How to fix WhatsApp not ringing on iPhone

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WhatsApp is used by a lot of people since it allows them to exchange instant messages and make phone calls at the same time. It’s simple, quick, and easy to use; however, not everyone has access to FaceTime. But issues arise when WhatsApp won’t ring or fails to notify you of incoming calls or messages. Indeed, this has been the case for some.

As such, if WhatsApp or WhatsApp Business is not ringing new messages, voice, and video calls, here are the steps to follow.

How to fix WhatsApp Not Ringing on iPhone
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How to Fix WhatsApp not ringing on an iPhone

1.    Restart the iPhone

Rebooting the iPhone is a common first step in troubleshooting most smartphone issues, including those involving WhatsApp. Restarting the phone is a common fix for software issues. Pressing and holding the Power Button until the iPhone’s screen shows the power-switch icon is the best way to restart the iPhone.

Users can turn off their iPhones by swiping the power button to the right. Once the Apple logo appears on the screen, users must press down on the power button for about a minute.

2.    Reset notification settings

If WhatsApp calls still do not ring while your iPhone is locked at this stage, you must reset WhatsApp’s notification settings to their default values. Follow the following instructions.

  1. Launch the settings menu on your iPhone, go to the bottom of the page, and tap WhatsApp.
  2. Select Notifications 
  3. Tap “WhatsApp Notification Settings” on the third step.
  4. This will send you to the WhatsApp settings menu inside the app.
  5. Tap “Reset Notification Settings.”
  6. This will reset any personalized/customized settings for app alerts.
  7. Tap Reset on the prompted screen to continue.

3.    Reset the network setting

If WhatsApp calls do not ring or display on your iPhone’s home screen, it may be the result of improperly configured network settings. Verify that WhatsApp calls ring while your iPhone is locked by resetting your device’s network settings to their factory defaults.

Note: After resetting network settings, you will need to reconnect previously used Wi-Fi networks, Bluetooth devices, etc. Learn more about what occurs when an iPhone is reset.

  1. First, open the Settings menu and choose General.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Reset.
  3. Tap ‘Reset Network Settings.
  4. You will be requested to enter the passcode for your iPhone.
  5. Tap “Reset Network Settings” when asked to continue.

4.    Reinstall WhatsApp

Another option for users to try to fix an issue with WhatsApp on an iPhone is to delete and reinstall the app. Performing a clean install on a broken app can fix data corruption issues.

It is best to start with a short vibration from the iPhone, then lightly touch and hold the WhatsApp icon until you get a response.

Users must briefly tap the X shown in the top left corner of the WhatsApp icon after they see the apps on the screen shake. Simply press the word “delete” at the bottom of the screen to remove the app.

Users don’t have to be concerned about their data being lost. The data associated with a user’s WhatsApp account will remain even after the app has been deleted from an iPhone. However, after reinstalling the app, users will be permitted to enter their WhatsApp ID and password.

5.    Look for a WhatsApp Update

Updates to fix bugs or add new features are common among app developers. When attempting to use WhatsApp on an iPhone with an older version of the app, issues may arise.

To see whether a new version of WhatsApp is available, users may visit the App Store and check for the updates tab towards the bottom of the page.

You’ll see a blue update button next to WhatsApp once you touch this tab if an update is currently available. Another option is to utilize the Update All button to update every app on your phone.

6.    Check the volume

The most straightforward answer might sometimes be the one that works best. For instance, I have forgotten to turn off the mute switch for what seems like days at a time. Turning it on and then forgetting about it until I realize my iPhone hasn’t rung in a while is typical of me.

Make sure the iPhone’s volume isn’t all the way down, and the mute switch isn’t engaged before proceeding.

7.    Disable WhatsApp.

In some cases, WhatsApp is the problem. iPhone users should close and relaunch WhatsApp in order to fix the problem. Users must open the app switcher by double-clicking the iPhone’s Home Button in order to close the app.

Each open app will be displayed as a result of this action. Afterwards, WhatsApp users must swipe upward to the top of the app’s screen. When the app switcher does not show WhatsApp, it indicates that the app has been closed.

8.    Check WhatsApp’s Server Status

Server maintenance is necessary for popular applications like WhatsApp and others. When the server is being fixed or maintained, some applications may not function properly.

Whether the server is offline for maintenance, users may check outage reports to see if they can access their data.

To sum up,

iPhone users must have been able to fix the issue with their WhatsApp by following these procedures, and they should now be able to communicate with their friends again. This article may be used to solve any additional issues with WhatsApp not ringing on the iPhone that users may run across.

Gohar Abbas
the authorGohar Abbas
Editor at Nextgenphone
Gohar Abbas is the youngest member in the team and writing for Nextgenphone for more than three years. He is an encyclopedia of smartphones. Without blinking an eyelid, he can tell you everything about any smartphone. You can find him watching Science Fiction movies and talk shows in his leisure time.
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