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How to Allow GB WhatsApp to Access Contacts?

    GB WhatsApp is a powerful modified version of WhatsApp, but users may sometimes face issues accessing contacts. This article provides detailed solutions to help you communicate smoothly using GB WhatsApp.

    How to Allow GB WhatsApp to Access Contacts

    Check App Permissions

    Firstly, ensure that GB WhatsApp has been granted permission to access contacts. Follow these steps:

    • Open your phone’s “Settings” app.
    • Go to “Apps” or “App Management.”
    • Find GB WhatsApp in the app list.
    • Tap on “Permissions.”
    • Ensure that “Contacts” permission is enabled.
    How to Allow GB WhatsApp to Access Contacts

    If the permission is enabled but you still cannot access contacts, try disabling and then re-enabling the permission.

    Reset Contact Sync

    Sometimes, resetting contact sync can resolve access issues. Follow these steps:

    • Open your phone’s “Settings” app.
    • Go to “Passwords & Accounts.”
    • Tap on “Remove Account” > “Remove Account.”
    • Open the GB WhatsApp app.
    • Start a new chat, tap “>>” > “Refresh.”

    Note that removing the account may display a warning message, but it will not delete your WhatsApp messages, contacts, or other data.

    Check Contact Storage Location

    If you use multiple contact accounts (e.g., Google account, local phone storage), ensure contacts are saved in the correct location. GB WhatsApp may not access contacts stored in certain specific accounts. It’s recommended to save important contacts to the default phone contact storage.

    Methods to Add New Contacts

    If you need to add new contacts in GB WhatsApp, you can try these methods:

    1. Use the “New Contact” button in the GB WhatsApp interface:

    • Open GB WhatsApp.
    • Tap the “+” icon at the bottom right.
    • Select the message icon.
    • Tap “New Contact.”
    • Enter contact information and save.

    2. Use the contacts button in the message interface:

    • Open GB WhatsApp.
    • Tap the “+” icon at the bottom right.
    • Select the message icon.
    • Tap the three-dot menu at the top right.
    • Select “Contacts.”
    • Enter contact information and save.

    3. Save new contacts from WhatsApp messages:

    • Open the message containing contact information.
    • Tap the “Add Contact” button below the contact name.
    • Choose “Create New” or “Add to Existing” contact.
    • Edit contact information if needed.
    • Tap “Save”.

    Handling International and Exchange Contacts

    For international contacts, ensure you have added the correct phone number in full international format. If missing contacts are stored in an Exchange account, it may be because your account administrator does not allow GB WhatsApp to access these contacts. You can try copying Exchange contacts to your phone’s address book or ask your IT administrator to configure GB WhatsApp as a managed application.

    Additional Troubleshooting

    If the above methods do not resolve the issue, you can try the following:

    • Clear cache and data of GB WhatsApp.
    • Uninstall and reinstall GB WhatsApp latest version.
    • Ensure your phone’s system and GB WhatsApp app are updated to the latest versions.
    • Check if your phone has sufficient storage space.


    Accessing contacts is essential when using GB WhatsApp. With the methods outlined in this article, you should be able to resolve most contact access issues. Remember to keep GB WhatsApp updated and regularly back up your data to prevent common issues. We hope this article helps you make the most of GB WhatsApp and enjoy a smooth communication experience! If issues persist, feel free to contact our professional support team for further assistance.

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