WhatsApp will stop working on 49 phones including older-gen iPhones: see complete list here

Is your smartphone also on the list? Here's what you have to do use WhatsApp.

Highlights
  • WhatsApp will no longer work on 49 smartphones from 2023.
  • The list includes two iPhones, 20 LG, seven Samsung smartphones and more.
  • Users will need to upgrade to a newer smartphone to use the service.

Meta-owned WhatsApp stops supporting older Android and iOS models every once in a while. According to a report, the popular messaging service will no longer function on more than 49 smartphones, including two iPhones. Due to the outdated software on these smartphones, WhatsApp will no longer be able to maintain the app’s functionality as it currently stands from December 31st, 2022. 

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WhatsApp to no longer work on iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c

According to reports, the messaging service will no longer work on iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c, but this is not surprising given that WhatsApp already stopped supporting iOS 10 and iOS 11 back in October. Released in 2012 with iOS 6, the iPhone 5 has received updates up until 2019 with iOS 10.3.4. The 2013-released iPhone 5c, which came with iOS 7, was also updated until 2019 with iOS 10.3.4. 

WhatsApp to no longer work on these Android phones

The report also highlighted WhatsApp would no longer work on older Android smartphones, which include 20 LG smartphones, seven Samsung smartphones, six Huawei smartphones, and three Sony smartphones, among others.

Here’s the complete list of smartphones

  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5c
  • Archos 53 Platinum
  • Grand S Flex ZTE
  • Grand X Quad V987 ZTE
  • HTC Desire 500
  • Huawei Ascend D
  • Huawei Ascend D1
  • Huawei Ascend D2
  • Huawei Ascend G740
  • Huawei Ascend Mate
  • Huawei Ascend P1
  • Quad XL
  • Lenovo A820
  • LG Enact
  • LG Lucid 2
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
  • LG Optimus F3
  • LG Optimus F3Q
  • LG Optimus F5
  • LG Optimus F6
  • LG Optimus F7
  • LG Optimus L2 II
  • LG Optimus L3 II
  • LG Optimus L3 II Dual
  • LG Optimus L4 II
  • LG Optimus L4 II Dual
  • LG Optimus L5
  • LG Optimus L5 Dual
  • LG Optimus L5 II
  • LG Optimus L7
  • LG Optimus L7 II
  • LG Optimus L7 II Dual
  • LG Optimus Nitro HD
  • Memo ZTE V956
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Core
  • Samsung Galaxy S2
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 mini
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend II
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2
  • Sony Xperia Arc S
  • Sony Xperia miro
  • Sony Xperia Neo L
  • Wiko Cink Five
  • Wiko Darknight ZT

Users whose mobile devices are included on this list will be required to upgrade to a more recent smartphone model to continue using WhatsApp.