About 53 phone models over the next few days are facing a complete shutdown of the WhatsApp application, and access to messaging, photo and video sharing services will be blocked in the platform.
WhatsApp services will stop working on November 1.
The platform, which is used by nearly two billion people around the world, updates its operating systems every year.
Smartphones will stop supporting WhatsApp if their operating systems are too old, and for Android phone users, WhatsApp will stop working on models with Android 4.0.4 or older.
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 1.
People who use three specific iPhone models will have to make sure their phones are up to date or risk losing access to WhatsApp.
In this regard, Express has compiled a list of all affected models.
Galaxy Trend Lite
Galaxy Trend II
Galaxy S3 mini
Galaxy Xcover 2
Galaxy Ace 2
Optimus L3 II Dual
Best L5 II
Optimus L5 Dual
Best L3 II
Optimus L7 II Dual
Best L7 II
Optimus F6, Enact
Optimus L4 II Dual
Best L4 II
Best L2 II
Optimus Nitro HD
Optimus 4X HD
Grand X Quad V987
Xperia Neo L
Xperia Arc S
Ascend D Quad XL
Ascend D1 Quad XL
Ascend P1 S
Archos 53 Platinum
HTC Desire 500
Caterpillar Cat B15
Wiko Cink Five
– iPhone SE
– iPhone 6S
– iPhone 6S Plus
People who own an Android phone and want to continue using WhatsApp after November 1 can update it by following several steps.
How to update your Android phone to the latest operating system
First, they will need to connect their device to a reliable wifi signal, after that, open the settings tab and select “About phone”, which should have the option to “check for updates” when a new operating system 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.