Bisnis.com, JAKARTA – WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging applications. Many Android and iOS users use WhatsApp to connect with family, partners, relatives, and even co-workers.
Not only connected via text messages, users can also use WhatsApp for voice and video calls. However, if you are using Android and iOS devices with older versions of the operating system, then WhatsApp cannot be used anymore.
In general, these are Android phones running Android 4.0.3 or lower, and Apple iPhones running iOS 9 or earlier.
For Android users, if the device is compatible with the operating system upgrade and it hasn’t been done yet, then you can still use WhatsApp. This is the way you need to do an operating system update.
You can simply open the ‘Settings’ app and click on ‘About Phone’ to see the currently running Android version. If there is an update option available, press it to continue using WhatsApp.
List of smartphone models that can no longer use WhatsApp
Samsung smartphones that no longer support WhatsApp are the Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy SII, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core, and Galaxy Ace 2.
LG smartphones that no longer support WhatsApp are LG Lucid 2, LG Optimus F7, LG Optimus F5, Optimus L3 II Dual, Optimus F5, Optimus L5, Optimus L5 II, Optimus L5 Dual, Optimus L3 II, Optimus L7, Optimus L7 II Dual , Optimus L7 II, Optimus F6, Enact , Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus F3, Optimus L4 II, Optimus L2 II, Optimus Nitro HD and 4X HD, and Optimus F3Q.
- ZTE V956
The ZTE V956 smartphones that no longer support WhatsApp are the ZTE Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987, and ZTE Grand Memo.
Huawei smartphones that no longer support WhatsApp are the Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S, and Ascend D2.
Apple iPhones that no longer support WhatsApp are the first generation iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, and iPhone 6S.
- Other phones
Other smartphones that no longer support WhatsApp are the Sony Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L, and Xperia Arc S. In addition, there are also Alcatel, Archos 53 Platinum, HTC Desire 500, Caterpillar Cat B15, Wiko Cink Five, and Wiko Darknight, Lenovo A820 UMi X2, Run F1, THL W8.
The smartphone users mentioned above have no other choice but to buy a newer smartphone, or use another messaging app. Smartphones will stop getting security updates, new features, which will gradually cause the WhatsApp app to shut down.
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