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WhatsApp will stop working on certain smartphones from January 1



Whatsapp will stop working on older Android and iOS smartphone by the closing of 2020. Last year Whatsapp stopped support for smartphones running on iOS 8 or older and Android devices running on 2.3.7 or older. So if you possess an older smartphone then there are chances you lose access to Whatsapp!

This year, the Facebook-owned messaging app will stop working on smartphones that are not running on at least iOS 9 and 4.0.3 for Android. To enjoy the latest features of messaging giant users have to update their operating systems and Whatsapp recommended this via its support page.

There are not so many smartphones that are running on the older operating system, but it is pretty crucial to confirm exactly which smartphone models will lose Whatsapp access by the end of 2020. No worries folks here we have listed all the smartphones that are not compatible with Whatsapp from January 1.

Android smartphones

For the Android devices that are running on Android version older than 4.0.3, Whatsapp will stop work on them. Some of the models that are running on the older software are:

  • HTC Desire
  • LG Optimus Black
  • Motorola Droid Razr
  • Samsung Galaxy S2


For iPhones, all the iPhone models up to the iPhone 4 will lose support for iPhone. This means that those who are using the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6S will need to update their operating system to iOS 9 or later in order to continue using WhatsApp.

But still some users can continue Whatsapp on their old smartphones if their operating system gets a patch with a update. Rest, have to buy a new smartphone to continue with Whatsapp.

How to check your smartphone’s operating system?

If you don’t want to lose Whatsapp then you need to check your operating system now. But How? Here are the steps you need to follow to check whether your operating system is compatible with Whatsapp or not:

For iPhone Users

  • First of all, navigate to Settings > General > Information.
  • Here you will get detailed information about the software of your iPhone.

For Android users

  • Move to Settings > About Phone.
  • Here you will find the information on which Android version your smartphone is running.

So like this, you can check the version of your smartphone’s operating system to avoid inconvenience.

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