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WhatsApp is running out: Messenger will soon no longer work on these cell phones

WhatsApp is the most popular messenger - whether on Android devices or iPhones. Unfortunately, the popular app is no longer supported by all smartphones. From February 2021 at the latest, some users of Android and Apple smartphones will have problems with the messenger service. Then WhatsApp will no longer work on your devices.

There is no official statement so far, but the past shows: If you use older smartphones, you will run into problems in February at the latest.

Then the support threatens to end. Because WhatsApp can no longer close possible security gaps and the programs are more susceptible to hacker attacks, the light goes out there - literally.

Users can then no longer use the popular messenger.

In 2021, smartphone users who have previous operating systems installed on their smartphones would be affected. Users need at least Android 4.0.3 or Apple iOS 9 to continue using the messenger.

iOS 9 was released on September 16, 2015 and, by the way, no longer plays a role today, since iPhones are updated much faster than Android smartphones.

Smartphones with a version older than Android 4.0.3 will also be available no longer supported. However, the number of users of the Android version should also be manageable: The version appeared almost exactly nine years ago. This practical tip tells you how to find out which Android version is installed on your smartphone.

WhatsApp: what happens if I have older versions on my phone?

Users with older operating systems on Android or iOS devices can no longer create a new account; that too Re-verifying an existing WhatsApp account will then no longer be possible be.

Since the app operators no longer actively develop for these operating systems, some functions may also no longer be used.

WhatsApp itself can continue to receive messages, in the worst case these will not be displayed on the device. Affected users should check as soon as possible whether an update is available or look around for a new mobile phone with the latest operating system if they want to be on the safe side.

WhatsApp support-off: How affected users react correctly

Users who use the affected devices should - if possible - install a current version of the operating system or look for a more modern smartphone.

The reason for this is not just the WhatsApp shutdown - the outdated operating systems also pose a security risk in other ways, as they can be attacked via many known vulnerabilities.

WhatsApp no ​​longer supports these operating systems:

  • Android versions between 1.0 (Base) up to and including 4.0.2 ("Ice Cream Sandwich")
  • iOS versions between iOS 1.0.x (2007) up to and including iOS 8.4.x (2011).

The corresponding list can also be found on the WhatsApp support pages.

Smartphones in the test

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

    Review
    • Performance (1.1)
    • Equipment (1.3)
    • Battery (1.2)
    • Display (1.1)
    • Camera (1.0)
    • Appstore (1.0)
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

    • Performance (1.1)
    • Equipment (1.2)
    • Battery (1.9)
    • Display (1.0)
    • Camera (1.0)
    • Appstore (1.0)

    price

    currently not available

    Price estimation

    Very Expensive (4.9)
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G

    Review
    • Performance (1.1)
    • Equipment (1.3)
    • Battery (1.5)
    • Display (1.1)
    • Camera (1.3)
    • Appstore (1.0)
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G

    Review
    • Performance (1.2)
    • Equipment (1.3)
    • Battery (1.1)
    • Display (1.4)
    • Camera (1.4)
    • Appstore (1.0)
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus 5G

    Review
    • Performance (1.2)
    • Equipment (1.3)
    • Battery (1.5)
    • Display (1.1)
    • Camera (1.3)
    • Appstore (1.0)

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