All iPhone and Android phones are BLOCKED from WhatsApp forever next month

WHATSAPP will stop working on some smartphones starting next month.

The popular messaging service plans to drop support for older versions of iOS and Android.

The iPhone 5 is among the devices losing support on WhatsApp

1

The iPhone 5 is among the devices losing support on WhatsAppCredit: PA:Press Association

So if your device is capable of upgrading, now is the time.

But for those with much older phones that can’t download an OS update, it means the end of their time on WhatsApp.

The platform, owned by Mark Zuckerberg’s meta-tech empire, routinely flips the kill switch on aging versions of iOS and Android as new versions roll out.

And with iOS 16 and Android 13 recently available, it means the bottom of the pecking order has retired.

WhatsApp voice memos undergo BIG changes after surprise app update unveiled
WhatsApp users are urged to change settings NOW - don't wait or it could cost you

In the case of the iPhone, WhatsApp is withdrawing from iOS 10 and iOS 11.

And on Android you need at least Android 4.1 at the moment – it’s not clear if that will be made up for next month.

Seen as a warning popup by WABetaInfo shows, the change will take place after October 24th.

Most smartphones can simply update their operating system to continue using WhatsApp.

But on some models this will not be possible.

What iPhones does WhatsApp stop working on?

You need at least iOS 12 to continue using WhatsApp on your iPhone.

But two models cannot be updated because they are considered too old by Apple.

These are the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5C.

Why is WhatsApp blocked on my phone?

From time to time WhatsApp stops supporting older smartphone systems.

This is because app security requires constant work and updates from developers.

It makes no sense for WhatsApp and other app makers to pay people to fix old operating systems that are being used less and less.

It also makes it harder for them to introduce new features, as outdated gear can’t always handle the fancy stuff we’re used to today.

The best tips and hacks for phones and gadgets

blank

Looking for tips and hacks for your phone? Want to find these secret features in social media apps? We’ve got you covered…

Get the latest news about WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook and other tech gadgets here.


We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online Tech & Science Team? Email us at tech@the-sun.co.uk


https://www.thesun.ie/tech/9449167/iphone-android-blocked-whatsapp-october-24/ All iPhone and Android phones are BLOCKED from WhatsApp forever next month

Fry Electronics Team

Fry Electronics.com is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – admin@fry-electronics.com. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button