The facebook-owned messaging app, WhatsApp, revealed in a recent update that the app will soon stop working on some Android and Apple phones from 1st November because the platform is no longer capable of supporting all smartphone models. As per reports, all Android phones having an operating system equal to or lower than Android 4.0.3 and Apple devices running on iOS 9 or lower will stop receiving support from November.
Whatsapp will stop working on these devices
Here is the complete list of all old smartphones that will stop receiving updates from WhatsApp.
- Samsung: Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy SII, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core, and Galaxy Ace 2.
- LG: Lucid 2, Optimus F7, Optimus F5, Optimus L3 II Dual, Optimus F5, Optimus L5, Optimus L5 II, Optimus L5 Dual, Optimus L3 II, Optimus L7, Optimus L7 II Dual, Optimus L7 II, Optimus F6, Enact , Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus F3, Optimus L4 II, Optimus L2 II, Optimus Nitro HD and 4X HD, and Optimus F3Q.
- ZTE: Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987 and Grand Memo.
- Huawei: Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S, and Ascend D2.
- Sony: Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L, and Xperia Arc S.
- Alcatel: One Touch Evo 7
- Others: Archos 53 Platinum, HTC Desire 500, Caterpillar Cat B15, Wiko Cink Five, Wiko Darknight, Lenovo A820, UMi X2, Faea F1, and THL W8.
- Apple iPhone SE
- Apple iPhone 6S
- Apple iPhone 6S Plus
Will the messaging app completely stop functioning?
The app will not completely stop working on the aforementioned smartphones. However, the users will stop enjoying some key features from the application and they won’t be receiving important security updates. WhatsApp suggests changing to a more recent device model or updating the device to the latest Android version in order to continue using the WhatsApp services.