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WhatsApp will stop working on some smartphones on November 1st: Affected models

WhatsApp will stop working on some smartphones on November 1st: Affected models

By Caroline J. October 29, 2021 at 9:38 p.m.

Please note that from Monday, November 1, 2021, some smartphone users will no longer be able to use WhatsApp properly. The popular instant messaging app will actually drop support for older versions of Android and iOS. Which models are affected by this change? We will return to you.

That of the unknown and the unused Share Raise your hand! Well, not as many as I see. That is to say whatsapp messaging application, Launched in 2011 and now owned by Facebook (renamed Meta), announced that it would have surpassed 2 billion users worldwide by February 2020!

Unfortunately, like all technologies, Share It has its limitations. Thus, each year, the company adopted the habit of sorting Smartphones Can access its application. This fall, Share It has therefore decided to set aside new devices that are considered obsolete. From This Monday, November 1, 2021, Some IPhone and Android So the popular app can no longer be accessed properly.

But, what stops these devices from working Share ? This Smartphones Five years ago, and So it uses old updates of their operating system.

More specifically, since this Monday, smartphone users Compatible with Android 4.1 and earlier versions of iOS 10 No longer accessible whatsapp updates. If the apps are already installed there, the messaging app will not disappear completely from your mobile. It can be used as before, but some features will stop working properly over time.

As mentioned RTL And PhoneTroid, A Fifty smartphones Suffer from this impending change. Is here List of affected specimens :

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  • Alcatel One Touch Evo7
  • Apple 6S Plus
  • Apple iPhone 6S
  • Apple iPhone SE
  • Arcos 53 Platinum
  • Caterpillar cat B15
  • Run F1
  • HTC Desire 500
  • Huawei Ascend D Quad XL
  • Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL
  • Huawei Ascend D2
  • Huawei Ascend G740
  • Huawei Ascend Mate
  • Huawei Ascend P1 S
  • Lenovo A820
  • LG Enact
  • LG Lucid2
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
  • LG Optimus F3
  • LG Optimus F3Q
  • LG Optimus F5
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sony Xperia Arc S.
  • Sony Xperia Miro
  • Sony Xperia Neo L.
  • THL W8
  • UMi X2
  • Vigo Zinc Five
  • Vico Darknight
  • ZTE Grand S Flex
  • ZTE Grand X Quad V987
  • ZTE Memo
  • ZTE V956

However, be careful Share If the user decides to install the latest version of the operating system on some of the smartphones listed above, they may continue to function properly.