On a daily basis, millions of people all over the world count on the popular messaging application WhatsApp to connect with their friends, loved ones, and co-workers. However, due to the version of their smartphones, many of them will no longer be able to utilise the app.

As per a source in the UK-based magazine The Sun, the app will cease to function on some smartphone models in November 2021.

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According to the magazine, the app will not be compatible on both iPhone and Android devices, thus impacted customers will have to either purchase a new phone or update the software on their handsets.

According to the magazine, over 40 distinct smartphone models would be unable to use WhatsApp, and the time limit for updating the software is November 1.

According to the newspaper, Android users must be running Android 4.1 or later, while iPhone users must be running iOS 10 or later.

Here is a list of phones that will no longer be able to handle WhatsApp as of November.


  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone SE


  • Galaxy Trend Lite
  • Galaxy Trend II
  • Galaxy SIII
  • Galaxy S3 Mini
  • Galaxy Xcover 2
  • Galaxy Core
  • Galaxy Ace 2

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  • Lucid 2
  • Optimus F7
  • Optimus F5
  • Optimus L2 II Dual
  • Optimus L5
  • Best L5 II
  • Optimus L5 Dual
  • Best L3 II
  • Optimus L7
  • Optimus L7 II Dual
  • Best L7 II
  • Optimus F6, Enact
  • Optimus L4 II Dual
  • Optimus F3
  • Best L4 II
  • Best L2 II
  • Optimus Nitro HD
  • Optimus 4X HD
  • Optimus F3Q


  • ZTE V956
  • Grand X Quad V987
  • Grand Memo


  • Xperia Miro
  • Xperia Neo L
  • Xperia Arc S


  • Ascend G740
  • Ascend Mate
  • Ascend D Quad XL
  • Ascend D1 Quad XL
  • Ascend P1 S
  • Ascend D2

Other smartphones

  • Alcatel
  • Archos 53 Platinum
  • HTC Desire 500
  • Caterpillar Cat B15
  • Wiko Cink Five
  • Wiko Darknight
  • Lenovo A820
  • UMi X2
  • Run Fl1
  • THL W8