With another year about to approach its end, it’s that time of the year again when WhatsApp will stop supporting various Android and iPhone devices.
WhatsApp has released a list of devices that will no longer support the chat software. Starting November 1, these listed devices will no longer support the WhatsApp app and the app will be incompatible. In general, they will be Android phones running Android 4.0.3 or its previous versions, along with Apple iPhones running iOS 9 or its older versions.
WhatsApp’s list of these Android phones includes models from the following phones:
- Samsung, LG, ZTE, Huawei, Sony, Alcatel, and others while in the iOs phones category, the iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, and iPhone 6S Plus will stop supporting WhatsApp.
- Samsung will discontinue support for the Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy SII, Galaxy S3 small, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core, and Galaxy Ace 2 in November.
- LG’s Lucid 2, LG Optimus F7, LG 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, and Xperia Arc S, as well as devices from Alcatel, HTC, Lenovo, and others.
Though a few devices are approaching the end of their WhatsApp support tenure, this does not mean that WhatsApp will stop working from November 1. Smartphones will no longer receive security upgrades or new features, resulting in apps becoming obsolete on these older devices.