WhatsApp has really captivated our lives. It has changed the way we communicate with our friends, relatives and colleagues. WhatsApp has become so important part of the lives of millions of people that any problem in the functioning of WhatsApp can make them feel anxious. One of such problems comes when WhatsApp says “Your phone date is inaccurate! Adjust your clock and try again.” When this error comes, WhatsApp does not start and you just can not use it. Today we will talk about how you can solve your phone date is inaccurate error.
Here is the screen that you get when WhatsApp detects an inaccuracy in your phone's date and time. Most of the time, however, this error is just because of a confusing date difference. There becomes a clash between the phone date and what WhatsApp sees as date.
The first thing that you should do is what WhatsApp suggests you to do. Tap of the Adjust date button and see if the date and time of your phone are really out of sync. When you tap of Adjust date button, you will get the date & time settings screen:
On this screen, check if the date and time are correct. If these value are incorrect, set them right and then again open WhatsApp. If your phone's date and time were really wrong, then the error should be gone by now and you should be able to use WhatsApp again.
However, if WhatsApp still shows the inaccurate date error, then you should try the next solution.
It is possible that your WhatsApp version is out of date. Older versions of WhatsApp are known to cause the “Your phone date is inaccurate! Adjust your clock and try again.” error. Therefore, you should update WhatsApp to its latest available version.
- Open Google Play Store in your mobile
- Search for WhatsApp
- Open the WhatsApp page from search results
- Here you'll see the Update and Uninstall buttons
- Tap on the Update button. This action will download the latest version of WhatsApp and install it.
This update should solve the problem. But if the problem persists, it's time to try the next step.
If updating does not work, you should uninstall WhatsApp from your mobile phone and install its latest version afresh. Follow the steps given in the previous method to locate WhatsApp in Google Play Store. But this time, instead of updating it, go for complete uninstall.
Do not worry, you will not lose any messages while uninstalling WhatsApp. You will get all the contacts, chats, status messages, images and videos back when you will install WhatsApp again.
After reinstalling, open WhatsApp and see if it is still throwing the “Your phone date is inaccurate! Adjust your clock and try again.” error. Most probably, the error should be gone and you should be able to use WhatsApp again.
There could be some exceptional cases where the error would still persist. For example, after reinstalling or update, WhatsApp may ask you to verify your phone number again. WhatsApp sends you an SMS containing a verification code for this purpose. But sometimes this SMS fails to arrive and the verification by SMS does not work. In such a case, WhatsApp will offer you verification by voice. You will receive a call from WhatsApp which will tell you the verification code. You need to listen to and enter the code in order to complete the verification process.
We hope that this article on how to solve the WhatsApp inaccurate phone date problem helped you. If you have any questions related to this subject, please post them in the comments section given below. We will try to assist you. Thank you for using TechWelkin!