WhatsApp no longer works on some iPhones, is yours affected?
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(Pocket-lint) – WhatsApp will stop supporting iOS 10 and 11 from 24 October 2022, meaning some iPhones won’t be able to use the chat app after that date.
Indeed, iOS 12 and 13 will be required to continue using WhatsApp. The app will stop working on older iPhones that cannot run iOS 12 or 13.
The most affected will be iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c users. Fortunately, this does not apply to the iPhone 5s, 6 or 6s as they run iOS 12. Naturally, any iPhones newer than these will also be affected.
According to WABetaInfo, early iOS users received a warning message prompting them to update: “WhatsApp will stop supporting this version of iOS after October 24, 2022. Please go to Settings > General, then tap Software Update to get the latest version of iOS,” it says.
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This is reflected by messages on WhatsApp’s official online support pages. Support is listed for iOS 12 and above only.
“Devices and software change often, so we regularly review the operating systems we support and make updates,” it says.
“To choose what we stop supporting, we look every year, like other technology companies, at which devices and software are the oldest and have the fewest people still using them. These devices may also not have of the latest security updates or not having the functionality required to run WhatsApp.”
Written by Rik Henderson.