WhatsApp will stop working on these iPhones and Android phones as of November 1

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The affected phones will be those with a version lower than iOS 9 or Android 4.0.3. Photo: Hypertextual

WhatsApp is the most widely used instant messaging application in the world. There are millions of people who communicate with their friends, work and study colleagues, family members, among other contacts, from their smartphones. However, as of November 1, 2021, the instant messaging service will stop working on various Android phones and iPhones.

This was confirmed by Facebook from the official WhatsApp page, where a list of 40 smartphones was published in which the app will not work, since these devices will not be able to resist the size of the next updates of the application.

As you well know, the instant messaging app has been receiving new features in recent months. These patches require mobile devices to have at least Android 4.0.3 or iOS 9. Do you want to know if your phone is on this blacklist? Here we share the list with you.

WhatsApp will not work on these Android and iPhone phones


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


  • Xperia M.


  • Ascend G740
  • Ascend Mate
  • Ascend D2


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


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


  • Archos 53 Platinum
  • HTC Desire 500
  • Caterpillar Cat B15
  • Wiko Cink Five
  • Wiko Darknight
  • Lenovo A820
  • UMi X2
  • Faea F1
  • THL W8


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