Report: WhatsApp To Stop Working On These 49 Smartphones From Dec 31, Full List Here

Meta-owned WhatsApp will reportedly stop working on some Android phones and iPhones from December 31st. Users will not be able to use the app on their phones, unless they upgrade the latter. Read on to know more:

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WhatsApp To Stop Working On These Smartphones From Dec 31

According to SamMobile, WhatsApp will stop working on older models of the iPhone, Huawei, LG, and Samsung. Following is the device list:


Galaxy Ace 2, Galaxy Core, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 Mini, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy Trend Lite and Galaxy Xcover 2.


Huawei Ascend D, Huawei Ascend D1, Huawei Ascend D2, Huawei Ascend G740, Huawei Ascend Mate and Huawei Ascend P1


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


Sony Xperia Arc S, Sony Xperia miro, Sony Xperia Neo L


Wiko Cink Five and Wiko Darknight ZT

Other Android phones:

Memo ZTE V956, Quad XL, Lenovo A820, HTC Desire 500, Archos 53 Platinum, Grand S Flex ZTE, Grand X Quad V987 ZTE

For android phones, Android 4.1 or a later version is required for users to continue using WhatsApp.


iPhone 5 and 5c

Those with iPhones need to ensure they upgrade from iOS 10 and iOS 11 versions, as they are now outdated operating systems and will no longer support WhatsApp. To update the operating system on an iPhone go to the ‘general’ settings and select ‘software update

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