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WhatsApp will stop working on some smartphones on May 31: here are the models concerned

WhatsApp will stop working on some smartphones on May 31: here are the models concerned
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By Caroline J. Posted May 27, 2022 9:14 AM

Please note, as of Tuesday, May 31, 2022, some smartphone users will no longer be able to use WhatsApp. The famous instant messaging application will evolve and the new version to come will not be compatible with certain versions of Android and iOS considered outdated. So, which models are affected by this change? We answer you.

That those who do not know and do not use WhatsApp raise your hand! Ok, obviously not many people. I have to say that WhatsApp messaging applaunched in 2011 and now owned by Facebook (renamed Meta), announced in February 2020 that it had crossed the bar of 2 billion users worldwide!

Unfortunately, like any technology, WhatsApp has its limits. Thus, each year, the company has adopted the habit of sorting through the smartphones able to access its application. In the fall of 2021, WhatsApp had decided to put aside several devices deemed outdated. Thus, since November 1, smartphone users equipped with versions prior to Android 4.1 and iOS 10 could no longer have access to whatsapp updates. Nevertheless, WhatsApp continued to work on these smartphones, but with some malfunctions. This time, from Tuesday, May 31, 2022some iPhone and Android will no longer be able to access the famous application at all, due to a new version and news which will not be compatible with older smartphones.

But then, what are these devices on which will stop working WhatsApp, without updating their system? It is smartphones dating from more than five years ago, and thus using old updates of their operating system.

As indicated C newsa fifty smartphones are affected by this upcoming change. here is list of affected models :

  • Alcatel One Touch Evo 7
  • Apple 6sPlus
  • Apple iPhone 6s
  • Apple iPhone SE (1st generation)
  • Archos 53 Platinum
  • Caterpillar Cat B15
  • Faea F1
  • HTC Desire 500
  • Huawei Ascend D Quad XL
  • Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL
  • Huawei Ascend D2
  • Huawei Ascend G740
  • Huawei Ascend Mate
  • Huawei Ascend P1S
  • Lenovo A820
  • LG Enact
  • LG Lucid 2
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
  • LG Optimus F3
  • LG Optimus F3Q
  • LG Optimus F5
  • 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 L5II
  • LG Optimus L7
  • LG Optimus L7 II
  • LG Optimus L7 II Dual
  • LG Optimus Nitro HD
  • 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
  • THL W8
  • UMi X2
  • Wiko Cink Five
  • Wiko Dark Night
  • ZTE Grand S Flex
  • ZTE Grand X Quad V987
  • ZTE Memo
  • ZTE V956

If you have an old phone, not on this list, remember to check the operating system version. To do this, simply go to the settings. For a android, so the version must be higher than 4.1. For an Iphone, it must be greater than iOS10.

In case you are using an older version, then remember to update your phone in the settings in order to obtain the most recent version and thus continue to use WhatsApp no problem.



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