WhatsApp stops working on some mobile phones. Is yours among them?

  • WhatsApp will end support for some devices on October 24, 2022
  • This is due to outdated security on Android and iOS operating systems
  • On which phones will popular chat applications stop working?


WhatsApp is one of the most popular chat platforms in the world, but unfortunately, as every year, it will no longer work on some older devices. So be careful not to suddenly find out that you can’t suddenly communicate with your friends or family.

Why does WhatsApp end up on some devices?

The reason it ends WhatsApp on older devices, there is no hardware, meaning that the phones have, for example, poorer performance or some other obstacle, but it is only about security related to operating systems.

The device manufacturers only update their models for a few years and then it’s just over – not only that you don’t get a new Android or iOS, but also security fixes. And WhatsApp doesn’t want to risk that.

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The support will end on October 24, 2022

How now states server WABetaInfothe next stop occurs on October 24, 2022. WhatsApp support will end on iOS 10 and iOS 11 operating systemsso you will need to have a device with iOS 12 and later. What does this mean and how big will it be for the user?

If you own an iPhone 5 or iPhone 5c, you will have to switch to a newer device, because these two models ended up with iOS 11 and did not receive or receive another update from Apple.

In the case of the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, or iPhone 6S, you will then need to upgrade to iOS 12, because WhatsApp will no longer work on older versions of Apple’s system.

WhatsApp and end of support for iOS 10 and iOS 11

WhatsApp and end of support for iOS 10 and iOS 11 | photo: WABetaInfo

Nothing has changed for Android yet

In addition, the Android operating system has not yet been decided. Current support for WhatsApp is here on Android 4.1 and changed a year ago, so it will probably be time to move to newer standards by the end of this year, thus cutting off older versions of the platform from Google.

All users affected by the end of WhatsApp support should receive a notification prompting them to upgrade to a newer version of the system.

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