Reasons why WhatsApp is slow and lags and what you can do about it

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You may have had trouble with WhatsApp running slowly or lagging.

The following can be thought of as being what causes WhatsApp to run slowly or to lag.

  • You have enabled spotlight search
  • You aren’t connected to a high-speed connection such as 4G or LTE
  • Other apps haven’t been closed properly
  • You have enabled Wi-Fi Auto Connect

In this article, we’ll be looking at what causes the inconvenience and how to fix the problem.

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Reasons why WhatsApp is running slowly or lagging

You should check on the following if WhatsApp is running slowly or lagging.

You have enabled spotlight search

You should check if you haven’t enabled Spotlight search.

Spotlight search is really handy function, allowing you to find apps with ease.

However, the downside is that it can be taxing on your device and may be the cause of this inconvenience.

You aren’t connected to a high-speed connection such as 4G or LTE

You should see if you are connected to a high-speed network such as 4G or LTE.

Modern smartphones should be able to use high-speed connections.

It may be that the inconvenience is caused by restrictions placed on the network connection.

Other apps haven’t been closed properly

You should see if there aren’t any apps that haven’t been closed properly.

It is quite common that apps you thought you had closed remain active in the background.

It may be that this is placing a burden on your device.

You have enabled Wi-Fi Auto Connect

You should check if you haven’t enabled WIFI Auto Connect.

This can be the case when your device is automatically searching for Wi-Fi spots when you are out in town.

You should check on this from the settings menu.

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What solutions are there when WhatsApp is running slowly or is lagging?

If you have enabled spotlight search

You should try disabling Spotlight search if you are in the habit of using it.

Doing so may relieve the strain placed on your device.

Doing this may solve the problem.

If you aren’t connected to a high-speed connection such as 4G or LTE

You should top up your data credit if a restriction has been placed on your high-speed data connection.

You can top up your data credit through specialist apps.

Doing so may solve the problem by bringing back your high-speed connection.

If other apps haven’t been closed properly

You should shut down all apps that haven’t been closed properly.

All you need to do to shut down an app is to double tap the home button and swipe up.

Doing this may solve the problem.

If you have enabled Wi-Fi Auto Connect

You should disable the function if you have allowed WIFI Auto Connect.

You can stop your device from automatically searching for connections by turning it off.

Doing so may solve the problem.

Summary

  • You have enabled spotlight search
  • You aren’t connected to a high-speed connection such as 4G or LTE
  • Other apps haven’t been closed properly
  • You have enabled Wi-Fi Auto Connect

Those were the solutions to the main causes for WhatsApp to run slowly or to lag.

I hope the article was of use to all WhatsApp users.

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