Bad news for WhatsApp users: From November 1, 2021, the messenger service will no longer work on some smartphones. Around 43 cell phones are affected – including popular iPhone models. Here you can find out whether you can continue to use the app.
In a major development, Facebook-owned popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp will reportedly stop working for some smartphones starting November 1, 2021.
Whatsapp New Update
WhatsApp is discontinuing support for certain operating system versions. Support for all Android phones with version 4.0.4 or older and iOS versions up to and including iOS 9.3.7 will end on November 1, 2021. New Whatsapp accounts can then no longer be created and existing ones cannot be verified again, the company announced.
On the one hand, they fear a lack of security updates for old software. On the other hand, this means that new functions do not have to be tested beforehand on an unmanageable number of operating system versions. This means that it is regularly “mucked out”.
Older models of iPhones are also affected. For example, iPhone 4S or older devices lose access to Whatsapp on November 1st. The reason for this is that iOS 10 can no longer be installed on these devices. This operating system is necessary if you want to continue using WhatsApp in the future.
Why is Whatsapp Stopping Support?
The reason for this is supposed to be that the developers fear that the current old software on older smartphones will no longer be updated, which could affect security. Therefore, users of older devices must expect that Whatsapp Messenger will no longer run in full.
WhatsApp recommends switching to a device that supports at least Android 4.1 or iOS 10. It is not important which OS was installed on the device at the beginning, but whether it currently still supports the above. At Apple this is every device since the iPhone 5.