I can't log on to Whatsapp on my new phone because as soon as I open the app, I get this message:

Your phone date is inaccurate! Adjust your clock and try again.

Your phone date and time is: 16:08, 6/22/2016 (Greenwich Mean Time)

[Adjust date]

The only option is to go to the Date and Time settings (or cancel with the back button).

Trouble is, my date and time are correct. They're set to...

Automatic. Use network-provided values

...and those values match my timezone and the time Google and other sources give to my timezone.

What can I do about this erroneous error?

I've got a stable connection, this is a low-spec duel sim phone running 4.1.1, with Whatsapp pre-installed.

Whatsapp recently (10 minutes ago) updated itself. Settings > Manage Applications tells me it's on version 2.11.448.

  • Try uninstalling and reinstalling- helped me the only time I had this problem – beeshyams Jun 22 '16 at 16:21

Forcing Whatsapp to update through Google Play (uninstalling previous updates if necessary) seems to have fixed this.

It sounds like this is a common problem and is most often caused by a version issue, despite the misleading message (example source).

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