How to update your phone to avoid stopping WhatsApp services?


About 53 phone models over the next few days are facing a complete shutdown of the WhatsApp application, and access to messaging, photo and video sharing services will be blocked in the platform. WhatsApp services will stop working on November 1.

Smartphones will stop supporting WhatsApp if their operating systems are too old, and for Android phone users, WhatsApp will stop working on models with Android 4.0.4 or older.

iPhones will stop running the app if they have iOS 9 or earlier versions of the software.

Without an update, these specific Android models will stop supporting the app after November 1.

How to update an Android phone to the latest operating system

First, connect the devices to a reliable wifi signal, after that, open the settings tab and select “About phone”, which should have the option to “check for updates” when a new operating system is available.

Click on the “Install Now” or “Install Overnight” option.

How to update iPhone to the latest operating system

Updating an iPhone is quite simple, but people need to keep their phones plugged in.

Users need to open the Settings tab, then click General and Software Update.

They may have more than one option available, from which they can choose or install together.

iPhones also come with an option to allow automatic updates. This option can be found by reopening the “Software Update” tab in Settings.

They can turn on automatic updates by clicking on the option there and selecting the “Download iOS updates” and “Install iOS updates” toggles.

Clicking it will allow automatic updates, but some changes may require manual installation.

List of all affected models


Galaxy Trend Lite

Galaxy Trend II
Galaxy SII
Galaxy S3 mini
Galaxy Xcover 2
Galaxy Core
Galaxy Ace 2
Lucid 2
Optimus F7
Optimus F5
Optimus L3 II Dual
Optimus F5
Optimus L5
Best L5 II
Optimus L5 Dual
Best L3 II
Optimus L7
Optimus L7 II Dual
Best L7 II
Optimus F6, Enact
Optimus L4 II Dual
Optimus F3
Best L4 II
Best L2 II
Optimus Nitro HD
Optimus 4X HD
Optimus F3Q
ZTE V956
Grand X Quad V987
Grand Memo
Xperia Miro
Xperia Neo L
Xperia Arc S
Ascend G740
Ascend Mate
Ascend D Quad XL
Ascend D1 Quad XL
Ascend P1 S
Ascend D2
Archos 53 Platinum
HTC Desire 500
Caterpillar Cat B15
Wiko Cink Five
Wiko Darknight
Lenovo A820
UMi X2
Run F1


– iPhone SE

– iPhone 6S

– iPhone 6S Plus



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