For next year WhatsApp will only work on those phones that use iOS 9 or Android 4.0.3 at least With each change of the year, the WhatsApp instant messaging service will stop working on some Android phones and iPhones due to security updates and the various changes and improvements that are usually incorporated into the different applications for Google and Apple devices. For this reason, the company announced the minimum requirements for chat to work in 2021
In the case of Android, it is very simple: to use WhatsApp you must have a smartphone with a version 4.0.3 or later of the operating system . For its part, for Apple users, WhatsApp requires that phones have at least iOS 9 as the operating system version . These will be the Apple phones that can be used with WhatsApp in 2021 :
- Iphone 4s
- iPhone 5
- Iphone 5c
- Iphone 5s
- iPhone 6 Plus
All iPhone models with later versions of iOS 9
Apart from iPhone and Android phones, in 2021 WhatsApp will only be supported on cell phones with KaiOS 2.5.1 or later operating system, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2 devices.
On which phones will WhatsApp stop working
WhatsApp will stop working on iPhone 4 as it cannot be updated to iOS 9, the minimum requirement for mobile chat. Regarding Android phones, the Samsung Galaxy S2, Motorola Droid Razr, LG Optimus Black and HTC Desire models cannot be used for mobile chat, as they have an unsupported version of Android, prior to version 4.0.3.