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Full list of phones whatsApp will stop working on from November 1, 2021

The popular messaging app WhatsApp will stop working on millions of smartphones in a few weeks.

WhatsApp has warned Android and Apple users that they need to urgently update their software, or risk not being able to use the app.

Below is a full list of the models that are affected – so remember to check if yours is on the list.

The smartphones affected are:

Galaxy Trend Lite

Galaxy Trend II

Galaxy SII

Galaxy S3 mini

Galaxy Xcover 2

Galaxy Core

Galaxy Ace 2

Lucid 2

Optimus F7

Optimus F5

Optimus L3 II Dual

Optimus F5

Optimus L5

Best L5 II

Optimus L5 Dual

Best L3 II

Optimus L7

Optimus L7 II Dual

Best L7 II

Optimus F6, Enact

Optimus L4 II Dual

Optimus F3

Best L4 II

Best L2 II

Optimus Nitro HD

Optimus 4X HD

Optimus F3Q

ZTE V956

Grand X Quad V987

Grand Memo

Xperia Miro

Xperia Neo L

Xperia Arc S

Alcatel

Ascend G740

Ascend Mate

Ascend D Quad XL

Ascend D1 Quad XL

Ascend P1 S

Ascend D2

Archos 53 Platinum

HTC Desire 500

Caterpillar Cat B15

Wiko Cink Five

Wiko Darknight

Lenovo A820

UMi X2

Run F1

THL W8

iPhone SE

iPhone 6S

iPhone 6S Plus

What can you do if you’re affected?

If you have one of the smartphones on the list above, you have two choices.

Firstly, it’s worth remembering that many iPhones can be updated to the latest iOS, and older Android handsets can also receive an update through the system settings.

Alternatively, you can get a new device with support for the app if you still wish to use WhatsApp.

You will be able to back up y our chat history before moving to a new device, if you wish to retain all your chats and media.

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