Why WhatsApp Going to Stop Working On Some Millions of Phones From 1 January 2021 [Full – List Phones]

Do you have any old iPhone or Android phone, you may lose access to some WhatsApp features or loss total access from January 1, 2021.

The parent company of this massaging app Facebook Inc announced that support for older devices will stop on January 1, 2021, and because of this some of these old phones that run old operating system may lose access to the App altogether.

If you want to keep using WhatsApp on that your old iPhone and Android phone then you need to update the operating system to a newer version or the latest version, this is the only method that can help that your old iPhone and Android to keep using WhatsApp from January 1, 2021, and beyond.

What You Need To Do Not Lose WhatApp On Your Phone

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If you don’t want to lose access to WhatsApp on your old iPhone then make sure you update to iOS 9, or a new version of iPhone operating system.

If you iPhone can’t update to iOS 9, then you will lose access to WhatsApp on January 1, 2021.

If you also want to keep using WhatsApp on your old Android phone, then you have to update your old Android phone to Android version 4.0.3 or new operating system. The android phone can’t update to Android 4.0.3, then you will lose access to WhatsApp on January 1, 2021.

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All iPhone 4 and below users will not be able to upgrade to the latest iOS, that means WhatsApp will stop working iPhone 4 and older iPhones, likewise, all Android users, who can’t update their phone to Android 4.0.3, if you are using Samsung Galaxy S2 or older version of Samsung, you won’t be able to access WhatsApp from January 1, 2021.

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If you have any old iPhone or Android that run an older operating system and you want to update it to the newer operating system, you are upgrading the operating system of your iPhone and Android to the supported operating system by following these simple instructions.

First, you have to check the software that your old iPhone or Android phone is running, before updating it.

To check your iPhone operating system, go to Settings, then, General, then, Software update, here you will see the software you are running if you need to update it now you can.

For Android users, you can find your Android software version by going to your Settings, then you scroll to the bottom, you will see a section called “About Phone”, click to check your Android version, now if your Android version is older than Android 4.0.3, then you need to update your phone, but if it’s newer than Android 4.0.3, you don’t need to update.

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To keep WhatsApp on your old iPhone or Android phone then you have to update your old iPhone or Android phone to the supported OS or the newer software, that’s the only way out.

You may be thinking about the OS update, it’s not difficult, you don’t need to be a computer expert before you can upgrade your Android and iPhone to the latest software, all your need to do before updating your Android and iPhone.

You need to back up your iPhone or Android phone, then, make sure your battery is least 70 per cent or more because it’s going to take much time when updating.

Then connect to Wi-Fi or Data, make sure you have an unlimited data plan.

Make sure you have enough space on your phone, there is some certain memory space that’s needed to download the update, make sure that you enough space on your old iPhone or Android phone, if you have much space, you can delete some App, file, and other documents especially those that occupied large space.

After you have done all these then you can proceed to update your old iPhone or Android phone to the newer or latest software.

If you can’t update your old smartphone, make sure you get a new smartphone that is compatible with WhatsApp, if you to continue to enjoy WhatsApp from January 1, 2021, and beyond, because some older devices will not be able to upgrade their operating system, and they will lose some WhatsApp features or complete access.

You can still back up all your chats before January 1, 2021, if you can’t update your phone now, because of one reason or the other, you can do this by going to Settings, then click on Chat backup, to back up all your chat.

Phones set to lose WhatsApp support on 1 January 2021

Phones set to lose WhatsApp support on 1 January 2021

All of the older iPhones that don’t support iOS 9 will lose WhatsApp, likewise, all Android phones that are older than Android 4.0.3 version.

List of phones set to lose WhatsApp & Facebook App

  • iPhone 1
  • iPhone 3G
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4S, (no camera filters or AirDrop)
  • iPhone 4 (no camera filters, panoramic photos,
  • AirDrop, or Siri)
  • Fourth-Generation iPad
  • Third-Generation iPad (no camera filters,
  • panoramic photos, or AirDrop)
  • iPad 2
  • iPad mini
  • 5th generation iPod touch.
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5C
  • Phone 5S
  • iPod touch 5th generation
  • Pad with Retina Display
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Mini
  • iPad Mini with Retina Display
  • iPhone 4 and other iPhone that doesn’t have iOS 9 and older.
  • Motorola DROID RAZR
  • Samsung Galaxy SII
  • HTC Desire
  • LG Optimus Black, and other Android phones that don’t have Android 4.0.3 or newer.

What changes are coming to WhatsApp in 2021?

There are numerous features that will be updated, upgraded, and introduce on WhatsApp in 2021, some of these features are

New And Updated Privacy Policy, Terms And Conditions

The parent company of WhatsApp, Facebook Inc, will be upgrading, and introducing new and upgrade privacy policy, terms and conditions that all WhatsApp users will agree with both old and new WhatsApp users.

Anyone who fails to agree to these terms and conditions, privacy policy and others might lose their WhatsApp account. The update will be starting on February 8.

Copy And Pasting Of Multiple Items On Chat

According to WhatsApp’s beta for iOS 2.21.10.23 will be the first WhatsApp beta to be dedicated to the new year and it comes with it the features to copy and paste numerous images, videos, and other files to WhatsApp, also WABetaInfo will add the same features that will allow all users to select numerous images, files and videos from users photo gallery, file manager, then and click on ‘Export’ and ‘Copy’.

So, you will be able to send numerous files, images, or videos to anyone on WhatsApp, immediately after pasting the content in the chat bar, all the images, file or videos will be captured and be ready to send to any WhatsApp user of your choice.

WhatsApp Video Call Feature For Desktops In 2021

WhatsApp Is Now Rolling Out Video Calling For iPhone, Android And Windows Phone

From 2021, all WhatsApp users will be able to do video call on desktop, this feature is only for those users will webcam.

Other new features that will be introduced to WhatsApp are.

WhatsApp Payments

Although WhatsApp payment is already available for other countries, the incredible feature will be available for more countries.

Disappearing Messages

Likewise, Disappearing Messages on WhatsApp is already available, but it will be able for more WhatsApp version.

  • Group Video-calling
  • WhatsApp Advanced Search
  • WhatsApp Dark Mode
  • Customizable wallpapers

What phones will no longer have WhatsApp in 2021?

There are numerous old smartphones that will no longer have access to WhatsApp from January 1 2021, if you using old Android, iPhone, or phone that run KaiOS, then make sure you update your old iPhone to iOS 9, and old Android phone to Android 4.0.3, likewise old KaiOS phone to KaiOS 2.5.1.

These are some of the smartphones that won’t access WhatsApp from January 1, 2021.

  • iPhone 1
  • iPhone 3G
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4
  • Motorola DROID RAZR
  • Samsung Galaxy SII
  • HTC Desire
  • LG Optimus Black, and others.

All Android users should update to Android 4.0.3, if your Android phone still runs an older version of Android 4.0.3, you won’t be able to access WhatsApp from January 1, 2021.

All KaiOS users should also update to KaiOS 2.5.1, if your KaiOS phone still runs an older version of KaiOS 2.5.1, you won’t be able to access WhatsApp from January 1, 2021.

Is WhatsApp going to shut down in 2021?

No, WhatsApp is not shutting down on January 1 2021, or any other month in 2021, the maker of WhatsApp is coming with new features which is may not support older phones, make sure you update your old smartphone to the latest version so that you will be able to access WhatsApp on 1st of January 2021, and beyond.

If you have old iPhone you update to iOS 9, for Android users, make sure you update your old Android phone to Android 4.0.3, likewise, people with Kai operating system should update to KaiOS 2.5.1.

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