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You May Loose WhatsApp On Your iPhones. Know Why

- Updated: 23rd Oct 2022, 10:49 IST
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    iPhone, WhatsApp, And Updates
    • How To Update?

Do you use an old iPhone? Or a phone that runs on an older version of iOS? So, if you fall under any of these categories you have two options. Either upgrade your phone or update it to the latest version of iOS. Moreover, if you don’t turn it in you may lose access to WhatsApp.

This is because the messaging app will soon stop operating on outdated iPhones. This will begin this Diwali. This news comes in after a recent update from Apple. The company has stated that iPhones running on iOS 10 and iOS 11 devices will not support WhatsApp from October 24, 2022.

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iPhone, WhatsApp, And Updates


However, the app has started notifying iPhone users about the same. WhatsApp’s Help Center page had cleared that iOS 12 or newer will be required for iPhone users to continue using the app. While there are not many iPhones running on iOS 10 and iOS 11 software versions.

Users who use Apple iPhone 5 or Apple iPhone 5C will be able to use the app only after updating the iOS and WhatsApp. But the users of the Apple iPhone 4 and Apple iPhone 4S need to switch to a new smartphone. As WhatsApp will no longer support the device.

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The app has been working on upgrading privacy and user interface. It focuses on the developments suitable with the latest operating system provided by Apple and Android.

These new updates on WhatsApp do not support the old OS and devices. Even android device users need Android 4.1 or a later version to continue using the instant messaging app on their smartphones.

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How To Update?

If your iPhone is not on auto-update, you can update it manually. For updating to the newest version of iOS just go to Settings > General, then tap Software Update to get the latest iOS version.