How to Reinstall WeChat

Would you like to reinstall WeChat on your Android or iPhone mobile? We are going to tell you how to do it on here. It’s quite easy to do and you won’t need to spend too much effort for reinstalling the application. All you need to do is a few steps. We recommend you to clear cache and data before you uninstall WeChat from your devices. Otherwise you may get some installation errors while you try to reinstall and that will make things harder for you. Generally reinstall is needed when you have the problem with the app. If your app is working properly, please don’t do it. Let’s tell you how to do that.

Firstly close the application on your device and go to “Settings” of your Android or iOS device. Then click on “General” and select “Application Manager”. Firstly you will need to clear data and cache of the app. Select WeChat from application list and uninstall the application. Restart your mobile and go to Google Play and search for WeChat. Reinstall the application again and you are done. Run WeChat.

Let’s tell you how to do it step by step.

Reinstall WeChat Step by Step

  • Close WeChat on your device.
  • Go to settings of your mobile.
  • Choose General.
  • Select Application Manager from the menu.
  • Select WeChat from application list.
  • You will see some settings and buttons about WeChat on this page. Clear data first, then clear cache.
  • When you are done with clear things uninstall WeChat.
  • Go to file manager (or install one from Google Play), if there’s any file remained from WeChat, remove them from your device.
  • Restart your phone.
  • Go to google play and reinstall the application!
  • Run WeChat on your mobile.

You are done, now you can use WeChat application on your device again.

Do You Lose Data?

You don’t lose any data while you are reinstalling the application if you get a backup of your WeChat account. We recommend you to back get a backup of your WeChat pictures and conversations before you do all steps above. Otherwise you will lose conversations and files. Please see our guideline if you ever lose data in the reinstall process: How to Recover WeChat Photos (with Free Recovery App)

Recovering messages are not going to be easy for you. However there are still applications which are promising to provide this service to WeChat users. You can give a try some of those.

If you have any questions regarding reinstall WeChat, please ask us through commenting this page and also through our support mail. One of our staff is going to help you to resolve your problem about this.

Request Support

Laurana McInes

I am Laura... I am knowledgeable about WeChat, WhatsApp and Omegle subjects. I provide solutions and tips for those applications and websites. You can ask me any questions regarding to WeChat, Omegle, WhatsApp on How to Chat Online. You can contact me through: [email protected]

2 thoughts on “How to Reinstall WeChat

  • September 30, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    I need to download WeChat on my windows phone 640 XL

    • September 30, 2018 at 7:07 pm

      Hello Antony,
      Thanks for the question. We created a content with inspiring from your question. I hope it helps you. You can see it:

      You will need to upgrade your device and the content includes information on how to upgrade your phone. If you already upgraded your phone or if you can’t upgraded your phone, you will need to contact service providers for that. If you upgrade the phone successfully to install WeChat but if you can’t run it, you will need to contact WeChat support. If you couldn’t upgrade your phone, you will need to contact Microsoft support.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.