Why WhatsApp isn’t updating and what you can do about it

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You may be having problems with updating WhatsApp.

The following can be thought of as being the cause of this inconvenience.

  • Your smartphone is low on memory
  • There is a problem with the AppStore
  • You aren’t connected to a Wi-Fi network
  • Other apps are being updated

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

Reasons why WhatsApp won’t update

You should check on the following when WhatsApp won’t update.

Your smartphone is low on memory

You should check that your smartphone’s memory isn’t too low.

It may be that the new data cannot be updated because your device lacks memory.

You should have a look at the state of your device’s storage space.

There is a problem with the AppStore

You should see if there isn’t a problem with the AppStore.

Using your smartphone for extended periods of time can cause problems to occur in the AppStore.

You should have a look on other apps to see if the same problem occurs.

You aren’t connected to a Wi-Fi network

You should see if you have a Wi-Fi connection.

It may be that the data is too large, preventing you from updating.

You should have a look at the state of your internet connection.

Other apps are being updated

You should check if there aren’t other apps being updated at the same time.

Other apps getting updated first may be the cause of the problem.

You should see in your device if there aren’t other apps that are being updated.

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What you should do when WhatsApp won’t update

Your smartphone is low on memory

If your smartphone is low on memory, you should increase its free storage space.

You can increase storage space by deleting unnecessary apps and data.

Doing this may solve the problem.

If there is a problem with the AppStore

You should reboot your device if there’s a problem with the AppStore.

Rebooting your device should solve most of the problems.

If the problem persists, you should sign out and back in to the AppStore.

If you aren’t connected to a Wi-Fi network

You should connect to a Wi-Fi network if you aren’t connected to one.

You should use free Wi-Fi spots in town if you don’t have a Wi-Fi connection at home.

Doing this may solve the problem.

If other apps are being updated

You should just wait if you happen to have apps that are being updated.

Just wait for the other apps to finish updating before updating WhatsApp.

Doing this may solve the problem.

Summary

  • Your smartphone is low on memory
  • There is a problem with the AppStore
  • You aren’t connected to a Wi-Fi network
  • Other apps are being updated

Those were the fixes to the main causes for WhatsApp not updating.

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