WhatsApp to Discontinue Service on Several Phone Models in September

WhatsApp, the leading app in instant messaging services, is continually evolving to offer its users the best possible experience.

However, this relentless progress means that some older devices can no longer keep up with the latest updates.

As a result, WhatsApp has announced it will no longer support a range of phone models starting September 1, 2023.

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Each month, WhatsApp updates the list of devices that will no longer be compatible with the app. This month, the list includes phones from popular brands such as Samsung, Huawei, LG, and ZTE, among others.

Affected Models

Below is the complete list of phones that will no longer support WhatsApp starting next month:


  • Samsung Galaxy Core
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 mini
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend II
  • Samsung Galaxy X cover 2


  • LG Optimus L3 II Dual
  • LG Optimus L5 II
  • LG Optimus F5
  • LG Optimus L3 II
  • LG Optimus L7II
  • LG Optimus L5 Dual
  • LG Optimus L7 Dual
  • LG Optimus F3
  • LG Optimus F3Q
  • LG Optimus L2 II
  • LG Optimus L4 II
  • LG Optimus F6
  • LG Enact
  • LG Lucid 2
  • LG Optimus F7


  • Huawei Ascend Mate
  • Huawei Ascend G740
  • Huawei Ascend D2


  • ZTE V956 – UMI X2
  • ZTE Grand S Flex
  • ZTE Grand Memo

Other Models

  • Sony Xperia M
  • Lenovo A820
  • Faea F1THL W8
  • Wiko Cink Five
  • Winko Darknight
  • Archos 53 Platinum

How to Check If Your Phone Is on the List?

If you have an Android device, make sure it’s not running version 4.4 or lower. For iPhone users, the operating system should be iOS 16.5 or higher.

If you’re unsure about your phone’s operating system version, you can check by going to “Settings”, then “System”, and finally “Software Update”.

With information from Whatsapp’s blog

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