WhatsApp has stopped supporting iOS 10 and iOS 11 devices
WhatsApp has stopped supporting iOS 10 and iOS 11 devices


WhatsApp plans to end support for some iOS devices soon, as the messaging app will no longer work on iPhones running iOS 10 and iOS 11 by the end of the year.

Several users of the app reported plans to end support for iOS 10 and iOS 11 late last year, but that didn't happen.

According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is now warning iPhone users running iOS 10 or iOS 11 that they must update their iPhone to continue using the app after October 24.

The platform has generally dropped support for certain versions of Android and iOS to allow the company to offer certain features that might not work on older operating systems.

The official WhatsApp Help Center lists iOS 12 and later as the supported and recommended operating system.

A note in the middle reads: Update to the latest version of iOS to continue using WhatsApp. The app will not support this version of iOS after October 24, 2022. Go to Settings > General and tap Software Update to select the latest iOS version.

iPhones affected by WhatsApp decision

If you are wondering which devices are currently running iOS 10 and iOS 11, they are iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c.

With that in mind, users of these iPhones will not be able to use the app from October.

Users of the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, or iPhone 6s running iOS 12 don't have to worry, and the company continues to support them for now.

In the WhatsApp Help Center, the company said that iPhone users need iOS 12 or later to continue using the app. For example, Android users need Android 4.1 or later. Updating to the latest iOS version also allows you to take advantage of the latest security patches.

Although WhatsApp no ​​longer supports these phones. But there are still two weeks until WWDC 2022, when Apple is expected to release iOS 16.

The operating system is rumored not to work on the original iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE devices.


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