WhatsApp Will Be Blocked On Millions of iPhones and Androids Today

Millions of phones are about to be prohibited from using WhatsApp.

The November 1 deadline for the ban has arrived, designed to lock some iPhones and Android phones out of the chat application forever.
Users who really are affected by the block must either upgrade their software or purchase a new phone.
It’s possible that your smartphone is just too old to update so you’ll have to upgrade.

It is expected that more than 50 different smartphone models would be affected. The deadline for making these changes is November 1, after which WhatsApp will no longer sustain certain models. You’ll need Android 4.1 or later unless you’re an Android user. You’ll still need iOS 10 or later when you’re an iPhone user.

On the Android side, it means that plenty of popular phones, like the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Huawei Ascend Mate, will be blocked out. If you already have an iPhone 4 or older, you will lose access to Apple.
If you’ve not updated your iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, or iPhone SE (2016), you probably wouldn’t be able to until you do.

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This really is attributable to the fact that they launched on iOS 9. You can, nevertheless, update all three models to iOS 15 – a most recent version – and preserve WhatsApp access. Companies drop support for outdated devices on a regular basis.

For Gmail, YouTube, and Google Maps, Google did just that with outdated Android phones. It’s sometimes because it’s simply not cost-effective to keep apps running on old iOS or Android versions.

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Using outdated software can also present a severe security risk, so it’s essential to update, or upgrading if you can’t, as fast as possible.

Here are 52 of the devices that are affected. It’s worth noting that some of these phones may still be able to be updated in order to regain access.

  1. Galaxy Trend Lite
  2. Galaxy Trend II
  3. Galaxy SII
  4. Galaxy S3 mini
  5. Galaxy Xcover 2
  6. Galaxy Core
  7. Galaxy Ace 2
  8. Lucid 2
  9. Optimus F7
  10. Optimus F5
  11. Optimus L3 II Dual
  12. Optimus F5
  13. Optimus L5
  14. Best L5 II
  15. Optimus L5 Dual
  16. Best L3 II
  17. Optimus L7
  18. Optimus L7 II Dual
  19. Best L7 II
  20. Optimus F6, Enact
  21. Optimus L4 II Dual
  22. Optimus F3
  23. Best L4 II
  24. Best L2 II
  25. Optimus Nitro HD
  26. Optimus 4X HD
  27. Optimus F3Q
  28. ZTE V956
  29. Grand X Quad V987
  30. Grand Memo
  31. Xperia Miro
  32. Xperia Neo L
  33. Xperia Arc S
  34. Alcatel
  35. Ascend G740
  36. Ascend Mate
  37. Ascend D Quad XL
  38. Ascend D1 Quad XL
  39. Ascend P1 S
  40. Ascend D2
  41. Archos 53 Platinum
  42. HTC Desire 500
  43. Caterpillar Cat B15
  44. Wiko Cink Five
  45. Wiko Darknight
  46. Lenovo A820
  47. UMi X2
  48. Run F1
  49. THL W8
  50. iPhone SE
  51. iPhone 6S
  52. iPhone 6S Plus

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