As of May 1, WhatsApp will stop working on some smartphones. Find out here if yours is one of the affected devices and learn the steps to back up your data before it's too late!
WhatsApp is dropping some smartphones: are you affected?
WhatsApp is one of the most popular apps for communicating with family, friends and colleagues. If you use it on a daily basis, it's important to check if your smartphone is one of those that will no longer be able to access the app as of May 1.
This is due to one of the system updates that adds new features, such as using your account on two smartphones or sending voice messages in your stories. Check out the full list of devices that will no longer be able to use WhatsApp starting in May below.
Smartphones that will no longer be able to access WhatsApp due to the update
Here is the list of smartphones that will no longer be able to use WhatsApp due to the update scheduled for May. This decision leaves these devices without support and exposes their users to security and privacy risks:
Samsung :- Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini VE- Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus- Samsung Galaxy Core- Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo LTE+- Samsung Galaxy Express 2- Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 LTE- Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9000- Samsung Galaxy S4 mini I9195 LTE- Samsung Galaxy S4 mini I9192 Duos- Samsung Galaxy S4 mini I9190- Samsung Galaxy S4 mini I9195 LTE- Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom- Samsung Galaxy S4 Active- Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505- Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3- Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500- Samsung Galaxy S4 Duos I9502- Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos- Samsung Galaxy Grand
Huawei :- Huawei Ascend G525- Huawei G629- Huawei GX1s- Huawei Y625- Huawei Y3- Huawei Ascend Y550- Huawei C199- Huawei Honor 3C 4G- Huawei Ascend P6 S- Huawei Ascend P6
Xiaomi :- Xiaomi Mi2s- Xiaomi Mi2s
LG :- LG Optimus L7- LG Optimus 4X HD P880- LG Optimus G Pro- LG Optimus G
Sony :- Sony Xperia E3- Sony Xperia Z1
Motorola :- Motorola Moto G- Motorola Moto X
Lenovo :- Lenovo S890- Lenovo A6600- Lenovo P70- Lenovo A858T
What to do if your smartphone is on the list of devices that will no longer be able to use WhatsApp?
If your smartphone is on this list, it is recommended that you make a backup of your data, as the update could result in the loss of information stored on your device.
How to make a backup of your WhatsApp?
Backing up your WhatsApp data is done from the settings section of the application. Go to “Settings”, then “Chats” and select the “Backup” option from the menu that appears. Your data will be backed up to your Google account, allowing you to transfer your information and messages to a new smartphone if necessary.
In summary, if your smartphone is on the list of devices that will no longer be able to use WhatsApp as of May 1, don't forget to make a backup of your data and prepare to change phones to continue enjoying the services of this must-have application.