NIX Solutions: WhatsApp to Stop Working on Older Phones This Year

WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging applications globally, is now only available on devices running Android 5.0 or later and iPhones running iOS 12 or later. According to a report by CanalTech, WhatsApp has ceased updates for a total of 47 mobile phones using older versions of Google and Apple operating systems.

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Affected Devices

The list of devices that have lost WhatsApp support includes models from Samsung, Motorola, Huawei, Sony, LG, and Apple. Some of these devices are over seven years old. While many owners continue to use such devices, WhatsApp has decided to discontinue support to focus on newer hardware and updated software. The full list of affected devices is as follows:


  • Galaxy Ace Plus
  • Galaxy Core
  • Galaxy Express 2
  • Galaxy Grand
  • Galaxy Note 3 N9005 LTE
  • Galaxy Note 3 Neo LTE+
  • Galaxy S 19500
  • Galaxy S3 Mini VE
  • Galaxy S4 Active
  • Galaxy S4 mini I9190
  • Galaxy S4 mini I9192 Duos
  • Galaxy S4 mini I9195 LTE
  • Galaxy S4 Zoom


  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone SE


  • Ascend P6 S
  • Ascend G525
  • C199
  • GX1s
  • Y625


  • 46600
  • A820
  • A858T
  • P70
  • S890


  • Xperia Z1
  • Xperia E3
  • Xperia M


  • Moto G
  • Moto X


  • Optimus 4X HD P880
  • Optimus G
  • Optimus G Pro
  • Optimus L7

Other Manufacturers:

  • Faea F1
  • THL W8
  • Archos 53 Platinum
  • Wiko Cink Five
  • Wiko Darknight
  • ZTE V956
  • ZTE UMi X2
  • ZTE Grand S Flex
  • ZTE Grand Memo

As technology continues to advance, it’s essential for applications like WhatsApp to keep pace by focusing on the latest devices and software versions, notes NIX Solutions. While this means some older devices will no longer receive updates, it allows for better support and new features on current hardware. We’ll keep you updated on any further developments regarding device support and updates.