WhatsApp Will No Longer Work on These iOS and Android Smartphones in November. Is Yours on the List?

The last few months have been quite hectic for WhatsApp , which has launched one novelty after another. However, these innovations have a price and that is because the platform is no longer capable of supporting all smartphone models . Therefore, the messaging app shared a list of iOS and Android devices which will no longer work since November 1.

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The mobile devices on the list will no longer receive support from the application and will be incompatible with WhatsApp . This in order to focus its efforts on the latest generation smartphones, to guarantee an optimal service of the app.

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In general, the affected devices will be those with an operating system equal to or lower than Android 4.0.3 . Or, in the case of iPhone , devices with iOS 9 and earlier . That is to say, practically obsolete equipment that since they do not have the capacity to support the updates.

Here is the complete list of smartphones that will be left without WhatsApp:


  • Samsung: Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy SII, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core and Galaxy Ace 2.
  • 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.
  • ZTE: Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987 and Grand Memo.
  • Huawei: Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S, and Ascend D2.
  • Sony: Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L, Xperia Arc S.
  • Alcatel: One Touch Evo 7
  • Others: Archos 53 Platinum, HTC Desire 500, Caterpillar Cat B15, Wiko Cink Five, Wiko Darknight, Lenovo A820, UMi X2, Faea F1 and THL W8.


  • Apple iPhone SE
  • Apple iPhone 6S
  • Apple iPhone 6S Plus

New feature alert!

You can now send photos and videos that disappear after they’ve been opened via View Once on WhatsApp, giving you more control over your chats privacy! pic.twitter.com/Ig5BWbX1Ow

– WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) August 3, 2021

Although WhatsApp will no longer support the listed teams, that does not mean that the app will stop working immediately.

Actually, the biggest problem is that computers whose WhatsApp is not supported will not be able to access security updates . This makes them a desirable target for hackers , who could exploit this vulnerability to steal user data .

    What if I have one of these smartphones?

    WhatsApp suggests changing to a more recent device model to continue using the messaging app and avoid a massive account closure .

    Otherwise, users will no longer be able to enjoy the functions of the application. This would include the impossibility of connecting to WhatsApp Web , since to enter the platform it requests to scan a QR code from the app downloaded on the cell phone, which could no longer be viewed in some cases.

    The good news is that closed accounts can be re-enabled with the same phone number, as soon as the user downloads WhatsApp and enters from a more current device that does meet the new requirements.

    Another option would be to bet on another messaging platform, such as Telegram , Signal or Facebook’s Messenger.

      If I have one of these devices, what do I do to keep my WhatsApp account?

      If you fear that the app will stop working on your mobile device, you should create a backup to save your chat history before November 1. Just follow these steps:

      1. Open WhatsApp and enter the menu of the 3 dots in the upper right corner.
      2. Go to ‘Settings’ and then select ‘Chats’ .
      3. Click on ‘Chat Backup’ and then click on ‘Backup’ .

      This will allow you to keep all your WhatsApp conversations , but you will not be able to use your account until you switch to a computer with Android 4.1 and later operating system, or iPhone with iOS 10 and later .

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