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WhatsApp will no longer work on these smartphones on February 1, 2023

WhatsApp will no longer work on these smartphones on February 1, 2023

WhatsApp will no longer work on these smartphones. The messaging application, will stop providing multi-user update services. Check if your phone is on this list.

Since last fall, WhatsApp is no ​​longer supported in some smartphones and iPhones. Now the problem affects more devices with iOS and Android operating systems, on which the application will no longer work in the future. These include devices from Samsung, LG, Apple, Huawei, ZTE, HTC, Sony, Wiko, Lenovo and Faea.

The reason behind this is the increased system requirement. In particular, the version of the operating system is decisive. For Android users, the Google Play Store states that for WhatsApp to work properly, at least version 4.1 must be installed on the phone. However, according to Chip.de, the Android 4.1 will no longer be sufficient to use WhatsApp from February. The minimum requirement is iOS 12.0 for iPhone users, according to the Apple Store.

WhatsApp will no longer work on these smartphones

ProducerModel
SamsungSamsung Galaxy Core, Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite, Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, Samsung Galaxy S3 mini, Samsung Galaxy Trend II, Samsung Galaxy X cover 2
LGLG Lucid 2LG Optimus F7, LG Optimus L3 II Dual, LG Optimus L5 II, LG Optimus F5, LG Optimus L3 II, LG Optimus L7II, LG Optimus F6, LG Enact, LG Optimus L5 Dual, LG Optimus L7 Dual, LG Optimus F3 , LG Optimus F3Q, LG Optimus L2 II, LG Optimus L4 II, LG Optimus F6, LG EnactLG Lucid 2, LG Optimus F7
AppleiPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus
HuaweiHuawei Ascend Mate, Huawei Ascend G740, Huawei Ascend D2
ZTEZTE V956 – UMI X2, ZTE Grand S Flex, ZTE Grand Memo, ZTE Grand X Quad v987, ZTE Grand Memo, ZTE Grand S Flex
ArchosArchos 53 Platinum
HTCHTC Desire 500
CaterpillarCaterpillar Cat B15
Sonysony xperia m
WikoWiko Cink Five, Wiko Darknight
LenovoLenovo A820
faeaFaea F1THL W8

If WhatsApp is already installed on your phone and a phone number is registered to it, the app will continue to work. However, you will no longer be able to update it.

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Source: Kreiszeitung.de