Whatsapp is a cross-platform messaging and voice-over IP. And it is the third most used application and popular application in the world. WhatsApp allows its users to send text messages & voice messages, make voice & video calls, and share images, user locations, documents, stickers & emojis, and other media. Simple you can download the WhatsApp application from “Google Play Store” on Android and “App Store” on iPhone. Once you download WhatsApp on your device using your user email address or phone number you can create a new account.
Since there are huge numbers of WhatsApp users and its exciting features add to the app, you might see some errors while using WhatsApp. And there is also a way to solve your error you just need to identify what error you see. Similarly today in this article we will guide you to solve the error “Unfortunately WhatsApp Has Stopped Suddenly.”
So, do you know what might be the reason behind you are seeing this error “unfortunately WhatsApp has stopped suddenly”? We have mentioned some of the possible reason and they are;
- Unnecessary Cache and Data of WhatsApp.
- Low Space on your device.
- Gmail invalid or hacked.
- Out-dated WhatsApp version.
- Logged in on multiple devices.
Unfortunately, WhatsApp Has Stopped [Possible Solution]
If you see WhatsApp has suddenly stopped then you can follow the methods and their steps mentioned below to solve the error. Let’s start!
Restart your device
Sometimes restarting your device is the best idea whenever you see a minor error on apps and devices. Because when we multi-task, we forget to end all the tasks and open everything we need at the same time, so due to low-space, low RAM, or hitting problem of device we may feel some straggle/slow while using the app and this is cause error ” So, try not to multi-task app at the same time.
So, if you see such an error first try to reboot/restart your device and try to use the WhatsApp application solo.
Even after restarting your device, within a few minutes if you again see “Unfortunately app has stopped” then just restarting your device is not the solution.
Log out and Log in to your Whatsapp Account
There might be some minor issues with your account like the session expired or logged in on multiple devices, so might see this error occurred “unfortunately app has stopped.”
Once log out from your WhatsApp account and try to log in to your account, this might solve your problem.
Even after logging in back to your WhatsApp account, still within a few minutes if you again see “Unfortunately app has stopped” then jump to the next method mentioned below.
Clear all WhatsApp Cache and Data
We don’t notice but some of the error is caused due to the cache files and data that is stored on our device. We should clear all the cache data within 60 days this will help us to run the particular application smoothly.
So, if you don’t know how to clear the cache and data of a particular application then you can follow step by step procedure mentioned below.
To clear all the cache of the WhatsApp Application:
- Go to the Settings of your device.
- Choose Apps.
- Tap Manage Apps.
- Now, search or scroll to WhatsApp.
- And tap to open the WhatsApp setting on your device.
- Now, somewhere you will see “Clear Data,” click on Clear data.
- After that, choose to Clear all Data.
Finally, after clearing all the cache and data of WhatsApp from your device, open the WhatsApp application, and again within a few minutes if you see “Unfortunately app has stopped” then clearing cache data is not the solution, jump to the next method.
Check Storage/Space of your device
Check your device space from the Settings, if you see your device has low space then this might be the reason why you are seeing this error “Unfortunately WhatsApp Has Stopped,” to solve this problem create space on your device.
Either you can delete unnecessary “photos, videos or files” or remove not used applications from your device storage. If you decide to delete media from your device then make sure you create a backup otherwise you will lose your data.
You can also delete the unwanted application from your device, to do so;
- Go to the Settings on your device.
- Search or find Apps under setting, tap on Apps.
- Select Manage Apps.
- Now, you will see all the Apps on your device.
- Tap on the “App Name,” you want to delete.
- Now in the bottom navigation bar, you will see uninstall option. Tap on the Uninstall “Trash icon.”
Similarly, now delete all unwanted applications to create space on your device.
Finally, after creating a space on your device, open the WhatsApp application, if again within a few minutes if you see “Unfortunately app has stopped” then the error is not because of your low space, you can try the next method to solve your issue.
Gmail account no longer exists
Once confirm that you have access to your Gmail account and is working fine. Since we can also create a WhatsApp account using our Gmail account, if we have an error on Gmail it can cause an error on the WhatsApp account.
If your Gmail is not working then try to fix the problem of Gmail first. If you delete your Gmail account then you might see this error.
So, once you confirm your Gmail account is working fine, try to use WhatsApp, and still, if you see an error “Unfortunately WhatsApp Has Stopped Error,” then go to the last method mentioned below.
Update or Reinstall the Whatsapp Application
You are not new to WhatsApp, right? The app keeps updating within few months they keep adding and removing features. So due to the latest update, we may see some errors in the old version so you should stay alert if you use WhatsApp most. If you don’t know how to check update or reinstall the application then follow the steps mentioned below.
- Open Play Store on Android device and App Store on iOS device.
- Search WhatsApp Application.
- Tap to open WhatsApp.
- Now, if you see an update button then tap on the Update button otherwise, click on the Uninstall button.
- Once you have successfully uninstalled the application, you will see the Install button.
- Tap on the Install application.
- Wait! until the download is completed.
- Now, end-all task and open WhatsApp.
There you go, this is how you reinstall your WhatsApp application on your device. Now, open the WhatsApp application and log in to your account.
If again within a few minutes if you see “Unfortunately app has stopped” then just reinstalling the app is not the solution. Everything must be fine, you won’t be able to solve your problem. So, it’s better you contact customer support of WhatsApp, they will definitely solve your issue.
Also Read: WhatsApp Call Not Connecting
Lastly, there you go these are the methods to solve your issue “Unfortunately WhatsApp Has Stopped Error.” We have mentioned complete information about the methods to solve your problem, follow the step-by-step procedure.
Besides, if you have any queries or suggestions regarding this article then you can leave us a comment in our comment section below. We are always here to solve your tech-related issues.
And if you want more helpful guidance on the WhatsApp Application then you can go to the WhatsApp Tips from our official website Online Help Guide.