The management of Facebook, which owns the popular WhatsApp app, wants to end this new year in 2020 with a new ending, as it is expected to be discontinued on a number of smartphone devices on New Year’s Day as it prepares for a nasty and unpleasant surprise later this year. Older smart phone operating systems, Android phones or Apple phones, and this figure reaches millions of devices that are no longer valid to support updates and new features in the app.
WhatsApp has stopped working on older phones
WhatsApp Management is a great update to solve a major problem or loophole in the app in every era or to add a new feature in WhatsApp, all of which to protect the vast majority of active users of the app worldwide, WhatsApp is now the most popular instant messaging app for phones and computers across various operating systems.
But the updates provided do not usually work on older phones that were released many years ago, and during that period many upgrades and updates were given to phones at the level of programs and operating systems and material capabilities, so WhatsApp management is openly announcing that it will drop support for these smartphones. .
Phones will not work on WhatsApp 2021
Apple’s iOS system and Alphabet’s Android system are the two dominant systems in the global smartphone segment, and they are waiting for the third rival, the Chinese company Huawei’s Harmony System, but this system has not yet been officially released.
IPhone dependent on WhatsApp
WhatsApp management has announced that it has dropped all older iPhones running the operating system, a system released in 2015, versions of iPhones running lower than iOS 9, and a list of phones:
- IPhone 4S
- IPhone 5
- IPhone 5S
- IPhone 6
- IPhone 6S
Android phones depend on WhatsApp
The other system is the Android system because the WhatsApp administration dropped all phones running the Android 4.0.3 operating system because the version of this system was released in 2011 and includes the following list of smartphones:
- Samsung Galaxy S3 and newer
- Samsung Galaxy Note
- HTC sensation
- HTC Thunderbolt
- LG is clear
- Motorola Droid4
- Sony Xperia Pro and newer
How do you know the operating system of your smartphone
Now you need to confirm the version of the operating system on the smartphone that you have on hand, you can do this by going to the phone’s Settings option and selecting the info option by entering the general option and for iPhone phones it will show all the data available on the phone, the most important of which is the version number iOS operating system.