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It also makes it harder for them to introduce new features, as outdated gear can’t always handle the fancy stuff we’re used to today.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