WhatsApp stops working on these iPhones from May 7, 2024

WhatsApp stops working on these iPhones from May 7, 2024
WhatsApp stops working on these iPhones from May 7, 2024

For reasons related to software updates and data security, WhatsApp is no longer compatible with some cell phones. (WhatsApp)

Due to software updates, WhatsApp will stop working on some iPhone mobile devices. This measure could impact several people given that the models that will be affected are considerably popular among Apple users.

Next, we tell you the phones that will not have WhatsApp from May 2024.

  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone 5
  • Iphone 6

The affected iPhone phones have been on the market for around ten years. (Illustrative Image Infobae)

WhatsApp regularly updates the operating system requirements necessary for its operation in order to ensure security, introduce new features and improve the user experience.

As a result, devices that do not meet these minimum operating system requirements are no longer supported, meaning WhatsApp will no longer work on such devices.

These criteria may include the version of the operating system (such as Android or iOS) and the technical capabilities of the device.

Affected users typically receive notifications warning them of the need to update their operating system or switch to a compatible device to continue using WhatsApp.

Try to make backup copies of your WhatApp chats frequently. (Illustrative Image Infobae)

The decision to stop supporting older versions of operating systems helps ensure that the application can continue to offer a secure and efficient experience for all its users.

The user has several options to continue using WhatsApp in case their device is no longer compatible:

  • Update the operating system: If the device allows it, the user must check if there is an available operating system update and proceed to update it to a version that is compatible with WhatsApp.
  • Switch to a compatible device: In case the current device cannot be updated to an OS version that WhatsApp requires, it is recommended to switch to a newer device that meets the minimum operating requirements of the application.

The latest operating system for iPhone is iOS 17.4.1. (Manzana)

  • Export chat history: Before switching devices, users can choose to export their chat history. WhatsApp offers the option to send chat history by email. However, This method will not import the chats to the new device, but it allows the information to be preserved.
  • Make a backup: It is advisable to make a backup of WhatsApp chats before changing devices. This will make it easier to restore chat history on the new deviceas long as the same phone number is used and a Google Drive or iCloud account has been linked for backup.
  • Consult the WhatsApp support page: For more detailed information on operating system requirements and migration tips, users can visit the official WhatsApp support page.

Consider your options and if it is possible for your pocket, change devices. (Illustrative image Infobae)

  • Find alternative solutions: In some cases, if the inability to use WhatsApp is due to specific hardware or software limitations, looking for alternative messaging apps that are still compatible with the device may be a temporary solution.

It is important for users to consider the security of their data and the privacy of their information when making any transition or device change.

To backup WhatsApp, users must follow specific steps depending on their device’s operating system:

You need an active iCloud account to make backups. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo

On iOS devices (iPhone):

  • Open WhatsApp and go to Settings.
  • Select Chats.
  • Click on Chat Backup.
  • Tap Back up now to save your chats and media to iCloud. You can also activate the automatic backup option by scheduling them according to your preference.
  • Before you start, you can choose whether you want to include videos in the backup.

It is essential to have an active iCloud account with enough space available to store the backup. Remember to connect to a Wi-Fi network if your backup includes a large amount of data to avoid mobile data charges.

In case you change devices, you can restore your chats and multimedia files using the backup during the installation and verification process of WhatsApp number on the new device.

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