Whatsapp Will Stop Its Services on These Smartphones From 2021

WhatsApp is a free, multiplatform messaging app that lets you make video and voice calls, send text messages, and more — all with just a Wi-Fi or data connection.

WhatsApp is getting a new update soon in January 2021 that will prevent the messaging app from working on millions of phones. According to a report by Independent, older Android, and iPhone devices will not support the latest version of the app. This will force owners to update the mobile operating system or buy a new device. The report adds that any iPhone that is not running iOS 9 or newer, and any other smartphone, not running at least Android 4.0.3, will not be able to operate the Facebook-owned app.

Android Smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S2, LG Optimus Black, and HTC Desire will lose WhatsApp support. iPhone models up to iPhone 4 will not be able to run WhatsApp anymore. However, even though iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6S were all released before iOS 9, they can still update their operating system.  It is to be noted that WhatsApp will also End its services to all old models released before 2010.

Phones that will lose WhatsApp support from 1 January 2021 include:

  • Samsung Galaxy S2
  • Apple iPhone 1
  • Apple iPhone 2
  • Apple iPhone 3
  • Apple iPhone 4
  • HTC Desire
  • LG Optimus Black
  • Motorola Droid Razr
  • Android devices released before 2010


Devices that will need to update to iOS 9 or higher or Android OS 4.0.3 include:

  • Apple iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6S
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 and newer
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
  • HTC Sensation
  • HTC Thunderbolt
  • LG Lucid
  • Motorola Droid 4
  • Sony Xperia Pro and newer

WhatsApp Services remains the same on other models (not mentioned in the above list) and will continue getting updates.

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