These cell phones will not have WhatsApp from September 30

Cell phones that will no longer be able to use WhatsApp from September 30. (photo: TheNews)

Currently, WhatsApp not only one of instant messaging services most used in the world, but also one of the Applications most downloaded. Over 5 billion downloads on Google Play Store and 3 million in app store make it one of the most outstanding apps.

One of the secrets of its success is that the constant updates, although it seems an advantage, also cause the end of support for some mobile devices, as will happen from September 30.

And this app has almost become an essential means of communication. At first, WhatsApp only offered to send and receive SMS, but over time and various updates, features such as Status and the ability to join groups of up to 512 members were introduced.

However, the improvements made require more performance than the smart phonesso it is normal that many mobile phone models lag behind and cannot be upgraded, mainly because the operating system It is outdated.

Therefore, Goal has published a list of mobile phones that as of September 30 will no longer be compatible with the messaging application and include devices with operating systems Android and iOS.

WhatsApp logo is seen in this illustration taken, August 22, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration
Whatsapp logo is seen in this illustration taken, August 22, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration (DADO RUVIC/)

Which cell phones will stop having WhatsApp as of September 30

Devices with a lagging operating system, and that are no longer compatible with recent versions, will be left without WhatsApp. Specifically, for Android it would be a mobile with version 4.0.1 or lowerand for Apple, a phone with iOS 12 or lower.

Smartphones from popular brands like Samsung, LG, Lenovo, Huawei and Apple will stop receiving WhatsApp updates. The list goes up to 41 devicesamong which are:


-Huawei Ascend D2

-Huawei Ascend Mate

-Huawei Ascend G740


-LG Lucid 2LG Optimus F7

– LG Optimus L3 II Dual

-LG Optimus F5

-LG Optimus L5II

– LG Optimus L5 II Dual

-LG Optimus L3II

– LG Optimus L7 II Dual

-LG Optimus L7II

-LG Optimus F6LG Enact

– LG Optimus L4 II Dual

-LG Optimus F3

-LG Optimus L4II

-LG Optimus L2II

-LG Optimus F3Q


-Samsung Galaxy Ace 2

-Samsung Galaxy Core

-Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite

-Samsung Galaxy Trend II

– Samsung Galaxy s3 Mini

-Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2


– iPhone SE

– iPhone 6S

-iPhone 6S Plus

Other brands

– Archos 53 Platinum

-HTC Desire 500

-Caterpillar Cat B15

Sony Xperia M

-Wiko Five Five

-Wiko Darknight

– ZTE Grand S Flex

-Lenovo A820

– ZTE V956 – UMi X2

– Faea F1THL W8

– ZTE Grand X Quad v987

– ZTE Grand Memo

It should be noted that all these models have in common that They were launched on the market more than 10 years ago. And while WhatsApp is not immediately unusable, it is advisable to switch to another application or use devices with a recent operating system, especially to avoid security issues because the more outdated, the greater the risk of facing a computer attack.

The updates that the main messaging application makes periodically force many cell phone series to run out of the WhatsApp service. Therefore, devices released more than 10 years ago will no longer be compatible with the app.


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