Beginning in October 2022, WhatsApp will stop working for certain of the older iPhone devices. Therefore, iPhone users who wish to continue using WhatsApp but are using an older model will need to update their hardware.
WhatsApp will cease to function on iPhone models running iOS 10 or iOS 11 as well as iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c models, according to WABetaInfo. According to reports, the modifications will go into effect on October 24. In order to continue using WhatsApp, users of iPhone models running iOS 10 or iOS 11 will need to update their devices to iOS 12 or later. This action can compel owners of the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c to upgrade to a newer iPhone model.
The WhatsApp feature tracker reported that Apple is alerting some iPhone owners to the impending termination of WhatsApp support for their handsets. According to the notice, WhatsApp will no longer work on iPhones running iOS 10 and iOS 11 software. Additionally, the tech giant intends to include a few new features that might not be compatible with the previous operating system.
Since some recently added features might not be compatible with earlier operating systems, the instant messaging software owned by Meta often discontinues support for some older Android and iOS versions. In the upcoming months, WhatsApp plans to discontinue support for iOS 10, iOS 11, iPhone 5, and iPhone 5C.