WhatsApp Will No Longer Be Available on These Phones Starting in June

WhatsApp Will No Longer Be Available on These Phones Starting in June

These Android and iOS mobiles will no longer be supported after the next WhatsApp update. Check if your phone is on the list.

WhatsApp will stop working on a large number of older cell phone models as of June 1, 2024. As WhatsApp continues to update and renew its features, certain models are no longer capable of supporting them. This decision is in part due to updates in Android and iOS operating systems that will make the app incompatible with these older devices. 

This announcement will affect more than 30 phone models, including devices from Apple (iPhone), Samsung, LG, Huawei, Sony, Lenovo and ZTE. There could also be other devices that are impacted. 

WhatsApp is no longer supported on these devices because the latest versions of Android and iOS incorporate improvements in security, performance, and compatibility with newer hardware, making it so that older devices cannot adequately support the WhatsApp and all the features it includes.

If you are concerned about your device no longer being supported, this is what you will want to do to minimize the impact. WhatsApp users with affected devices have several options. First, they can try updating their phone's operating system if an update is available to prolong the use of the app.

If not, it is recommended to consider purchasing a new phone that is compatible with the latest versions of the app, ensuring not to buy models that no longer support the app. Another alternative is to use other instant messaging apps, although they might not be as popular as WhatsApp and might not have the same user base, but it is important to explore options in the event of losing the app entirely.

This is the complete list of phone models that will no longer be supported by WhatsApp. The majority of these devices are nearly 10 years old so if you have a recent device that was released within at least 5 years, you should be fine. 

Apple (iOS):

  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6S Plus


  • Samsung Galaxy Core
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 mini
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend II
  • Samsung Galaxy X cover 2


  • LG Optimus L3 II Dual
  • LG Optimus L5 II
  • LG Optimus F5
  • LG Optimus L3 II
  • LG Optimus L7II
  • LG Optimus L5 Dual
  • LG Optimus L7 Dual
  • LG Optimus F3
  • LG Optimus F3Q
  • LG Optimus L2 II
  • LG Optimus L4 II
  • LG Optimus F6
  • LG Enact
  • LG Lucid 2
  • LG Optimus F7


  • Huawei Ascend Mate
  • Huawei Ascend G740
  • Huawei Ascend D2


  • Sony Xperia M


  • Lenovo A820


  • ZTE V956 - UMI X2
  • ZTE Grand S Flex
  • ZTE Grand Memo

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  • Wiko Cink Five
  • Wiko Darknight
  • Archos 53 Platinum