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WhatsApp is a fundamental application for anyone who has a smartphone, hence you can get a good dislike when it falls and does not work. And by 2020, WhatsApp will stop working on a good handful of mobiles, so be very careful about taking compatibility for granted.
As of January 1, 2020, WhatsApp will no longer be compatible with some phones for reasons of obsolescence, but also for security. Although they already notified months ago, the date is approaching and it is worth remembering.
It goes without saying that the mobiles that WhatsApp leaves behind, because of the version of the operating system they use, would be quite old , so on paper you should have no problem. This movement of the company can do more damage in developing countries, where changing phones is much more expensive and is not done so often.
What phones run out of WhatsApp?
According to the information issued by WhatsApp through its official website, users with Android phones whose version is 2.3.7 or lower can no longer use the app. In turn, iPhone that have iOS 8 or an earlier version, will not be compatible with WhatsApp onwards. And finally, all phones that use the Windows Phone operating system can also be dismissed from WhatsApp.
In turn, the company has also made public the mobiles that will continue to have official WhatsApp support with the next versions. If you have an Android phone, WhatsApp will work as long as you have an operating system version 4.0.3 or later . The most current is Android 10.
If you have an iPhone, WhatsApp will work on all models that have at least iOS 9 or a later version installed. The most modern is iOS 13.
WhatsApp will also remain available on some phone models with a KaiOS 2.5.1 or later operating system, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2 . But this should not worry you much, because they are operating systems that are not used only in Spain.
If you are not sure that your phone has one version or another of Android or iOS, you can always check it in its settings. Below we explain how to do it.
HOW TO KNOW WHAT OPERATING SYSTEM MY ANDROID HAS
If you are an Android phone user and want to know what your operating system is, you must follow the steps below.
First, access the "settings" menu. Once inside you have to select the "about phone" section (the name of this menu may vary slightly depending on the version of Android you have but it will always be similar) and then it will show us the version of the operating system that we have Installed on our mobile phone.
HOW TO KNOW WHAT OPERATING SYSTEM MY IPHONE HAS
In the case of users who have a phone manufactured by Apple, the steps to follow are these.
Find the "settings" menu on your iPhone. Next, select the "general" option. Once inside that box click on "select information". Once inside this menu you can check the version of iOS you have installed to know if you can continue enjoying WhatsApp on your iPhone.
What if my phone runs out of WhatsApp
In case your mobile is one of those that will run out of WhatsApp during the next months, the first thing you should try is to update the operating system . If you succeed, you will have achieved an important extension of at least one year.
However, this is not always possible on all mobile phones on the market, including the iPhone. In this case, unless you want to be looking for adapted versions of WhatsApp, which do not always exist or that may pose a security risk, we fear that you have no other that shares a new mobile .
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