WhatsApp incompatible smartphones from October 2023

WhatsApp is constantly adding new features to its mobile application in order to offer a better user experience.

This is the case of its new options that involve the management of high-resolution video files, the new AI functions that are yet to come and the synchronization of information on multiple devices connected online, to which are added security fixes common for a service in which personal information, which is very important for users, is exchanged.

However, all these new processes within the WhatsApp application require equipment with increasingly higher performance, a condition that does not fit models that are already many years old or come running with an operating system that no longer supports updates and therefore does not offer the necessary security.

Such is the case of many devices that are still running with Android and iOS versions prior to 5.0 and 9, and that can no longer be updated to higher versions due to the same demands of their developers.

Which phones will WhatsApp stop working on in October 2023?

That is why the attitude of Meta, the company that runs WhatsApp, is very clear. From time to time it publishes a list of devices that will no longer be compatible with the application because they cannot meet its performance and security requirements.
In the case of the last list known to date, that is, the one that is valid for October 2023, it is the following.

WhatsApp-incompatible iPhones after October 2023

iPhone SE first generation
iPhone 6S
iPhone 6S Plus

WhatsApp-incompatible smartphones from October 2023

Samsung Galaxy s3 Mini
Samsung Galaxy Trend II
Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite

LG Optimus F series
LG Optimus L series
LG Enact

Huawei Ascend Mate
Huawei Ascend G74
Huawei Ascend Dz

Faea F1
Archos 53 Platinum
HTC Desire 500
Lenovo A820
Sony Xperia M
Caterpillar CAT B15
Wiko Cink Five
Wiko Darknight

ZTE Grand S Flex
ZTE V956
ZTE Grand X Quad V987

Umi X2

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