How To Allow WhatsApp To Access Contacts Android

Last Updated : Nov 2, 2020

How To Allow WhatsApp To Access Contacts Android

On your Android smartphone, do you have WhatsApp installed? It is very possible that you have, judging by current trends, and you will need the contacts synced to your WhatsApp on your Android device to make the most of it. In this article we will show you how to allow WhatsApp to access contacts android

It's super quick to connect contacts on Android phones to WhatsApp, unlike iPhones. This is because the app pulls all the contact information stored in your address book into its database automatically. As long as your friends use WhatsApp, they will appear on your WhatsApp automatically. But in case they don’t, then you can for the following steps-

  • Ensure the contacts are already saved on the Contacts icon on your screen.
  • Confirm that WhatsApp is used by the person you want to touch.
  • Enable contacts to be accessed by WhatsApp. Go to [Phone Manager] > [Privacy Permissions] > [Application Permissions] > [Applications] > [WhatsApp] > [Contacts] and pick [Allow]

    How To Allow WhatsApp To Access Contacts Android

    How To Allow WhatsApp To Access Contacts Android

  • Alternatively, you can go to [Configuration] > [App Management] > [WhatsApp] > [Permissions] and pick [Contacts]

    How To Allow WhatsApp To Access Contacts Android

    How To Allow WhatsApp To Access Contacts Android

    How To Allow WhatsApp To Access Contacts Android

    How To Allow WhatsApp To Access Contacts Android

  • Refresh your WhatsApp contact list. Tap at the bottom of the app for WhatsApp and then refresh it.
  • Perform the WhatsApp backup. Tap > [Settings] > [Chats] > [Chat Backup] > [BACK UP] to open WhatsApp. Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp again.

If the problem continues, contact the respective Support Team for more assistance, or take your phone, to a nearby Customer Service Centre. I hope this article on how to allow WhatsApp to access contacts android helps you.

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