47 smartphones will no longer support WhatsApp this week; the complete list can be found here

47 smartphones will no longer support WhatsApp this week; the complete list can be found here

It’s that season again when WhatsApp will quit dealing with more established working framework forms that actually power specific iPhones and Android gadgets. People who have used WhatsApp for a long time may be aware that the company has a history of dropping support for older devices. There is no need to panic because Meta does this with WhatsApp on a regular basis. Even if you upgrade your device, you will still be able to use the popular chat application. However, individuals with certain older devices are running out of time as the deadline approaches.

Starting on December 31st, various iPhone and Android models won’t be able to use the chat app, as explained by GizChina. In this latest purge, WhatsApp will stop working on 47 devices, including Apple’s iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C. However, if you own one of these devices, you should still think about upgrading. These phones are old and cannot run the most recent versions of apps or operating systems. WhatsApp is eliminating support from the FAQ section of the company because of this:

We regularly shift our resources to supporting the most recent operating systems in order to keep up with technological advancements. You will be notified and reminded several times to upgrade your device to continue using WhatsApp if we stop supporting your operating system.

However, if you own one of these phones, you’re dealing with more issues than WhatsApp. The most recent security updates will not be installed on these phones. In addition, after so many years of use, you probably have issues with the battery life.

You should at least back up your WhatsApp conversations before the 31st of December to ensure a smooth transition to a newer device. After that, you can upgrade to a new handset and resume WhatsApp chat functionality.

After the deadline on December 31st, all of the devices on this list will no longer support WhatsApp:

  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5c
  • Archos 53 Platinum
  • Grand S Flex ZTE
  • Grand X Quad V987 ZTE
  • HTC Desire 500
  • Huawei Ascend D
  • Huawei Ascend D1
  • Huawei Ascend D2
  • Huawei Ascend G740
  • Huawei Ascend Mate
  • Huawei Ascend P1
  • Quad XL
  • Lenovo A820
  • LG Enact
  • LG Lucid 2
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
  • LG Optimus F3
  • LG Optimus F3Q
  • LG Optimus F5
  • LG Optimus F6
  • LG Optimus F7
  • LG Optimus L2 II
  • LG Optimus L3 II
  • LG Optimus L3 II Dual
  • LG Optimus L4 II
  • LG Optimus L4 II Dual
  • LG Optimus L5
  • LG Optimus L5 Dual
  • LG Optimus L5 II
  • LG Optimus L7
  • LG Optimus L7 II
  • LG Optimus L7 II Dual
  • LG Optimus Nitro HD
  • Memo ZTE V956
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Core
  • Samsung Galaxy S2
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 mini
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend II
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2
  • Sony Xperia Arc S
  • Sony Xperia miro
  • Sony Xperia Neo L
  • Wiko Cink Five
  • Wiko Darknight ZT

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