As of January 1, 2023, WhatsApp support for dozens of older phones will end. It concerns both iPhones and various Android phones. The reasons for this include the age of the devices and their use. This will be made known to users of these telephones via several notifications.
WhatsApp support ends for 47 phones
WhatsApp will no longer work on 47 phones from the new year. The chat service cites several reasons for this:
- Age of the devices
- Lack of use
- Lack of the latest security updates
- Certain functionalities (which are necessary for WhatsApp to work properly) may be missing
This is certainly not the first time WhatsApp has stopped working on multiple phones. In October, the chat service stopped support on all iPhones with iOS 11 and older.
Do you have an older device yourself? Or are you curious about which phones can no longer be used for WhatsApp from 1 January 2023? View the full list below.
iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C.
Galaxy Ace 2, Galaxy Core, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy Trend Lite and Galaxy Xcover 2.
Ascend D, Ascend D1, Ascend D2, Ascend G740, Ascend Mate and Ascend P1.
Enact, Lucid 2, Optimus 4X HD, Optimus F3, Optimus F3Q, Optimus F5, Optimus F6, Optimus F7, Optimus L2 II, Optimus L3 II, Optimus L3 II Dual, Optimus L4 II, Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus L5, Optimus L5 Dual, Optimus L5 II, Optimus L7, Optimus L7 II, Optimus L7 II Dual and Optimus Nitro HD.
Other brands & telephones:
Sony Xperia Arc S, Xperia miro and Xperia Neo L, HTC Desire 500, Lenovo A820, Memo ZTE V956, Quad XL, Archos 53 Platinum, Wiko Cink Five and Darknight ZT, Grand S Flex ZTE and X Quad V987 ZTE.
You will receive a notification from WhatsApp itself several times about the end of support for WhatsApp on your phone. If you want to continue using WhatsApp and you own one of these phones, it is recommended to switch to a newer device.