How To Disable WhatsApp Calls On iPhone As Well As Android ?

Some users want to turn off this functionality despite providing several intuitive features, including voice and video calling capacity. Be it wanting to be limited to messaging only, these random calls are annoying and occasionally due to privacy concerns. If you wish to disable the WhatsApp calling feature on your iPhone or an Android device, here is the entire guide. Read on to know more.

How to Disable WhatsApp calls?

Disable WhatsApp calls In Android devices:

Although WhatsApp does not have any built-in feature to turn off voice calls, opting for other methods, such as using an older version of WhatsApp that does not have the capability of VoIP calling or using a third-party application, will be a better option. 

Also Read | WhatsApp’s Latest Update Brings Pinned Messages Feature & Redesigned Chat Share Sheet 

# Disable WhatsApp calls Using an older version of WhatsApp:

To those unfamiliar, WhatsApp’s VoIP calling is a new feature that allows users a convenient voice calling experience. In that case, you can opt to use an older version of WhatsApp when the voice-calling part is unavailable. However, this method will only work till the company supports using the older version. However, it is highly recommended to backup all your data safely to Google Drive to avoid any data loss. 

  • Open the WhatsApp application.
  • Tap on the three dots and select the Settings option.
  • Click on Chats, select the Chat backup option, and tap the Backup button.
  • Now head to the Google Play Store and download the older WhatsApp version, i.e., 2.12.4 or earlier. 
  • Go to Restore and restore all WhatsApp conversations and other media.

# Disable WhatsApp Calls Using a Third-Party Application:

To turn off the voice calling feature on your WhatsApp, you can also use any third-party application available within the Google Play Store. Here we are sharing the steps to turn off the feature through the GBWhatsApp application:

The GB WhatsApp application is the modified version of WhatsApp, which can quickly turn off the voice and video calls feature. Apart from this, the GBWhatsApp has several unique features that the regular WhatsApp doesn’t have.

  • Firstly, download and install GBWhatsApp.
  • Next is to restore your conversations and other media that you have backed up previously.
  • Tap on the three dots menu and select the GB Settings option.
  • Click on the Other MODS option and then select the Disable Voice Calls option.

Disable WhatsApp calls In an iPhone:

As there is no such capability in an iPhone to turn off calls on WhatsApp, however, you need to try some workarounds to turn off the calling feature. These include:

Silent your iPhone:

You can keep your iPhone silent in case the WhatsApp calls disturb you. You can do so by turning off the ringing switch on the left side.

Switch the DND mode on:

Another option you can try is enabling the DND mode, which helps to silence all voice calls, alerts, and other notifications. DND, or do not disturb, is the modified version of silent mode.

  1. Swipe down to open the Notification Control Center.
  2. Please tap on the Crescent Moon icon to turn it on.
  3. You can block incoming WhatsApp calls by heading to the Settings >> Do not disturb mode.

WhatsApp Call Blocking: FAQs

Is there a way to completely disable WhatsApp calls on iPhone and Android?

There is no built-in way to completely disable WhatsApp calls on iPhone or Android. However, there are a few workarounds that you can use.

What third-party apps can I use to disable WhatsApp calls?

There are a number of third-party apps that can be used to disable WhatsApp calls. Some popular options include:
Disable WhatsApp Calls (Android)
Call Blocker (Android)
WhatsBlock (iPhone)

Can I disable WhatsApp calls for specific contacts?

No, there is no way to disable WhatsApp calls for specific contacts. You can either disable all WhatsApp calls or enable Do Not Disturb mode for specific contacts.

What happens if I disable WhatsApp calls?

If you disable WhatsApp calls, you will not receive any notifications for incoming WhatsApp calls. You will also not be able to make any WhatsApp calls.

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