WhatsApp Ends Support On 49 Android, iPhone Gadgets

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WhatsApp periodically phases out older smartphones, so it’s a no-brainer that they have announced that they would be ending support for some devices by the 31st of December 2022..

According to GizChina, the list of outdated devices include 49 smartphones from Apple, Samsung, Huawei, LG, and others. WhatsApp announced on its official support page that it will no longer be supporting these phones because they haven’t been updated in a long time and WhatsApp has upped the requirements for its app, so phones that don’t run at least Android 5.0 Lollipop or iOS 12 will no longer be supported.

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“To keep up with the latest advances in technology, we routinely stop supporting older operating systems to point our resources to supporting the latest ones. if we stop supporting your operating system, you will be notified and reminded a few times to upgrade your device to continue using WhatsApp”, Says WhatsApp on its blog.

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As reported by GizChina the list of phones that would be affected includes mostly entry-level and mid-range smartphones. Take a look.

Apple (WhatsApp)

  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5c


  • Archos 53 Platinum


  • ZTE Grand S Flex
  • ZTE Grand X Quad V987
  • ZTE Memo V956

HTC (WhatsApp)

  • HTC Desire 500


  • Huawei Ascend D
  • Huawei Ascend D1
  • Huawei Ascend D2
  • Huawei Ascend G740
  • Huawei Ascend Mate
  • Huawei Ascend P1
  • Huawei Ascend D quad XL


  • Lenovo A820


  • LG Enact
  • LG Lucid 2
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
  • LG Optimus F3
  • LG Optimus F3Q
  • 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 L5 II
  • LG Optimus L7
  • LG Optimus L7 II
  • LG Optimus L7 II Dual
  • LG Optimus Nitro HD
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  • 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


  • Wiko Cink Five
  • Wiko Darknight ZT

If you’re using any of these devices, you need to upgrade to a newer phone model to be able to use WhatsApp and receive new updates.

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