Thursday, June 1, 2023

WhatsApp to Discontinue Support on Older Android and iOS Phones

With the year nearing its end, some telecommunication companies have so far announced that they would not further carry on to help some much older generation phones. And also, some available apps in the market expressed the same views, including WhatsApp – the Facebook owned direct messaging app used by many all all over the globe, specially in the US.

It was announced that the app itself will quit their capacity to run on certain Android and IOS mobile phones because of the fact that they are still prepared to run much older operating systems. WhatsApp is predicted that it would see blocking of its operations which are still running operating systems older than the Android 4.0.3 or the IOS 9 for the iPhones.

WhatsApp Decision

The report was seen on the app’s helping page, in which they have also motivated and suggested to the users to use the latest versions of the operating systems in their respective phones to fully appreciate the features available on the apps which could be used in their Operating system.

The user base of WhatsApp is presently one of the biggest user bases of apps available in the world present-day. As of October this year, there are currently two billion active users of the app in a global scale. That is why even if the users of the phones which uses the much older version of the OS, the move reported by WhatsApp may still somehow affect some users.

Android and IOS Phones Being Affected

Android users who are using mobile phones that run previousversions of the Operating system itself which are not beyond during or after the declaration of the Android 4.0.3. would not receive help from WhatsApp anymore beginning in January next year. Even though there may not be much users of those phones that depend on those operating systems, still, there are phone units and models which would be really affected by the planning of the company itself. It indicates the likes of Samsung Galaxy S2, LG Optimus Black, HTC Desire, and Motorola Droid Razr.

For Apple users and addicts, all those who are still using iPhone 4 models or much older than it would then lose the help for WhatsApp by the next year. Apple users who are using iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and the iPhone 6s must then improve their respective operating systems to IOS 9 or later systems in order to forward continue their use of the WhatsApp. This would only be possible if there is an improve available, of course.

Users may still use the app on their older mobile phones provide that their operating systems received updates, patch, and upgrades all over the years that the phones were and are presently been in use. Even though for some that may be unlucky to have their operating systems updated due to the course of their usage on such phones, the only solution to continue using WhatsApp, is to buy a much brand new and up to date mobile phone.

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