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For many reasons, old hardware can be limiting, and WhatsApp places a minimum requirement on hardware and software for the best experience. Some older devices will no longer support the application as of Diwali, October 24.
WhatsApp is easily one of the world’s most popular instant messaging apps, particularly in India and other Asian and European countries. The app is constantly being improved to provide more features, both in terms of safety and efficiency. However, the updates have resulted in it becoming much more sophisticated. For many reasons, old hardware can be limiting, and WhatsApp places a minimum requirement on hardware and software for the best experience. Some older devices will no longer support the application as of Diwali, October 24.
“To keep up with the latest advances in technology, we routinely stop supporting older operating systems to point our resources to supporting the latest ones,” WhatsApp says in its FAQ panel.
Both Android and iOS have a minimum requirement for WhatsApp. Another operating system that supports the application is KaiOS, which has a minimum requirement of KaiOS 2.5.0. This includes the JioPhone and JioPhone 2. In terms of Android, devices running Android OS 4.1 or later are required. In contrast, iOS and iPhone require iOS 12 or later on your smartphone.
Apple iPhones losing WhatsApp Support
Apple iPhones running iOS 12 and later will continue to support the app. However, WhatsApp support will be removed from iOS 11 and all subsequent decimal updates. The iOS 12 update is now available for Apple iPhone 5s and newer devices. As a result, the iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, and older devices are no longer supported by iOS. If you have an older iPhone, it will not be able to run the popular app. However, the Apple iPhone 5 was released in 2012, making it nearly ten years old. Owners of these devices have no choice but to upgrade to a newer Apple iPhone or Android iOS device. Moving WhatsApp data to Android, on the other hand, could be difficult.
What happens when WhatsApp reaches its end of the road?
If WhatsApp no longer supports your operating system, you will be notified and reminded several times that you must upgrade your device to continue using WhatsApp. Go to ‘Settings,’ then General, and then Software Update to see if you’re running the most recent iOS version your device can support. To ensure that the function works, connect the device to the internet.
WhatsApp is being phased out of Android phones.
Android devices running Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich and earlier will no longer support WhatsApp. The m