WhatsApp will not run on these smartphones from January 1

London: WhatsApp, the leading messaging, audio and video call app, will be shut down on millions of phones from January 1, 2021, or a new version of the smartphone’s operating system will be needed to fix it.

But the bad news is that there are old Apple and Android phones that have no choice but to give up and buy a new phone. Such phones are still used in large numbers around the world, but first let’s mention the old operating systems.

If an iPhone doesn’t run on iOS 9 or later, or your Android phone lags behind at least version 4.0.3, ie Ice Cream Sandwich, WhatsApp may refuse to open. This literally means that WhatsApp will be shut down on iPhone 4 and all models below it as it will not be able to reach iOS 9 even after their iOS upgrade.
On the other hand, smartphone models like iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S were sold before the release of iOS 9, but they have the potential for software updates. ۔ That’s why you should update your phone today.

On the other hand, Android phones will be affected in large numbers as they are popular all over the world due to their low price. With the launch of Samsung Galaxy S2, HTC Desire, and LG Optimus Black WhatsApp on January 2021, Will be unable to

Currently, there are more than two billion WhatsApp users in the world and the majority of them will not lose this feature, but WhatsApp may be closed on the following phones:

Apple iPhone, One to Four models

Samsung Galaxy S2

HTC Desire

LG Optimus Black

Motorola Droid Laser

Any Android phone released before 2010

Below are the names of the smartphones that need to be updated to at least iOS 9 or Android OS 4.0.3 version:

Apple iPhone 4S

IPhone 5

IPhone 5S

IPhone 6

IPhone 6S

Samsung Galaxy S3 or later

Samsung Galaxy Note

HTC Sensation

HTC Thunderbolt

Motorola Droid

Sony Xperia Pro

However, WhatsApp has also introduced some privacy requirements that must be accepted.

Naeem Ur Rehman

Pakistan's youngest blogger and the CEO of He is currently the student of BS Environmental Sciences at University of the Punjab, Lahore. He is also working as a senior advisor to, Mukaalma, and Pylon TV.

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