How To Fix Delayed WhatsApp Messages (8 Solutions)


Many of us use WhatsApp to connect with friends, it’s really a wonderful application, you can share photos – videos and many things, but unfortunately recently we got many messages saying that WhatsApp messages arrive late or after opening the app.

But do not worry, we have many solutions to this problem working on all versions of WhatsApp:

1- Disable Power Saver Apps / Mode

Several manufacturers like Sony, Asus and Samsung offer battery saver modes to extract maximum performance from battery in their devices.

Disable Power Saver Apps / Mode

Some users also use apps like Battery Doctor to make their battery stay longer, these apps help you save more battery power. But, that optimization comes at a cost, they cut either the mobile data connection or your Wi-Fi connection as you put the device in sleep mode.

So, Make sure you have deleted all power saving apps from you device, and disabled power saving mode.


2- Disable Power / Permissions Monitor

In many cases, Android devices gets slow to receive message notifications from WhatsApp (Especially in Samsung) after enabled Power Monitor or Permissions Monitor, So we will tell you how to disabled this modes :

Disable Permissions Monitor :

Disable Power / Permissions Monitor

  • Open your android device Settings.
  • Find and select Security.
  • Scroll down to App Permission Monitor.
  • Switch and completely turn off App Permission Monitor.

Disable Power Monitor :

Disable Power Monitor

  • Open your android device Settings.
  • Go to Device Maintenance and then on the menu bar below on “Battery”.
  • Tap the three point icon and go to “Advanced settings”.
  • Switch and completely turn off App Power Monitor.

3- Enable Mobile Data in Background

WhatsApp periodically connect in the background to the server to fetch for any new messages to you, so you must follow the next steps to enable background data in your android device :

Enable WhatsApp Mobile Data in Background

  • Open you android device Settings.
  • Now Tap on Mobile data usage. It will show all the apps and data usages.
  • Tap on your WhatsApp version icon.
  • Now there you will see Background data, Tap on it and this will allow the app to use mobile data in the background and syncs data in the background.

4- Clean WhatsApp Cache

By deleting all WhatsApp cache data, you can provide sufficient memory for your Android phone which makes it to work faster :

Clean WhatsApp Cache

  • Open your android device Settings.
  • Find Apps (or Applications, depending on your device) in the menu, then click on WhatsApp.
  • Tap on Storage then click on clear cache button, Be careful if you clicked on clear data button your WhatsApp will be reset completely and all your conversations and settings will be deleted.

5- Disable Wi-Fi Power Saving / Sleep Mode

You must disable Wi-Fi background power saving mode and sleep mode, Because It restricts the receipt of WhatsApp messages :

Disable Wi-Fi Power Saving / Sleep Mode

  • Open you android device Settings.
  • Click on Connections then click on Wi-Fi.
  • Tap on Advanced button on the corner.
  • Turn off Wi-Fi power saving mode.
  • Scroll down and click on Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep.
  • Chose Always.

6- Reset App Preferences

We recommend that you apply this solution because it sometimes fixes the problem :

Reset App Preferences

  • Open you android device Settings.
  • Find Apps (or Applications, depending on your device) in the menu.
  • Click on the left menu (three point icon)
  • Tap on Reset app preferences.

7- Logout from WhatsApp Web

Logout from all connected computers to your WhatsApp by going to WhatsApp > Menu Button > WhatsApp Web > Logout from all computers, because sometimes messages arrive to your computer only.

Logout from WhatsApp Web


8- The Last Solution ! Clear WhatsApp Data

Do not apply this solution before trying all previous solutions, because it will delete all WhatsApp data and return it to default mode, And make sure you have full backup for your chat before clear WhatsApp data :

Clear WhatsApp Data

  • Open you android device Settings.
  • Find Apps (or Applications, depending on your device) in the menu, then click on WhatsApp.
  • Tap on Storage then click on clear date button.

In the end, I hope that one of these solutions has helped you solve the problem of delayed receiving WhatsApp messages, if it does not help you at all. I’m sorry to tell you that you should format your device to bring it back to default mode.