From October 31, WhatsApp will stop working on these phones

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The advantage of the WhatsApp messaging platform is that it offers updates regularly to better satisfy its users by providing them with new features that are always more practical and better. But this puts some demands on the operating system. Unfortunately, many new gadgets cannot be compatible with very old hardware models. Therefore, some mobile phones will not be able to run the application.

What mobile phones will not benefit from WhatsApp anymore?

Hence, the app has reported that after its latest update, it will stop working on some mobile devices running Android 4.0.1 or earlier. So you should take your precautions and check if your model is part of the following list.

Open the WhatsApp app

Open WhatsApp – Source: spm

  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Core
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend II
  • Mini Samsung Galaxy
  • Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2
  • Huawei Ascend D2
  • Huawei Ascend G740
  • LG Lucid 2
  • LG Optimus F7
  • LG Optimus F5
  • LG Optimus L5II
  • LG Optimus L3II
  • LG Optimus L7II
  • LG Optimus F6
  • LG Optimus F3
  • LG Optimus L4II
  • LG Optimus L2II
  • LG Optimus F3Q
  • Archos 53 Platinum
  • HTC Desire 500
  • Sony Xperia M
  • Wiko Five Five
  • Wiko Dark Night
  • ZTE Grand S Flex
  • Lenovo A820
  • ZTE V956 UMi X2
  • ZTE Grand X Quad v987.0
  • ZTE Grand Memo

How to check your smartphone operating system?

IOS version for phone

IOS version for phone – Source: spm

You do not know exactly which version of the operating system your mobile phone is compatible with? Rest assured, there is a very simple way to find out. In case of Android users, go to Settings, tap About phone and finally enter Software info section. The OS version will be detected.

This process is similar for those using iOS. Just go to “Settings”, then “General”, and finally “Software Update”. Here your mobile will display the OS version number, thus you will be able to check if your device is still able to use WhatsApp.

Please note: If you want to continue to benefit from the WhatsApp platform and all its new features, it is highly recommended to change smartphones. And this, due to the restrictions that will be activated, but also in terms of security to protect your personal data.

Note that the new version of WhatsApp will allow users to connect up to 10 devices to the account and create a link with the company name in the URL. In other words, it will be an optimized method for the existing WhatsApp Business app which only allows to connect up to 4 devices simultaneously.

NB: Remember that it is always important to back up your WhatsApp chats, media content, and settings.

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