WhatsApp: If you have one of these 49 phones, the app won’t work anymore in 2023, here’s the list

WhatsApp: If you have one of these 49 phones, the app won’t work anymore in 2023, here’s the list

From January 1, 2023, the WhatsApp mobile app will no longer be compatible with smartphones running certain older versions of iOS and Android. Rest assured, there is still a slight chance of infection.

In a few days, WhatsApp will only be compatible with iPhones running iOS 12 (or any other newer version) and devices running Android Jelly Bean (4.1 and later). This includes not only many models like the iPhone 5 and 5c but also the Samsung Galaxy S2 and S3 mini, just to name the most popular ones.

Regarding iPhones, WhatsApp will only be supported by devices running iOS 12. In fact, owners of iPhone 5, or any other model released before, will not be able to stop using the app soon.

On the Android smartphone side, it will be necessary to have an equivalent or greater version of Android 4.1 to be able to continue enjoying WhatsApp. In this case, only the old supermodels find themselves being punished, all of whom were released from nearly 10 years ago.

“To keep up with the latest technological developments, we regularly stop supporting older operating systems to dedicate our resources to supporting the latest ones,” WhatsApp explains.

In any case, whatever your smartphone is, don’t forget to update its operating system, to take advantage of the latest features offered by WhatsApp, with the best possible level of security.

List of affected devices

Iphone 5
iPhone 5c
Archos 53 Platinum
Grand S Flex ZTE
ZTE Grand X Quad V987
HTC Desire 500
Huawei Ascend Dr
Huawei Ascend D1
Huawei Ascend D2
Huawei Ascend G740
Huawei Ascend Mate
Huawei Ascend P1
Quad XL
Lenovo A820
LG Enact
LG Lucid 2
LG Optimus 4X HD
LG Optimus F3 phone
LG Optimus F3Q phone
LG Optimus F5 phone
LG Optimus F6 phone
LG Optimus F7 phone
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
ZTE V956 Note
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 New L
Wiko Sync Five
Wiko Darknight ZT

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