Know why WhatsApp will stop working on these smartphones

Know why WhatsApp will stop working on these smartphones

WhatsApp update: In a major development, Facebook-owned popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp will reportedly stop working for some smartphones starting November 1, 2021. The messaging application 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.

In its announcement, WhatsApp has said that the app will not be supporting older versions of both Android and iOS. Anyone with a smartphone supporting Android OS 4.1 and above and iOS 10 and above will be the only ones who will be able to use the messaging app.

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.

Know why WhatsApp will stop working on these smartphones

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.”

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, Optimus f3, Optimus L4 II, Optimus L2 II and 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 and Ascension D1 Quad XL.