WhatsApp will stop working on older iPhones and Android phones from December 31: report

WhatsApp will stop working on older iPhones and Android phones from December 31: report

WhatsApp will stop working on older iPhones and Android phones from December 31: report

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Meta-owned WhatsApp would stop working on older iPhone models as well as Android phones. The changes will apply to 49 smartphones from December 31, according to the report. Users of older iPhone models will need to upgrade their handsets to iOS 12 or later, while Android users will need to use Android OS 4.1 or later to continue using WhatsApp. This means that iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c users will no longer be able to use WhatsApp on their phones.

According to a report from GizChina, WhatsApp may discontinue support for iOS 11, Android OS 4 and earlier versions from December 31. The list of outdated handsets includes 49 smartphones from Apple, Samsung, LG, Huawei and others. iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c users may need to upgrade to newer iPhones, while iPhone 5s or later models can be updated to iOS 12 and will therefore continue to support WhatsApp.

In order to continue using WhatsApp on their handsets, users will need to get iOS 12 and Android 4.1 or newer updates. These phones are quite old and most of them are not compatible with newer operating systems. Once WhatsApp ends support for these devices, the messaging service will stop working on them. Here is the list of phones that will stop supporting WhatsApp from December 31st.

WhatsApp will stop working on these phones:

iPhone 5

iphone 5c

Archos 53 Platinum

Grand S Flex ZTE

Grand X Quad V987 ZTE

HTC Desire 500

Huawei Ascend D

Huawei Ascend D1

Huawei Ascend D2

Huawei Ascend G740

Huawei Ascend Mate

Huawei Ascend P1

Quad XL

Lenovo A820

LG Adopt

LG Lucid 2

LG Optimus 4X HD

LG Optimus F3

LG Optimus F3Q

LG Optimus F5

LG Optimus F6

LG Optimus F7

LG Optimus L2II

LG Optimus L3 II

LG Optimus L3 II Dual

LG Optimus L4 II

LG Optimus L4 II Dual

LG Optimus L5

LG Optimus L5 Dual

LG Optimus L5II

LG Optimus L7

LG Optimus L7II

LG Optimus L7 II Dual

LG Optimus Nitro HD

ZTE V956 Memo

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2

Samsung Galaxy Core

Galaxy S2

mini samsung galaxy

Samsung Galaxy Trend II

Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2

Sony Xperia Arc S

Sony Xperia miro

Sony Xperia Neo L

Wiko Cink Five

Wiko Darknight ZT

Earlier, according to a report, WhatsApp was supposed to discontinue support for iOS 10 and iOS 11 by October 24. The report suggested that this step might force iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c users to upgrade to a newer iPhone model as it is inconvenient to install. an iOS update that will support WhatsApp. However, the report suggests that 89% of iPhone users have upgraded to iOS 15, while 4% of users have installed iOS 13 or earlier versions.

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