In the first option, for security reasons, the company will unlink the device account and it can only be used again after a new confirmation of its number is made. Unlike the option to delete the account, your data and groups are preserved in the process. In the following tutorial, check out how to temporarily disable your WhatsApp account. The procedures were done on a Moto E5 Plus running Google's Android 8.0 Oreo, and on an iPhone 8 running Apple's iOS 12.
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In case of loss or theft
Step 1. From your computer or other mobile phone, write an email to [email protected] In the subject, write "Lost / Stolen: Please disable my account". In the body of the email, enter your full phone number, with country code (+55 in the case of Brazil) and DDD;
Email WhatsApp support Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Step 2. A few hours later, you will receive a confirmation email about deactivating your account. From then on, a 30-day period starts for the profile to be reactivated. Otherwise, he will be excluded;
Message that account has been disabled on WhatsApp Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 3. When recovering your phone or purchasing another device, open WhatsApp and do the process of verifying your number normally. Messages received in the deactivation period will be delivered.
Confirm your number again to receive old messages on WhatsApp Photo: Play / Helito Beggiora
Step 1. Tap on the WhatsApp cone and hold your finger for a moment. In the menu that appears, tap the "i" button below. In the application settings, select "Force stop" and confirm with "OK";
Access the app properties and finish WhatsApp Photo: Play / Helito Beggiora
Step 2. Open "Data Usage" and disable the "Background Data" option. It is noteworthy that WhatsApp will be offline only while the mobile is using the mobile data carrier (3G or 4G). When connecting to a Wi-Fi network, messages will be received normally.
Prevents WhatsApp application from using mobile data Photo: Play / Helito Beggiora
Step 1. Open Apple System Settings in the "Settings" icon. Tap "WhatsApp" and uncheck "Cellular Data". It is noteworthy that WhatsApp will be offline only while the mobile is using the mobile data carrier (3G or 4G). When connecting to a Wi-Fi network, messages will be received normally.
Disable WhatsApp Cellular Data Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
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