WhatsApp will not support these phones from November 1, check the list if you will miss out too
With the end of the year, WhatsApp is getting ready to push out its annual upgrade to its phone support. Starting in November, WhatsApp will stop supporting some of the older devices that it presently supports.
Thus, if you are using such phones, you need to update to a new device to keep your WhatsApp account.
WhatsApp had already issued a list of devices that will no longer be functional with the app after November. The list includes ecosystems for iOS, Android, and other operating systems (OS). So, regardless of which phone you use, if it’s too old, you should take a close look at this list.
From November 1, WhatsApp’s app will only run on Android versions 4.1 and above, according to the company. This restriction applies to iPhones running iOS 10 or later. Similarly, WhatsApp will run on KaiOS 2.5.0 and newer, as well as JioPhone and JioPhone 2.
WhatsApp advises users to keep their devices or operating systems up to date, to continue using the app’s features. Of course, some handsets are no longer receiving Android or iOS upgrades from their manufacturers. As a result, users of such smartphones will eventually need to update to a new smartphone.
It’s important to note that the app won’t stop running on these phones just because support will not exist. Instead, the business will stop providing security and feature updates to these devices, rendering them unable to utilize the chat app in the future. So, if you’re wondering if your old phone qualifies, have a peek at the list.
List of smartphones losing WhatsApp support
Beginning with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6S plus, and iPhone SE, WhatsApp will no longer support them. All later iPhone models have an improved iOS that will continue to work with WhatsApp.
Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy SII, Galaxy S3 small, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core, and Galaxy Ace 2 are among the seven phones included.
The ZTE Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987, and Grand Memo are among the ZTE handsets that may lose support.
Many LG devices are also on the verge of losing Whatsapp. Lucid 2, Optimus F7, Optimus F5, Optimus F5, Optimus L5, Best L5 II, Optimus L5 Dual, Best L3 II, Optimus L7, Optimus L7 II Dual, Best L7 II, Optimus F6, Enact, Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus F3, Best L4 II, Best L2 II, Optimus Nitro HD, Optimus 4X HD, Optimus F3Q, Opti
After November 1, the Sony Xperia Miro, Xperia Neo L, and Xperia Arc S will no longer be compatible with WhatsApp. Huawei, Alcatel, Lenovo, THL, and other brands are represented on the list.