WhatsApp will stop supporting these IOS and Android devices

WhatsApp will stop supporting these IOS and Android devices


28 December 2022

From time to time the WhatsApp app stops supporting older Android and iOS devices in the sense that the app no longer accepts any more updates and many times it does not even open for the device owner to use.

Shortly before 2022 expires, Meta announced that from January 1, 2023, WhatsApp support will stop for approximately 50 devices from Apple, Samsung, HUAWEI, LG, Sony, ZTE, HTC, Lenovo and Alcatel, while in general it will be required by smartphones and iOS devices running at least Android 5.0 Lollipop and iOS 12 respectively.

Before we move on to the relevant list, let us mention that if you are using an old smartphone, it would be a good idea to check if it receives security updates. Otherwise, not being able to use WhatsApp is the least bad thing that can happen to your accounts…


  • 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
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