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List of devices with which WhatsApp cancels cooperation

The popular WhatsApp application has decided to partially sort out devices that it will no longer support. The Trak portal states that there will be more than 30 smartphone models of various brands on the list of unsupported devices.

What is the reason for the end of support for smartphones and the WhatsApp application?

The constant updating and improvement of the WhatsApp application gradually leads to the fact that older devices with the Android operating system as well as iOS will have a problem with the functionality of the application. WhatsApp developers have published a list of smartphones that has been in force since January 2022.

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So far, the end of smartphone support is focused only on Brazil, where there are more than 100 million users. So other countries can breathe for the time being, but it is quite likely that we will soon see support for old equipment around the world.

List of unsupported Android devices

Here is the current list of devices that can expect WhatsApp to shut down and support:

  • Archos 53 Platinum
  • HTC Desire 500
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend II
  • Mini Samsung Galaxy S3
  • Caterpillar Cat B15
  • Sony Xperia M
  • THL W8
  • Zte Grand x Quad v987
  • ZTE Grand Memo
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
  • LG Lucid 2
  • LG Optimus F7
  • LG Optimus L3 II Dual
  • LG Optimus F5
  • LG Optimus L5 II
  • LG Optimus L5 II Dual
  • LG Optimus L3 II
  • LG Optimus L7 II Dual
  • LG Optimus L7 II
  • LG Optimus F6
  • LG Act
  • LG Optimus L4 II Dual
  • LG Optimus F3
  • LG Optimus L4 II
  • LG Optimus L2 II
  • LG Optimus F3Q
  • Vico Sync Five
  • Vico Darkknight
  • Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2
  • Huawei Ascend G740
  • ZTE Grand S Flex
  • Lenovo A820
  • Huawei Ascend Mate
  • ZTE V956 – UMI X2
  • Huawei Ascend D2
  • Samsung Galaxy Core
  • Faea F1

IOS devices

As we mentioned above, the decommissioning will also apply to the following iOS smartphones:

  • Apple iPhone SE (16GB, 32GB, 64GB)
  • Apple iPhone 6S (16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB)
  • Apple iPhone 6S Plus (16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128 GB)

No further information about the change has been released yet, but we recommend that you follow the updates of WhatsApp and your operating system if your smartphone is on the list.

If you are no longer able to download the latest update to WhatsApp, it is quite likely to end the cooperation with the given device. In this case, we recommend replacing the device with a newer model.

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