Emerging reports have revealed that WhatsApp will stop working for some iPhones as well as Android smartphones from January 1, 2021.
IN NIGERIA it has been reported that there are some Android and iOS phones that the app may not be able to manage as the company will withdraw support for older versions of OS from next year.
According to the information collected in the WhatsApp FAQ section, WhatsApp is only compatible with phones running the Android 4.0.3 operating system or later, as well as iPhones running on iOS 9 and later.
All iPhone models up to and including the iPhone 4 will lose support for the messaging platform within the next few days.
The iPhone models include the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5S, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6S.
Similarly, Android, devices like HTC Desire, Motorola Droid Razr, LG Optimus Black and the Samsung Galaxy S2, will lose WhatsApp support if 2020 ends.
The instant messaging platform keeps the app running for certain phones with KaiOS 2.5.1 OS or later, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2.
To check which operating system an iPhone is using, go to the Settings menu, and then to the General and Information option, the software and the users can see that the operating system is using that particular iPhone.
Android users can go to Settings, then About Phone to see which Android version their smartphone is working on.
These phones will lose WhatsApp support from January 1, 2021:
· Apple iPhone 1-4
· Samsung Galaxy S2
· HTC Desire
· LG Optimus Black
· Motorola Droid Razr
· Any Android released before 2010
These phones need to be updated to at least iOS 9 or Android OS 4.0.3:
· 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