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List Of Phones To Lose WhatsApp Support From January 1


List of phones to lose WhatsApp support from January 1 2021, SD news blog, shugasdiary.com.ng,



WhatsApp will stop working for some iPhones as well as Android smartphones starting January 1, 2021, The Nation has learnt.




There are several Android and iOS phones that may not be able to run the app as the company will withdraw support for older versions of OS from next year.



According to the information on the WhatsApp FAQ section gathered by The Nation, WhatsApp will only be compatible with phones running the Android 4.0.3 operating system or newer as well as iPhones running on iOS 9 and newer.



All iPhone models up to the iPhone 4 will lose support for the messaging platform in the next few days. The iPhone models include the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5S, the iPhone 6, and the iPhone 6S.



For Android, devices including HTC Desire, Motorola Droid Razr, LG Optimus Black, and the Samsung Galaxy S2 will lose WhatsApp support as 2020 ends.



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The instant messaging platform will keep the app running for select phones with KaiOS 2.5.1 OS or newer, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2.




To check which OS an iPhone is running head over to the Settings menu, then to the General and Information option, Software and the users will be able to see the OS running that particular iPhone.

Android users can head to Settings, then About Phone to see which Android version their smartphone is running on.



These phones would lose WhatsApp support from January 1, 2021:
· Apple iPhone 1-4

· Samsung Galaxy S2

· HTC Desire

· LG Optimus Black

· Motorola Droid Razr

· Any Android released before 2010



These phones will need to update to at least iOS 9 or Android OS 4.0.3:

· Apple iPhone 4S

· iPhone 5



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· iPhone 5S

· iPhone 6

· iPhone 6S

· Samsung Galaxy S3 and newer

· Samsung Galaxy Note

· HTC Sensation

· HTC Thunderbolt
· LG Lucid

· Motorola Droid 48

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