Is WhatsApp stuck on “Connecting” on the home page or in chat?
Are you unable to connect to WhatsApp even if you have a stable internet connection?
It’s rare for WhatsApp to fail, but it can happen.
In this guide, you’ll find out why WhatsApp won’t connect and how to fix it stuck on “connecting”.
Why can’t WhatsApp connect?
WhatsApp can’t connect because you don’t have an internet connection or your internet speed is too slow.
In rare cases, this could mean that WhatsApp is down and you need to wait for it to come back up.
As of late October, WhatsApp experienced a global outage.
Many users tweeted about downtime on Twitter.
During that time, there were over 1 million tweets about it.
“People come to Twitter to see if WhatsApp is down #WhatsappDown”.
“When your WhatsApp is running but you go to Twitter and find everyone else having the same problem #WhatsAppDown”.
“Everyone comes to Twitter to see what’s going on with WhatsApp”.
How to fix WhatsApp stuck on “connecting”
To fix WhatsApp stuck on “connecting”, you need to try switching to Wi-Fi or mobile data or changing your Wi-Fi.
You can also try to force close WhatsApp and reopen it or turn on airplane mode and turn it off.
If WhatsApp goes down, you need to wait for it to come back up.
Fix 1: Switch to Wi-Fi or Mobile Data
If you’re connected to Wi-Fi, try switching to mobile data. On the other hand, if you’re connecting to mobile data, try connecting to a Wi-Fi network.
Fix 2: Change your Wi-Fi
Some Wi-Fi networks are unstable and slow. Change your Wi-Fi to another Wi-Fi network and check if you can connect to WhatsApp.
Fix 3: Force close WhatsApp and reopen
For iPhone: swipe up from the bottom of the screen > scroll to WhatsApp > swipe up > reopen WhatsApp. For Android: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen > swipe up on WhatsApp to force close it > reopen WhatsApp.
Fix 4: Turn on Airplane Mode and turn it off
Use Fix 3 to force close WhatsApp. Turn on airplane mode on your device. Turn off airplane mode on your device. Reopen WhatsApp.
Fix 5: Wait for WhatsApp server to backup
If WhatsApp goes down, you need to wait for it to come back up. To check if it’s closed, you can go to Twitter and search for “WhatsApp is down.” Check out top tweets and recent tweets to see if a lot of people are tweeting. You can also check if WhatsApp is down by visiting downdetector.com/status/whatsapp/.Further reading
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