WhatsApp will no longer work on these cell phones


With the arrival of 2022, WhatsApp updated the list of cell phones that will no longer be compatible with its service

WhatsApp is one of the most used applications worldwide, the platform has become an ideal medium for communication between people, whether for work or personal matters.

Due to its constant demand, the platform continues to improve its service to offer its users the better communication tools that can meet your needs.

The constant search for innovation has forced the company to request more technical requirements so that users can enjoy the services of WhatsApp.

WhatsApp will stop working on these cell phones

This implies that some smartphone models are outside the coverage of the platform as they are not compatible with the new functions.

“Devices and software change frequently, so we periodically review the operating systems we support and update accordingly.”

A few days after the end of the year, the list of cell phones where WhatsApp will no longer work was revealed

For Android the minimum version would now be Android OS 4.1 or later versions. While in Apple it will be iOS 10 or later versions. Phones with KaiOS 2.5.0 and later versions, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2 devices.

This leaves out several models that are still in use today. See the full list:

Android 4.0.3

  • Archos 53 Platinum
  • HTC Desire 500
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend II
  • Samsung Galaxy s3 Mini
  • Caterpillar Cat B15
  • Sony Xperia M
  • Wiko Cink Five
  • Wiko Darknight
  • Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2
  • Huawei Ascend G740
  • ZTE Grand S Flex
  • Lenovo A820
  • Huawei Ascend Mate
  • ZTE V956
  • UMi X2
  • Huawei Ascend D2
  • Samsung Galaxy Core
  • Faea F1
  • THL W8
  • ZTE Grand X Quad v987
  • ZTE Grand Memo
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
  • LG Lucid 2
  • LG Optimus F7
  • LG Optimus L3 II Dual
  • LG Optimus F5
  • LG Optimus L5 II
  • LG Optimus L5 II Dual
  • LG Optimus L3 II
  • LG Optimus L7 II Dual
  • LG Optimus L7 II
  • LG Optimus F6
  • LG Enact
  • LG Optimus L4 II Dual
  • LG Optimus F3
  • LG Optimus L4 II
  • LG Optimus L2 II
  • LG Optimus F3Q


iOS 9

  • Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
  • Apple iPhone SE (32GB)
  • Apple iPhone SE (64GB)
  • Apple iPhone 6S (128GB)
  • Apple iPhone 6S (16GB)
  • Apple iPhone 6S (32GB)
  • Apple iPhone 6S (64GB)
  • Apple iPhone 6S Plus (128GB)
  • Apple iPhone 6S Plus (16GB)
  • Apple iPhone 6S Plus (32GB)
  • Apple iPhone 6S Plus (64GB)

If you own some of these mobiles, they will no longer be able to enjoy WhatsApp next year. The platform will notify cell phone users that they will no longer be supported.

“You will receive a notification on WhatsApp and you will be reminded several times that you must update it”

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