From October 24, 2022, WhatsApp is to drop support for two versions of iOS, specifically iOS 10 and iOS 11. The Facebook owned texting platform, WhatsApp, has decided to withdraw its support from several Iphones. The decision is not only for Iphones but also for several Android smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy range, HTC Desire 500, Sony Xperia M, LG Optimus F7 and many more.
Now, before you panic, the only iPhones that will simply not continue to work with WhatsApp are the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c. This is because iOS 10 and iOS 11 are outdated software; most recent iPhone devices will receive an update to the latest software. It’s commonplace for app developers to remove support for iOS versions eventually, in order to offer new features which require the faster processors successive iPhones have provided.
If you have an iPhone, first make sure that the software on your phone is up to date. Simply go to the Settings menu > About > Software update to see if your iPhone is running the latest software. You can thank us later!
Although WhatsApp plans to discontinue support for a select iPhone models, this is unlikely to affect many users. This is because support for very old iPhone models, which are likely to be used by a small number of users at this time, will be discontinued.
It is a good idea to update your iPhone to the most recent software version in order to continue using WhatsApp without interruption and to receive the most recent security patch and features. Before updating your iPhone, make sure it’s connected to a solid WiFi network and that all of your personal and professional information is backed up.