WhatsApp has a history of discontinuing support for particular iOS and Android versions to keep its platform safe. The next generation of iPhones is ready for this since WhatsApp is set to stop supporting previous iOS versions running iOS 10 and 11. For further information, see the details below.
WhatsApp will soon stop supporting iOS 10 and 11
WhatsApp has confirmed to withdraw support for iPhone devices running iOS 10 and iOS 11 on October 24, according to a new report from reliable WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo.
According to a screenshot, WhatsApp has begun asking customers with iOS 10 and 11 iPhones to upgrade their handsets. You may find it just below.
Apart from sending out the warning, WhatsApp quietly changed its Help Center’s “About supported operating systems” section. WhatsApp now states that its platform will only be supported on iPhones running iOS 12 or later. It works with Android 4.1 and above and KaiOS 2.5.0 and up.
This effectively implies that after October 24, iPhone 5 and 5C owners will be unable to use WhatsApp on their smartphones. The aforementioned devices are not compatible with iOS 12, as Apple often discontinues support for newer iOS versions on older devices.
Apple is likely to eliminate support for iPhone 6s and other older devices with the release of iOS 16 at its forthcoming WWDC 2022 event.
Users of the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, or iPhone 6s running iOS 12 will be able to utilize WhatsApp on their smartphones. So, if you know anybody who still has an iPhone 5 or iPhone 5C, please inform them. Also, please leave your opinions in the comments section below.