Fix Unfortunately WhatsApp has Stopped Error on Android


WhatsApp one of the most used cross platform messenger in the World is popular because of its stability and the new introduction of calling feature that made it one of the best messenger ever. Beside these all great features sometimes a strange error occurs all of a sudden from no where in Android devices and a message just pops out in front of your screen saying Unfortunately WhatsApp has Stopped and then everything vanishes. Well this is not an error from the WhatsApp’s end, it is an internal error of Android OS and it is simple to fix as well. So in this guide we will tell you how to fix Unfortunately WhatsApp has Stopped error on your Android devices in three different methods, just keep scrolling down to get the best one for you.

How to fix Unfortunately WhatsApp has Stopped Error

Method 1 to fix Unfortunately WhatsApp has Stopped error from Application Manager

  • Unlock your Android device and navigate to Settings >> Apps or in some devices it is labeled as Application Manager
  • Once in apps menu, swipe from right to left until you see “ALL” tab on top.
  • In the “All” tab you will see list of installed apps that are currently running on your Android Device.
  • Now keep scrolling down until you see WhatsApp, now tap on it and you will be redirected to another menu with app details and memory consumption.
  • Now tap on Clear Cache and then Clear data buttons.

Method 2 to fix Unfortunately WhatsApp has Stopped error via Play Store

  • Go to your device App drawer and open Google Play Store.
  • Once in Google Play, tap the “My Apps” menu on the top left.
  • Find the WhatsApp App and tap uninstall, this will uninstall the WhatsApp messenger from your device.
  • Now install it again by clicking the same button and following the same installation procedure.

Method 3 to fix Unfortunately WhatsApp has Stopped Error via Phone Restart

The above two methods should work for you in resolving Unfortunately WhatsApp has Stopped error but if it still doesn’t work for you then you need to perform a soft reset, in other words you have to reboot your device. Rebooting gives your device a fresh start and solves the unfortunately stopped issue.

  • Long press the Power Key and select “Reboot the device” The phone will turn off and restart it self.
  • Once the reboot process complete, launch the WhatsApp app.

That’s it! You have successfully fixed the Unfortunately WhatsApp has Stopped error on your Android device. If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your queries and opinion in the below provided comment box and stay tune for future updates.

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1 Comment
  1. Reply kat September 24, 2015 at 8:02 am

    hello i use lenovo A516 n try all the 3 methods u’hv metioned but still am having problem with whtsapp saying unfortunately your whtsapp has stopped please help

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