Every now and then WhatsApp, and other applications, stop supporting older versions of Android, iOS, and sometimes even certain devices.
According to the application FAQ, the app will stop supporting some older versions of operating systems in a few months. Specifically, from November 1, 2021, WhatsApp will not run on Android 4.0.3, iOS 9, and KaiOS 2.5.0, in older versions it does not run anymore.
From this date and after that, the app will only run on Android 4.1, iOS 10, and KaiOS 2.5.1, or later. Finally, the company adds that regardless of the version of the operating system, any jailbroken iPhone will not be able to run its application.
Some of the devices that will no longer run WhatsApp are the iPhone SE, 6S , 6S Plus, Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy SII, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core, and Galaxy Ace 2.
Also, LG Lucid 2, Optimus F7 , Optimus F5, Optimus L3 II Dual, Optimus F5, Optimus L5, Optimus L5 II, Optimus L5 Dual, Optimus L3 II, Optimus L7, Optimus L7 II Dual, Optimus L7 II, Optimus F6, Enact, Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus F3, Optimus L4 II, Optimus L2 II, Optimus Nitro HD / 4X HD, Optimus F3Q, ZTE Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987, and Grand Memo, will not be able to run WhatsApp .
Finally, the Huawei Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S, Ascend D2 also lose the ability to use the app , Sony Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L, Xperia Arc S, A lcatel One Touch Evo 7, Archos 53 Platinum, HTC Desire 500, Caterpillar Cat B15, Wiko Cink Five, Wiko Darknight, Lenovo A820, UMi X2, Faea F1, and THL W8.