Millions of phones lose WhatsApp as of January 1
Millions of phones lose WhatsApp as of January 1

Some say 2020 is coming to an end: Some old Android and iOS smartphones will not be supported by WhatsApp on Facebook.

As of January 1, 2021, WhatsApp users who use the app on iPhone 4 phones or older iPhones and older Android devices will not be able to properly use the app.

Facebook's messaging platform no longer supports Apple's iOS 2015 operating system.

If the devices of non-Apple users are still running Android 4.0.3, which was released by Google 4 in 2011, their device will also be affected; B. HTC Desire, LG Optimus Black, Motorola Droid Razr, and Samsung Galaxy S2.

iOS 9 is the latest software update that iPhone 4 can get, while the latest model can be updated to the latest version as Apple released iOS 14 in September 2020.

You can upgrade to higher models, for example: iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S to make WhatsApp work normally on the phone

Ending outdated hardware support is a common strategy for application developers with the goal of freeing up resources for most users with more modern hardware to focus on product improvements. .

However, with two billion users, WhatsApp is one of the most popular apps in the world and popular around the world, especially where cheap and old smartphones are still popular.

Users concerned about not being able to access WhatsApp should check their phone settings to see if they are using iOS 9 or Android 4.0.3.

For mobile phones that cannot be updated to the latest OS, the app will stop operating normally before the start of 2021.

WhatsApp's support page recommends that users use the latest version of the operating system in order to take advantage of all the features.

According to reports, WhatsApp has ended support for smartphones running iOS 8 or earlier and Android phones with 2.3.7 or earlier last year.

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