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How to fix whatsapp temporarily unavailable on new iphone

Last Updated on April 14, 2022 by Kennedy

You bought a new iPhone or probably the very first time of using an iPhone and which you installed whatsapp messenger on your iPhone, however, you never know that the way internet work on iphone is quite different from android.

This is why question like Whatsapp temporary unavailable on new iphone shows up on the internet.

You will see this type of question from people that are new to iPhone. 

Before using an internet app on iphone, you will first give permission to the app and enable both wifi and mobile data or only wifi to work on the app.

This is quite different from android cause immediately you installed whatsapp, turn on your Wi-Fi or mobile data whatsapp will connect immediately and start working on your android phone.

This is quite different from iPhone and that is why you are having Whatsapp temporary unavailable on new iphone.

Now let’s proceed to the causes and the solution.

How to fix whatsapp temporary unavailable on new iphone

Usually, Whatsapp temporary unavailable on new iphone is caused when a particular means of internet connectivity in an iphone is yet to be selected for whatsapp, and this includes wifi and mobile data or just only Wi-Fi. 

On new iphone, you have to select Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi/mobile data for your whatsapp activity before whatsapp will start working on your iPhone else what you will be getting is whatsapp is temporarily unavailable. This is probably due to a poor network connectivity iphone.

Let me assume that you are new to iPhone and doesn’t know how to go about it fixing this problem even though it is not actually a problem or a bug.

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Fixing the problem

To fix this problem on your iPhone, get started by opening the settings app and scroll down to the bottom page which is where you will find settings for all downloaded apps on your iPhone. Right there you should see whatsapp, go ahead and tap on it.

As it opens whatsapp settings, you will see where it states wireless data. Go ahead and tap on it and you will find out that it is off.

Whatsapp temporary unavailable on new iphone

This is why you are having Whatsapp temporary unavailable on new iphone.

Now what you have to do is to select  WLAN & Mobile Data which is the best and will use WLAN when you have an active Wi-Fi on your iPhone or mobile data if you don’t have an active Wi-Fi but rather a mobile data. 

Whatsapp temporary unavailable on new iphone

Once you selected your preferred option, go back to your whatsapp messenger app and open it. Enter your cellphone number and this time you will see that it will start working immediately.

Im not going to lie to you cause the very first day I opened whatsapp on my iPhone, I was confused as to what could cause the problem of Whatsapp temporary unavailable on new iphone and even when I searched the internet I didn’t find any solution. 

I decided to explore the whatsapp settings and on my own I happened to find out what is actually causing the problem. An android user using iPhone for the very first time, you will come across this very problem.

Aside from Whatsapp temporary unavailable on new iphone, sometimes whatsapp might misbehave if you have been using for quite a while on your iPhone, and if you are having this problem, this is what you should do to fix the problem of WhatsApp is temporarily unavailable on iphone.

1. Enable airplane mode on your iPhone

The fact is that when whatsapp states that it is not available on your iPhone, it is majorly caused by a network connection not being available on the iPhone or there’s a poor network reception, enabling airplane mode helps to fix the problem.

That is putting your iPhone into offline mode.

This helps to refresh the network connection and internet connectivity on any given phone and also help to fix the problem of WhatsApp is temporarily unavailable on iphone.

2. Close whatsapp messenger

Sometimes bug or glitches can prevent whatsapp from working on an iphone and in this type of situation what you have to do is to close the app entirely on your iPhone.

To close WhatsApp on your iPhone, double tap the Home button to open up the app switcher, which displays all of the apps currently open on your iPhone. If your iPhone doesn’t have a Home button, swipe up from the very bottom of the screen to the center of the screen. Hold your finger in the center of the screen until the app switcher opens.

Once the app switcher opens, swipe WhatsApp up and off the screen. You’ll know it’s closed when it no longer appears in the app switcher.

3. Check if there’s an update

If whatsapp is outdated especially for a long time, one might to experience Whatsapp temporary unavailable on iphone, which you have to fix the problem by simply updating your whatsapp.

So you head over to the appstore and check if there’s an update available for whatsapp and go ahead to update your Whatsapp.

4. Uninstall whatsapp

If you have done everything but all to no avail and other internet apps are working perfectly fine on your iPhone, then you have to uninstall whatsapp on your iPhone and reinstall it. Definitely it should fix the problem of Whatsapp temporary unavailable on your iPhone.

All in all, once whatsapp shows unavailable or WhatsApp is currently unavailable please try again in 5 minutes  on your iPhone, it is mostly caused by internet connectivity.