WhatsApp to stop working on your phone? iPhones to Android, check full list

WhatsApp to stop working on your phone? iPhones to Android, check full list

WhatsApp to stop working on your phone? It is certainly a matter for concern for users of old devices which have dated operating software (OS). It applies to iPhones as well as Androids. A report says that WhatsApp will stop supporting many older phones in Brazil. In this WhatsApp list of phones are some Samsung Galaxy phones, iPhone 6S, iPhone SE, HTC Desire 500, Sony Xperia M, LG Optimus F7, and many more. The reason is simple. As part of the periodic upgradation, WhatsApp will stop supporting the older versions of Android, iPhones, and some other older models. More than 30 smartphones will be barred by WhatsApp from this January 2022, Sproutwired report suggested. Considering that these companies sold millions of these phones, this drastic step by WhatsApp means millions of users will be affected.

According to the report, WhatsApp will stop working on many phones in Brazil, which has more than 100 million users. However, whether this also applies to any other part of the world, including India, is uncertain. Many of these smartphones on the WhatsApp list are being used in India too. Official information about WhatsApp support for Indian users is still awaited.

How to know if your phone will lose WhatsApp support?

You will need to note that the smartphones with the Android 4.1 operating system and lower will not be compatible with WhatsApp. Similarly, iPhone users with iOS 9 or less will no longer be able to send messages, photos, videos, or any services provided by the application. If your smartphone or operating system is old, then the updated version of WhatsApp will not be installed on your device. This will indicate that your smartphone may not support WhatsApp in the coming days. In short, your WhatsApp will not function at all. The company is doing it because it has updated WhatsApp app and safety and security of older phones cannot be ensured.

WhatsApp to stop working on these phones:

Check the list of Android smartphones that will not be supported by WhatsApp.

  • Archos 53 Platinum
  • HTC Desire 500
  • Samsung galaxy trend lite
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend II
  • Mini Samsung Galaxy S3
  • Caterpillar Cat B15
  • Sony Xperia M
  • THL W8
  • ZTE grand x quad v987
  • ZTE Grand Memo
  • Samsung galaxy Ace 2
  • LG Lucid 2
  • LG Optimus F7
  • LG Optimus L3 II Dual
  • LG Optimus F5
  • LG Optimus L5 II
  • LG Optimus L5 II Dual
  • LG Optimus L3 II
  • LG Optimus L7 II Dual
  • LG Optimus L7 II
  • LG Optimus F6
  • LG Act
  • LG Optimus L4 II Dual
  • LG Optimus F3
  • LG Optimus L4 II
  • LG Optimus L2 II
  • LG Optimus F3Q
  • Vico sync five
  • Vico darkknight
  • Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2
  • Huawei Ascend G740
  • ZTE Grand S Flex
  • Lenovo A820
  • Huawei Ascend Mate
  • ZTE V956 – UMI X2
  • Huawei Ascend D2
  • Samsung galaxy core
  • Faea F1

Check the list of iPhones that will not be supported by WhatsApp.

  • Apple iPhone SE (16GB, 32 GB, and 64GB)
  • Apple iPhone 6S (32GB and 64GB)
  • Apple iPhone 6S Plus (16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128 GB)
  • Apple iPhone 6S (128 GB) A
  • Apple iPhone 6s (16gb)

What users can do

WhatsApp users with old phones can do one important thing that may help them in retaining WhatsApp. What they must do is try and update their OS to the most recent WhatsApp and phone system OS as is possible. For that, just go to both these settings and update.