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WhatsApp stops on older phones

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4 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

WhatsApp stops on older phones

A new WhatsApp update will prevent the popular messaging app from working on millions of phones from 1 January 2021.

Older Android and iPhone devices will no longer support latest version of the app, forcing owners either to  update mobile operating system or buy new smart phone.

Any iPhone not running iOS 9  and not running at least Android 4.0.3 – also known as Ice Cream Sandwich – will no longer be able to open or operate the Facebook-owned app.

This means all iPhone models up to iPhone 4 will be unable to support WhatsApp, as these phones are not capable of updating to iOS 9.

The iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S were all released before iOS 9, however, users can avail service through updating OPS.