WhatsApp to ban millions of iPhones next month – is yours affected?

IPHONE owners are warned to update their device if they wish to continue using WhatsApp.

The popular messaging app cuts anyone still using really old versions of iOS next month.

Users have been warned about the upcoming change for months


Users have been warned about the upcoming change for monthsPhoto credit: WABetaInfo

WhatsApp will stop working on iPhones running iOS 10 and iOS 11 after October 24th.

At least iOS 12 is required to continue using the service. So if you’re using an older version, you might want to update.

Apple recently released the latest version of its operating system, iOS 16.

Luckily, newer iPhone models are all compatible with iOS 12.

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Even iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S can use iOS 12.

But for devices like the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C, this means the end.

Keep in mind that none of these iPhone models have been supported by Apple with security updates for quite some time.

So if you use them at all, you are vulnerable to bugs and hackers.

It is always best to use the latest version of iOS as it not only comes with the latest features but is also the most secure.

A warning popup seen by WABetaInfo recently read: “Update to the latest version of iOS to continue using WhatsApp.

“WhatsApp will no longer support this version of iOS after October 24, 2022.

“Please go to Settings > General and then tap Software update to get the latest version of iOS.”

iOS 10 dates back to 2016 and the latest update – iOS 10.3 – was released in 2019.

Meanwhile, iOS 11 was released in 2017 and last supported in 2018.

iOS 16 version

Apple finally released iOS 16 to iPhone fans this week, with a slew of important new features in tow.

lock screen

Users can customize theirs lock screen for the first time on an iPhone.

Widgets mean you can add things like weather updates and more.

Notifications also look a little different, rolling up from the bottom of the display.

photo album locking

For the first time, you can password protect the hidden and recently deleted folders in your Photos app.

That means Face ID is needed to gain access — and snoopers can no longer have a quick nose.

Send and edit iMessages

iOS 16 makes it possible to finally “unsend” iMessages.

This is finally catching up to WhatsApp, which means you can remember all the embarrassing messages you regret sending.

My neighbor is too lazy to bring in her trash cans so she parks in my yard
No one can believe I have a 15 year old daughter as I look so young

And you can even edit text to fix typos or other errors quickly and easily.

But be warned, this feature only works properly if the person on the other end is also using iOS 16.

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