WhatsApp stops working on these cell phones in the next few days

WhatsApp, the most widely used messaging service in the world, is constantly being updated with increasingly robust versions for operating systems Android e iOS. But at the same time, the new features that are beginning to be included in the most sophisticated mobile devices they end up relegating the oldest, like those that will be without service in the coming days.

From the Meta company they recently reported that the phones with iOS 9 or earlier and Android 4.04 (IceCream) will not be able to continue using the messaging service beyond March, according to the messenger’s support page.

It should be remembered that WhatsApp is not automatically deleted from phones, but it stops receiving updates for these operating systems that were released between 2012 and 2015, in the case of Apple software.

According to what they reported from the application on the messenger’s support page, these are the iOS and Android phones that will be without updates from this month:

Samsung Galaxy S3. Photo: AFP.

Samsung: Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core, Galaxy Ace 2.

Sony: Xperia M.

Huawei Ascend G740. Huawei Ascend G740.

Huawei: Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D2.

LG: Lucid 2, Optimus Prime F7, Optimus F5, Optimus L3 II Dual, Optimus Prime F5, Optimus L5 II, Optimus L5 Dual, Optimus L3 II, Optimus L7 II Dual, Optimus L7 II, Optimus Prime F6, Enact, Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus Prime F3 , Optimus L4 II, Optimus L2 II, Optimus Prime F3Q.

ZTE: Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987, Grand Memo.

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

Los iPhone 6S. Foto: Bloomberg Los iPhone 6S. Foto: Bloomberg

For the apple cell phones, iPhone 4 and earlier models will not be compatible with WhatsApp. 4S, 5, 5S, 5C, 6 and 6S models will need to update their operating system to iOS 9 or later to continue using WhatsApp.

In the case of the 6S, 6S Plus and the first generation iPhone SE, they are the last to support the latest version of the recently released iOS 14.

How to know what is the operating system of your cell phone

For those who still doubt whether they can continue using WhatsApp on the cell phone, they should check the version from the configuration menu. To find out, iPhone users can go to Settings > General > Aboutto find out the iOS version.

Instead, Android users can go to Setting and the option About of the phone (which is probably at the end of the section) to see what version of Android your smartphone is running.

Why WhatsApp stops providing service

As much as it sounds exclusive, this type of update that is usually distributed by the messaging service is given to avoid device problems and especially not to allow them to become an easy target for cyber criminals.

Older versions of operating systems do not have more security updates, so they are easier to exploit. That is the reason behind leaving WhatsApp support unsupported for certain devices.

This does not mean that the app stops working immediately, but it is not recommended to continue using it due to the dangers to which we are exposed.

By Editor

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