53 Android Phones and iPhones Threatened to Cannot Use WhatsApp
Starting November 1, 2021, WhatsApp will no longer be used on several Android phones and iPhones. Especially Android phones and older iPhone models that are still running the old operating system (OS).
WhatsApp announced that Android smartphones running Android OS 4.0.4 (Android Ice Cream Sandwich) or earlier can no longer access WhatsApp through the official website. Likewise, iPhones that are still running iOS 9 or earlier will suffer the same fate.
WhatsApp urges users who still rely on the device to update the OS to a newer version or replace the device immediately. Also read November 1, iPhone stuck on iOS 9 can no longer use WhatsApp.
The minimum requirements determined by WhatsApp to continue using its services are Android devices running the Android operating system 4.1 or later and iOS 10 or above versions.
Based on these minimum requirements, around 53 Android and iPhone smartphones are threatened to no longer use WhatsApp starting next month.
If you’re still using a phone on this list, check your phone’s operating system version immediately. Get information, inspiration, and insights in your email. Register an email.
Here’s a list of Android and iPhone phones that won’t be able to use WhatsApp next month, as summarized from The Telegraph & Argus, Wednesday (27/10/2021):
iPhone 6 iPhone 6S plus iPhone SE
Galaxy Trend Lite Galaxy Trend II Galaxy SII Galaxy S3 mini Galaxy Xcover 2 Galaxy Core Galaxy Ace 2
Lucid 2 Optimus F7 Optimus F5 Optimus L3 II Dual Optimus F5 Optimus L5 Best L5 II Optimus L5 Dual Best L3 II Optimus L7 Optimus L7 II Dual Best L7 II Optimus F6, Enact Optimus L4 II Dual Optimus F3 Best L4 II Best L2 II Optimus Nitro HD Optimus 4X HD Optimus F3Q
ZTE V956 Grand X Quad V987 Grand Memo
Xperia Miro Xperia Neo L Xperia Arc S Huawei Ascend G740 Ascend Mate Ascend D Quad XL Ascend D1 Quad XL Ascend P1 S Ascend D2
Other brands and models
Alcatel Archos 53 Platinum HTC Desire 500 Caterpillar Cat B15 Wiko Cink Five Wiko Darknight Lenovo A820 UMi X2 Run F1 THL W8
If you’re still using one of the above devices, it’s worth checking out k immediately check the current OS version. If a new software update is still available, update it immediately. Before updating, make sure that the device has enough power and memory capacity and a stable internet connection so that the download and installation process runs smoothly. Also read:
WhatsApp Web Vs. WhatsApp Desktop, Differences and How to Use It How to check and update the latest Android For Android smartphones. The method may be slightly different because each brand has a different user interface (UI). However, in general, the steps are almost the same. The following tutorial uses a Galaxy Note 9 phone with Android 10 and One UI 2.5 interface; here’s how:
- Open the settings menu.
- Scroll down the screen,
- click the “about phone/about phone” menu.
- Click software information.
- Later the Android version information will appear, as well as the UI that is being used.
- To update the Android version, open the settings menu > “software update/software update” > “download and install.”
How to check and update iOS.
- Click the General option.
- Click the About option.
- Later, information appears on the version of the software that runs the iPhone.
Then how to update the iPhone to the new iOS version can be done with the following steps:
- Open the Settings menu.
- Click the Software Update menu.
- The latest version of iOS available will appear, click download and install.
- Wait until the download and installation process is complete.