WhatsApp will stop working on these 43 smartphones from November 1

by Johnson Daniel

WhatsApp is removing support for a lot of Android and iOS models starting from the 1st of November, 2021. It means that all models not supporting the app by or after November 1, won’t be able to send messages and photos including viewing videos from friends.

Android models having version 4.0.4 or earlier versions, and iPhone models having iOS 9 or earlier versions installed will become incompatible with WhatsApp. Here is a list of devices that won’t be compatible to use WhatsApp later this year:


iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, and iPhone 5S which have been updated to iOS 10 are safe from this purge. However, it remains unlikely that it will escape the next set of devices that won’t be supported.

As for the iPhone SE (1st generation), the device can be updated to iOS 14, while iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, and later released iPhones can be updated to iOS 15. As for iPhone 4S and older versions stuck at iOS 9 won’t be able to use WhatsApp.


Here is the list of smartphones from Samsung that won’t support WhatsApp come next month. They include:

  • Galaxy Trend Lite
  • Galaxy Trend II
  • Galaxy SIII
  • Galaxy S3 mini
  • Galaxy Xcover 2
  • Galaxy Core
  • Galaxy Ace 2


Smartphones from LG that won’t support WhatsApp after this month includes:

  • Lucid 2
  • Optimus F7
  • Optimus F5
  • Optimus L3 II Dual
  • Optimus L5
  • Optimus L5 II
  • Optimus L5 Dual
  • Optimus L3 II
  • Optimus L7
  • Optimus L7 II Dual
  • Optimus L7 II
  • Optimus F6
  • Enact
  • Optimus L4 II Dual
  • Optimus F3
  • Optimus L4 II
  • Optimus L2 II
  • Optimus Nitro HD
  • Optimus Nitro 4X HD
  • Optimus F3Q


ZTE smartphones that have any of the devices listed below won’t be able to use WhatsApp next month.

  • ZTE Grand S Flex
  • ZTE V956
  • Grand X Quad V987
  • Grand Memo


List of smartphones from the China-based company that won’t be supported next month includes:

  • Huawei Ascend G740
  • Ascend Mate
  • Ascend D Quad XL
  • Ascend D1 Quad XL
  • Ascend P1 S
  • Ascend D2


Find the list of Sony Smartphones that will lose WhatsApp support in November.

  • Xperia Miro
  • Xperia Neo L
  • Xperia Arc S

Other device manufacturers:

Few devices from other manufactures include the HTC Desire 500 and Lenovo A820

Google had also announced its plans to completely end sign-in support for older Android devices this month. That means anyone with a device older than Android 2.3.7 will no longer be able to access basic Google services that make their phones functional.

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