Whatsapp is going to stop working for older versions of Device’s from jan 2021.

Source: whatsapp.com


As per reports, it is clear that the Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is going to stop its support for some of the devices from Jan 2021. 

The makers of messaging apps have also confirmed that for people who are using an older version of iPhone and Android users, Whatsapp is going to stop altogether or for some users may lose some features of the app.

Whatsapp is not going to work for Android users who are not using android 4.0.3 or above and for iPhone users who are not using iOS 9 or above. If the user has the update available for their handset they can update to continue WhatsApp services. Otherwise, the user has to look for a new smartphone.

Users who are going to lose WhatsApp support:

iPhone: All iPhone users who are using iPhone models up to iPhone 4 are going to lose support for WhatsApp. This means users who are using iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6S have to update their operating system iOS 9 or later.

Android: Whatsapp is not going to run for android users who are not using android 4.0.3 or above. Even though there are not many devices that are using earlier versions than android 4.0.3. Some models are the Motorola Droid Razr, HTC Desire, LG Optimus Black, and the Samsung Galaxy S2.

Check your Operating System:

If you don’t know your device present version of your operating system, Then follow these instructions

For android:

a.Open your device’s Settings

b. Tap About Phone or About Device.

c.Tap Android Version to display your version information.

For iPhone:

a. Go to Settings

b. Then click on General

c. Tap on About

If you have a higher version than android 4.0.3 and iPhone iOS 9, you won’t be facing any issues this new year. You can experience WhatsApp, same as before.

Every year WhatsApp ends support for older iOS and Android smartphones. Last year WhatsApp stopped its support for Android smartphones having android 2.3.7 and for iPhones having iOS 8.

It is also stated that these older versions of android and iPhones operating systems neither can create new accounts and nor can re-verify existing accounts once the new update arrives.

If you’re using the old version then Backup Your chat:

Before the new year comes with the update of WhatsApp not working for older versions, The best thing to do if you’re using older versions is backup your chat.

The users with devices that are non-compatible with WhatsApp, can back up their chats before Jan 2021. They can backup chat by going to the Chat backup option under the Chats section in settings.

Millions of smartphone users are going to lose their messaging app WhatsApp, from Jan 2021 because their older version device won’t be compatible with the messaging app.


Hence, Whatsapp is going to stop supporting older devices, They can upgrade to android 4.0.3 or above and iOS 9 or above if they have an upgrade option. Else they may lose WhatsApp altogether from Jan 2021, as per reports.