List Of Devices That Will Stop Supporting WhatsApp In November

By November millions of iPhones and Android phones will stop supporting WhatsApp forever. Affected users will have need to either update their software if it can still be updated or buy a new phone. The deadline is 1 November.

More than 40 different smartphone models are expected to be affected, and these include smartphones from Samsung, LG, ZTE, Huawei, Sony, Alcatel, and others. iPhones, on the other hand, include the iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, and iPhone 6S Plus.

Affected Samsung devices include:

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

Affected LGs include:

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

Affected ZTE phones include:

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

Affected Huawei phones include:

  • Ascend G740
  • Ascend Mate
  • Ascend D Quad XL
  • Ascend D1 Quad XL
  • Ascend P1 S
  • Ascend D2

Affected Sony phone include:

  • Xperia Miro
  • Sony Xperia Neo L
  • Xperia Arc

This is just but a small part of the list as list includes phones from other manufacturers such as Alcatel, HTC, Lenovo, and more.

After 1 November, to be able to use Whatsapp you’ll need to be running at least Android 4.1 if on Android or at least iOS 10 if on iPhone. If you are an iPhone user you will automatically lose access on an iPhone 4 or older device.

If you’ve never updated your iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus or iPhone SE (2016), you’ll lose access until you update to at least iOS 10. However, all three mentioned models can be updated to iOS 15 – the latest version – and keep access to WhatsApp.

Sydney Chako

Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics teacher at Sytech Learning Academy. From Junior Secondary School to Tertiary Level Engineering Mathematics and Engineering Science.

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