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Remember, This Android Phone Can't Use WhatsApp From November 1st


WhatsApp announced a list of old Android smartphones that will no longer be able to use WhatsApp as of November 1st. Quoted from the official WhatsApp page, phones with the Android operating system 4.0.4 or an earlier version, will no longer be able to use WhatsApp. "WhatsApp will no longer support Android phones running the operating system 4.0.4 and earlier on November 1, 2021. Please change to a supported device or save messaging history before that date," wrote WhatsApp. Android 4.0.4 or better known as Ice Cream Sandwich, announced by Google on October 19, 2011. That means, the operating system is about 10 years old. In fact, in 2018 Google has stopped support for Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

Even though you can no longer use WhatsApp Features, Android 4.0.4 phones or older versions can still receive SMS or calls for the verification process. So, users can still use the phone to receive OTP codes.

In addition to Android smartphones, WhatsApp has also announced a number of older iPhone models that will no longer be able to use WhatsApp starting November 1. The iPhone is running iOS 9 or earlier.

List of cellphones that can't use WhatsApp November 1

There are several models of Android smartphones from various brands that will not be able to use WhatsApp starting November 1, such as Samsung, LG, ZTE, Huawei, Sony, and Alcatel brands.

-Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite

-Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy SII

-Galaxy S3 mini

-Galaxy Xcover 2

-Galaxy Core

-Galaxy Ace 2


-Lucid 2, LG Optimus F7

-LG Optimus

-F5 Optimus L3 II Dual

-Optimus L3 II

-Optimus L5

-Optimus L5 II

-Optimus L5 Dual

-Optimus L3 II

-Optimus L7

-Optimus L7 II Dual

-Optimus L7 II

-Optimus F6


-Optimus L4 II Dual

-Optimus F3 Optimus L4 II


- ZTE Grand S Flex

-ZTE V956

-Grand X Quad V987

-ZTE Grand Memo


-Ascend G740

-Ascend Mate

-Ascend D Quad XL

-Ascend D1 Quad XL

-Ascend P1 S

-Ascend D2


-Xperia Miro

-Sony Xperia Neo L

-Xperia Arc S

How to check the Android version

To re-assure, there's no harm in first checking the Android version running on the device. Because each brand of Android smartphone has a different user interface, it is possible to check the Android version differently. But in general, the steps are almost the same.

1.Open the settings menu.

2.Scroll down the screen, click the "about phone/about phone" menu

3.Click software information.

4.Later the Android version information will appear, as well as the UI that is being used.

5.To update Android version, go to settings menu > "software update/software update" > download and install

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