The rumor is confirmed, and it is that, although users reported long ago that WhatsApp planned to eliminate support for iOS 10, this is now a reality, according to the official WhatsApp Help Center. Furthermore, he reported that Android devices running OS 4.1 and earlier will also not be able to receive this service.
It will be from October 24, 2022 when WhatsApp will drop support for iOS 10, iOS 11, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C, so from that date the application will only support iPhone phones with iOS 12 and newer, the company said.
While in the case of Android, phones that will be able to continue enjoying the benefits of WhatsApp will be those with an operating system 4.1 and newer.
What to do to continue using WhatsApp?
The specialized site WABetaInfo suggests that iOS 10 or iOS 11 devices update to iOS 12 to continue using WhatsApp. This means that You can still use WhatsApp on iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6Sbut they need to update their iOS Version.
Unfortunately, WhatsApp will no longer support iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C as iOS 12 is not available for these devices, reported WABetaInfo.
Given this new update in the support of the app, property of Meta, WhatsApp will notify directly through the app the disuse of support on the device, and it will remind the user several times of the need for its update.
Why does WhatsApp stop supporting devices?
This occurs to allow the company to push updates that may not work on older operating systems, WABetaInfo said.
Also, by updating to a recent version of iOS you also benefit from security patches latest, so it is always recommended to update iOS.