WhatsApp to stop working on millions of Android and iPhone SmartPhones




The November 1 deadline for the WhatsApp update has arrived and the instant messaging app owned by Meta (formerly Facebook) will stop working on millions of Android and iPhone smartphones.

The latest elimination affects those who use WhatsApp for work or personal use, as long as their device is among the 50 smartphones listed in this post. Affected users will need to update their software or purchase a new smartphone.

Why will WhatsApp stop working on those smartphones?

From time to time, WhatsApp updates its software requirements for supported operating systems. There are several reasons why the company does this. However, one of the main reasons the company does this is for security reasons, as smartphones with an outdated operating system pose a huge security risk.
The second reason is that the new features that will make the application stand out cannot be implemented on a smartphone with an outdated operating system. However, sometimes older operating systems lose support when only a small percentage of users are running that version of the operating system and therefore it will not be profitable to continue working on very old versions of Android, iOS, etc.

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As of today, WhatsApp will only work on smartphones running Android 4.1 and later, iOS 10 and later, and phones with KaiOS 2.5.1 and later, i.e. JioPhone and JioPhone 2.
How to update your phone to the latest version of the operating system

Before scrolling down to check the list of affected smartphones, you can go to your phone's Settings and then click About phone to update your smartphone to the latest operating system.

List of smartphones that do not support WhatsApp

This listing was made possible by courtesy of Metro News. Check the list and remember to share this post with your friends on social media.

iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, and iPhone 5S that have been updated to iOS 10 are safe from this deletion. However, it's still unlikely to escape the next set of devices that won't be compatible.
As for the iPhone SE (1st generation), the device can be upgraded to iOS 14, while iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and later iPhones can be upgraded to iOS 15. As for iPhone 4S and earlier versions locked on iOS 9, they will not be able to use WhatsApp.

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Here is the list of Samsung smartphones that will not support WhatsApp next month. They include;

Galaxy Trend Lite,

Galaxy Trend II

Galaxy SIII

Galaxy S3 mini

Galaxy Xcover 2

Galaxy Core

Galaxy Ace 2


Smartphones from LG that won't support WhatsApp after this month includes;

Lucid 2

Optimus F7

Optimus F5

Optimus L3 II Dual

Optimus L5

Optimus L5 II

Optimus L5 Dual

Optimus L3 II

Optimus L7

Optimus L7 II Dual

Optimus L7 II

Optimus F6


Optimus L4 II Dual

Optimus F3

Optimus L4 II

Optimus L2 II

Optimus Nitro HD

Optimus Nitro 4X HD

Optimus F3Q


ZTE smartphones that have any of the device listed below won't be able to use WhatsApp next month.

ZTE Grand S Flex

ZTE V956

Grand X Quad V987

Grand Memo


List of smartphones from the China-based company that won't be supported next month includes:

Huawei Ascend G740

Ascend Mate

Ascend D Quad XL

Ascend D1 Quad XL

Ascend P1 S

Ascend D2


Find the list of Sony Smartphones that will loss WhatsApp support in November.

Xperia Miro

Xperia Neo L

Xperia Arc S

Other device manufactures:

A few device from other manufactures include the HTC Desire 500 and Lenovo A820