WhatsApp Will Stop Working On These Smartphones Starting This January 2021

Pappi Hex

WhatsApp is unarguably the most popular messaging app on both the Android and iOS platforms. Facing stiff competition from Telegram and other messaging services like Signal, the Facebook owned service is always developing new features to keep its user base of over 2 billion at its side.

However, WhatsApp from time to time do retire some mobile devices on the Android and iOS operating system. The reason for this is because the devices hardware is too old, outdated operating system or some other reasons that makes the device obsolete. 

Also Read: Telegram Owner Says WhatsApp Is Dangerous And Full Of Backdoors Following Jeff Bezos Hack

Starting this January, some smartphones running the Android and iOS operating systems won't be supported by WhatsApp. We've compiled a list of smartphones that can't be used to access WhatsApp.


Starting January 2021, WhatsApp won't support any smartphone running on Android older than Android 4.0.3. That is to say, smartphones running on Android 4.0.3 upwards won't be affected by this.

The affected devices includes; HTC Desire, Motorola Droid Razr, Samsung Galaxy S2, KG Optimus Black, etc.


iPhones running any OS older than iOS 9 won't be able to use WhatsApp. That is to say, iPhones running on iOS 9 and younger software won't be affected this.

Affected iOS devices include all older iPhones from the iPhone 4. Alternatively, you can save yourself this brouhaha by updating your iOS to the latest version. You can check your iOS version by heading over to Settings > General > Information

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