WHATSAPP is about to be blocked on millions of phones.
The November 1 ban deadline has finally arrived – locking some iPhone and Android mobile phones Off the chat app forever.
All users affected by the ban will have to update their software or buy a new phone.
Your device may be too old to update, forcing you to upgrade.
more than 50 different smartphone models You must be affected.
The deadline for the change is November 1, after which WhatsApp will stop working on these models.
For Android users, you must be running Android 4.1 or later.
And for iPhone users, you must be on iOS 10 or later.
On the Android front, this means that a slew of popular phones will lose access to it, including the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Huawei Ascend Mate.
For Apple, you will lose access to iPhone 4 or earlier.
And if you never update your iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, or iPhone SE (2016), you will lose access until you update.
This is because it was released on iOS 9.
But you can update all three models to iOS 15 – the latest version – and still have access to WhatsApp.
Tech companies regularly stop supporting older devices.
This is exactly what Google did with old Android phones Gmail and YouTube Google.
Sometimes it is because it is not cost effective to run apps on very old versions of iOS or Android.
This is especially the case if only a small percentage of users are running these old versions of software.
Using outdated software can also pose a significant security risk. So it’s important to update or upgrade if you can’t.
Phones lose WhatsApp support
Below are 52 of the affected devices. Note that some of these phones can still be updated to regain access…
- Galaxy Trend Lite
- Galaxy Trend II
- Galaxy SII
- Galaxy S3 Mini
- Galaxy Xcover 2
- Galaxy Core
- Galaxy Ace 2
- scan 2
- Optimus f7
- Optimus f5
- Optimus L3 II Dual Phone
- Optimus f5
- Optimus L5
- Best L5 II
- Optimus L5 Dual
- Best L3 II
- Optimus L7
- Optimus L7 II Dual Phone
- Best L7 II
- Optimus F6, Adopt
- 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
- big note
- Xperia Mero
- Xperia New L
- Xperia Arc S
- Fit G740
- Matte Ascension
- Ascend D Quad XL
- Ascension D1 Quad XL
- Go up P1 S.
- go up D2
- Archos 53 Platinum
- HTC Desire 500
- Caterpillar Cat B15
- Wiko Sync Five
- Wiko Dark Night
- Lenovo A820
- UMi X2
- Turn on F1
- THL W8
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6S Plus
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