From November 1, WhatsApp will restrict access to the instant messaging app. The change will affect app users who own Android phones with an older version. Thus, any cell phone running 4.0.4 and earlier will not be able to use the app.
Mobile phones can no longer access WhatsApp
From November 1, WhatsApp will be compatible with the following platforms:
- Android 4.1 and up
- iOS 10 and above
- Some models with KaiOS 2.5.1
Therefore, not all mobile phones with a version older than the ones mentioned above will be able to access WhatsApp. Check some mobile devices that won’t run the instant messaging app anymore.
An apple – iPhone SE, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus
Samsung – Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core e Galaxy Ace 2
LG – LG Lucid 2, Optimus Prime F7, Optimus F5, Optimus L3 II Dual, Optimus F5, Optimus L5, Optimus L5 II, Optimus L5 Dual, Optimus L3 II, Optimus L7, Optimus L7 II Dual, Optimus L7 II, Optimus Prime F6 Enact, Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus F3, Optimus L4 II, Optimus L2 II, Optimus Prime Nitro HD, 4X HD, Optimus Prime F3Q
ZTE – ZTE Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987 e Grand Memo
Huawei – Huawei Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S e Ascend D2
Sony – Sony Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L, Xperia Arc S
Other devices – Alcatel One Touch Evo 7, Archos 53 Platinum, HTC Desire 500, Caterpillar Cat B15, Wiko Cink Five, Wiko Darknight, Lenovo A820, UMi X2, Faea F1 e THL W8.
How do you know the Android version
If your cell phone is not mentioned, but you want to see the version of your Android system, you can find out the version of the operating system by accessing the settings option, see:
- Access the menu Settings;
- Select option general;
- click in On;
- Select the option from the list Settings;
- Select option About phone;
- Select option Program information;
- Scroll down until you find the option Android version.
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