Keeping in touch with friends, family, and coworkers may be made much easier using WhatsApp. WhatsApp allows you to make free audio calls to the people in your contact list. In particular, if your connections are located abroad, this function is quite beneficial because it saves you from paying hefty international calling rates, which would otherwise make these calls unaffordable.

You can conduct video and phone conversations, send text messages and do a lot more using WhatsApp, a free, multiplatform messaging program that you can access from anywhere you have an internet connection. WhatsApp, which has more than two billion active users, is particularly popular among loved ones who live far from each other and want to stay in touch.

Unfortunately, like every other good thing, WhatsApp comes with its challenges, like missed calls you didn’t hear ring or phone calls that say connecting and nothing happens.

Will WhatsApp Ring If A Phone Is Off?

That is dependent on the internet, as WhatsApp requires internet connectivity to function. Consequently, if you turn off your mobile data or sim card but maintain a functional Wi-Fi connection, your call will continue to ring. On the other hand, WhatsApp calls will not ring if you do not have access to Wi-Fi. When in airplane mode, you will not be able to receive phone calls.

Think of it this way: The sound will not come out through your speaker because there is no connection between you and the person that sent you a message. It’s just like throwing pebbles at a window: nothing will happen unless there is someone on the other side waiting for them.

If the phone’s WhatsApp is turned off, WhatsApp still rings. WhatsApp works off WhatsApp servers, and WhatsApp servers receive the WhatsApp information. Someone calling you can choose WhatsApp or phone call; an example would be to ring both WhatsApp and phone simultaneously. WhatsApp will not connect to your mobile device if your mobile data is turned off also.

WhatsApp servers are constantly tracking the location of your mobile device via GPS. It allows WhatsApp users to know when someone has read their message because it goes from green meaning sent/seen to grey meaning seen/read by whomever you have chosen for WhatsApp to see when someone has read the message. When first installing WhatsApp, it needs to sync with WhatsApp servers, so that way WhatsApp servers know all about you. Usually, WhatsApp has two indicators for missed WhatsApp calls. One of them is “missed call,” and another one is “calling.” While calling, you should check whether your friends can see your WhatsApp status.

Why Does WhatsApp Say Connecting on A Call?

WhatsApp may not connect to the internet because the program is stuck on the ‘Connecting…’ message. Either there is a problem on WhatsApp’s end (on their servers), or the problem is your internet connection.

If you see a Connecting status at the top of the WhatsApp Chats page, it’s most likely because you’re experiencing problems with your internet connection. Both you and the person with whom you are experiencing this problem should restart their phones. If such a problem persists, then you may not have data or be facing connectivity issues. A WhatsApp call should say connecting for a few seconds; if this happens for more than five seconds, then one of you could be experiencing network issues.

Resolving Connectivity Issues

We have all faced this at one point or another. You try to reply to messages or make a call, and nothing goes through. You have to establish if the problem is your network or if WhatsApp is down, which we know is not impossible. Here are a few things you can do to see if the issue is your network:

1. Switch from Wi-Fi to data

You can easily switch between data and Wi-Fi to see if the connection problem persists. If the data connects and you can call, you know that your Wi-Fi is the issue. If the Wi-Fi connects and your data is not working, you know what the issue is, and you can contact your service provider.

2. Switch to airplane mode

To resolve connectivity issues, you may need to refresh your phone. Switching your phone off and waiting for it to switch on again can be a lot of admin; you can switch to airplane mode to refresh your phone. It does not take a lot of time, and you won’t have to wait for your phone to switch back on again. Switching to airplane mode will often resolve any minor connectivity issues.

3. Reboot your Wi-Fi

Rebooting your Wi-Fi router is a standard solution for removing any temporary barriers that may have developed between your wireless devices and your router. Some connection issues may get resolved by just rebooting your Wi-Fi.

The Takeaway

We all enjoy using WhatsApp because it is affordable and it has many functions. Our beloved WhatsApp also supports group calling. In WhatsApp group calls, you can have up to four people participate at the same time. Furthermore, the participants do not have to be members of a WhatsApp group to participate. On top of group calls, you can have video calls which eliminates the need to have many apps on your phone.