WhatsApp, as the most used messenger app in the world is indispensable in any mobile. However, by 2020, the company has reported that it will not be available for some mobile models, including several iPhone.
According to the new WhatsApp system requirements, they will only allow devices capable of running at least iOS 9 or Android 3.0 access WhatsApp. In addition, all Windows mobile phones will be losing support from December 31, 2019.
WhatsApp stop being compatible with some iPhone in 2020,
Specifically, within the range of Apple devices, all those models prior to the iPhone 5. This was explained by Facebook, owner of WhatsApp, in a statement:
WhatsApp stop working on millions of mobile phones in the coming months as the company removes support for some older mobile platforms.
As of February 1, 2020, any iPhone with iOS 8 or earlier will no longer be compatible, along with any Android device with version 2.3.7 or earlier.
Also, the company has informed that users of these operating systems can no longer create new WhatsApp accounts or re-verify existing accounts Facebook follows the popular trend of dis to invite old devices of new operating systems.
How to update WhatsApp on an iPhone 5
All users, whose iPhone is at risk of lose support for WhatsApp, receive a message informing about the incompatibility and ask to update the application.
However, iPhone users with iOS 5 still have an opportunity to continue using the app on their phones. To do this, they must run two updates; the first of the operating system from iOS 8 to iOS 10.3.4.
If you have not updated to the latest version available before November 3, those who still own this equipment should make a backup and restore using a computer.
1.On a Mac with macOS Catalina 10.15, open the Finder. On a Mac with macOS Mojave 10.14 or earlier, or a PC, open iTunes.
2.Connect the iOS device to the computer.
3.Find the device on your computer.
4. Click General or Settings and then click Check for updates.
5. Click Download and update.
6.If requested, enter your code. If you don't know your code, get information on what to do.
Then, users must go to the App Store in the section enabled for Updates and press Update with WhatsApp Messenger.