WhatsApp wants to conclude this exceptional year 2020 with a new decision, since the management of the company Facebook, owner of the famous WhatsApp application, prepares a surprise that is bad and unpleasant for the end of the year, since the application is expected to stop on a large number of smartphone devices on New Year’s Eve, as a consequence of WhatsApp’s resignation from support. Old smartphone operating systems, be it Android phones or Apple phones, and this number reaches millions of devices that are no longer valid to support updates and new features in the application.
WhatsApp has stopped working on old phones
The large updates that the WhatsApp administration performs in the application in each period of time either to solve a problem or loophole or add a new function to WhatsApp, and all this in order to preserve the large segment of active users of the application all over the world as WhatsApp is now the most popular instant messaging app on various operating systems. For phones and computers.
But those updates issued do not work normally on old phones issued several years ago, during that time period many improvements and updates were issued for phones at the level of programs and operating systems and level of material capabilities, which is why the WhatsApp administration explicitly announces its definitive abandonment of support for these smartphones. .
Phones on which WhatsApp will not work in 2021
Apple of America’s IOS system and Alphabet’s Android system are the two dominant systems in the smartphone category worldwide, and they are waiting for a third competitor, the Harmony System from the Chinese company Huawei, but the system still has not been officially released.
Iphone WhatsApp depends on
The WhatsApp administration announced that it abandoned all old iPhones that work through the IOS 9 operating system, a system that was released during 2015, as well as the versions of iPhones that work with a version lower than IOS 9 and the list of phones included:
- Iphone 4s
- iPhone 5
- Iphone 5s
- Iphone 6
- iPhone 6S
Android phones that WhatsApp depends on
The other system is the Android system, as the WhatsApp administration abandoned all phones with the Android 4.0.3 operating system or less, as this version of the system was released during 2011 and includes the following list of smartphones:
- Samsung Galaxy S3 and newer
- Samsung Galaxy Note
- HTC Sensation
- HTC Thunderbolt
- Lg lucid
- Motorola Droid 4
- Sony Xperia Pro and newer
How do you know the operating system of your smartphone?
Now you must make sure of the version of the operating system on the smartphone you have in hand, for Iphone phones you can do it by going to the phone settings option and then entering the General option and then choosing the information option, and you it will display all the data available for the phone, the most important of which is the version number. IOS operating system.