In a few days, the popular messaging app WhatsApp will stop working on more than 50 phone models, blocking access to the platform’s messaging, photo and video sharing services.
On November 1, smartphones will stop supporting WhatsApp if their operating systems are too old, as the platform – which is used by about two billion people around the world – updates its operating systems every yea
This is a list of all affected models, according to what was reported and according to the “Express” website.
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.
3 models of iPhone
People who use three specific iPhone models will also have to make sure their phones are up to date or risk losing access to WhatsApp.
Also, without an update, these specific Android models will stop supporting the app after November 1, and you must follow several steps to access WhatsApp.
Android update steps
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” option.
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 toggles “Download iOS updates” and “Install iOS updates.”
Clicking it will allow automatic updates, but some changes may require manual installation