WARNING: WhatsApp won’t work on these 52 popular phones by November!

Whatsapp displayed on phone screens.
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As we enter another year of TechTober, manufacturers are busy keeping the hype-train alive as new phone models wait on the precipice of their launch dates to meet the public. The same goes for new software too, with major developers such as WhatsApp announcing new versions of their applications to meet our ever changing needs.

WhatsApp will no longer work on certain phones by November

A man holding up his phone with WhatsApp.
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With that being said, in comes the new and out goes the old. And with a new generation of tech moving in, older generations of devices will inevitably be phased out. Instant messaging giant WhatsApp has officially announced that they will officially be ending support for older Android and iOS devices from 1st November 2021 onwards, reports The Mirror.

More specifically, the app will no longer be supported on devices that are running on Android 4.1 aka Android Jellybean, which was released in 2012. As for Apple devices, you’ll need to be running iOS 10 and beyond to keep receiving and sending WhatsApp messages, according to LADBible.

A phone displaying the WhatsApp dark logo.
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This means that a grand total of over 52 different smartphones from between the Android and Apple space will lose support for WhatsApp by November. The decision to do so is likely a precautionary one made to ensure that user-data on WhatsApp remains secure by supporting only newer versions of operating systems that include user privacy and security measures by default.

Here are the affected devices, listed by manufacturer and model:


  1. Galaxy Trend Lite
  2. Galaxy Trend II
  3. Galaxy SII
  4. Galaxy S3 mini
  5. Galaxy Xcover 2
  6. Galaxy Core
  7. Galaxy Ace 2


  1. Lucid 2
  2. Optimus F7
  3. Optimus F5
  4. Optimus L3 II Dual
  5. Optimus F5
  6. Optimus L5
  7. Optimus L5 II
  8. Optimus L5 Dual
  9. Optimus L3 II
  10. Optimus L7
  11. Optimus L7 II Dual
  12. Optimus L7 II
  13. Optimus F6
  14. Enact
  15. Optimus L4 II Dual
  16. Optimus F
  17. Optimus L4 II
  18. Optimus L2 II
  19. Optimus Nitro HD
  20. Optimus 4X HD
  21. Optimus F3Q


  1. Grand S Flex
  2. ZTE V956
  3. Grand X Quad V987
  4. Grand Memo


  1. Ascend G740
  2. Ascend Mate
  3. Ascend D Quad XL
  4. Ascend D1 Quad XL
  5. Ascend P1 S
  6. Ascend D2


  1. Xperia Miro
  2. Xperia Neo L
  3. Xperia Arc S


  1. Alcatel One Touch Evo 7
  2. Archos 53 Platinum
  3. HTC Desire 500
  4. Caterpillar Cat B15
  5. Wiko Cink Five
  6. Wiko Darknight
  7. Lenovo A820
  8. UMi X2
  9. Faea F1
  10. THL W8

Apple: (note that you may retain WhatsApp functionality if your device can be upgraded to iOS10)

  1. iPhone SE
  2. iPhone 6S
  3. iPhone 6S Plus

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