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Some or All of My Contacts not Showing on WhatsApp Contacts not Showing Names Android and iphone

On this topic, we will help you to fix contacts issue if some or all of your saved names not shown on WhatsApp contacts list, or if the WhatsApp contacts not showing names and only display the number in android or iphone mobiles.

Undoubtedly, WhatsApp became the most popular chatting application in the world. It's displaced the SMS messaging service as well as many other internet-based chatting apps on mobile phones. In my opinion, that was a result of the free availability, easy to use with only a mobile number required to start chatting, no annoying ads, support sending many media &documents' format, in addition to its rich library of faces and expressional icons.

As you will see on the videos, I have more than 1400 names saved on my contacts list, but only 47 names are shown on WhatsApp contacts.

In my previous WhatsApp which has installed about 2 years ago, there is no problem on showing all my old contacts on WhatsApp, but recently, I installed a second WhatsApp with us number on my Samsung S5 mobile, noticed that the only 47 out of 1400 names were shown on the new WhatsApp contact list, while on the older WhatsApp, there are more than 1000 name were shown on its contacts list.

It seems that the country code is the cause of this problem on the new updates of WhatsApp app, as I noticed on my phone in which the numbers that have a country code prefix appended to them, they are shown on contacts list of WhatsApp flawlessly. So, you can add the country code to all your older and new contacts, in a way to show them on WhatsApp.

But, instead of adding the country code manually and one by one to each mobile number on the contacts list, there is a free software for android mobiles as well as iPhones or IOS mobiles, can perform this task. All what you need is to change the format settings of your local mobile network provider inside this app then press update to add the country code to all selected contacts among the specific mobile network provider.



You may like the easiest method to obtain a free us number for WhatsApp verification from this topic.

1. Some contacts not showing on WhatsApp:

1.a For android:

  • Open Contacts app to make a backup for your contacts. 
  • Click on the option button on your device or press on the three dots on the upper right corner of the Contacts. The option and method of it, will differ from mobile to mobile and from version to version of android version among the same mobile. 
  • Select: Import/Export option then select the storage memory. 
  • Download and install Add Country Code apk app from from google play store from this link
Alternatively, you can download it from another apk store without registration from this direct link
  • Open the app after your complete installation. 
  • Also, you have a choice to make an additional backup for your contacts using this app or not. 
  • Press on Add Country Code option. 
  • Change the format of your contacts from this menu (like the length of phone number, first 2 digits, and with or without 0 prefix). 
  • Enter the country code from the last option on this menu without 00 or +, or choose your country name from the list. 

  • Press Next button to continue. 
  • Press on the small icon next to the Update button to select all names among the selected mobile company then press on Update button to complete the task of adding the country code to all your contacts. 
  • Change the format to add the country code to contacts from other mobile companies, as the format of mobile number differ from company to company. But you need to buy the app or share it to five contacts from your contacts list in a way to add the area or country code to another mobile network provider. 
  • Open WhatsApp app and update the contact list to show all contacts having appended WhatsApp account. 
  • Open WhatsApp, go to contacts, open menu option, then press on Refresh option to refresh/update the contacts list. 
  • Notice that the only friend who have using the WhatsApp on their number that is saved on your phone will be shown in WhatsApp contacts list. 

Now, all contacts with appended WhatsApp will be shown on your WhatsApp Contacts list.

1.b For iphone with IOS:

  • Install this app from iTunes store then open the app and perform the task. 


2. All Contacts not showing on WhatsApp:

If you are unable to see any contact name on WhatsApp, make sure that WhatsApp has a permission to access your contacts.

On android mobiles: Go to Setting> Application> Application Manager, select WhatsApp app, Press on Permission option and make sure that the contacts option turned on.


3. WhatsApp contacts not showing names (android):

If WhatsApp shows only the numbers without names, you can do the following easy steps to fix that:

  • Open phone setting. 
  • Open the Accounts. 
  • Open the WhatsApp account from the available accounts list. 
  • Again open WhatsApp account. 
  • From options menu, select remove or delete account. 
  • Open WhatsApp app. 
  • Go to contacts (inside whatsapp). 
  • From menu options, select Refresh option to refresh your contacts. 


4. Video:

Finally, you have to watch the following video to see how to fix the contacts problem on WhatsApp in android or iPhone mobile:

If you have any question about contacts and WhatsApp, don't hesitate to ask us and we will help you.
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