Saturday, October 2, 2021

WhatsApp will not run on these smartphones with older operating system from November 1, see list

WhatsApp will not run on these smartphones with older operating system from November 1, see list

  • WhatsApp access will only be available on Android 4.1 and above
  • WhatsApp will become a thing of the past in devices that do not support the new OS update

In addition to launching new features, WhatsApp will also launch its latest OS this year. The company has been able to release Android 12 OS in November. In its ranks, the company will also change its new OS compatibility policy. From November 1, WhatsApp will not run on Android and iOS with older OS.

You will have a phone from any company in any country but if it has an old operating system you will not be able to use WhatsApp. WhatsApp can be used only in the latest Geophone with Android 4.1 and above, iOS 10 and above as well as KaiOS 2.5.0.

To enjoy WhatsApp, the user has to update the OS in his device. If your device does not support OS update, you will need to arrange another device for WhatsApp.

WhatsApp on this smartphone will become a thing of the past

Apple iPhone

IPhone SE (first generation)

IPhone 6s

IPhone 6s Plus


LG Lucid 2

Optimus F7

Optimus F5

Optimus L3 II Dual

Optimus F5

Optimus L5

Optimus L5 II

Optimus L7

Optimus L7 II Dual

Optimus L7 II

Optimus F6

Optimus L4 II Dual

Optimus L2 II

Optimus Nitro HD

Optimus Nitro 4X HD

Optimus F3Q


Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite

Samsung Galaxy Trend II

Galaxy S2

Galaxy S3 Mini

Galaxy X Cover 2

Galaxy Core

Galaxy S2


Sony Xperia Miro

Sony Xperia Neo L.

Xperia Arc S


Huawei Escand Mate

Escand G740

Escand D Quad XL

Escand D1 Quad XL

Escand P1 S

Escand D2

Apart from this, WhatsApp will not be supported on HTC Desire 500, Lenovo A820 and THL W8 smartphones from November 1.

Check the OS version this way


IPhone users can check the iOS version by going to Settings> General> About.

If you have an Android smartphone, you can check the OS version in the About Phone section in Settings.