WhatsApp Blocked On Some Smartphones As Of November 1st

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Every now and then, developers of certain apps choose to abandon support for some devices, ceasing to provide them with updates. This time, we’re talking about WhatsApp, who has announced that, as of November, it will no longer be able to be used on a number of smartphones. 

In a section of its website, WhatApp stated that as of “November 1, 2021, smartphones with an Android operating system in version 4.0.4 or earlier will no longer be able to access WhatsApp”.

The reason behind this choice by WhatsApp to abandon support for older smartphones is that they are no longer compatible with the upcoming software. Try as much as you want, the fact remains that, the older a device is, sooner or later, it becomes impossible to update its apps. 

As of the end of September, WhatsApp was blocked on phones with Android version 4.0.3 and earlier and now the time for Android 4.0.4 is coming. Android 4.0.4 was released in 2012, and it, along with Android 4.1 also fall in the category of operating systems that will not be able to run WhatsApp. 

If your phone is on the list below and you still want to continue to use WhatsApp, you will have to, unfortunately, consider switching to a newer device. 


iPhone 6

iPhone 6S plus

iPhone SE


Galaxy Trend Lite

Galaxy Trend II

Galaxy SII

Galaxy S3 mini

Galaxy Xcover 2

Galaxy Core

Galaxy Ace 2


Lucid 2

Optimus F7

Optimus F5

Optimus L3 II Dual

Optimus F5

Optimus L5

Best L5 II

Optimus L5 Dual

Best L3 II

Optimus L7

Optimus L7 II Dual

Best L7 II

Optimus F6, Enact

Optimus L4 II Dual

Optimus F3

Best L4 II

Best L2 II

Optimus Nitro HD

Optimus 4X HD

Optimus F3Q


ZTE V956

Grand X Quad V987

Grand Memo


Xperia Miro

Xperia Neo L

Xperia Arc S


Ascend G740

Ascend Mate

Ascend D Quad XL

Ascend D1 Quad XL

Ascend P1 S

Ascend D2


Other Smartphones


Archos 53 Platinum

HTC Desire 500

Caterpillar Cat B15

Wiko Cink Five

Wiko Darknight

Lenovo A820

UMi X2

Run F1



Those of you who still use any of these devices will have to save their information and WhatsApp conversations in the cloud, before moving on to a new smartphone. 

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