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WhatsApp Will No Longer Work on Older Apple, Samsung Phones From November 2021

Heads up, WhatsApp users! If you own a smartphone running on anything older than Apple's iOS 10, Android OS 4.1 and KaiOS 2.5.1, then you might want to switch devices as the instant messaging app will no longer work on these phones starting 1 November 2021.

Credit: Apple

In total, 53 smartphones will lose support for WhatsApp, including the Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy SII, Galaxy S3 Mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core and Galaxy Ace 2. The iPhone SE (first generation), iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will also be incompatible with WhatsApp if they're not updated to iOS 10.

Credit: Sony

Sony's Xperia Miro, Xperia Neo L, Xperia Arc 5, The LG Enact, Lucid 2, Optimus F3, Optimus F5, Optimus F6, Optimus F7, Optimus L2 II and Optimus L3 II are a part of the list of devices that will reach the end of support for WhatsApp as well. The same can be said for the Optimus L3 II Dual, Optimus L4 II, Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus L5, Optimus L5 II, Optimus L5 Dual, Optimus L7, Optimus L7 II, Optimus L7 II Dual, Optimus Nitro HD, Optimus Nitro 4X HD and Optimus F3Q.

As for Huawei, its following devices will be unable to run the app: Huawei Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend D2 and Ascend P1 S. ZTE Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987 and Grand Memo will be affected as well. WhatsApp will similarly stop working on these phones: Alcatel One Touch Evo 7, Archos 53 Platinum, HTC Desire 500, Caterpillar Cat B15, Wiko Cink Five, Wiko Darknight, Lenovo A820, UMi X2, Faea F1 and THL W8.

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As these devices will lose support for WhatsApp, they will stop getting security updates and new features. Consequently, the app will gradually become defunct on these older smartphones.


Written by Sophia Lopez


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