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WhatsApp to stop working on these Android phones, iPhones from Nov 1: Check the list of devices

WhatsApp said that older smartphones will not be able to support the forthcoming features properly. It will also put users at risk of privacy. Users with smartphones supporting Android OS 4.1 and iOS 10 and above will run without any problems.

Updated:Fri, October 22, 2021 12:12pm

By Deepti Ratnam

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WhatsApp will reportedly stop working for some smartphones starting November 1, 2021. The Facebook-owned company recently announced that it would stop its support for some Android and iOS smartphones. The reason for the termination of services on these smartphones is that the instant messaging app will no longer support older versions of Android and iOS to ensure that the security of the app and the privacy of users are maintained.

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WhatsApp will focus on the operating system with the most significant number of users for its upcoming features. The company has said that older smartphones will not be able to support the forthcoming WhatsApp features properly. It will also put users at risk of privacy. Users with smartphones supporting Android OS 4.1 and iOS 10 and above will run without any problems. However, those using smartphones with older operating systems will witness the end to the access of WhatsApp.

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You can also head to the WhatsApp FAQ section to check the list of operating systems that won't run WhatsApp. The Android and iOS users can check the software version they are using by going to the mobile phone settings. The operating system that will not support the app is Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, iOS 9, and KaiOS 2.5.0.

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How to check and update the Android version

  • Open your phone's Settings app.
  • Near the bottom, tap System
  • Click on Advanced
  • Go to System update.
  • See your "Android version" and "Security patch level."
  • How to check and update the iOS version

    To find the software version installed on your device, go to Settings > General, then tap About. You'll see all the information about your device, including the version of your iOS device.

    List of smartphones on which WhatsApp will stop working starting from November 1

    iPhones

    • iPhone 6S
    • iPhone 6S Plus
    • Apple iPhone SE (1st generation)

    Samsung

    • Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite
    • Galaxy SII
    • Galaxy Trend II
    • Galaxy S3 mini
    • Galaxy core
    • Galaxy xcover 2
    • Galaxy ace 2LG Lucid 2
    • Optimus L5 double
    • Optimus L4 II Double
    • Optimus F3Q
    • Optimus f7
    • Optimus f5
    • Optimus L3 II Double
    • Optimus f5
    • Optimus L5
    • Optimus L5 II
    • Optimus L3 II
    • Optimus L7
    • Optimus L7 II Double
    • Optimus L7 II
    • Optimus f6
    • Enact
    • Optimus f3
    • Optimus L4 II
    • Optimus L2 II
    • Optimus Nitro HD and 4X HD

    ZTE

    • ZTE Grand S Flex
    • Grand X Quad V987
    • ZTE V956
    • Big memo

    Huawei

    • Huawei Ascend G740
    • Ascend D Quad XL
    • Mate Ascension
    • Go up P1 S
    • Go up D2
    • Ascension D1 Quad XL

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