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WhatsApp will stop working for some Android, iOS phones from Nov 1




If you are using your old device, then it’s time to update it. WhatsApp recently updated its minimum system requirements and this means, it will stop support for older devices. WhatsApp updated its requirements on its page and revealed that from November 1, 2021, it will stop support for Android 4.0.3, iOS 9, and KaiOS 2.5.0. The company earlier ended support for older devices in December 2020.

The list of Android phones released by WhatsApp includes smartphones from Samsung, LG, ZTE, Huawei, Sony, Alcatel, and other brands. All these phones will not be able to get support from WhatsApp and will be unable to work with the app.

To check which OS an iPhone is running on, users can head over to the Settings menu, then to the general and information option, and then software, where they will be able to see the OS running that particular iPhone. Android users can head to Settings, then About Phone to see which Android version their smartphone is running on.

List of Smartphones Not Supporting WhatsApp


Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite, Samsung Galaxy Trend II, Samsung Galaxy SII, Samsung Galaxy S3 mini, Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core, and Galaxy Ace 2.

Apple iPhone

iPhone SE (first generation), iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus, in case they’re not updated from iOS 10, will lose support for WhatsApp.


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.


Sony Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L, Xperia Arc S.


The Huawei Ascend Mate, Huawei Ascend G740, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S and Ascend D2.

Other Smartphones

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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