Last night, I updated whatsapp on my iPhone, and the update seemed to take pretty much forever. I am not sure what the problem was, but the update meter barely moved, and stalled after a while. I tried everything, from turning on VPN, to trying to update over 4g, nothing. I have experienced this from time to time, but usually, turning on VPN allowed the app downloads / updates to resume at normal speed. This left me with a blank whatsapp app (no icon) which promptly uninstalled itself after a while. I rebooted my phone and redownloaded WhatsApp, which took more than half an hour (the meter moved, but very slowly). When I opened the app, I realised that my last icloud backup was almost a month ago. I lost a month's worth of chat history, but I suppose that is better than losing everything for good. I suppose it was my oversight for not enabling nightly icloud backups for whatsapp, and it makes one more compelling reason to migrate to Telegram, but I am curious as to whether any of you have experienced this issue before? I admit I am a little upset over losing my chat history just like that, and I will try to remember to backup my phone to iTunes more regularly as well, but still, losing them to a botched software update? Guess I just need a place to vent and rant for a while. Thanks all for listening.