List of phones that will lose WhatsApp support from January 1 [Full List]


A report by The Nation reaffirmed that the favored immediate messaging app, WhatsApp would cease working for some iPhones in addition to Android smartphones beginning January 1, 2021.

The data on the WhatsApp FAQ part reveals that WhatsApp would solely be suitable with phones working the Android 4.0.3 working system or newer in addition to iPhones working on iOS 9 and newer.


The report emphasised that all iPhone fashions as much as the iPhone 4 will lose support for the messaging platform within the subsequent few days. iPhone fashions together with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6S will be affected.

It additional said that for Android, gadgets together with HTC Want, Motorola Droid Razr, LG Optimus Black, and the Samsung Galaxy S2 will lose WhatsApp support as 2020 ends.

The report famous that WhatsApp would maintain the app working for choose phones with KaiOS 2.5.1 OS or newer, together with JioPhone and JioPhone 2.

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Primarily based on the report, the next phones would lose WhatsApp support from January 1, 2021:

1. Apple iPhone 1-4

2. Samsung Galaxy S2

3. HTC Want

4. LG Optimus Black

5. Motorola Droid Razr

6. Any Android launched earlier than 2010

Nevertheless, the next phones would want to replace to a minimum of iOS 9 or Android OS 4.0.3:

1. Apple iPhone 4S

2. iPhone 5

3. iPhone 5S

4. iPhone 6

5. iPhone 6S

6. Samsung Galaxy S3 and newer

7. Samsung Galaxy Word

8. HTC Sensation

9. HTC Thunderbolt

10. LG Lucid

11. Motorola Droid 4

It was reported that these whose gadgets have iOS 9 or Android 4.0.3 or above earlier than January 1 could be secure and proceed to have entry to the app.

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