1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I am not able to add the whatsapp widget to my home screen. I had this widget working normally on my phone. One day it stopped working so I removed it to so that I could add it once again. But its not getting added at all. I have tried clearing whatsapp Cache , I even reinstalled whatsapp app, but nothing worked. Please help
    10-08-2019 03:02 AM
  2. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    If it's in your app drawer just drag it to your home screen
    10-08-2019 05:47 AM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, welcome to Android Forums

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    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    10-08-2019 08:35 AM
  4. NimH's Avatar
    I also have this problem... I clear the whtsapp cache... launcher cache data... Can anyone help me????
    05-05-2020 10:00 AM
  5. Javier P's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. Which WhatsApp widget are you trying to add, the Unread list, the shortcut for a chat or the camera? Which phone and Android version are you using?
    05-05-2020 10:12 AM
  6. NimH's Avatar
    I was trying to add the 'unread list'. I had it previously on my home screen. I usually remove it and then add it back to homescreen whenever the widget strucked or unable to load messages. Recently i removed it for the similar reason and now when i'm trying to add it back to the home screen the widget doesn't add back.

    I'm having Xiaomi Redmi note 6 pro and the details about android version is attached herewith.
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    05-05-2020 01:19 PM
  7. Javier P's Avatar
    I was trying to add the 'unread list'. I had it previously on my home screen. I usually remove it and then add it back to homescreen whenever the widget strucked or unable to load messages. Recently i removed it for the similar reason and now when i'm trying to add it back to the home screen the widget doesn't add back.

    I'm having Xiaomi Redmi note 6 pro and the details about android version is attached herewith.
    What do you mean by "it doesn't add back"? Can you find the widget in the widget drawer? Do you get an error after dragging it to your home screen? Do you have enough free space in your home screen?
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    05-05-2020 01:54 PM
  8. NimH's Avatar
    Yea. I can find the widget in the widget drawer and as you said i'm getting an error called ' system launcher keeps stopping' after drag it into the home screen.
    05-05-2020 08:59 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yea. I can find the widget in the widget drawer and as you said i'm getting an error called ' system launcher keeps stopping' after drag it into the home screen.
    Go to settings >apps >find your home launcher name and clear data,cache force stop it
    NimH likes this.
    05-05-2020 09:04 PM
  10. Javier P's Avatar
    Yea. I can find the widget in the widget drawer and as you said i'm getting an error called ' system launcher keeps stopping' after drag it into the home screen.
    I searched a bit and there many reports of Xiaomi phones having constant problems with widgets. In many cases it's related to Miui optimisation or permission settings. This is one example of a possible solution.



    Are you using the stock launcher or a custom one? Do you have the app drawer enabled?
    NimH likes this.
    05-05-2020 09:14 PM
  11. NimH's Avatar
    Hey I found the solution. I tried the 'clear cache data and force stop it' but it didn't work. You guys are correct...There were many similar problems with widgets in xiaomi phones.

    I did some tricky work. I enable the fingerprint unlock inside whatsapp privacy settings and then try the same procedure. Now the widget can be dragged into the home screen and it works!!!! If you want then disable the fingerprint unlock later.

    Hope this will be helpful to someone in the future and thankyou vvery much guys for your support. Appreciate it very much!!!!!
    mustang7757 and Javier P like this.
    05-05-2020 10:15 PM
  12. Javier P's Avatar
    Hey I found the solution. I tried the 'clear cache data and force stop it' but it didn't work. You guys are correct...There were many similar problems with widgets in xiaomi phones.

    I did some tricky work. I enable the fingerprint unlock inside whatsapp privacy settings and then try the same procedure. Now the widget can be dragged into the home screen and it works!!!! If you want then disable the fingerprint unlock later.

    Hope this will be helpful to someone in the future and thankyou vvery much guys for your support. Appreciate it very much!!!!!
    Excellent! Glad you managed to find the solution and thanks for sharing it with us. It will be very helpful for other users with a similar problem.
    mustang7757, NimH and shinye like this.
    05-05-2020 10:23 PM
  13. shinye's Avatar
    Hey guys.
    I got the same problem.
    But for me i did everything, even several times until I got disabled to connect to my whatsapp account for a while.. because of uninstaling and logging in a lot of times.
    But my phone model is Sony Xperia XZ Premium, so I dont have any fingerprints on my whatsapp. Only on my phone locking.
    Any advises?
    Thank you in advance.
    05-09-2020 01:34 PM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hey guys.
    I got the same problem.
    But for me i did everything, even several times until I got disabled to connect to my whatsapp account for a while.. because of uninstaling and logging in a lot of times.
    But my phone model is Sony Xperia XZ Premium, so I dont have any fingerprints on my whatsapp. Only on my phone locking.
    Any advises?
    Thank you in advance.
    Hi, welcome !
    You tried clearing your launcher data cache, force stop ?
    05-09-2020 01:55 PM
  15. shinye's Avatar
    For the whatsapp? Yes, I tried delete all data, clear whatsapp cache, force stopped application and reinstalled whatsapp for the serveral times

    Even now removed any screen locking methods for the phone.
    05-09-2020 02:01 PM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    For the whatsapp? Yes, I tried delete all data, clear whatsapp cache, force stopped application and reinstalled whatsapp for the serveral times

    Even now removed any screen locking methods for the phone.
    No , for your stock phone launcher
    05-09-2020 02:06 PM
  17. shinye's Avatar
    Well, then I dont know how to do it.. i know only how to do it for each app.
    05-09-2020 03:18 PM
  18. Javier P's Avatar
    Well, then I dont know how to do it.. i know only how to do it for each app.
    Are you getting the same error "Launcher keeps stopping"?
    05-09-2020 03:25 PM
  19. mustang7757's Avatar
    Well, then I dont know how to do it.. i know only how to do it for each app.
    Your launcher should be in your app list in system settings >apps
    05-09-2020 10:58 PM

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