The list of “Android” and “iPhone” phones that will stop supporting “WhatsApp” has been revealed in early November!

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WhatsApp will soon stop working on more than 50 phone models, blocking access to the platform’s messaging and photo and video sharing services.

WhatsApp will stop working on 53 phone models over the next few weeks. The platform – used by nearly two billion people around the world – updates its operating systems every year.

Phones struggling to keep up with the upcoming change due on November 1 face a complete shutdown of WhatsApp.

In this regard, Express has compiled a list of all affected models.

Smartphones will stop supporting WhatsApp if their operating systems are too old. For Android phone users, WhatsApp will stop working on models with Android 4.0.4 or earlier.

iPhones will stop running the app if they have iOS 9 or earlier versions of the software.

Without an update, these specific Android models will stop supporting the app after November 1st:

Galaxy Trend Lite
Galaxy Trend II
Galaxy SII
Galaxy S3 mini
Galaxy Xcover 2
Galaxy Core
Galaxy Ace 2
Lucid 2
Optimus F7
Optimus F5
Optimus L3 II Dual
Optimus F5
Optimus L5
Best L5 II
Optimus L5 Dual
Best L3 II
Optimus L7
Optimus L7 II Dual
Best L7 II
Optimus F6, Enact
Optimus L4 II Dual
Optimus F3
Best L4 II
Best L2 II
Optimus Nitro HD
Optimus 4X HD
Optimus F3Q
ZTE V956
Grand X Quad V987
Grand Memo
Xperia Miro
Xperia Neo L
Xperia Arc S
Alcatel
Ascend G740
Ascend Mate
Ascend D Quad XL
Ascend D1 Quad XL
Ascend P1 S
Ascend D2
Archos 53 Platinum
HTC Desire 500
Caterpillar Cat B15
Wiko Cink Five
Wiko Darknight
Lenovo A820
UMi X2
Run F1
THL W8

People who use three specific iPhone models will have to make sure their phones are up to date or risk losing access to WhatsApp. They include:

• iPhone SE

• iPhone 6S

• iPhone 6S Plus

How to update an Android phone to the latest operating system

People who own an Android phone and want to continue using WhatsApp after November 1, can update it by following several steps.

First, they will need to connect their devices to a reliable wifi signal.

Next, open the Settings tab and select About Phone, which should have the option to “Check for Updates” when a new OS is available.

All they have to do is click on the “Install now” or “Install overnight” option.

How to update iPhone to the latest operating system

Updating an iPhone is quite simple, but people need to keep their phones plugged in.

Users need to open the Settings tab, then click General and Software Update.

They may have more than one option available, from which they can choose or install together.

iPhones also come with an option to allow automatic updates. This option can be found by reopening the “Software Update” tab in Settings.

They can turn on automatic updates by clicking on the option there and selecting the “Download iOS updates” and “Install iOS updates” toggles.

Clicking it will allow automatic updates, but some changes may require manual installation.

Source: Express

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