Are you among those who are using old smartphones? If you also love to use WhatsApp then this is the time to change your smartphone. WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, is one of the widely used messaging apps. With the end of 2020 near, it has also announced to end its support on some of the old and outdated smartphones. These include some models of Android phones and IOS phones.
Which of the iPhones and Android models will not support WhatsApp?
For iPhone users, all the iPhone models up to iPhone 4 will soon lose WhatsApp support for their phone. To enjoy the latest version of WhatsApp the users will have to update their phones. WhatsApp for iPhones requires IOS 9 or later versions. People who want to use unlimited WhatsApp service on their phones with iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, 5S, 6, and 6S will have to update their operating system to iOS 9.
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Similarly, for all the Android users, WhatsApp will only work on Android 4.0.3 or the latest version. Reports claim that very soon WhatsApp will stop working on the Android version that is earlier than 4.0.3.
Can I use WhatsApp on old phones with updated software?
Only some users can continue using their WhatsApp account on their older smartphone models because if they get their android version updated. Most importantly is not possible and the only solution is to get a new smartphone with an updated version.
How to check the operating system of your smartphone?
You can easily find out the operating system your phone is running on. The method is simple.
For Android users
For Android users, go to the “settings” option from your smartphone and move to “About Phone”. Here you can see which “Android version” your smartphone is running on.
For iOS users
For iPhone users; go to setting> General > Information; here you can find the software version your iPhone is running on.
After finding out the version, all you have to do is to get your smartphone updated with the new version or simply buy a new smartphone.
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