WhatsApp Setup Error in iOS 9.1

WhatsApp Setup Error in iOS 9.1


This problem appears on all iPads and iPhones running the latest iOS 9.1 beta firmware. The pop-up error appears after entering your mobile number to setup / verify your WhatsApp account. But in the next step, instead of receiving the verification code, you get the above error message.

It also points you to the “App Store” link to download the latest version of WhatsApp.

In fact, you get this error even when you have the latest version of WhatsApp installed on your device.


A fresh install of WhatsApp doesn’t fix the problem. There is no solution or fix yet.

We hope the new stable iOS 9 firmware will fix this problem. For now, the only way to setup and use WhatsApp is to downgrade to the earlier iOS beta firmware – but doing so is going to be time-consuming.

Here are some of the tweets:

Can’t get whatsapp to work on iOS 9.1 …?

— Sino (@genso84) September 10, 2015

@WhatsApp I’m having problems with whatsapp on iOS 9.1, please fix it! It’s the lest version pic.twitter.com/uYiNioEZzQ

— んorran Viana  (@vitalsonlorran) September 10, 2015

@WhatsApp app no longer works on iOS 9.1 beta please update

— Stefan Campbell (@StefanCampbell9) September 13, 2015

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