Outdated models include the iPhone 5 and 5c, as well as Sony, LG, Samsung smartphones with OS versions up to 4.1.
The expert recalled that in September 2021, WhatsApp stopped supporting devices with iOS 9 and Android 4. And even earlier, the messenger limited support for devices with iOS 8 and Android 2.3. “If your device has an operating system below the recommended one, then access to the messenger will be closed,” the Prime agency quotes the specialist.
You can check if your operating system version is outdated in settings, Kuzmenko added. If it turns out that the smartphone model is still subject to the restrictions, then the device will have to be replaced with a new one. At the same time, you should not resort to “gray” ways to bypass messaging bans. Such ads are scammers’ tricks, the specialist concluded.