WhatsApp will stop working on these phones - See if Yours is Affected

WhatsApp will stop working on these phones: some I-phone, Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG etc. See details if your phone will be affected below.

WhatsApp will stop working on these phones:

Have you heard the news about WhatsApp? Do you know WhatsApp will stop working on some smartphones? Read on to see if your phone will be affected.

WhatsApp will stop working on these phones

In this article, I am going to make you aware that very soon

While many across the globe will be glad to see the back of what has been described as a terrible 2020, a new WhatsApp update will prevent the popular messaging app from working on millions of phones in 2021.

Older Android and iPhone smartphones will no longer support the latest version of the Facebook owned app, forcing users to either update their mobile operating system or buy a new smartphone.

Any iPhone not running iOS 9 or newer, or any phone not running at least Android 4.0.3 – also known as Ice Cream Sandwich – will no longer be able to open or operate WhatsApp. 

This means all iPhone models up to the iPhone 4 will be unable to support WhatsApp, as these phones are not capable of updating to iOS 9.

Similarly, if someone is using a Samsung Galaxy S2, will not be able to use WhatsApp.


Phones that will lose WhatsApp support from 1 January 2021 include:

  • Samsung Galaxy S2
  • Apple iPhone 1-4
  • HTC Desire
  • LG Optimus Black
  • Motorola Droid Razr
  • Android devices released before 2010

Devices that will need to update to iOS 9 or higher or Android OS 4.0.3 include:

  • Apple iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6S
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 and newer
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
  • HTC Sensation
  • HTC Thunderbolt
  • LG Lucid
  • Motorola Droid 4
  • Sony Xperia Pro and newer

To find out what software you are using and whether you need to update before the new year:

For Apple iOS users: 

To check your devices software:

  • Go to General and About.
To update to the latest Apple iOS software, simply go to Settings > General > Software update.

Android: To check your devices software: 

·         Go to: Settings > About phone 

·         To update to the latest Android software: 

·         Go to:  Settings > Software update

Smartphone users are also urged to back up their chats before 1 January if they want to retain them by going to:

·         WhatsApp >Settings > About phone 

·         Chats > 'Chat backup'. 


WhatsApp has more than two billion users across the globe. 

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