JawaPos.com – Some types of iPhone devices will no longer be able to use the WhatsApp application starting November 1, 2021. Not only the iPhone, it turns out that some Android devices will no longer be able to use the popular instant messaging application in the coming weeks.
For iPhone devices, WhatsApp can no longer be operated on older operating systems or OS such as iOS 10 and below. As for Android, it is stated that WhatsApp will no longer be able to be used on Android OS 4.1 and below as well as KaiOS 2.5.1 and below.
Those who still want to use WhatsApp on their old smartphone devices seem to have to upgrade their operating system to a more recent one. Or, instead buy a smartphone with the latest operating system.
However, for those who still want to keep their old gadgets, they can find out the version of the operating system used on their cellphones by going to the “Settings” menu then selecting the “About Mobile” menu and seeing what operating system is currently being used.
Smartphones that are still using the old OS will not be able to verify existing accounts or cannot enter the WhatsApp application. The phone also can’t create a new account.
“Starting November 1, 2021, WhatsApp will no longer support phones running OS 4.0.4 and earlier. Please change to a supported device or save your chat history before that date,” WhatsApp wrote in its official release.
For those who are still confused, here are some smartphones that WhatsApp will block if they don’t update their operating system, here’s the list:
1. 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 Prime 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 Prime L7 II, Optimus F6 , Enact , Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus Prime F3, Optimus L4 II, Optimus L2 II, Optimus Prime HD and 4X HD, and Optimus F3Q.
3. ZTE: Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987 and Grand Memo.
4. Huawei: Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S, and Ascend D2.
5. Sony: Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L, Xperia Arc S.
6. Alcatel: One Touch Evo 7.
7. Archos 53 Platinum.
8. HTC Desire 500
9. Caterpillar Cat B15.
10. Wiko (Wiko Cink Five, Wiko Darknight).
11. Lenovo A820.
12. UMi X2.
13. Run F1.
14. THL W8.