WhatsApp Will Stop Working On These Phones From 31st December

As per usual, Whatsapp will remove support for older smartphones and this year around 50 smartphones will no longer be able to use Whatsapp in 2023.

A majority of smartphones that will lose WhatsApp support are quite old at the time of writing this article and some of them are even a decade old (iPhone 5).

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One of the primary reasons why these smartphones won’t be supported is that they haven’t been updated in a very long time. Whatsapp will now only be supported on devices running at least Android 5.0 Lollipop or iOS 12 or later.

Here’s the complete list of all the mainstream iOS and Android smartphones that won’t be able to use WhatsApp starting 31st December,


  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5c


  • Archos 53 Platinum


  • ZTE Grand S Flex
  • ZTE Grand X Quad V987
  • ZTE Memo V956


  • HTC Desire 500


  • Huawei Ascend D
  • Huawei Ascend D1
  • Huawei Ascend D2
  • Huawei Ascend G740
  • Huawei Ascend Mate
  • Huawei Ascend P1
  • Huawei Ascend D quad XL


  • Lenovo A820


  • LG Enact
  • LG Lucid 2
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
  • LG Optimus F3
  • LG Optimus F3Q
  • LG Optimus F5
  • LG Optimus F6
  • LG Optimus F7
  • LG Optimus L2 II
  • LG Optimus L3 II
  • LG Optimus L3 II Dual
  • LG Optimus L4 II
  • LG Optimus L4 II Dual
  • LG Optimus L5
  • LG Optimus L5 Dual
  • LG Optimus L5 II
  • LG Optimus L7
  • LG Optimus L7 II
  • LG Optimus L7 II Dual
  • LG Optimus Nitro HD


  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Core
  • Samsung Galaxy S2
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 mini
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend II
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2


  • Sony Xperia Arc S
  • Sony Xperia miro
  • Sony Xperia Neo L


  • Wiko Cink Five
  • Wiko Darknight ZT

Clearly, the percentage of users running these old smartphones is extremely low. Consequently, removing WhatsApp support seems to be another push to force these users to upgrade to a newer smartphone.

Anubhav Tyagi
Anubhav Tyagi
Just a normal guy who listen to lots of music, but apart from that I love Tech!


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