The app will no longer be available on many smartphones from November 1

The app will no longer be available on many smartphones from November 1

The instant messaging app will no longer be available on forty smartphones with a dated version of iOS or Android. Below is a list of affected devices

Posted by Whatsapp a few weeks ago : As of Monday, November 1, many smartphones running on older versions of IOS or Android will not be able to properly access the instant messaging app.

In fact, it is no longer possible to update the app on older smartphones that do not use at least iOS 10, Android 4.1 or KaiOS 2.5.1.

In total, about 40 smartphones are likely to be affected, according to the list published on the WhatsApp website (see below). However, there is little chance of being affected. And for good reason, “the list includes the majority of devices that have never been sold or very few have been sold in France, especially the mid-range models from Korean manufacturers LG and Samsung or from the Chinese brand Huawei”. The latest version on the list was released in 2012, such as the Samsung Galaxy S3 mini, remember Parisian.

Smartphones that are not supported by WhatsApp

Alcatel : One Touch Evo 7, Archos 53 Platinum, HTC Desire 500, Caterpillar Cat B15, Wiko Cink Five, Wiko Darknight, Lenovo A820, UMi X2, Faea F1 et THL W8

An apple : The first generation iPhone 6S, 6S Plus and SE need to be updated if it has not been updated before. Versions 5, 5S, and 5C can theoretically continue to use WhatsApp in iOS 10 but it may not be compatible with many other services. iPhone 4S, stuck in iOS 9, is no longer supported.

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Huawei : Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S et Ascend D2

LG : Lucid 2, Optimus Prime F7, Optimus F5, Optimus L3 II Dual, Optimus F5, Optimus L5, Optimus L5 II, Optimus L5 Dual, Optimus L3 II, Optimus L7, Optimus L7 II Dual, Optimus L7 II, Optimus F6, Enact Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus F3, Optimus L4 II, Optimus L2 II, Optimus Prime HD, 4X HD, Optimus F3Q

Samsung : Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core, Galaxy Ace 2

Sony : Xperia Miro and Sony Xperia Neo L et Xperia Arc S

ZTE : Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987 et Memo

If you have been using a smartphone for more than three years, this ad is an opportunity to check that you have the latest version of your operating system.

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