WhatsApp will stop working on iPhone 5, iPhone 5C; iPhone 6, iPhone 6S too unless they do THIS
WhatsApp may stop working on iPhone 5, iPhone 5C after October 24, 2022 because iOS 12 is not available for these devices. Here’s everything you need to know.
Here is an alert for millions of iPhone users. Some of the older iPhone models might stop supporting WhatsApp by October. So, if you like using WhatsApp and you have an older iPhone model, you will either need to update your phone or look for another messaging app online. According to a WABetaInfo report, WhatsApp will stop working in some versions of Android and iOS to allow the company to introduce some features that might not work on older operating systems. And now, for the same reason, WhatsApp is planning to drop support for iOS 10, iOS 11, iPhone 5, and iPhone 5C over the next few months.
“Unfortunately, for internal reasons, WhatsApp is now planning to drop support for some iOS versions over the next few months: we are talking about iOS 10 and iOS 11!” WABetaInfo said. The report shared a screenshot that read, “Update to the latest version of iOS to continue using WhatsApp. WhatsApp will stop supporting this version of iOS after October 24, 2022. Please go to Settings > General, then tap Software Update to get the latest iOS Version.” See screenshot here.
WhatsApp on its FAQ page informed that currently it provides support and recommends using the following device: Android running OS 4.1 and later; iPhone running iOS 12 and later; KaiOS 2.5.0 and later, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2. “Before we stop supporting your operating system, you will be notified directly in WhatsApp in advance and reminded repeatedly to update. level,” WhatsApp added.
Therefore, it can be said that if you are using iOS 10 or iOS 11, you need to update to iOS 12 in order to continue using WhatsApp. “This means that you can still continue to use WhatsApp on iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S, but you need to update your iOS version. Unfortunately, WhatsApp will no longer be compatible with iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C because iOS 12 is not not available for these devices,” WABetaInfo said.