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WhatsApp Is Going To Stop Working On These 43 Phones After November 1, 2021

WhatsApp is one of the best messaging apps on this planet, and there is no doubt about this. It has become one of the best because of how easy it is to use.

Also, it is easy to use this messaging app, you can also use this app with low bandwidth and in addition, the developers they keep adding new features to ensure you are stuck on that messaging app.

But WhatsApp has decided to take a bold step towards making sure all their users catch up with their updates.

WhatsApp is going to stop working on older versions of phones.

Developers always want their apps to support newer OS versions, and WhatsApp is part of them.

WhatsApp has announced removing support for specific IOS versions and android versions.

This is because working on older versions is hard, and also when it comes to WhatsApp, the developers see the versions that are using the app.

So when WhatsApp announce that they are going to stop working on certain kinds of OS versions, they know what they are doing and it always happen every year, you can read this article talking about WhatsApp to stop working on certain devices last year.

And we can also confirm the developers have decided to stop working on older OS versions because they have seen that many of their users are not on that version.

Here is an article covering how to know if someone has saved your number using WhatsApp.

So What OS Versions Will Not Support WhatsApp After November?

WhatsApp has just announced that Android OS 4.0.4 and older versions will soon not run the messaging app.

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Android phones that can not receive text messages and calls will also not be able to use WhatsApp again.2

Therefore if you are using an android phone with Android version 4.0.4 or lower, you will soon not be able to use WhatsApp again. 

Below Are The 43 Phones That Won’t Support WhatsApp After November 1, 2021


  • iPhone 6S Plus 
  • iPhone SE 
  • iPhone 6S


  • Huawei Ascend D2 
  • Huawei Ascend P1 S
  • Huawei Ascend D1 QUAD XL
  • Huawei Ascend D QUAD XL
  • Huawei Ascend Mate 
  • Huawei AscendG740


  • Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite
  • Galaxy Ace 2
  • Galaxy Core
  • Galaxy Xcover 2
  • Galaxy S3 mini
  • Galaxy SII
  • Galaxy Trend II


  • Optimus F3Q
  • Optimus L4 II Dual
  • Optimus L7
  • Optimus F5
  • The LG Lucid 2
  • Optimus F7
  • Optimus F5
  • Optimus L3 II Dual
  • Optimus L5 II
  • Optimus L5 Dual
  • Optimus L3 II
  • Optimus L7 II Dual
  • Optimus L7 II
  • Optimus L4 II
  • Optimus Nitro HD
  • 4X HD
  • Optimus F3
  • Optimus F6
  • Optimus L5
  • Enact
  • Optimus L2 II


  • ZTE V956
  • Grand Memo
  • Grand X Quad V987
  • The ZTE Grand S Flex

Other Phones

  • Faea F1
  • The Alcatel One Touch Evo 7
  • Lenovo A820
  • UMi X2
  • THL W8
  • Wiko Darknight
  • HTC Desire 500
  • Archos 53 Platinum
  • Caterpillar Cat B15
  • Wiko Cink Five


  • Sony Xperia Neo L
  • Xperia Arc S
  • The Sony Xperia Miro

How about checking how to block pop-up ads on the android phone?. You can also read how to enable WhatsApp dark mode here.

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What Can You Do To Continue Using WhatsApp?

Unfortunately, if you are using a lower version, you can not do anything about this update. What you need to do is to get a new android phone with a higher performance than yours.

Also, make sure to perform a backup because when the new update becomes available, WhatsApp won’t support the lower versions, and you will have weeks to use the app.

Also, WhatsApp’s latest update makes it easy for you to make privacy settings on your desktop, you can check it out here.

When Is The Date That WhatsApp Won’t Be Supporting Android Version 4.0.4 Or Less?

WhatsApp won’t support the lower version from November 1 2021.

So to the person reading this article, I want to ask you, are you safe?

What is your android version?
If you are using IOS, what is your current version?

Emmanuel Boakye Yiadom
Emmanuel Boakye Yiadom
Emmanuel is a tech blogger, cryptocurrency educator and can sometimes be found decorating cars because he is in love with arts. He also likes reading and blogging about what's happening in the tech world and loves to help people with their techs related issues in his free time.

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