These 3 iPhones will lose WhatsApp support; is yours on list? iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus | Mobile News

iPhone user? You will lose WhatsApp support; are you on this list?

  • If you have these Apple iPhones, then you have a reason to worry as you will not be able to use WhatsApp at all.

| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 21:33 IST
Apple iPhones that do not have the required software to run WhatsApp are iPhone SE, iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. (Representational image) (AP)

WhatsApp is all set to wield the knife on some phones just because they are old. They may be in perfect working order, but their owners will not be able to access their WhatsApp accounts on them. The problem is that WhatsApp is ready to roll out an update on November 1 and those phones that are not updated as per the messaging app's requirements, they are toast, for all intents and purposes. On the chopping block are a huge number of Google Android phones like Samsung, LG, Sony and others as well as certain Apple iPhones.

These are those Apple iPhones which do not have the required software that can run WhatsApp. WhatsApp list of phones that will lose support * Apple iPhone SE

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* Apple iPhone 6S Plus

These Apple iPhones have failed to meet the strict WhatsApp requirements, according to a list by Express.

The iPhones that are safe and which will be able to run WhatsApp are those running iOS 10 and newer OS versions. What are the options open to phone owners under WhatsApp threat There are just a few days to go till November 1 when the WhatsApp update is rolled out. So, those users who have phones which will lose WhatsApp support, have 2 choices. One is buy a new phone. This is a very expensive proposition, of course.

However, there is another option open for them and it will not cost any money. What these iPhone users can do is simply try and update their iPhones to a higher version. It is free and it is simple and can be done from the comfort of their sofa. Just remember, the iPhone update may take some time, so ensure there is enough battery power available: How to update Apple iPhone to meet WhatsApp support requirements Go to Settings> General>Software update>Pick option>Install.

If all goes well and your iPhone gets updated, you will be able to continue using your WhatsApp account.

Of course, there is another option available too - one that is a little drastic. You could always dump WhatsApp and go to any rival that you may prefer like Signal or Telegram.

The ball is in your court. Go play!

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First Published Date: 27 Oct, 23:25 IST