WhatsApp to stop on older device from 1st January 2021

A new WhatsApp update will prevent the popular messaging app from working on millions of phones from 1 January 2021.


Vanguard gathered older Android and iPhone devices will no longer support the latest version of the app, forcing owners to either update their mobile operating system or buy a new smartphone.

Phones set to lose WhatsApp support on 1 January 2021 are listed below;

Apple iPhone 1-4


Samsung Galaxy S2


HTC Desire


LG Optimus Black


Motorola Droid Razr


Any Android released before 2010


Phones that will need to update to at least iOS 9 or Android OS 4.0.3:


Apple iPhone 4S


iPhone 5


iPhone 5S


iPhone 6


iPhone 6S


Samsung Galaxy S3 and newer


Samsung Galaxy Note


HTC Sensation


HTC Thunderbolt


LG Lucid


Motorola Droid 4


Sony Xperia Pro and newer