- WhatsApp will not be Work On These iPhones, Android Phones From New Year 2021: Check The List
Last year, WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging platforms in the world, discontinued its service for some smartphones. A latest report states that this year also the company is going to discontinue its service for some iPhones and Android devices. The Facebook-owned messaging platform has now revealed that WhatsApp will stop working for smartphones running the old operating system.
According to the report, WhatsApp support will end on Apple devices running iOS 9 operating systems or Android phones running Android 4.0.3 operating systems. On a support page, the messaging platform advises users to use the latest version of their operating system to enjoy the all-new WhatsApp feature recently rolled out.
WhatsApp has released many new features this year
WhatsApp has introduced a number of new features this year, ranging from furthering the number of participants for group videos and video calls to limiting forward messages to ban fake news. To enjoy these features, iPhones and Android phones running on the old operating system should be upgraded by the end of this year. If not done, you will not be able to use the platform to stay connected to 2021.
WhatsApp will be closed in these iPhones by 2021
WhatsApp has advised users to upgrade their iPhone to iOS 9 or later operating system and Android phones to Android 4.0.3 and above. This suggests that all iPhone models up to iPhone 4 will lose WhatsApp support.
Models include the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S. That is, to continue using the WhatsApp service, users must immediately update their operating system to iOS 9 or later.
This Android device will be affected
Talking about Android, WhatsApp has revealed that it will stop working on smartphones that work on Android version 4.0.3. However, Android devices that work on such old software are not very much, so this step may not affect many users.
Some Android phones still running on older OS include HTC Desire, LG Optimum Black, Motorola Droid Razor and Samsung Galaxy S2. Therefore, make sure that your Android phone is working on Android 4.0.3 version or working on newer version.
How to check which OS version the phone is working on
To check which OS your iPhone is working on, you need to go to Settings-> General and Information-> Software, here you will be able to see which operating system your iPhone is running on. Android users will be able to see which Android version their smartphone is working on by going to Settings-> About Phone.
Last Updated on December 18, 2020 by admin