CHECKLIST: List of Mobile Phones That Will Not Support WhatsApp from 1st January 2023 Drop

CHECKLIST: List of Mobile Phones That Will Not Support WhatsApp from 1st January 2023 Drop

WhatsApp, Meta’s messaging service program, will ring in the New Year by discontinuing support for select older handsets, including Apple’s iPhones, Samsung and Huawei phones, on Sunday, January 1.

Some 49 older smartphone models — those in question now were released about a decade ago — will no longer be supported by the service, which means that Whatsapp updates will no longer be possible on devices running an operating system older than Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and all iPhones that have not yet run iOS 12.

This shift means that the firm will no longer support these devices with updates, which means that bugs and other issues may arise over time with no solution accessible.

If the app’s functionality is jeopardized, users will receive an alert from Whatsapp.

When deciding which devices to discontinue supporting, the business considered which devices and software were the oldest and had the fewest customers currently using them, according to the company.

On smartphones, the current version of Android may be found by running the Settings app and heading to the ‘System’ or ‘About’ menu. Users with Apple phones may verify this by going to Settings, selecting ‘General,’ and then pressing on ‘About’. It’s likely that newer software upgrades are available, enabling you to use WhatsApp as usual.

WhatsApp ceased operating for customers who possessed Android phones running Android 4.0.3 or earlier or Apple iPhones running iOS 9 or older in November of last year, totaling 43 smartphone models.

Here’s the full list of phones that will no longer be supported from 1 January 2023 onwards.

Apple iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c;

Archos 53 Platinum;

Grand S Flex ZTE and Grand X Quad V987 ZTE;

HTC Desire 500;

Huawei Ascend D, Huawei Ascend D1, Huawei Ascend D2, Huawei Ascend G740, Huawei Ascend Mate and 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 and 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, and Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2;

Sony Xperia Arc S, Sony Xperia miro and Sony Xperia Neo L;

Wiko Cink Five and Wiko Darknight ZT.

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