[Fixed] WhatsApp Not Opening on iPhone Due to Storage

If you encountered WhatsApp not opening on iPhone due to storage, solutions are here. This article will show you how to fix iPhone storage full of WhatsApp not working.

Clara by Clara Updated November 14, 2023
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I'm facing a problem here. My WhatsApp not opening on iPhone due to storage. Anyone else experienced this? How did you solve it? Need some tips! Thanks!

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Why is iPhone WhatsApp Not Opening Due to Full Storage?

WhatsApp is the app we use most often when talking to our family and friends. It needs free space on your iPhone to store temporary files, media and message data. If your device has insufficient storage space, WhatsApp may struggle to function properly or may not open fully. So you will encounter issues like iPhone storage full WhatsApp not working.

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To address WhatsApp is not opening in iPhone, this article will show you some easy and useful solutions in the next content. Let’s read!

What To Do When WhatsApp Is Not Opening?

If you can't open WhatsApp because WhatsApp storage full on iPhone, now you can fix this problem by below 4 ways.

Way 1. Fix WhatsApp Can’t Open by Free up Full iPhone

Sufficient storage space on iPhone can keep WhatsApp running smoothly. If you can't open WhatsApp storage in full iPhone, maybe there is too much data accumulating, and this affects the app operation. 

Therefore, you can free up your iPhone storage space to solve WhatsApp won’t open problems. Follow the steps to figure out how much space is being used: Open Settings > General > iPhone Storage.

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Bonus Tip: Transfer iPhone Data to Release Storage

If the iPhone space storage cause WhatsApp not working, we suggest you free up iPhone storage space by transferring files from your iPhone to your PC. As a powerful iPhone data management app, FoneTool can be the best choice to transfer data from iPhone to PC.

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Step 1. Connect the iPhone to your computer with USB > Open FoneTool.

Step 2. Choose Phone Transfer > Tap iPhone to PC > And then, click Get Started to continue.

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Step 3. Tap + icon > Preview and select the files you need to transfer > Click OK to confirm.

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We take transfer music as an example, if you want to learn how to transfer photos from iPhone to PC, you can click this link to learn it.

Step 4. Set a destination from Transfer Settings to save the files > Tap Start Transfer to start.

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Way 2. Delete WhatsApp Chats to Fix WhatsApp Can’t Open

WhatsApp will automatically save your chats and conversations. When they accumulate more and more, the issue “WhatsApp not opening on iPhone due to storage” happens. Therefore, to solve this problem, the first effective way is to delete unnecessary WhatsApp group messages and chats.

Here are steps for how to do it: Open the group chat > Click More > Tap Clear Chat to delete the conversation history.

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If you don’t want to delete your WhatsApp chat, you can use FoneTool to back up those chats from iPhone to PC. In this way, you can not only keep your chats and files, but also free up your iPhone memory, why not try it?

Here are the detailed steps to back up WhatsApp to PC.

Step 1. Open FoneTool > On the left pane, click WhatsApp Manager > Select WhatsApp > Tap Get Started button under Backup WhatsApp.

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Step 2. Check Enable Backup Encryption to protect your privacy > Set the storage path > Tap Start Backup to begin.

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Hope you can manage storage in WhatsApp not working issue after trying the above methods. If the problem still exists, check other methods below.

Way 3. Clean WhatsApp Storage Space

To resolve WhatsApp is not opening in iPhone due to the WhatsApp full storage, you can also free up WhatsApp storage space from the app settings. Check the steps below:

Step 1. Open the WhatsApp app > Click Settings from the bottom left > Choose Data and Storage Usage.

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Step 2. Tap on Storage Usage > On this page, you can see all the chat history and the file size.

Step 3. Select any of them to delete from WhatsApp to release the storage.

Way 4. Disable WhatsApp Save Files to Camera Roll

Normally, the media files you share with others are automatically downloaded by WhatsApp to the Camera Roll. If too many media files are downloaded, the storage space of your iPhone will soon fill up. To avoid this situation, you can turn off this feature. Here are the steps you can follow.

Step 1. Navigate to the WhatsApp app > Click Settings > Tap Chats.

Step 2. In this page, scroll down to find Save to Camera Roll > Toggle off the switch.

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That’s all about the fixes of WhatsApp not opening on iPhone due to storage. No matter what way you choose, hope you can solve the WhatsApp can’t open issues successfully. If you need to release iPhone storage space, we strongly recommend FonrTool to you. It not only supports you to delete data, but allows you to backup WhatsApp from iPhone to PC.

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