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WhatsApp to block millions of phones using service without update. Here’s the list

Users will have to either update your device or upgrade your device!

WhatsApp to block millions of phones using service without update. Here's the list

WhatsApp is about to block millions of devices, which will take effect on Monday, November 1, 2021.

WhatsApp will no longer able to be used by some running older versions. Users of both Apple and Android are being advised to update their operating systems before the November 1 deadline in order to continue using the popular messaging app.

After the deadline, WhatsApp will be blocked on smartphones that have not been upgraded to a specific level, since they will no longer be able to support the popular messaging app on outdated devices.

Here’s the list

There are over 40 different phones are affected by the changes this time, reported by Nottingham Post.

Smartphone models involved are:

Galaxy Trend Lite

Galaxy Trend II

Galaxy SII

Galaxy S3 mini

Galaxy Xcover 2

Galaxy Core

Galaxy Ace 2

Lucid 2

Optimus F7

Optimus F5

Optimus L3 II Dual

Optimus F5

Optimus L5

Best L5 II

Optimus L5 Dual

Best L3 II

Optimus L7

Optimus L7 II Dual

Best L7 II

Optimus F6, Enact

Optimus L4 II Dual

Optimus F3

Best L4 II

Best L2 II

Optimus Nitro HD

Optimus 4X HD

Optimus F3Q

ZTE V956

Grand X Quad V987

Grand Memo

Xperia Miro

Xperia Neo L

Xperia Arc S

Alcatel

Ascend G740

Ascend Mate

Ascend D Quad XL

Ascend D1 Quad XL

Ascend P1 S

Ascend D2

Archos 53 Platinum

HTC Desire 500

Caterpillar Cat B15

Wiko Cink Five

Wiko Darknight

Lenovo A820

UMi X2

Run F1

THL W8

iPhone SE

iPhone 6S

iPhone 6S Plus


This appears to be unusual for the widely used messenger app. Users will now have to either update their operating system or, if their devices are outdated and therefore unable to run the required OS for the app, they must upgrade their device to utilize WhatsApp Messenger.

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