Millions of phones are threatened with not being able to use WhatsApp on November 1, 2021. WhatsApp has updated support for the Android and iOS iPhone operating systems that run this application.
In its official statement it is stated that WhatsApp provides support for Android phones running OS 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and above. Meanwhile, for iOS 10 and above and phones running KaiOS 2.5.1
“Starting November 1, 2021, WhatsApp will no longer support phones running OS 4.0. 4 and earlier versions. Please change to a supported device or save your chat history before that date,” WhatsApp wrote in its official statement, Wednesday (25/8/2021).
So, for those who use the operating system under Android OS 4.1 and below iOS 10 later. They will not be able to verify the existing account and can no longer create a new account. So the choice is to upgrade or upgrade the OS or buy a new phone.
The following is a complete list of smartphones that cannot use WhatsApp on November 1, 2021, as reported by Mysanantinio.com:
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 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 L7 II, Optimus F6, Enact , Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus F3, Optimus L4 II, Optimus L2 II, Optimus Nitro HD and 4X HD, and Optimus F3Q.
ZTE:Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987 and Grand Memo.
Huawei: Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S, and Ascend D2.
Sony:Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L, Xperia Arc S.
Alcatel:One Touch Evo 7
Others:Archos 53 Platinum, HTC Desire 500, Caterpillar Cat B15, Wiko Cink Five, Wiko Darknight, Lenovo A820, UMi X2, Faea F1 and THL W8.
* Apple iPhone SE
* Apple iPhone 6S
* Apple iPhone 6S Plus.