WhatsApp has previously stopped the service for older models and OS. The company is doing the same thing again. It said, discontinuing the service for older phones is to provide the “best experience” to the users. In the Office blog post, WhatsApp notes, “For the best experience, we recommend that you use the latest software version of Android or iOS and all other compatible software.” To check your phone’s OS version, Setting menu > About section > Go to and check the software version.
WhatsApp will not work in these devices
-All iPhones running iOS 10 and above
– All Android phones running Android 4.0.4 or older
– All phones running KaiOS 2.5.0 and older
According to the latest report by WABetaInfo, Android phones running version 4.0.4 and older will stop supporting the messaging application. This suggests that Android phones including Samsung Galaxy SII, Galaxy S3 Mini, Optimus L5 Dual, Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus F7, Optimus F5 will stop running WhatsApp from November 1, 2021.
Similarly, all iPhones running older iOS versions will stop supporting WhatsApp from November. The new minimum requirement to run WhatsApp on iPhone is iOS 10 and newer software versions. This suggests that WhatsApp support will be stopped in other devices including iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, Apple iPhone SE (1st generation).
In addition, some phones running KaiOS software will also stop supporting WhatsApp. As per the latest report, all phones running KaiOS 2.5.0 and newer software versions will no longer be able to run the instant messaging platform.
What you should do
All Android, iOS and KaiOS phones running older software versions will be unable to run the instant messaging platform from November 1, 2021. This means, if you own one of the above devices, you will not be able to use WhatsApp. In such a situation, now you need to buy a phone running on the new software versions.