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whatsapp and problem

An aged female friend and myself have long been communicating by telephone in the mornings to ensure that we are both still kicking. A sort of alarm system set up to be able to offer some sort of help should there be no reply.
Since autumn we've gone over to WhatsApp, a simple voice message to say 'I am still here' sort of thing.
It started off well, but within the past weeks there have been delays of up to 4-5 hours until the message gets through. This causes each of us to have to revert to the telephone if no message is received before 9 o'clock. This isn't an everyday occurrence but happens about every three days.
I simply wonder if this is normal. I'm with sunrise.


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Old 02.02.2020, 09:44
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Re: whatsapp and problem

Give Threema a go.


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Re: whatsapp and problem

I donít have any answers to the WhatsApp problem but just wanted to say what a lovely thing it is that you are doing.
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Whatsapp has stopped working on some older types of phone, i think the iPhones on OS 7 or below no longer work.


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Old 02.02.2020, 10:29
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Re: whatsapp and problem

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Whatsapp has stopped working on some older types of phone, i think the iPhones on OS 7 or below no longer work.


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It's IOS8 or Android 2.3 and not yet forcibly updated. So not the source of the OP's problems. https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-51329882
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You use it? How does it compare to others out there?
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Re: whatsapp and problem

Just as additional information: both phones are new (last autumn) she has an iPhone and I have a smart phone.
Just don't ask me to explain the difference - we are both only u sers and have no idea of anything else.
Having read so much on this forum about so many things in a cyber? world I'm simply hoping for a tip (or two)!
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Old 02.02.2020, 23:10
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You use it? How does it compare to others out there?

Seems to be fast and reliable. Supposed to provide end to end encryption with Swiss quality (i.e. made in Switzerland).
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Re: whatsapp and problem

Doropfiz and u360213 thanks - but it has to be said, your observations are well over our heads! We are simply users. However everyone has made it clear that an expert is needed so one of my grandchildren will be along!


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Doropfiz and u360213 thanks - but it has to be said, your observations are well over our heads! We are simply users. However everyone has made it clear that an expert is needed so one of my grandchildren will be along!

Thanks.
Okay, fair enough. Let me try a different way. Here follow a number of posts setting out some of the background, and perhaps this will help you understand more of it, before your grandchildren visit to help you.

Please forgive me if I’m repeating parts you already know and command perfectly well.
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Re: whatsapp and problem

To me looks like network issue, other app would have same problem then.


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An aged female friend and myself have long been communicating by telephone in the mornings to ensure that we are both still kicking. A sort of alarm system set up to be able to offer some sort of help should there be no reply.
Since autumn we've gone over to WhatsApp, a simple voice message to say 'I am still here' sort of thing.
It started off well, but within the past weeks there have been delays of up to 4-5 hours until the message gets through. This causes each of us to have to revert to the telephone if no message is received before 9 o'clock. This isn't an everyday occurrence but happens about every three days.
I simply wonder if this is normal. I'm with sunrise.


Any suggestions or information is welcome.
I never have any delays with Whatsapp. Do you both have the delay receiving messages or does only one of you have the delay receiving messages? When YOu send a message does it show the "two blue tickmarks" symbol to show that it has been successfully sent?
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I never have any delays with Whatsapp. Do you both have the delay receiving messages or does only one of you have the delay receiving messages? When YOu send a message does it show the "two blue tickmarks" symbol to show that it has been successfully sent?

We both have delays, when I send there is sometimes only one tick, this stays alone for quite a while then turns into two ticks and then into blue when she accepts it.
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We both have delays, when I send there is sometimes only one tick, this stays alone for quite a while then turns into two ticks and then into blue when she accepts it.
If your phone and data contract/WiFi is decent then the problem is likely on her side with her connection. Does she have a phone with a data package in an area with good signal or does she rely only on home Wifi?
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Re: whatsapp and problem

We sometimes have delays depending on if it's set to Wifi or data, and maybe some other reasons, such as not automatically switching networks or Wifis.

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Use FB as a backup?

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Does she have a phone with a data package in an area with good signal or does she rely only on home Wifi?
This is a good point.

@OP, some users who have no wifi, and instead use their phone with a data package, switch that data package off inbetween using it. This can be a good idea if one has a relatively low data limit and, for example, would prefer to make sure that it is not chewed up doing updates. Those updates can then be done selectively, only when one is somewhere that does have a connection to wifi.

Some users switch their phones off between uses. That can, of course, save the battery.

You might like to check whether you or she is/are habitually doing this. It is not a problem as long as you do open up the data again in time to send and receive the anticipated message.
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Re: whatsapp and problem

Would a voice message not be a much larger packet of data than a simple whatsApp written message? Try just a written message? I do that every day with an overseas colleague and very rarely have any signifcant delay in delivery.



Also if you're just seeing one tick and then much later two ticks ( 'sent' and then eventually 'delivered' ) it implies the delay is at her end, maybe she has some areas of weak connection in her house?
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This is a good point.

@OP, some users who have no wifi, and instead use their phone with a data package, switch that data package off inbetween using it. This can be a good idea if one has a relatively low data limit and, for example, would prefer to make sure that it is not chewed up doing updates. Those updates can then be done selectively, only when one is somewhere that does have a connection to wifi.

Some users switch their phones off between uses. That can, of course, save the battery.

You might like to check whether you or she is/are habitually doing this. It is not a problem as long as you do open up the data again in time to send and receive the anticipated message.
I always keep Google Store deactivated. It did automatic updates and that took alot from my 250 MB pre-paid
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An aged female friend and myself have long been communicating by telephone in the mornings to ensure that we are both still kicking. A sort of alarm system set up to be able to offer some sort of help should there be no reply.
Since autumn we've gone over to WhatsApp, a simple voice message to say 'I am still here' sort of thing.
It started off well, but within the past weeks there have been delays of up to 4-5 hours until the message gets through. This causes each of us to have to revert to the telephone if no message is received before 9 o'clock. This isn't an everyday occurrence but happens about every three days.
I simply wonder if this is normal. I'm with sunrise.


Any suggestions or information is welcome.
I canít remember the details now, but I will dig it up....

There is a system for this in Switzerland, we have it setup for my mother in law. She has a watch with an alert button on it. When pressed it will do a round robin of the phone numbers you define until it gets a response and then she can talk to whoever answers. If it fails to get a response or she canít talk it gets forwarded to a service who can send someone out to her house. All her friends and neighbors have it and it seems to work well.
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