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Your old iPhone will lose WhatsApp support – Review Geek

ByJulie J. Helfer

May 23, 2022
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Later this year, WhatsApp will stop working on some iPhones, but only if they’re older. The company recently started notifying users that it will no longer support devices running software older than iOS 12.

If you or your child are still using something like an iPhone 5 from nearly a decade ago, WhatsApp will stop working on the device later this year. According to the WABetaInfo site, the company recently began alerting users running iOS 10 or iOS 11 that support will end in the fall.

To be more specific, on October 24, 2022, WhatsApp will only work with iOS 12 or newer devices. So all devices running older software will stop working with WhatsApp. The company confirmed this news through a post on its support page. Basically, as long as you have an iPhone 5S or newer you’ll be fine, but anything older like an iPhone 5 or iPhone 5C will be out of luck.

If you have an older iOS device that is running iOS 10 or iOS 11, the app will stop working completely until you update the software or switch to a new device. If you have an iPhone 5S or newer, make sure you’re running (or getting) the latest software from Apple.

Unfortunately, any iPhone older than iPhone 5C is no longer supported by Apple and will no longer receive updates. This means that you will have to buy a new iPhone or use another email service.

For what it’s worth, it’s pretty common for app developers to end support for older operating systems. This ensures features work on the latest device, improves security, and maintains technology. For example, WhatsApp did something similar last year with iOS 9, and we can expect a similar move in 2023 for iOS 12.

via XDA Developers