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How to unlock WhatsApp contacts

how to unlock WhatsApp contacts

You asked a friend of yours better than you in the technology to block some contacts that annoyed you on WhatsApp but now, having changed your mind about some of them, you do not know how to get back on your feet? Do not worry: if you block a person on WhatsApp is very easy, unlock it even more. All you have to do is go to the settings of the famous messaging app, recall the privacy options and select the name of the person you want to unlock. Time thirty seconds, maybe even less, and the game will be done, I assure you!

How do you say? Are you so clumsy with your smartphone that you’re afraid of not being able to perform even a simple operation? Quiet: in the first place I do not think so, then I’m here to give you a hand. If you want to know how to unlock WhatsApp contacts, all you have to do is read the instructions that you find below and put them into practice.

Whether you have an Android device, an iPhone, a Windows Phone or you use WhatsApp from your computer via WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp Desktop, I assure you that you will be able to do this incredibly fast and easy. So, let’s not waste any more time and go straight to the practice: find all the information you need right below. Enjoy reading and have fun!

Index

  • How to Unlock WhatsApp contacts on Android
  • How to  Unlock WhatsApp contacts on iPhone
  • How to Unlock WhatsApp contacts on Windows 10 Mobile
  • How to Unlock WhatsApp contacts on PC
  • How to Unlock WhatsApp contacts

How to Unlock WhatsApp contacts on Android

If you want to know how to unlock WhatsApp contacts and use an Android terminal, start the famous messaging application on your device, presses the ⋮ button located at the top right and select the item Settings from the menu that appears.

In the screen that opens, go to Account, then Privacy and select the option Blocked contacts from the end of the menu. At this point, you will find yourself in front of a screen with a list of all contacts locked in the application. Then make a long tap on the name of the contact to be unlocked, select the item Unblock [name] from the box that appears and you’re done.

How to Unlock WhatsApp contacts

Now the conversation with the unlocked person should have reappeared in the Chat tab of WhatsApp. If this is not the case, go to the archived chat screen and remove it from there. If you do not know how to do it, proceed as follows: select the Chat tab of WhatsApp, tap the Chat stored at the top and locate the conversation to restore.

At this point, make a long tap on the chat of your interest, presses the box icon with the arrow that goes up (located at the top right) and you’re done. The selected conversation will return to the main application screen.

How to Unlock WhatsApp contacts

Done! Now the chat that you extracted from the archive is back on the main screen of WhatsApp and the contact that you have previously unlocked can go back to communicating with you (in addition to knowing when you’re online and, if you have not deactivated the option for blue tips, when you read the messages he sent you).

How to Unlock WhatsApp contacts on iPhone

Do you use an iPhone? No problem. Unlocking the contacts of WhatsApp is very simple even on smartphones from Apple. All you have to do is start the official application of WhatsApp, select the Settings tab located at the bottom right and go first on Account and then on Privacy.

At this point, select the option Blocked to view the list of blocked contacts within the service, identify what you want to unlock and swipe from right to left on it. On the right you will see a red button with the word “Unblock” and the contact will be unlocked within WhatsApp.

How to Unlock WhatsApp contacts

Now the conversation made with the person unlocked in WhatsApp should appear in the main application screen. If not, do not worry, probably the chat ended up in the archive: you just have to access the menu with the archived chats and restore it.

To access the menu with the archived chats, select the Chat tab of WhatsApp (bottom right), swipe from top to bottom and presses on the item Chat stored at the top of the screen.

Then find the conversation of your interest and bring it back to the main screen of WhatsApp by swiping from right to left on its title (then on the name of the contact you’ve previously unlocked). A blue button will appear with the words Extract on the right and the chat will be restored instantly.

How to Unlock WhatsApp contacts

Subsequently, to make the connection to the chats stored in the home of WhatsApp disappear, scroll the latter downwards.

How to Unlock WhatsApp contacts on Windows 10 Mobile

If you have a smartphone equipped with the Windows 10 Mobile operating system, you can unlock a contact in WhatsApp by opening the official application of the famous messaging service, by selecting the Chat tab located at the top left and going to the settings menu.

Then press the button … located at the bottom right and select the settings item from the menu that appears. In the screen that opens, go to Contacts, then to Blocked contacts and find the name of the person you want to unlock.

At this point, do a long tap on the name of the contact to be unlocked and select the Unlock entry from the box that appears below. If the operation is successful, the user is added back to the WhatsApp contact list and his conversation reappears in the Chat tab.

How to Unlock WhatsApp contacts

If you do not see the conversation made with the user unlocked in the Chat tab of WhatsApp, probably this ended up between the archived chats. To solve the problem, go to the Chat tab of WhatsApp, presses the button … located at the bottom right and select the item Chat archived from the menu that appears.

In the next screen, find the chat of your interest, make a long tap on it and select the option Extract from the archive from the box that appears below.

How to Unlock WhatsApp contacts

Mission accomplished! Now the chat you have selected, will return to the main screen of WhatsApp and you can return to communicate freely with the user that you have previously unlocked.

How to Unlock WhatsApp contacts on PC

If you followed my tutorial on how to use WhatsApp on your PC and you usually use WhatsApp from your computer via WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp for Windows and macOS, know that you can also unlock a contact through these tools. How? I’ll explain it to you right away.

First, open the Web version of WhatsApp or the WhatsApp client for Windows or macOS, click on the arrow v that is at the top of the left sidebar and choose the Settings item from the menu that appears.

Then, go to the Blocked option (always in the left sidebar), find the name of the person to be unlocked and click on the x placed next to the latter and then on the Unlock button that appears in the middle of the screen.

How to Unlock WhatsApp contacts

If the conversation made with the unlocked user does not reappear in the main menu of WhatsApp, look for it in the archived chats. Then click on the arrow v that is at the top of the left sidebar and choose the item Archive from the menu that appears.

In the next screen, find the conversation you are interested in, hover over it with the mouse cursor, click on the arrow v that appears on the right and select the Extract chat from archive option from the menu that opens.

How to Unlock WhatsApp contacts

How to get unlocked on WhatsApp
It’s not you who wants to unlock someone on WhatsApp, but you want to ask someone who blocked you to unlock? It is not an option officially contemplated by WhatsApp, but you can do it. First, follow my tutorial on how to figure out if they have blocked you on WhatsApp to find out if someone has blocked you within the application, then take a look at my guide on how to get unlocked on WhatsApp to find useful information on how request a user to unlock you.

How to Unlock WhatsApp contacts