How to Fix WhatsApp Not Sending Messages Issue

If you’re encountering the issue of can’t able to send WhatsApp messages, this guide is for you.

Try the below solutions until the problem is fixed.

I use Google Pixel 4a (Android 12) and iPhone X. Let’s begin.

Fix WhatsApp Not Sending Messages Issue

Solution 1

Check your internet connection.

Solution 2

Check the WhatsApp server status. If there is no issue with the server, try the below solutions.

Solution 3

Restart your iPhone or Android phone.

Solution 4

Make sure you’ve not blocked the contact, and here’s how:

If you’re using an iPhone, follow these steps:

Launch the WhatsApp Messenger app.

Hit the Settings tab at the bottom. Select Account > Privacy.

Between Live Location and Default Message Timer, you can see Blocked. Hit it.

Check if the contact is there. If it is, unblock it.

If you’re using an Android phone, follow these steps:

Open WhatsApp and hit the three vertical dots at the top right.

Select Settings > Account > Privacy.

Between Live location and Fingerprint lock, you can see Blocked contacts. Hit it.

Check if the contact is there. If it is, unblock it.

Note: Here’s our guide to unblocking contacts on WhatsApp.

Solution 5 (Android only)

Clear the WhatsApp cache on your Android phone. Here’s our guide to help you with this.

Solution 6

If the contact is international, make sure you’ve inputted the country code and number correctly.

Solution 7 (iPhone only)

If you’re using a mobile data connection and having this issue, try these steps:

Open the Settings app and hit WhatsApp.

Enable the Cellular Data option. If it is already enabled, leave it intact.

Solution 8

Check if there is any update for WhatsApp available or not. If any, update WhatsApp.

Solution 9

If you’re using an iPhone, here are the steps for disabling low data mode for mobile data:

Open the Settings app.

Hit Cellular > Cellular Data Options. Disable Low Data Mode.

That’s it.

If you’re using Wi-Fi, you need to do this for that.

If you’re using an Android phone, here are the steps to disable the data saver:

Open the Settings app, and select Network & internet.

Hit Data Saver and disable Use Data Saver.

Solution 10

Follow these steps if you’re on an iPhone:

Open the Settings app and hit WhatsApp.

Enable the Background App Refresh option. If it is already enabled, leave it intact.

Follow these steps if you’re on an Android device:

Open the Settings app. Hit Apps > See all X apps (X is a number). Hit WhatsApp.

Select Mobile data & Wi-Fi. Make sure “Background data” is enabled.

Solution 11

If you’re using an iPhone, follow these steps:

Open the Settings app and select Battery. Turn off Low Power Mode.

If you’re using Android, follow these steps:

Open the Settings app, and select Battery > Battery Saver.

Turn off Use Battery Saver.

That’s it.

Solution 12

Reset network settings on your device.

Solution 13

Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp. I suggest you take a backup before proceeding with this.

That’s it.

I hope this guide, “How to Fix WhatsApp Not Sending Messages Issue,” is helpful to you.

Thanks for reading.

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