With the 1.5 million monthly activate users, WhatsApp is one of the widely using favorite messaging app. Hence, people cannot live a single without the app. But, sometimes new update brings some error with the app. Among all, WhatsApp Obsolete error is one of the most reported by many users.
According to them, when they try to use the App, it shows “this version of WhatsApp became obsolete on 13 Jan 2018”. And, it also commands you to go to the Google Play Store to download the latest version, but there is no update button showing even after trying several times. Well, most of Xiaomi users have been affected by this error. So, In this article, we will show you how you can fix the WhatsApp Obsolete error on Android phone.
WhatsApp Become Obsolete on Android phone? Try out this fixes
Solution #1: Re-install the App
WhatsApp said that “This is an issue that’s being fixed. It was a problem with how our app is distributed, which is not under our control,” Until that, you can try to uninstall the app and re-install from the official web version of the app.
Step #1. Open Settings on your Android phone.
Step #2. Next, go to the Security and enable installation of the app from unknown sources.
Step #3. Go to the whatsapp.com/android and download the latest version of the app.
Check out this post straightforwardly to backup WhatsApp Data from Android to iPhone.
Solution #2: Enable Automatic Time Zone
Even after the updating the app from the Google Play Store, if you are still getting the same WhatsApp error on your Android, then we suggest you check your time and date. If the time and date are perfect, then use the Automatic time zone and try to use run the app. So, go to the Settings → Date & Time and then turn the toggle on next to Automatic time zone. Now force close all apps and relaunch the WhatsApp.
Well, these both solutions will help you to fix the WhatsApp obsolete error on Android device. If anyone of these doesn’t work, then you can also try to factory reset your Android.
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