Whatsapp will stop working on popular iPhone and Android models in two days, check the list here

WhatsApp drops support for older OS versions every year in favour of newer updates


Almost every week, WhatsApp rolls out an update to the app with new features and bug fixes. The Meta-owned app is constantly being updated for compatibility with and adaptation to new versions of Android, iOS, and the Web. Because of this, WhatsApp drops support for older OS versions every year in favour of newer updates. Like in previous years, the platform will stop supporting older Android and iPhone models running obsolete operating systems on December 31.

“It is standard practise for us to stop supporting older operating systems and redirect those resources to newer ones in order to keep up with technological developments. To keep using WhatsApp after we end support for your OS, you will be prompted several times “, as referenced on WhatsApp’s blog.

GizChina reports that the instant messaging app will stop working on roughly 49 different smartphone models. Smartphones from various manufacturers like Apple, Samsung, Huawei, LG, and more are featured on the list.

Here is the list of Apple and Android smartphones

WhatsApp will no longer support these iPhones

Apple iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 5c


WhatsApp will no longer support these Android phones

Archos 53 Platinum

Grand S Flex ZTE

Grand X Quad V987 ZTE

HTC Desire 500

Huawei Ascend D

Huawei Ascend D1

Huawei Ascend D2

Huawei Ascend G740

Huawei Ascend Mate

Huawei Ascend P1

Quad XL

Lenovo A820

LG Enact

LG Lucid 2

LG Optimus 4X HD

LG Optimus F3

LG Optimus F3Q

LG Optimus F5

LG Optimus F6

LG Optimus F7

LG Optimus L2 II

LG Optimus L3 II

LG Optimus L3 II Dual

LG Optimus L4 II

LG Optimus L4 II Dual

LG Optimus L5

LG Optimus L5 Dual

LG Optimus L5 II

LG Optimus L7

LG Optimus L7 I

LG Optimus L7 II Dual

LG Optimus Nitro HD

Memo ZTE V956

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2

Samsung Galaxy Core

Samsung Galaxy S2

Samsung Galaxy S3 mini

Samsung Galaxy Trend II

Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2

Sony Xperia Arc S

Sony Xperia miro

Sony Xperia Neo L

Wiko Cink Five

Wiko Darknight ZT

In the event that WhatApp discontinues service for your mobile device, what should you do?

The majority of the listed phones are quite outdated and are no longer widely used. You should seriously consider an upgrade if you’re still using one of these phones. If you want the best WhatsApp experience, you should upgrade to a newer, more advanced device. Without the most recent updates, WhatsApp could be easily hacked or otherwise compromised. Therefore, updating apps on a regular basis is strongly suggested.