WhatsApp Will Block These iPhones And Android Phones In 2023

Pappi Hex

From time to time, WhatsApp does quite support for iPhones and Android smartphones running older OS versions. This time, the meta-owned messaging app will no longer support 50 smartphones by December 31st, 2022. So, whether you are using WhatsApp messaging for business or personal use, you should consider checking the complete list in this article to know if you are affected.

We've seen several times in the past how WhatsApp has dropped support for older phones that no longer have access to the latest security updates, or lack the core functionality required to run WhatsApp.

"Devices and software change often, so we regularly review what operating systems we support and make updates," A WhatsApp FAQ Page notes. 

"To choose what to stop supporting, every year we, like other technology companies, look at which devices and software are the oldest and have the fewest number of people still using them. These devices also might not have the latest security updates, or might lack the functionality required to run WhatsApp."

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The devices in question are old smartphones from some years back, and there's a good chance that you have upgraded your phone. Smartphones running on anything below Android 4.1, and iOS 12, and phones below KaiOS 2.5.1 will lose WhatsApp support starting December 31, 2022.

Full List Of Smartphones That Won't Be Able To Use WhatsApp In 2023


  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5c


  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Core
  • Samsung Galaxy S2
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 mini
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend II
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2


  • Huawei Ascend D
  • Huawei Ascend D1
  • Huawei Ascend D2
  • Huawei Ascend G749
  • Huawei Ascend Mate
  • Huawei Ascend P1
  • Huawei Ascend D quad XL


  • Sony Xperia Arc S
  • Sony Xperia miro
  • Sony Xperia Neo L


  • HTC Desire 500


  • LG Enact
  • LG Lucid 2
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
  • LG Optimus F3
  • LG Optimus F3Q
  • LG Optimus F5
  • LG Optimus F6
  • LG Optimus F7
  • LG Optimus L2 II
  • LG Optimus L3 II
  • LG Optimus L3 II Dual
  • LG Optimus L4 II
  • LG Optimus L4 II Dual
  • LG Optimus L5
  • LG Optimus L5 Dual
  • LG Optimus L5 II
  • LG Optimus L7
  • LG Optimus L7 II
  • LG Optimus L7 II Dual
  • LG Optimus Nitro HD


  • Archos 53 Platinum


  • ZTE Grand S Flex
  • ZTE Grand X Quad V987
  • ZTE Memo V956


  • Lenovo A820


  • Wiko Cink Five
  • Wiko Darknight ZT

How To Know If your Smartphone Will No Longer Be Supported By WhatsApp

WhatsApp notes that before support is completely discontinued for a particular operating system, users are notified repeatedly via their WhatsApp app ahead of time to upgrade their smartphone. However, users can still squeeze out more life out of their device if their phone manufacturer has made available to them a new OS and security update.

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