WhatsApp has declared that some smartphones running on older OS will become irrelevant, beginning from November 1. WhatsApp will require devices to run on Android OS 4.1 and above, iOS 10 and above or phones running on KaiOS 2.5.1 or above, including the JioPhone and JioPhone 2. This new change results from the three social media outages that occurred a few weeks ago.
Before you check the list of phones that won’t accept Whatsapp, make sure your phone is updated to the latest version of the OS.
You can do it by heading over to the “Settings” menu and looking for any available updates. Apart from the software, some devices will not be compatible with WhatsApp from November 1 onwards.
If you have any of these devices, the solution is to back up your messages and then purchase a new smartphone and restore your chat history.
List Of Mobile Phones That Won’t Support Whatsapp
You won’t be able to use WhatsApp on iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, and other older devices
Among smartphones with Android OS you won’t be able to use WhatsApp if you have the following devices from Samsung, LG, Huawei, Sony and others.
The list of devices from Samsung that won’t support WhatsApp include Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy SII, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core and Galaxy Ace 2.
You won’t be able to use WhatsApp on these LG devices — LG Lucid 2, Optimus F7, 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, and Optimus F3Q.
If you own any of these ZTE devices, you won’t be able to use WhatsApp messenger. These include the ZTE Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987 and Grand Memo.
You need to upgrade your device if you own any of these Huawei smartphones, Huawei Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S, and Ascend D2.
You won’t be able to use WhatsApp on these Sony Xperia smartphones — Sony Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L and Xperia Arc S.
Other Android devices that will not be compatible with WhatsApp include HTC Desire 500, Alcatel One Touch Evo 7, Archos 53 Platinum, Caterpillar Cat B15, Wiko Cink Five, Wiko Darknight, UMi X2, Faea F1, THL W8 and Lenovo A820.
What To Do If Your Phone Won’t Support WhatsApp
If you are using any device from the list above, note that WhatsApp will stop working from November 1. You will need to back up your chats and media to Google Drive or iCloud and restore it to a new compatible device to continue using WhatsApp. Or follow this link to learn how to transfer your whatsapp messages to your new mobile phone device.
Source: Business Insider