WhatsApp will stop working on some smartphones on May 31: here are the models concerned

By Caroline J. Posted on May 27, 2022 9:14 AM

Please note, on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, some smartphone users will no longer be able to use WhatsApp. The popular instant messaging application will develop and the new version to come will not be compatible with some versions of Android and iOS which are considered outdated. So, what models are affected by this change? We will answer you.

That those who do not know and do not use whatsapp raise your hand! Ok, obviously not many people. I have to say that WhatsApp messaging applaunched in 2011 and is now owned by Facebook (named Meta), announced in February 2020 that it has already crossed the bar of 2 billion users worldwide!

Unfortunately, like any technology, whatsapp there are limitations. So, every year, the company adopts the habit of sorting through smartphones access its application. In the fall of 2021, whatsapp decided to discard many devices considered obsolete. So, since November 1, smartphone users equipped with versions prior to Android 4.1 and iOS 10 no more access to whatsapp updates. However, whatsapp continues to work on these smartphones, but there are some malfunctions. This time, from Tuesday, May 31, 2022some iPhone and Android can no longer access the popular application at all, due to a new version and news which is not compatible with older smartphones.

But how do these devices stop working whatsapp, without updating their system? This is it smartphones dating from more than five years ago, and thus using older updates to their operating system.

As shown C newsa fifty smartphones affected by this future change. ania na list of affected models :

  • Alcatel One Touch Evo 7
  • Apple 6sPlus
  • Apple iPhone 6s
  • Apple iPhone SE (1st generation)
  • Archos 53 Platinum
  • Caterpillar Cat B15
  • Do F1
  • HTC Desire 500
  • The Huawei Ascend D Quad XL
  • The Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL
  • The Huawei Ascend D2
  • Huawei Ascend G740
  • Huawei Ascend Mate
  • The Huawei Ascend P1S
  • Lenovo A820
  • LG Enact
  • LG Lucid 2
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
  • LG Optimus F3
  • LG Optimus F3Q
  • LG Optimus F5
  • 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 L5II
  • LG Optimus L7
  • LG Optimus L7 II
  • LG Optimus L7 II Dual
  • LG Optimus Nitro HD
  • 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
  • THL W8
  • UMi X2
  • Wiko Cink Five
  • Wiko Dark Night
  • ZTE Grand S Flex
  • ZTE Grand X Quad V987
  • Memo on ZTE
  • ZTE V956

If you have an old phone, not on this list, remember to check operating system version. To do this, just go to settings. For a android, so the version must be higher than 4.1. For an Iphone, it should be more than iOS10.

If you are using an older version, then remember to update your phone in the settings to get the latest version and thus continue using whatsapp no problem.

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