List Of All Phones That Will Not Support WhatsApp From November 2021

Not long ago, we all saw and read the news about how WhatsApp has shared a list of devices that will no longer support the WhatsApp messaging app starting November 1, 2021. In general, these will be Android phones that are running on Android 4.0. 3 or lower, and Apple iPhones that are running on iOS 9 or older.

The WhatsApp platform allows users to send text messages and voice messages, makes voice and video calls, and shares images, documents, user locations, and other content as ascribed to by the user.


The popular instant messaging app would disallow some phones from their systems? You may be affected by the changes that are coming in as a number of phones won’t be available in the collections of the platform. Remember both Android and iOS are affected so check out if you’re affected.

Keep reading more as we shall brief you on the list of all smartphones that will not support the use of WhatsApp as mobile application anymore from November 2021.

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All Phones That Would Not Support WhatsApp

Samsung Category

Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite, Samsung Galaxy Trend II, Samsung Galaxy SII, Samsung Galaxy S3 mini, Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core, and Galaxy Ace 2.

Apple Category

The iPhone SE, 6S, and 6S Plus.


The LG Lucid 2, Optimus F7, Optimus F5, Optimus L3 II Dual, Optimus F5, Optimus L5, Optimus L5 II, Optimus L5 Dual, Optimus L3 II, Optimus L7, Optimus L7 II Dual, Optimus L7 II, Optimus F6, Enact , Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus F3, Optimus L4 II, Optimus L2 II, Optimus Nitro HD and 4X HD, and Optimus F3Q.


The ZTE Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987, and Grand Memo.

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The Huawei Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S, and Ascend D2.


The Sony Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L, Xperia Arc S.

Other phones are

The Alcatel One Touch Evo 7, Archos 53 Platinum, HTC Desire 500, Caterpillar Cat B15, Wiko Cink Five, Wiko Darknight, Lenovo A820, UMi X2, and THL W8

Basically, the ground rule is that people who are using phones that are older than 2011, then they should upgrade to continue using WhatsApp.

What can old phone users do?

WhatsApp users affected by the new move have no option other than to upgrade to a supported phone. The customers can also check which version of Android you are using from your phone’s Settings menu. The same steps are true about the Apple phones for iPhone users.

How do you protect your chat and data from being lost

In order to protect data from being lost, affected phone owners and WhatsApp users can begin backing up their data. iPhone users can do this on iCloud while Android users log on to their Google Drives.

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The cut-off date is November 1, 2021, remember.

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