We are here to share tips with you that you can try out when you are having issues to download WhatsApp to your Apple gadget.
Apple puts a cap on size of apps that you can download over mobile data or cellular networks to prevent people from using too much data when downloading apps.
So if you’ve been trying to download WhatsApp on iPhone using mobile data and you failed then you should try to download it over a Wi-Fi connection.
Restart App Store
You can also try to close the App store and reopen it again and see if you can successfully download WhatsApp. Sometimes the App Store could be experiencing a glitch and shutting it down could help clear the glitch.
Apple recommends users to paise their ongoing WhatsApp download and restart it again if they are experiencing challenges in downloading it. This method works when your WhatsApp download has stopped.
When it has stalled but you see WhatsApp’s icon on the home screen, tap the icon and wait for a minute and then tap it again to resume downloading WhatsApp.
As with the App Store, your iPhone may be experiencing a malfunctioning which affects your downloading WhatsApp. So you may need to restart your iPhone and see if you can download WhatsApp again.
Resolve Apple ID issue
If your Apple ID doesn’t have a valid payment method that could prevent you from downloading WhatsApp on the Apple App Store even if its a free app. Therefore, you need to make sure that you resolved all issues concerning your Apple ID .
Sign out Apple Store
If your Wi-Fi connection or mobile data connection was lost during downloading WhatsApp it could affect your Apple ID. To resolve this, sign out and sign in again into the Apple App Store with tour Apple ID and see if you can download WhatsApp. Here’s how you sign in and out:
> iTunes & App Store
> Apple ID
> Sign Out
> Tap Sign In and enter your Apple ID username and password.
Update iPhone Software
Your iPhone’s software may have an unresolved bug or glitch that’s preventing you from downloading WhatsApp. Apple frequently releases updates which fix these bugs and solve many issues such as downloading apps.
Check if your iPhone is running on the latest iOS version. If not, download the latest version and go in to test if you can download WhatsApp.
Date and time
Your iPhone’s time and date really matters when it comes to downloading WhatsApp and other apps. An incorrect date and time could prevent your from downloading WhatsApp. Check your device’s time and date.
Sometimes the problem may be laying in your settings but you don’t see it. In that case,reset your iPhone’s settings and try to download WhatsApp again. And don’t worry, resetting settings doesn’t erase your data.
Check your Apple ID
Still on the Apple ID. If you have a problem updating an app on your device, the problem could be the Apple ID you’re using. When you download an app, it’s tied to the Apple ID you’re logged into at the time.
If you change the Apple ID you’re using, apps tied to the old ID can’t update. Sign in to other Apple IDs you’ve used, following the instructions above.
Getting Apple help
If all fails, the last resort will be to contact Apple and explain your issue regarding failing to download WhatsApp from the App Store.
Android users facing the same issue should read: Failing to download WhatsApp on Google Play Store? Do this to install WhatsApp app.