WhatsApp is Lagging while Sending and Receiving Messages

Many people are using WhatsApp messenger for sending pictures, files, messages and video their friends. Somehow some phones have lagging problem on the Whatsapp while sending and receiving messages. If you are having the same problem on your phone we recommend you to check the steps below.

We also recommend you to pay attention to texts which has been written with bold text. These are problems which can be problem for users very often. You may have one of these problems at your iPhone or Android device.

How to Fix Lagging Problem of WhatsApp on iPhone and Android

1-) Firstly we recommend you to reinstall WhatsApp to your iPhone or Android device. If you don’t know how to reinstall WhatsApp, please click here to learn how to reinstall Whatsapp.

2 -) Tap on Settings and then Data Usage on Android. Please ensure that you haven’t enabled “Restrict background data” there on Android.

Tap on Setting and then WhatsApp on iPhone. Make sure that you have allowed WhatsApp to work at background. Also Tap on Settings and then General. You will see an option as “Background App Refresh” there. Please enable this service for WhatsApp.

3-) Please ensure that your Wifi connection is working when your device at sleep mode. Some devices can shut the connection on sleep mode.

4-) If you are using low power mode on iPhone very often, please disable it. Do the same for your Android device.

You can also do these settings on Android. Go to Settings > Power > Economy Mode and then ensure that “Disable Background Data” is not marked. Also do not use power savings like “system power saving” or “special power saving” on your device. These savings are generally disable your internet connection when you are away from the phone.

6-) Please do not use applications which are cleaning memory and killing tasks on your device. These applications generally known as “Cleaner” or “Task Killer”. These apps claim that they are making your devices faster and that’s right but they also make stop working your needed applications at background.

7-) If people are sharing too much files on the WhatsApp, that can be a reason of a lag on the messenger. We recommend you to pick Wifi for downloading files. Read for more info: How to Download WhatsApp Media Files with WiFi Only

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WhatsApp is Lagging while Sending and Receiving Messages

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WhatsApp Lag Problem on HTC One


I am using WhatsApp on my HTC One for a year and I never had a such problem on my device. Now I had lag problem. I am getting messages too late. It happened after I changed a setting which I cannot recall at the moment! Need help!


Welcome to How to Chat Online and thank you for contacting How to Chat Online Q&A service. Lag problem is the common issue for all HTC devices since it has some special settings on the phone.

Please disable this option on your HTC device: Settings > Power > Quick Root/Start

Somehow this setting has a negative influence on  performance of your device, connection and WhatsApp.

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2 thoughts on “WhatsApp is Lagging while Sending and Receiving Messages

  • November 1, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    Hi I have recently returned from OS and where I used my WattsApp account on a local SIM card. I returned to Aust and replaced that SIM card with my Aust SIM but now my messages are lagging both sending and receiving. How do I fix this ? Thanks

    Further if someone is using dual WattsApp accounts or switching in and out of WattsApp accounts would this cause a lag?? Thanks again

    • November 1, 2018 at 9:15 pm

      Hello Gab,
      This is very strange problem since lag problems are generally occurs because of internet connection. There are also known issues with HTC about this.

      Personally I am using dual SIM on my phone because of the business. Using those on a Samsung device. I am going Montenegro very often since we have also an office there. I also change SIM cards when I arrive there but I have never faced with that problem. I will ask Laura or Marek if she is knowledgeable about this issue.

      Before they answer you please can you check (if you use mobile network): Apps > Settings > Connections > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

      Do you see the service provider name on there?

      Additionally maybe reinstalling the application can help about this…

      Sorry that I couldn’t help much. I hope my friends are going to provide a better solution for this.


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