WhatsApp will reportedly stop working for some smartphones from November 1, 2021. The Facebook-owned company recently announced that it will be discontinuing 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 the users are maintained. Also Read – Will Facebook’s New Name Be Meta Or Horizon Or Will It Be Called FB?

WhatsApp will focus on the operating system with the most users for its upcoming feature. The company has said that older smartphones will not be able to support the upcoming WhatsApp feature properly. This will also threaten the privacy of the users. Users with smartphones supporting Android OS 4.1 and iOS 10 and above will run without any issues. However, those using smartphones with older operating systems will lose access to WhatsApp. Also Read – How To Secretly Check Someone’s WhatsApp Status: Follow These Steps

You can also visit the WhatsApp FAQ section to see a list of operating systems that don’t run WhatsApp. Android and iOS users can check the software version they are using by going to the mobile phone’s settings. Operating systems that will not support the app are Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, iOS 9 and KaiOS 2.5.0. Also Read – WhatsApp Working on New Message Reaction Feature for iOS Users: How It Works

How to Check and Update Android Version

  1. Open your phone’s Settings app.
  2. At the bottom, tap System
  3. click on advanced
  4. Go to System Update.
  5. Check your “Android Version” and “Security Patch Level”.

How to Check and Update iOS Version

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 from November 1

iphone

  • 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
  • to act
  • optimus f3
  • Optimus L4 II
  • Optimus L2 II
  • Optimus Nitro HD and 4X HD

ZTE

  • ZTE Grand S Flex
  • Grand X Quad V987
  • ZTE V956
  • big memorandum

Huawei

  • Huawei Ascend G740
  • Ascend D Quad XL
  • mate ascension
  • go up P1 S
  • go up D2
  • Ascension D1 Quad XL

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