WhatsApp will not work on some iPhones, Android phones from January 1

WhatsApp will stop working on other iPhone and Android smartphones from January 1, 2021. See the list of smartphones here.

WhatsApp will stop working for other iPhones and opt for Android smartphones starting January 1, 2021. This news section should be of concern to all WhatsApp users around the world, but we suggest you calm down.



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This is because WhatsApp support is limited to Smartphones running an outdated system (OS). Other reports circulating online suggest that iPhones running older OSs than iOS 9 and Android phones running OS older than Android 4.0.3 will not support WhatsApp starting January 1st.

The decision to end support for these types should not be a problem for you because most of the iPhones and Android phones are currently running on a new operating system. However, if you are still using a smartphone using the old WhatsApp operating system it recommends that you upgrade your mobile device before the service is interrupted.

WhatsApp support is limited to iPhones, Android phones

IPhones running iOS 9 OS or later and Android phones running Android 4.0.3 and newer version will stop supporting WhatsApp from January 1, 2021. This means that all iPhone models up to iPhone 4 will lose support for the next messaging platform for a few days. IPhone models include iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S. If your iPhone is running an old operating system be sure to update your mobile phone now.

As for Android, WhatsApp will stop working on Smartphones running on Android version older than 4.0.3. Of course, this shouldn't bother you too much as most Android devices are running on older software right now. 



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Other Android phones still running on the old OS include HTC Desire, LG Optimus Black, Motorola Droid Razr, and Samsung Galaxy S2. Users should make sure that the smartphone in the latest operating system enjoys using the messaging app and communicates with loved ones.

How can I check the OS of my phone?

It's easy. You can check which one of your mobile phones works. To check which OS your iPhone is running head to go to the settings menu, then to the standard and information options, the Software and you will be able to see the OS running on your iPhone. Android users can go to settings, and then About phone to see what their smartphone is working on.

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