WhatsApp to Stop Working On These iPhones From October: See Full List

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The WhatsApp messaging app will stop working for iOS 10 and iOS 11 powered iPhones smartphones come October 2022. The Meta-owned company does update its software requirement for supported operating systems from time to time. Similar to last year's WhatsApp support drop, this new development also affects users on WhatsApp for Business and those on the regular app. With these, you should consider checking this list to know if your device is affected.

What iPhones Will Stop Working With WhatsApp?

WhatsApp has confirmed that it will only support iPhones running on iOS 12 and newer versions only, and the changes will take effect on October 24, 2022. Users with older iPhones will have to upgrade their OS to a more recent version to be able to continue using the app.

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According to WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo, WhatsApp will discontinue support for iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c which runs on iOS 10 and iOS 11, and can't be upgraded to a newer iOS version. Screenshots shared by the WABetaInfo show that WhatsApp will stop supporting iOS 10 and iOS 11 after October 24, 2022. To continue using WhatsApp, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c users will have to upgrade to a new iPhone model.

Meanwhile, WhatsApp users on the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6S can continue using WhatsApp by updating their iOS version to the most recent. But then, this update shouldn't be a problem for the majority of iPhone users since Apple statistics show that 89% of iPhone users have moved to iOS 15.

WhatsApp notes that users are notified on their WhatsApp messaging app several times to upgrade their device to continue using WhatsApp. 

To check your iPhone's iOS version, go to your phone's Settings > About > Software. If you want to update your iPhone OS version, go to your phone's Settings > General > Software Upgrade and then select the iOS version that you want to install.


Which Phones Will Not Support WhatsApp From 2022

The list of phones that will not support WhatsApp in 2022 is pretty big. For the iPhone, iPhone 4S and older versions no longer support WhatsApp. However, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c will no longer support WhatsApp on October 24, 2022.

As for the Android phones that won't support WhatsApp, they include smartphones from Samsung, LG, ZTE, Huawei, Lenovo, HTC, and others. Check this list to see the complete number of unsupported devices.

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