WhatsApp is being shut down on 50 smartphones

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According to the company’s new announcement, WhatsApp will be turned off on older versions of Android and iOS operating systems.

In all updates, a minimum standard for smartphone components and software is set. It is not only to give new benefits but there is also the issue of security.

WhatsApp will be closed on phones with older operating systems from November 1. The app will gradually become obsolete on older phones, except in cases where there is an opportunity to update the phone’s software. If you want to use the app, then there will be no way without buying a new phone.

Those who want to retrieve messages and pictures exchanged on WhatsApp from the old phone to the new phone, just first back up the chat history on the old phone and restore it to the new phone. However, in many cases, the work is done automatically. Let’s see which operating system is shutting down WhatsApp.


WhatsApp will be turned off on Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and earlier versions of smartphones. The first version was released in 2011.


To run WhatsApp, your iPhone’s operating system must be at least the iOS 10 version. However, Apple usually updates the software on older phones. Update quickly if you have the opportunity.
WhatsApp is being shut down on these 50 smartphones


Galaxy Trend Lite

Galaxy Trend Two

Galaxy S-II

Galaxy S-Three Mini

Galaxy Explorer 2

Galaxy Core

Galaxy H2


Lucid to

Optimus F-Seven

Optimus F-Five

Optimus L-Three to Dual

Optimus L-Five

Best L-Five Two

Optimus L-Five Dual

Best L-Three Two

Optimus L-Seven

Optimus L-Seven to Dual

Best L-Seven Two

Optimus F-Six Intact

Optimus L-Four to Dual

Optimus F-Three

Best L-Four Two

Best L-to-Two

Optimus Nitro HD

Optimus Four-X HD

Optimus F-Three-Q


ZTE V958

Grand X Quad V96

Grand memo


Xperia Miro

Xperia Neo L.

Xperia Arc S.


Ascend G740

Ascend Mate

Ascend de quad XL

Ascend D-One Quad XL

Ascend P-One S

Ascend D-to


iPhone SE

iPhone Six-S

iPhone Six-S Plus


Arcos 53 Platinum

HTC Desire 500

Caterpillar Cat B15

Wico Sync Five

Wico Darknight

Lenovo A720

Umi X-Two

Run F-One

THL W-Eight

From November 1, WhatsApp’s security updates and new features will not be available on the above smartphones. Gradually the app will stop running on them.




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