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WhatsApp Will No Longer Be Supported on These Devices: Is Your Phone on the List?

WhatsApp Will No Longer Be Supported on These Devices: Is Your Phone on the List?

WhatsApp will no longer be supported on 50 devices this year, including the Apple iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C. Other devices on the list include those from Samsung, Huawei, LG, Sony, Lenovo, and ZTE. These phones have not been updated in a while, and as a result, WhatsApp will no longer be able to run on them.

In order to continue using WhatsApp, users of these devices will need to either upgrade to a newer phone or update the operating system to a version that is supported by WhatsApp, such as Android 5.0 Lollipop or iOS 12. It should be noted that WhatsApp’s FAQ states that support is available for Android phones with 4.1 and newer operating systems, but at the end of this year, WhatsApp will stop working on most phones with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Many entry-level and mid-range smartphones are included on this list.



  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5c



  • Archos 53 Platinum



  • ZTE Grand S Flex
  • ZTE Grand X Quad V987
  • ZTE Memo V956



  • HTC Desire 500



  • Huawei Ascend D
  • Huawei Ascend D1
  • Huawei Ascend D2
  • Huawei Ascend G740
  • Huawei Ascend Mate
  • Huawei Ascend P1
  • Huawei Ascend D quad XL



  • Lenovo A820



  • LG Enact
  • LG Lucid 2
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
  • LG Optimus F3
  • LG Optimus F3Q
  • LG Optimus F5
  • LG Optimus F6
  • LG Optimus F7
  • LG Optimus L2 II
  • LG Optimus L3 II
  • LG Optimus L3 II Dual
  • LG Optimus L4 II
  • LG Optimus L4 II Dual
  • LG Optimus L5
  • LG Optimus L5 Dual
  • LG Optimus L5 II
  • LG Optimus L7
  • LG Optimus L7 II
  • LG Optimus L7 II Dual
  • LG Optimus Nitro HD



  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Core
  • Samsung Galaxy S2
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 mini
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend II
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2



  • Sony Xperia Arc S
  • Sony Xperia miro
  • Sony Xperia Neo L



  • Wiko Cink Five
  • Wiko Darknight ZT


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