WhatsApp has the wrong time and date – what to do

When communicating in messengers, there may be failures. More often this is due to incorrect display of time in messages. The problem lies not only in the application, but also in the device itself. In such cases, you need to understand why the wrong date on WhatsApp is on the phone and how to fix it..


What causes the date and time to crash at Vatsap

The error may appear due to the difference between the time in the application and on the smartphone.

The causes of the failure are different:

  • Device reboot.
  • Changing the time zone (sometimes this happens automatically when the user is in the village with a different time).
  • The phone has been discharged for several days.
  • Software update.
  • The owner of the device independently reset the settings to factory settings (the default date is displayed incorrectly) – you will have to reinstall all the data the first time you start.
  • The device is not configured to automatically switch from winter to summer time or vice versa.

The result of the malfunction is the random reception of messages in Vatsap. They are difficult to disassemble in the correct order..


If the date is set incorrectly, you must set the correct values. This can be done in the settings of the smartphone or application..

To change the date you need to go to the program settings.

Users who do not know what to do are required to perform the following step-by-step actions in Votsap:

  • Open “Options”. You can go to the section if you click on the “Configure” button, which is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
  • Select “Set Date”.
  • Synchronize the messenger time with that on the device by putting a checkmark in front of the item with the same name.
  • Close the application and run again.

You can restart the phone. Uninstall the program and reinstall it. If the smartphone works on Android, then you need to go to the main menu, press and hold the messenger icon, then transfer it to the basket. Uninstallation will take several minutes. Then you should go to the “Play Market”, find the application and install.

On the iPhone, the removal process takes place in a similar way. Downloading is done from the App Store.

This method leads to loss of messages. But contacts, chats, pictures and videos will remain after reinstallation. Therefore, this option should be used only if other methods do not show positive results..

Configure data and time settings on the device

A date failure is corrected by changing the corresponding data. You should select the section “Time and Date”, move the slider opposite the option with the same name. Then you need to download the messenger and check if the warning message pops up.

The date and time can also be set on the device itself..

User can activate the time zone setting. To do this, you also need to go to the options menu and select a city that is in the same time zone as your settlement.

It is necessary to perform the following steps in the “Settings” depending on the device:

  • iPhone – Basic.
  • Windows Phone – “System” – “Date”.

This option allows you to manually set the data..

Whatsapp Update

If you are using a smartphone using the Android operating system, you should go to the Play Market store, click on the three dots at the top of the screen and select “My games …”. A list of applications that are installed on the device appears. Opposite the “Vatsap” you need to click “Update”.

Updating WhatsApp can also help fix the problem with incorrect date display..

IOS gadget users need to run the AppStore. In the menu located below, you need to select the “Updates” section, click on the button of the same name opposite the name of the messenger. The process will take several minutes. After that, you must enter the “Personal Account” and see if the system requires a date to be set. For verification, you can write and send a message, paying attention to the time of sending.