How to restart WhatsApp

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You are looking for a guide that will explain you in detail how to restart WhatsApp? Very well, here we are! In this tutorial we are going to show you all the steps to be performed to succeed in your intent. It is not anything particularly long or complex: in a few simple steps you will be able to reach the set goal. So take five minutes of free time and read the next lines carefully: let's go!

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How to restart WhatsApp

In recent times you have noticed that anomalous behaviors are occurring in the use of WhatsApp, you have tried them all to solve the problem but nothing to do: the platform does not work as it should. In this case it is necessary to take the hard way and, good news, you have come to the right place: in this guide we are going to understand how to restart WhatsApp.

You must know that there are various solutions to be able to restart the application: you can forcefully close the app, or go directly to restarting the smartphone, finally opting for the reinstallation of WhatsApp in the event that the first two solutions have not worked. effect. What are you waiting for? Make yourself comfortable and follow the instructions we are providing you: happy reading!

Force close

The first method we recommend to solve the problem is to restart the application via the multitasking section of your smartphone. First of all, press the appropriate multitasking icon (it has the shape of a square, or two rectangles, depending on the model you have) and by pressing this button you can see all the current app sessions open in the background on the device.

To close all apps, press the trash can icon or the one with rectangles. Alternatively, scroll through the open apps until you find the WhatsApp one, then swipe up on its preview or press the icon with the X to end it. To completely close the process and restore its correct functioning, start the Settings app (icon with a gear that you can find on the home screen) and select the items App > App > WhatsApp from the screen that opens.

At this point you should access the WhatsApp app card with all the info relating to permissions and occupied memory. Now, before you forcefully close the app, tap on "Memory" and press "Clear cache": in this way you will clean the app from any corrupt data that could cause it to malfunction. Now go back to the previous screen and press the "Finish" button twice in a row: you did it! Now you can reopen WhatsApp normally.

Reboot the smartphone

If the app does not work correctly after the procedure just analyzed, it is possible that the problem may lie in some Android features (software error in the network module or in some other element of the operating system). The simplest solution to adopt is to make a soft reset dello smartphone in use: essentially you have to restart it. To do this, just hold down the power off side button and select the appropriate "Restart" item on the display.

If this last item does not appear, press and hold the power off side button and choose the item "Turn off". In this way the smartphone will turn off: once turned off, press the side power button again and start WhatsApp via its icon (which you find, as always, on the home screen).

Reinstall WhatsApp

Did the solutions we have indicated to you not have the desired effect? Then the problem could be even more serious than expected: if the anomalies in its operation continue to occur, the best solution is to reinstall WhatsApp. Please note: with this procedure you may lose the chats you have used up to now, as well as images and videos sent and received. For this reason it is important to make a backup that you can restore once the application has been reinstalled.

Once the backup is done, uninstall the app by holding your finger on its icon on the home screen, and then choose "Uninstall" in the box that is shown to you. At this point, click on "OK" (in some smartphone models you will have to drag the app icon to "Uninstall" instead). Once the app is uninstalled, reinstall it by going to the Play Store.

How to restart WhatsApp: conclusions

You should now have a complete and comprehensive overview of how to restart WhatsApp. It wasn't particularly difficult, was it? We just have to wish you good luck for everything, giving you an appointment at the next one. Soon!

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