Recently, WhatsApp has confirmed that starting in 2021, they will revoke the support of its chat app service platform on a number of Android and iOS phones. This of course resulted in some mobile phones no longer being able to use the WhatsApp application to communicate.
Indeed, not all mobile phones, only some mobile phones both Android and iOS are still using the old operating system (OS) that will no longer be able to use WhatsApp. Through the official WhatsApp website, it is known that it has updated the FAQ about the operating system on any mobile phone that can still use WhatsApp in 2021, including:
- Android mobile phone with Android OS 4.0.3 or later
- iPhone with iOS 9 or later
- KaiOS 2.5.1 or later, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2
In addition to the OS mentioned above, Android and iOS phones with the OS below will no longer be able to use WhatsApp. If you have a mobile phone with an old OS, you can still use WhatsApp as long as the OS currently used is upgraded to the latest version.
List of Android phones that can no longer use WhatsApp
All Android phones that still use an OS older than version 4.0.3 will no longer be able to use the WhatsApp application. Here is a list of Android phones that still use an OS older than version 4.0.3, among others:
- HTC Desire
- LG Optimus Black
- Motorola Droid Razr
- Samsung Galaxy S2
- Samsung Galaxy S Duos
- and other Android phones with older OS versions
Android phone users with older OS may still be able to use WhatsApp if the user upgrades to the latest OS version. This is done so that users can still communicate with the most popular chat apps. But before that, to find out which Android OS is currently in use, users can check by going to the “Settings” menu, then select the “About Phone” option.
In this option, users will be given a display that contains all information about the mobile phone including info about the OS used. Please note, this way of checking may vary by step. It depends on the Android phone used.
List of iOS phones that can no longer use WhatsApp
Just like Android, on the iPhone also applies so if the one used is still using the old iOS, then it will no longer be able to use WhatsApp as on the iPhone 4 or the previous iPhone-iPhone model. Meanwhile, for some of the iPhones below include:
- Apple iPhone 4S
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 5S
- Apple iPhone 5C
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6S
The six iPhones above can still use WhatsApp again if the user updates the operating system to iOS 9 or later.
Before upgrading, users are advised to check what iOS is currently in use. To find out this, users can open the “Settings” menu and select “General”, after which click “Software Update”. In the menu, users can see all information related to the iPhone including the iOS version of the phone.
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So that’s the information about there will be some Android and iOS phones that can no longer access WhatsApp if they are still using the old os in 2021. This information is described by WhatsApp through the WABetainfo website. You can still use the chat app as long as you upgrade your OS to the latest version. If you don’t want to be complicated, then the last way is to change your phone.