WhatsApp Will Stop Working On Millions Of Android And iPhones Smartphones Today

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The November 1 deadline for the WhatsApp update is here, and the Meta-owned (formerly Facebook) instant messaging app will stop working on millions of Android and iPhone smartphones.

The latest purge affects those using WhatsApp for business or personal use, as long as your device falls among the 50 smartphones listed in this post. Affected users will need to update their software or buy a new smartphone.

Why Will WhatsApp Stop Working On Those Smartphones

From time to time, WhatsApp do update its software requirements for supported operating systems. There are various reasons why the company does this. However, one major reason why the company does this is for security reasons, since smartphones with outdated operating system pose a huge security risk.

The second reason for this is because new features that will make the app standout can't be rolled out on a smartphone with an outdated operating system. However, sometimes older operating systems loss support when only a small percentage of users are running that version of OS, and then it won't be cost-efficeint to keep working on very old versions of  Android, iOS, etc.

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Starting today, WhatsApp will work only on smartphones running on Android OS 4.1 and above, iOS 10 and above, and phones running on KaiOS 2.5.1 and above.That is, including the JioPhone and JioPhone 2.

How To Update Your Phone To The Latest OS Version

Before you scroll down to check the list of affected smartphones, you can go to your phone's 'Settings', and then click on 'About Phone' to update your smartphone to the latest operating system.

List Of Smartphones That Won't Support WhatsApp

This list was possible courtesy of Metro News. Kindly go through the list and remember to share this post with your friends on social media.


iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, and iPhone 5S which have been updated to iOS 10 are safe from this purge. However, it remains unlikely that it will escape the next set of devices that won't be supported.

As for the iPhone SE (1st generation) the device can be updated to iOS 14, while iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, and later released iPhones can be updated to iOS 15. 

As for iPhone 4S and older versions stuck at iOS 9 won't be able to use WhatsApp.


Here are the list of smartphones from Samsung that won't support WhatsApp come next month. They include;

Galaxy Trend Lite,

Galaxy Trend II

Galaxy SIII

Galaxy S3 mini

Galaxy Xcover 2

Galaxy Core

Galaxy Ace 2 


Smartphones from LG that won't support WhatsApp after this month includes;

Lucid 2

Optimus F7

Optimus F5

Optimus L3 II Dual

Optimus L5

Optimus L5 II

Optimus L5 Dual

Optimus L3 II

Optimus L7

Optimus L7 II Dual

Optimus L7 II

Optimus F6


Optimus L4 II Dual

Optimus F3

Optimus L4 II

Optimus L2 II

Optimus Nitro HD

Optimus Nitro 4X HD

Optimus F3Q


ZTE smartphones that have any of the device listed below won't be able to use WhatsApp next month.

ZTE Grand S Flex

ZTE V956

Grand X Quad V987

Grand Memo


List of smartphones from the China-based company that won't be supported next month includes:

Huawei Ascend G740

Ascend Mate

Ascend D Quad XL

Ascend D1 Quad XL

Ascend P1 S

Ascend D2


Find the list of Sony Smartphones that will loss WhatsApp support in November.

Xperia Miro

Xperia Neo L

Xperia Arc S

Other device manufactures:

A few device from other manufactures include the HTC Desire 500 and Lenovo A820

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