List of phones that will not support WhatsApp from Nov 2021

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phones that will no more support WhatsApp

Whatsapp which is one of the most widely used messaging app with over 2 billion monthly active users worldwide announced some months back that it will not support some mobile devices anymore starting from 1st November 2021.

The Facebook-owned messaging App will no longer support Android phones that are running on version 4.0.3 or lower, and Apple iPhones that are running on iOS 9 or older.

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Although, while these devices are getting to the end of receiving support for WhatsApp, it does not mean that the app will stop working all at once.

But you may notice that the phones affected will stop getting security updates, new features, which will gradually lead to the app being defunct on these older smartphone devices.

If you can update your phone to the latest Android 4.1 jelly Bean (which Google released in 2012) or higher version, you can keep using Whatsapp for now.
The same is true for anyone who brought an iPhone before 2016.

Apple rolled out IOS 10 alongside the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus. The good news is that Apple always provides support for its users more than many of its rivals.

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If you are one of the few people that need to upgrade in order to keep using WhatsApp, the process is relatively easy. in as much as you are moving from Android to Android or iPhone to iPhone, you can easily transfer your chat history.

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Here is a list of phones that will not support Whatsapp again.

Samsung

  • Galaxy trend lite
  • Galaxy trend II
  • Galaxy S II
  • Galaxy S3 mini
  • Galaxy xCover 2
  • Galaxy core
  • Galaxy Ace 2

Sony

  • Xperia S
  • Xperia Miro
  • Xperia Neo L

iPhone

  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6s plus
  • iPhone 4

Huawei

  • Ascend D2
  • Ascend Mate
  • Ascend D1 Quad xl
  • Ascend G740

LG

  • Optimus Nitro
  • Optimus 4x HD
  • Optimus L5
  • Optimus F3
  • Optimus F6
  • Optimus L4 double
  • Optimus F3Q
  • Lucid 2
  • Optimus F7
  • Optimus F5

Others

  • Lenovo A820
  • Alcatel
  • Umi x2
  • THL W8
  • HTC WANT 500
  • Grand X Quad
  • ZTE v956

These are some of the listed phones that will no longer support Whatsapp.

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So in case you are using any of these cellphones, you may begin searching for another cellphone in the event that you might want to keep using Whatsapp.

Thanks for staying till the end.

By Ayanda Temitayo

A freelance web developer and technology enthusiast committed to adding value to others by sharing my knowledge as I learn and grow in this digital age. Passionate about technology and hoping to make the world a better place with the help of technology.

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