I've restarted OSX but it doesn't help. WhatsApp starts to load but stalls on the page where it usually ...
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The WhatsApp macOS app created a "WhatsApp" folder on my desktop

I installed WhatsApp's new native macOS desktop app today, and it created a folder on my desktop called WhatsApp with two files desktop.WhatsApp.bom.log and net.whatsapp.WhatsApp.bom.log in it. What ...
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Accessing Time Machine Backup of WhatsApp Mac iCloud backup folder

I previously found this thread looking at accessing WhatsApp's iCloud backup on the Mac and managed to access those files using Terminal. I was trying to find my Time Machine backup of these ...
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WhatsApp Backup from low storage iPhone: How can I keep my old media and back up new chats at the same time?

I lost my iPhone 13 Pro Max (512GB) and I had everything backed up on iCloud including WhatsApp chats. I got a new iPhone 14 Pro Max (256GB) and all of my WhatsApp chats recovered, but not the media, ...
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Transfer WhatsApp ICloud Backup to Android? (or PC)

I'm swapping back to Android, and I am curious if I can somehow access my WhatsApp Backup in the iCloud or on the Phone itself. I know there is a Function for that now in Android, but for that, you ...
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Finding chat history for Whatsapp for Mac

I am trying to recover chats from WhatsApp on Mac, due to a problem with my iCloud backup. I have Time Machine backups and I am trying to find where WhatsApp stores my chats in my Library. I have ...
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Does WhatsApp start to upload every chat from the beginning, every time it starts a backup?

WhatsApp completed a backup today, it showed total size as 3.54 GB. Then, I pressed start backup again; it started showing "Uploading X MB of 3.54 GB". Does this mean it is uploading 3.54 GB ...
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WhatsApp chat backup

I am confused about how to backup WhatsApp chat message history on iPhone. I have followed the instructions over at https://faq.whatsapp.com/902477924463699/?helpref=hc_fnav&cms_platform=iphone. ...
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iPhone XS Max 16.2 - Sometimes I receive WhatsApp calls/messages while mobile data is disabled

I keep getting WhatsApp and Facebook messenger calls and messages despite disabling the mobile data on my iPhone for the apps. I have no WiFi connection. What could be the reason? These permissions ...
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Accessing whatsapp backup on macbook

I am trying to access my whatsapp backup from icloud on macbook. I read and did all the steps mentioned in this post: Accessing WhatsApp iCloud backup? but it didn't work me. I can see my whatsapp ...
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Backing up Whatsapp on Mac mini

I have been trying to backup WhatsApp with the app functionality but it seems impossible; it will throw a problem every time. I have tried backing it up using the iCloud "Back Up Now" inside ...
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WhatsApp Backup from low storage phone: How can I keep my old media and back up new chats at the same time?

I’m kinda lost on the following topic: My iPhone 11 got stolen a couple months back and I had everything in iCloud including WhatsApp chats. When I started using another phone with only 64GB capacity, ...
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Export Whatsapp chat with replies [duplicate]

I'm trying to export a Whatsapp chat from an iPhone Xr with iOS 15.6 including replies to messages. I tried to explore the ChatStorage.sqlite db trying to understand how does it works but it's very &...
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WhatsApp crashing when linking to Web

I have this annoying issue for which I couldn’t find a solution anywhere. I’ve just migrated from Android to iPhone and transferred my WhatsApp backup. The app on the iPhone 14 pro works fine, no ...
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How to WhatsApp full resolution photos from iPhone to Android

On Android, I can choose to attach a "document" and then browse the image or video files and select the one I need. On iPhone, it seems to work the same way except that I don't seem to see ...
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How to stop whatsapp autoplaying next voice message?

When there are several voice messages loaded in the chat, clicking play on an earlier one will cause: The voice message you clicked on plays to the end The voice message you clicked on is stopped the ...
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Whatsapp Web in Lockdown Mode

When turning on the Lockdown Mode feature, new in macOS Ventura, it seems some web applications are not working using Safari. Especially, I saw that the Whatsapp Web application is not working. It's ...
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How can I find WhatsApp backup data stored in iCloud?

Following instructions from previous questions have not helped (more below). I have lost access to my previous phone. I don't have access to any iOS device. I'm trying to recover any WhatsApp message ...
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Forward photos without downloading them on whatsapp [closed]

How can i forward photos without downloading them on whatsapp? Someone sent me many photos at once. There's no actions button next to the message. I click the blurred 4x4 photos grid and it opens a ...
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Whatsapp calls are actually calling the phone number

I have Verizon as Carrier. With my iPhone, sometimes I want to call my mother in Italy, on her Whatsapp account. So I open the Whatsapp app, go to the last chat thread with my mother and tap the top-...
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Can a single iCloud account store WhatsApp backups from two phone numbers?

We are from the UK and had a phone stolen two days ago, we are in South Africa for another month. The UK network provider is sending another SIM to our UK address as it can’t be activated from abroad. ...
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Do two consecutive facetime audio calls in short succession work to pierce DND states?

It seems that maybe for some odd reason WhatsApp calls do but FTA ones don't. Why could this be?
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Incoming WhatsApp images are saved twice in camera roll

I would like to have my incoming images on WhatsApp to be automatically saved on my iPhone's camera roll. In order to do so, I have switched on the 'Add to camera roll' option in WhatsApp settings. ...
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My phone was stolen: Is there any way I can recover a backup of Whatsapp from the desktop application which is still linked to the phone?

My Android phone was stolen a few days ago. Since then, it is always been offline / switched off. On my Mac, however, I can still use the Whatsapp desktop app which I had linked to my phone. I plan to ...
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Is there any way to use WhatsApp on an older iPad (iOS 12)? If not, why not?

I have WhatsApp installed on my iPhone. I regularly use WhatsApp Web to check and post to WhatsApp from my laptop. I would like to also use WhatsApp on my iPad. Unfortunately my iPad is an older ...
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Reading WhatsApp app message via automator

Is it possible to read WhatsApp app message via automator? I want to build an auto reply chat not using automator.
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Accessing a Whatsapp backup on iCloud Drive (Windows)

I am trying to retrieve a Whatsapp backup file that is stored on iCloud. I have found this thread which explains how to do that with a Macbook: accessing whatsapp icloud backup I have a pc with ...
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What's the cheapest iPhone I can buy on which I can install WhatsApp?

I need a temporary iPhone on which I can install WhatsApp in order to keep my conversations, since I will be handing in my current work phone, which is an iPhone, on which I have a lot of WhatsApp ...
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Forward a sms to WhatsApp

Is there a way to forward an SMS from iPhone to WhatsApp? For example, I have booked a movie ticket and received the booking id and details as SMS. I would like to forward that to my contacts on ...
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How can an app be asking for my iPhone's unlock passcode?

This is new, and scary to me, experience. I wanted to try to use Whatsapp from the web. To do this I was told to open the app on iOS and go to settings->Linked Devices->Link A Device And then ...
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WhatsApp Not Showing in Notification's settings on iPhone in iOS 15.3

I asked the same question at (Apps Not Showing in Settings on iPhone in iOS 15.2), but no one knows the answer. I have a bad problem, please can anyone help me? I update it to iOS 15.3 and nothing ...
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Apps Not Showing in Settings on iPhone in iOS 15.2

I updated my iOS to (iOS 15.2.1) after that I did not receive notification from WhatsApp. I opened the notification bar in setting but I can't find WhatsApp there I did multiple things (reboot all ...
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WhatsApp Call Locks iPhone in black screen, doesn't respont to touch

In order to be more specific, I would like to describe what is going on by example. Let's say I receive a call in WhatsApp messenger I get it and put the phone to my ear, when I do this the proximity ...
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Answer Whatsapp video call from lock screen

I would like to answer Whatsapp video calls from the lock screen. Whatsapp and Apple Communities say it's possible and the default, but it doesn't work for me. I can answer a voice call from Whatsapp ...
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Where does iCloud saves backups and documents? I can't find them [closed]

Please see the image below. I am using 5GB of iCloud space, it shows 966GB of backup of my old iphone in iCloud. The storage is the same the yellow in the horizontal bar. The problem is I cannot ...
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WhatsApp backup

I backed up my iPhone 11 iOS 14.7 through iCloud manually and then reset my iPhone because of the "Others" storage taking up to almost 50% of my storage. When the reset finished, all my apps ...
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Will WhatsApp still work on iPhone SE/6/6S if I have a newer version of iOS than iOS 10?

according to a report from The National, WhatsApp has updated their FAQ to state that users who are on an older version of iOS than iOS 10 will no longer get updates for WhatsApp. In this article, ...
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iPhone claims that WhatsApp is using 15GB, but WhatsApp claims it's only using 3

A friend of mine has an iPhone 8 running iOS 14.6, and they're running out of space: In the Settings -> Storage, iOS claims that WhatsApp is using up 14.99GB of "Documents & Data": ...
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How to decrypt WhatsApp iCloud backup

I downloaded my old WhatsApp chat history from iCloud which is encrypted. The SQLite file I am trying to open is ChatStorage.sqlite.enc which asks for a password to open but not sure how to decrypt ...
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Hiding Apple ID from Whatsapp

For privacy purposes I use different email accounts for different tiers of services and correspondence, including social media. My Apple ID address is NEVER used or given out and I use alias’es for my ...
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How to disable MacOS X helper tool?

Every now and then some apps asks to auto update using the built in helper tool. I am so tired of it. They ask for privileged access. Is there a way where I can disable that for all apps? May ...
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Is it possible to keep Whatsapp from saving *outgoing* sent videos to Camera Roll?

When I record and send an outgoing video through Whatsapp it automatically saves a copy (duplicate) to my Camera Roll. This is a pain because I do not want them saved. Is there a way to turn off ...
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How do I use all four cameras of the iPhone 12 in WhatsApp?

The iPhone 12 has four cameras; the front camera, a general use one on the back, a wide angle one and a zoom camera. During video chats placed with the WhatsApp app, only the front camera and the ...
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Custom notification tones for WhatsApp iphone12

I know how to customize the ringtone on WhatsApp, however, when I try and customise the notification tone, the list to select from only includes the default Apple tones - i.e. Aurora to Synth and Bell ...
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WhatsApp actual size is in MBs but in iCloud backup it is several GBs

My actual WhatsApp back total size is 474Mb but when I go to I cloud back up it is showing 10GB, how is it possible? I mean I have deleted all media files from my WhatsApp and in WhatsApp application ...
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