UPDATED list of cell phones that will no longer run WhatsApp: BEWARE!

UPDATED list of cell phones that will no longer run WhatsApp: BEWARE!
UPDATED list of cell phones that will no longer run WhatsApp: BEWARE!

Soon, some cell phones will no longer be able to access WhatsApp due to new updates. Therefore, it is good to stay up to date with the news.

Continuous technological evolution has a price: from March 31, 2024, the Whatsapp will no longer be compatible with some cell phone models.

If you rely on the app for daily communication, it’s time to check if your device is on the deprecation list. If so, it is important to take some direct action.

See which cell phones will stop receiving WhatsApp updates and what are the possible solutions. / Credit: @jeanedeoliveirafotografia / pronatec.pro.br

WhatsApp: why are some cell phones left behind?

With the arrival of new updates, WhatsApp seeks to improve security and user experience, demanding more from operating systems.

Devices with old software sometimes cannot keep up with these new features, resulting in application incompatibility.

This is not only a measure to ensure a smooth and secure experience, but also to encourage users to keep their devices updated.

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Models on WhatsApp blacklist

Several brands and models were affected by WhatsApp’s decision, including some classics from Samsung, LG and Huawei, as well as devices that operate from Android 1.0 to Android 5.0 and iOS 7 to iOS 12. See:


Samsung Galaxy Core
Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite
Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
Samsung Galaxy Trend II
Samsung Galaxy XCover 2


LG Optimus L3 II Dual
LG Optimus L5II
LG Optimus F5
LG Optimus L3II
LG Optimus L7II
LG Optimus L5 Dual
LG Optimus L7 Dual
LG Optimus F3
LG Optimus F3Q
LG Optimus L2II
LG Optimus L4II
LG Optimus F6
LG Ascend
LG LG Enact 2
LG Optimus F7


Huawei Ascend Mate
Huawei Ascend G740
Huawei Ascend D2

Other brands

Sony Xperia M
Lenovo A820
ZTE Grand S Flex
ZTE Grand X Quad V987
Faea F1THL W8
Wiko Cink Five
Wiko Darknight ZT
Archos 53 Platinum

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Strategies for affected users

If your smartphone is among those affected, consider upgrading to a newer model. A backup of your WhatsApp conversations is essential before any transition.

Models running Android 14 or higher are recommended to ensure future compatibility. Checking updated lists on the internet can help you choose a new device.

Strategies for staying on WhatsApp

If your cell phone is among the models that will lose support for WhatsApp, some measures can help you continue accessing the application for a while longer.

Firstly, avoid updating both the application and the device’s operating system, as new versions may not be compatible.

Using WhatsApp Web is another viable alternative: just access it through a browser on a computer or tablet, synchronizing with WhatsApp on your phone. Remember, these are temporary solutions.

In the long term, considering purchasing a device compatible with the latest WhatsApp updates will be necessary to ensure continuous and secure access to the application.

Staying connected and updated

Staying informed about technology updates is vital to avoid unpleasant surprises like this.

Subscribing to technology newsletters and following reliable sources can be great allies.

Although the discontinuation of support for WhatsApp on certain models may seem like a setback, it is an opportunity to modernize your device, taking advantage of the app’s advantages.

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