53 smartphones that won't work with WhatsApp

We've got the full list of 53 different iPhone and Android phones that will no longer work with WhatsApp from Nov 1.

53 smartphones that won't work with WhatsApp

From November 1st 2021, WhatsApp will stop working on millions of smartphones including 53 different models of iPhone and Android smartphones.

If you are still using one of the affected smartphones and you rely on the WhatsApp messaging service, it's vital you upgrade asap to a smartphone that is compatible with the new updates from WhatsApp.

The affected operating systems that will no longer work with the popular messaging service are smartphones models with Android 4.0.4 or earlier, as well as iPhones with iOS 9 or earlier.

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The operating systems mentioned above will no longer be able to receive security and new feature updates, which means they will encounter errors, open your device up to potential threats and eventually stop working completely.

List of devices that will no longer work with WhatsApp after November 2021

  • Galaxy Trend II
  • Galaxy SII
  • Galaxy S3 mini
  • Galaxy Xcover 2
  • Galaxy Core
  • Galaxy Ace 2
  • Lucid 2
  • Optimus F7
  • Optimus F5
  • Optimus L3 II Dual
  • Optimus F5
  • Optimus L5
  • Best L5 II
  • Optimus L5 Dual
  • Best L3 II
  • Optimus L7
  • Optimus L7 II Dual
  • Best L7 II
  • Optimus F6, Enact
  • Optimus L4 II Dual
  • Optimus F3
  • Best L4 II
  • Best L2 II
  • Optimus Nitro HD
  • Optimus 4X HD
  • Optimus F3Q
  • ZTE V956
  • Grand X Quad V987
  • Grand Memo
  • Xperia Miro
  • Xperia Neo L
  • Xperia Arc S
  • Alcatel
  • Ascend G740
  • Ascend Mate
  • Ascend D Quad XL
  • Ascend D1 Quad XL
  • Ascend P1 S
  • Ascend D2
  • Archos 53 Platinum
  • HTC Desire 500
  • Caterpillar Cat B15
  • Wiko Cink Five
  • Wiko Darknight
  • Lenovo A820
  • UMi X2
  • Run F1
  • THL W8
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus

Before you go ahead and get a new smartphone, you should check if your existing one can be updated with the most recent operating system for your device. If it can, you should do that asap.

See also: UK Mobile Networks Banned from Selling Locked Phones

If your smartphone isn't compatible with the most recent operating system update for your device then you will need to get a new handset if you want to continue safely using WhatsApp messaging service.

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If you're unsure about the compatibility of your device with WhatsApp, you can always check out the WhatsApp Help Center website.

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