Fix Whatsapp is Denied to Read Contacts Android, iPhone and Blackberry

Whatsapp is one of the most used social messenger in the world, it has been evolving rapidly in recent times by rolling out series of awesome features via update. However, users have been facing issues like how to fix whatsapp is denied to read contacts android, iPhone and blackberry since God knows when.

Here today, our priority is how to allow whatsapp to read contacts/fix whatsapp is denied to read contacts android, iPhone and blackberry. What you need to know is that this problem arises not from whatsapp messenger, but from you (User). Here is how to solve whatsapp is denied to read contacts

You have at one point in time denied whatsapp to read contacts on your device and this can only be fixed by tweaking whatsapp permission manager as we did in our previous post on whatsapp is denied to start sound recorder.

Fix Whatsapp is Denied to Read Contacts on Xiaomi Devices Running MIUI Rom.

If the permission manager is set to notify you before reading your contact, whatsapp will ask you to deny or allow permission before reading your contacts. If you deny it once, you will have to go to permission manager to enable it before it can read contact again.

  • Navigate to Settings on your Xiaomi device running MIUI rom.
  • Scroll down to where you see Installed apps and tap on it.
  • Scroll down and look for whatsapp among those apps.
  • Tap on whatsapp and scroll down to Permission Manager, then tap on it.
  • Look for Read your Contacts, tap on it and three options will pop up (Accept, Notify and Deny).
  • To allow whatsapp to always read your contacts, choose Accept.
  • There you have it on how to fix whatsapp is denied to read contacts on Xiaomi running MIUI.

Fix Whatsapp is Denied to Read Contacts Android, iPhone and Blackberry.

However, if your device is running Android stock rom, follow the steps below to fix whatsapp is denied to read contacts android, iPhone, blackberry device by changing permission settings for whatsapp.

  • Go to Settings >> Security >> App Permissions >> Read Contacts.
  • Tap on WhatsApp messenger.
  • Then select Always allow option from the new pop up window. To avoid future problems like this, just grant whatsapp all permissions.
  • Launch whatsapp messenger, swipe to contact tab and refresh (tap on the three vertical dots and select refresh).
  • There you have it on how to fix whatsapp is denied to read contacts Android.

For those whose device has no permission manager. Just open whatsapp >> Navigate to its settings >> Contacts >> Tick the Show all contacts box.

That’s all on fix whatsapp is denied to read contacts or how to allow whatsapp to read contacts on android, iPhone and blackberry. Do you like this tutorial, kindly share it with your friends and family using the social sharing buttons below. You can fix whatsapp is denied to use camera or whatsapp cannot use camera same way.

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This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Carol

    Thanks for the step by step advise. Quick and painless ?

  2. Mbam Pearl

    This helped alot. Thank you so much

  3. tiffany

    my phone doesn’t have the permissions manager option. help!!

  4. Hanane

    Merci Bcp c corrigé

  5. Becky

    Wow!!!thanks a lot

    1. Naij Naira

      You are welcome.

  6. Ellah

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  7. michael

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  8. Flavor

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  9. ScHoly

    This helped me fix the problem after several others failed. Thank you

    1. Naij Naira

      You are welcome.

  10. benjamin

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