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How to Fix WhatsApp Crashes - Top 4 Solutions for WhatsApp Crash Issue

September. 13, 2018 09:22 am / Updated by Jerry Cook to WhatsApp Data Recovery
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WhatsApp Crashes

Many users complained that WhatsApp closes automatically in Android or iPhone, Android phone or on other mobile phones.

Scenarios like WhatsApp crashes on startup on iPhone, after iOS 12/11/10/9/8/7 update, when loading earlier messages, while opening chat, when opening contact, when using ART (Android Run Time) etc. could happen when you want to install and use WhatsApp Messenger on your smartphone.

So how do I repair my WhatsApp if it crashes? In this article, we will offer you some solutions on how to overcome WhatsApp crash issue, including WhatsApp 2.16.5 crashes and the new WhatsApp 2.17.20 crashes.

You Can Fix the Issue that WhatsApp Crashes in iOS 12/11/10/9

Below are the solutions that most WhatsApp users have tried when the WhatsApp crashes on their cell phones. You can pick out any of them to solve your WhatsApp crash issue according to the platforms including to fix WhatsApp forced close on iOS devices (iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6S/6/SE/5s/5), to fix WhatsApp crashing for Android phone (Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, Google, Sony, Asus, etc.) and Windows Phone, etc. WhatsApp gets closed automatically is never a big deal.

1. Reinstallation of WhatsApp (for All Smartphones)

The easiest way to recover WhatsApp when crashed on your smartphone, whether it is an iPhone, an Android phone, a Windows Phone, Symbian/BlackBerry or any other supported phones, is to delete/remove the WhatsApp program and do a fresh install (known as reinstallation).

Reinstallation will erase all your chat history. So, you can use a third-party tool, to backup WhatsApp messages and photos before reinstallation.
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2. Adjustment of Facebook on iPhone

If your iPhone WhatsApp crashes all of a sudden, that is most likely because you have recently installed the latest Facebook app and enabled contact sync between the Facebook app and you phone Address Book. To solve the crash problem, you need to disable Facebook sync and Facebook photo sync. Open the Facebook app, go to "Settings" > Enter your Facebook email and passwor > Turn off contact sync to adjust the settings of Facebook.

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If WhatsApp still crashes when you are trying to have a chat with a specific contact, delete a picture for that contact from the iPhone Address Book (or remove pictures for all contacts in your Address Book with the ones you have WhatsApp chats).

3. Update to the Latest Android Version on Android Phone When WhatsApp Keeps Crashing

WhatsApp crashes on startup due to a bug in Android, which cause WhatsApp could not be installed in Android Run Time (ART) on Android 4.4. You can fix this issue by updating to the latest Android OS, say the 7.1, 7.0, 6.0, 5.0, 4.4.1, 4.4.2 and more.

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4. Restart WhatsApp App for Many Times

You can try to restart the WhatsApp app for several or even dozens of times when it crashes either in your iPhone, Android smartphone, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Phone etc.

5. Free Up Your iPhone Storage Space

If you do not have enough free storage space, you may experience WhatsApp crashing or freezing on iPhone. With time, your iPhone will accumulate a series of needless files like junk files, caches, logs, history, it is the time for some cleaning with a professional iOS cleaner like Tenorshare iCareFone, which can deeply analyze your iPhone and detect all junk files, temporary files, hidden large files on your device.

After trying those methods, you can successfully fix the WhatsApp crash issue. The "WhatsApp crashes every time I attempt to open a conversation" issue or the "WhatsApp closes automatically in Android" will not trouble you and you can restore Data after Android WhatsApp crashes with Free Android WhatsApp Recovery. If you have any other methods, share with us in your comment.

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